Morning, gorgeous. Overnight, Greg Hunt buckled to criticism, Iran rebuffs the approaches of the US and Amazon doomed us all.
Greg Hunt winds back My Health Record after serious backlash.
Ding dong the witch is, well not dead, but certainly quite wounded. Overnight most of the teeth was removed from the legislation of My Health Record, with Health Minister Greg Hunt promising that law enforcement bodies will now require a court order to pull your medical documents.
— ABC News (@abcnews) 31 July 2018
Huzzah/Hurrah. However, a true measure of a truly bad idea is the amount of criticism from people you agree with that you usually don’t. One Nation’s Pauline Hanson said of the plot: “I’m sorry, but with cyber hacking at an all time high, I can understand the general public’s concerns with their personal details being kept online.”
Iran won’t jump into bed with Donald’s America…yet.
Speaking of antagonism birthed from incompetence, it seems that America’s Next Top Model Foe, Iran, has made it clear that they’re not that keen to discuss the finer points of their relationship, calling the Donald’s attempts to mend fences as a ‘humiliation without value’.
Iran’s Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli planted: “The United States is not trustworthy. How can we trust this country when it withdraws unilaterally from the nuclear deal?”
I don’t really have a backing in geopolitics to give a smart answer, but I can give the right answer. Paired with the below tweet, the behaviour seems familiar. It’s exactly the method of courtship that primary school children have with each other. They don’t know how to articulate their feels, so they bridge that gap with a yanked ponytail.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 23 July 2018
Amazon announces the end of our civilisation, tapes one robot to another.
We all possess that nonsense fear that our technology will become mobile and murder us in our sleep. While we’re happy to let them clean our floors, or fill in the gaps of our intelligence, we don’t want them driving. Stay in your lane, robots.
The creator of Amazon, the man who wears money, Jeff Bezos took to Instagram to announce the end of our species, which is unmistakably an Alexa on a Roomba. Alexoomba?
Now, apparently, the release was covered in blanket mirth, as he blamed the quick-hack-tape job on his kids. Sure, Jeff. We’ve all ordered from Amazon before. We know what you lot do with packing tape.
So, yes, we should take this very seriously. A hyper-intelligent-super-assistant that can pursue you around the house, and finally, to the edge of your species’ time.
Muaha ha ha.