How do you send a penguin into space? What's really happening with the government's open-source policy? Will Tasmania suffer after David Bartlett's exit and will RIM keep its PlayBook play date with Android?
The ZDNet team gives their view on the last week's news, all in the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee. Caution: Contents Hot
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It's all about breaches this week: whether it's a breach of your data by the University of Sydney, a breach of etiquette by using the floods as a political football or a breach of your pocket as you realise you're paying more for software than the Americans.
As the flood waters begin to recede in what we are now dubbing Brislantis, we talk about the tech companies that went toe-to-toe with disaster.
Has a war broken out over online coupons? Is there a Chinese VoIP conspiracy afoot? What are Aussie retailers really blowing their horns over and does telco advertising go too far?
When Linux finally got a look in from the Australian Taxation Office did you fall over? Did you think the National Broadband Network business plan proved its worth? Do you think we'll ever be able to keep our account number when changing banks? And how about that OpenBSD FBI backdoor?
This week on Technolatte we talk about Vodafone's network issues, Wikileaks protests and how server support personnel should be thinking about where they will go if their jobs are sacrificed to the cloud phenomenon.
Are parliamentarians surfing to find porn? Can hackers level cities? Why do we care that Wikileaks had a dump and how about that NAB fail?
Tune in this week for a Gartner Symposium once over, the latest news on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a run down on the NBN mess in parliament and Ian Reinecke's recommendations for the government's Gershon review implementation.
Will the CSIRO steal Telstra and Optus' LTE spectrum? Does Optus have a bottomless pocket when it comes to paying for legal fees? Has Google lost its mojo with the departure of Lars Rasmussen and Kate Vale?
Is the NSW the premier state for hackers? What tasty tech goes into your Tim Tams? What does the telco reform Bill mean and MacBook Air: why do we care?
Is Windows Phone 7 all that? Has the NBN debate progressed this week or has everyone just been talking smack? Is Westpac CEO Gail Kelly upgrading the bank's IT just to beat out Lady Gaga on the Forbes most influential women list?