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This week, NBN Co released its quarterly results, and posted a $1.1 billion operating loss. Newly inducted CEO Bill Morrow says that the company needs to concentrate on educating and connecting consumers and businesses as well as building out the network, but things aren't exactly looking rosy for the future of the NBN.


Getting yourself on the docket for an election is tough no matter where you are. I'd say it would be tougher for a political refugee like Julian Assange, though. Assange recently flagged his intention to run for the Federal Senate, and now despite the adversity, Assange is on his way to the race.


The US Executive branch — in cooperation with FBI, NSA, Homeland Security and Justice Department — will undertake an exercise this US summer (Aussie winter) to illustrate the need for stronger federal oversight for companies deemed critical to US national and economic security. These oversights would, in part, require companies to initiate tougher security protocols and stems from last year's attacks on Citigroup and LockHeed-Martin.


Although Apple's fixed the location tracking problem, their Q&A explanation of the issue was defensive and baffling. Yesterday, before a Senate hearing on privacy and location tracking, Apple showed that they're still talking out of both sides of their EULA.


On Friday night while you and I were having dinner and preparing to paint the kitchen (that's what you were doing on Friday night, wasn't it?), the Senate was staying back after class to try and get its homework done. And by homework, I mean passing bills key to rolling out the NBN.


There's been a number of comments circulating online that a vote for the Greens in the upcoming election is a vote for Conroy, due to the recently announced preferences deal between the Greens and Labor. Unfortunately there seems to be some misunderstanding how the electoral system for the Senate works, because nothing could be further from the truth. Here's why.