Good morning! It’s a busy world out there. All The News You Missed Overnight gives you a guide to everything techy that happened while you were sleeping.
Yep, Another Hoverboard Recall
Two weeks into 2016, and the list of hoverboards recalled in Australia for fear of injuring users — or for fear of them catching on fire — continues to grow. We’re not going to write about every single recall, as fun as that would be, so let this post be a mark in the sand — stop buying the damn things.
SpaceX’s Returned Rocket Still Fires, Mostly
A rocket is only reusable if it still works after landing. Elon Musk reports that the Falcon 9 rocket SpaceX successfully landed at Cape Canaveral performed well during testing, although with some yet-to-be-explained fluctuations.
Here’s Every Australian Government Agency That Wants Your Data
In response to a Freedom of Information request, the Australian government has released a partially-redacted list of Commonwealth agencies that have applied for access to the metadata retained by Australia’s telecommunications providers as part of the Telecommunications Interception and Access Act. There are over five dozen government entities that want to look through your mobile, internet and home phone records, ostensibly to uncover criminal activity.