Australian parliament hit a new low in passing data retention legislation that will enable authorities to access two years of metadata about anyone, without a warrant. It will be costly, see companies disappear and challenges our rights to privacy. Yet, the law was passed with bipartisan support. Go figure.
That and much more on this week’s Balls Radio.
01:33 Goebellian moments
04:58 Hello metadata, goodbye privacy
13:19 Hillary Clinton, down in the polls?
17:16 Coal seam gas at all cost
24:44 UK election time, scandal time
30:49 King Richard III’s reburial
33:00 New Zealand’s big balloon
36:40 Air New Zealand, 75 years old
41:30 Two term Tony?
44:45 Mandatory voting in America
49:49 Secret service fictional drunken binge
53:50 Luke Foliage – week’s worst headline?
54:56 Solar Eclipse in the UK, sort of
58:50 Clarkson’s Top Gear replacement
1:03:20 RIP Jackie Trent, who?
1:04L45 What’s the Big Idea – frozen thoughts