Total win from the census team on this one, but now I have Kelis' Milkshake in my head. How did you go with the online submission Tuesday night? Hopefully you weren't one of the 670,000 households who used the web form but forgot to hit send. Good news: Submissions don't close until September 5. [Failblog]
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The Australian Federal Police have accessed the metadata of a journalist without properly complying with Australia's new metadata retention laws, AFP commissioner Andrew Colvin has revealed. The breach of legislation happened earlier this year, and involved Australian police investigating the phone call records of a journalist without obtaining the correct warrant for the release of that information.
With the exploding Note7 battery fiasco, Samsung inadvertently did something that's increasingly difficult these days. It made smartphones interesting for a flickering moment. Super interesting, in fact. Besides the intrigue of the mournful saga of Note7, whose embarrassing recall cost the company billions, Samsung also set up a dramatic release narrative for the Galaxy S8. This wasn't just another smartphone -- this was a make-or-break device charged with saving a company in the throes of an existential crisis. A smartphone that screams at the void -- yikes!