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Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, a draft was tabled that would see our personal data returned to us, the Venezuelan Prez outdid himself and Fassbender will not be 007.
Productivity Commission pushes for greater access to our own personal data.
In a move so obviously zesty, I’m going to label it “I can’t believe it’s not politics”, the Productivity Commission has pushed for one thing to rule them all. A cardinal law where we can plant our USB sticks into the ground, and narrow our eyes toward the twisting fiery hydra of business and government, and bellow “You shall not collect… data.”
In the words of Peter Harris, who chairs the Productivity Commission (which I’d image would be a loose, laid back, beanbag ‘d work environment):
“Data is increasingly an asset and when you create an asset you should have the ability to use it, or not, at your choice.
“We are proposing the creation of a comprehensive right to data control for consumers that would give people the right to access their data and direct that it be sent to another party, such as a new doctor, insurance company or bank.
“Plus an expanded right for people to opt-out of data collecting activities. And existing privacy laws would remain in place.”
Data, at this point, in this country, despite the fact that we own it, is much like the ice cream you want for breakfast. For whatever reason, our gubernatorial parental units will not allow it, instead giving us one scoop, after we’ve e-signed these forms. The commission’s draft, with the final being tabled in March, aims to “give people and business who want to be active consumers genuine control over their data and will allow innovative businesses and governments the chance to offer those consumers better services.”
Rage Against the Machine would be so proud. We’re gonna take the data back!
— Financial Review (@FinancialReview) November 2, 2016
Venezuelan President gives himself to dance.
The spectacular nutcasery of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro knows no limit. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, there’s no limit. From the man who warbled such politico hits as “solving the food crisis by asking his citizens to ‘eat less’,” and sleeping next to the corpse of Hugo Chavez for inspiration, his latest move might be his coup-de-grâce.
Prez Maduro has a new show: “Salsa Hour”.
Si, hermano. With his country suffering under hyper inflation, shortage of food and its infrastructure being run via one really long extension cord to a power board in Uruguay; the man himself will take to the air to share his passion for dance, and respond to aimed criticism, claiming “This space will serve us to share our joy”.
Which I’m fairly certain has already been done, bruh.
And it worked.
So you go, Maduro. Cut loose. Footloose.
Fassbender says no to 007’s tuxedo, fans shaken, not stirred.
James Bond is quickly becoming a character that no-one wants to play – it’s almost as if some fist-talking, women-using, piss-swilling, world-saving-alpha-alpha is suddenly old hat (with a razor in the brim). Ubermensch Michael Fassbender is the latest actor to rule out the role. He did, however, offer some hope that all is not lost, with an ambiguous statement to British GQ:
Michael Fassbender: I will never be James Bond. https://t.co/By9uizVObR
— British GQ (@BritishGQ) November 2, 2016
Hard to type in Connery Scotsenglish there. Although there’ll never be another George Lazenby, (and I mean that, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is the best of the entire series), the list of those who will not be 007 makes for impressive, yet doleful reading. Fassbender is the latest name on the cockblock wall at Mi6, joining the not-returning Daniel Craig and The Big Smoke‘s Bond-elect, Idris Elba (who’d have made an amazing bond), but let’s not wallow in the mire of what-ifs, for the man who fits the tux best has been right in front of us all along:
Wait. Let Emma Watson play Bond. Actually, do that, let’s do that.
The top five #AusPol Tweets from overnight.
Productivity Commission trying to claw back credibility after their attack on penalty rates. There’s no coming back from that.#auspol losers
— mark dickenson (@bugwannostra) November 2, 2016
— Eddy Jokovich (@EddyJokovich) November 2, 2016
— John Wren (@JohnWren1950) November 2, 2016
— Rachel Baker (@RachelBkr) November 2, 2016
this one makes me cry laughing every time https://t.co/wLw5MeFtTb
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) October 27, 2016