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Byte Into IT - 26 June 2013

June 26th, 2013

Episode 312 of 416 episodes

On this week's Byte: News: A parliamentary committee has raised concerns about the Federal Government's proposed metadata collection plan, forcing the Government to reconsider its launch. LeaseWeb has wiped data from 630 of its servers, deleting a huge amount of MegaUpload data, and infuriating Kim Dotcom in the process. Whether this affects his fight against extradition to the US remains to be seen... Happy Birthday to FreeBSD, which turns 20 this week (just a few weeks before Byte does!). As the NSA PRISM scandal continues to unfold, search engines such as DuckDuckGo (which claim not to hold onto your data) have seen an increase in use - but will it last? Guest: Prominent French open source developer Olivier Lamy joins the team to discuss his work with the Apache Software Foundation, including on the Jenkins and Sonar projects. Check out his blog here. Light News: Beachgoers in Malibu are fed-up with wealthy residents annexing parts of public beaches, and have begun to fight back with an app that tells you how to get to public beaches cut off by illegal "Private Property" signs - the app has just raised $30,000 on Kickstarter! Fans of the new Monsters University will be glad to know there is now an app! Ardour have released version 3.2 of their audio software, which now has video support! Chris Hecker has released SpyParty, a new espionage game about "subtle behaviour, performance, perception and deception" (read: sniping at a cocktail party). Events Registrations are now open for the Australasian Open Source Developers' Conference in Auckland, October 21-23. 4th annual Social Media Day, Inspire9, Level 1, 141 Stewart St, Richmond, Sunday June 30, 3pm Launch48 - a weekend of pitching, refining and prototyping ideas. Friday 19 - Sunday 21 July (Sydney), and Friday 26 - Sunday 28 July (Melbourne) Presented by Vanessa Toholka and Ben Finney. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit

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