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 Wednesday, 7-July-2010  17:46:52 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Prime Minister Gillard has explained that Conroy will sort out the filter. "Stephen Conroy is working to get this in the right shape," Gillard said on air, according to 3AW political reporter Latika Bourke, who quoted the PM on Twitter. According to Bourke, Gillard is happy with the policy aims of the filter, but understands concerns.

Meanwhile Mark Newton has taken his complaint about internet filtering trials to the Attorney-General's Department. Network engineer Mark Newton, who has been a vocal opponent of the Federal Government's mandatory internet filter proposal, has been involved in a year-long dialogue with the DBCDE over his claim. It centres on whether the DBCDE, in conducting its filter trials with internet service providers, intercepted customers' internet traffic.

GetUp! have a spoof Election 2010 trailer combining footage from major movies. The goal seems to be to encourage people to enrol to vote.

NASA have released their Moonbase Alpha game for free on Steam. In Moonbase Alpha, you assume the exciting role of an astronaut working to further human expansion and research. Returning from a research expedition, you witness a meteorite impact that cripples the life support capability of the settlement. With precious minutes ticking away, you and your team must repair and replace equipment in order to restore the oxygen production to the settlement.

mpot spotted this worrying report of Big W photo kiosks allegedly not having any virus protection. The Windows-based Fuji photo kiosks located in the company's stores apparently don't run antivirus software, so lovely little bits of malicious software like Trojan.Poison-36 are winding up on customers' USB keys, according to Risky Business listener and blogger Morgan Storey.

Another five Super Hornets have arrived in Australia, making a total of ten so far. The Air Force's $6 billion program to replace its F-111 fleet with high-tech Super Hornets took another step forward today, with five of the next-generation fighter jets arriving at the Amberley RAAF base.



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