July 24th, 2014
Episode 352 of 424 episodes
On this week's Byte: Guests: Brendan Fitzgerald and Tegan Kop of Infoxchange join the team to discuss the many programs that the not-for-profit is running in support of their mission - Technology for Social Justice. News: The Stripe online payment system has launched in Australia, giving local users an alternative to PayPal.. New top-level domains are coming along thick and fast - including .sexy, .pizza, and of course, .melbourne - people are paying almost $200,000 for it. Data-retention laws appear to be alive and well here in Australia, with a mandatory data-retention scheme back on the table. Microsoft have come under fire for the way their acquisition of Nokia has resulted in 20,000 layoffs, and the insensitive way that they informed the staff. Warren, Lachlan and Dan discuss the idea of the Internet serving as an "invisible campfire" of online communities. What's your take on it? Lighter News: The Electronic Frontiers Foundation have used the HOPEX conference to announce that they're planning an open wireless router - get involved! GoG.com is determined to support gamers who want to play old games. Events and Opportunities: RMIT University's School of Media and Communications are looking for a gaming lecturer. Electronic Frontiers Australia are holding an exclusive event - intrigued? So are we. This Friday July 25 is SysAdmin appreciation day - give your SysAdmin a hug. Presented by Warren Davies, Lachlan Simpson and Dan Salmon. Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!