Free Range Friday encourages anybody to call in for the day, but it's not often the first cab off the rank is the Prime Minister!
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in Stanley this morning, after spending the night in Smithton. He announces that the North-West will be one of nine regions in Australia to benefit from a Job Ready Generation Package, which will come in the form of agricultural skills.
The Prime Minster also speaks with Brian Carlton about My Health Record, which he compared to Apple's cloud system.
One Australian man is attempting to do the impossible and sue Facebook.
Edward Poljak was one of over 300,000 people who had his data stolen in the Cambridge Analytica hack. Given that Edward is a veteran and has many friends who are in sensitive positions, it came as quite a shock to learn his locations, pictures and profile had been breached.
Edward is now taking on Facebook in a class action lawsuit and ,despite many people believing it's an impossible task, Edward says that he believes in standing up to injustice,
Edward joins Brian Carlton this morning to discuss the data breach and his class action suit.
If you or someone you know would like to join the class action suit, they must do so before July 31. Click herefor more information.
Can social media and tech giants put restrictions on content on their sites and act immediately if something inappropriate occurs?
One of the major issues to come from the tragic Christchurch massacre last week is the fact the gunmen was able to livestream the incident on Facebook. This video was viewed by 200 people live, but copies of the video were then shared widely on Facebook, as well as other platforms such as YouTube.
Technology commentator, Trevor Long, talks to Brian Carlton this morning about how this was allowed to take place in the first place, and what kind of restrictions social media giants could put in place to stop this from happening again – if any.
Other telcos need to sit up and pay attention to the ACCC’s proceedings against Telstra’s third-party billing, according to CEO of the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, Teresa Corbin.
The news that the ACCC will take Telstra to Federal Court over unknown third-party charges was welcome news to Tasmania Talks listeners, who have called in with their complaints over the past two weeks.
Ms Corbin speaks to Brian Carlton about the action finally taking place against Telstra, and what you should do if you think you are being charged for something you have not signed up for.
For a list of third-party charges that Telstra have stopped, click here.
The Australian Public Service Commission’s updated social media guidelines suggest that public servants face disciplinary action for simply ‘liking’ a Facebook post.
The guidelines, revealed yesterday, that an employee sharing or liking a Facebook post will be seen to endorse that material. The document instructs employees that they should not criticise their own departments, nor the particular parliamentarians or the Prime Minister.
The guidelines also include private emails sent by public servants, and posts made by other people on an employee’s page.
Assistant Regional Secretary for the Community and Public Sector Union, Madeline Northam, speaks to Brian Carlton about the ‘overreach’ of the Government on this issue.
"It goes right in to when and when you cannot use an anger emoji on Facebook… I mean the government is wasting their time writing policies like these."
The West Coast is set to receive faster mobile services, with the Liberal Government today committing to $700,000 to fix the network.
Federal Minister for Communications, Senator Mitch Fifield, is in Tasmania today to join Braddon by-election candidate Brett Whiteley in announcing the policy, which is set to improve all West Coast regions including Tullah and Granville.
Minister Fifield speaks to Brian Carlton about the West Coast announcement, and also weighs in on the topic of a Victorian school teaching ‘safe sexting’.
Is Australia a player in the international game of cyber warfare?
Offensive cyber capabilities in Australia plays various roles, taking on cyber criminals to terrorists.
The uses of Australia’s cyber capability are often unknown or misunderstood. Head of the International Cyber Policy Centre for Australia Strategic Policy Institute, Fergus Hanson, has co-authored a report about Australia’s offensive cyber capabilities, and speaks with Brian Carlton about it.
You may have heard the words ‘Cambridge Analytica’ being thrown around in the media the last few days.
However it’s something that you should be paying attention to: 50 million Facebook users have allegedly had their profiles tapped without their permission, and data taken from these profiles was supposedly used to influence the 2016 American election.
It is unknown yet how many Australians have been caught up in the data breach.
Technology commentator, Trevor Long, speaks with Brian Carlton about everything you should know about the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
A vital North-West coast clinic has found a resolution to their desperate NBN issues.
Last month, Tasmania Talks shared the concerning situation the cardiology practice had found themselves in. Since transitioning to the NBN, Charles Clinic Heart Care were struggling to complete day to day tasks and therefore facing closure because of their inadequate internet connection.
Thankfully, local IT provider Tas Communications have saved the day, providing the clinic with the high-speed broadband services they require.
Head of Charles Clinic, Dr Geoff Evans, joins Brian Carlton to discuss the good news.
It was announced this morning that the Federal Government is hoping to have all services digitised by the year 2025.
Following the launch of My Health Record later this year, Minister for Human Services Michael Keenan says that all government services would be provided online in seven years, and will be secured by a 100-point ‘digital ID-check’.
Former independent Senator Jacqui Lambie tells Brian Carlton that the government is ‘bloody dreaming’ if they believe they can digitise government services and keep the data safe.
They also discuss a whole host of other topics, from inverted crosses at Dark Mofo to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s eyebrows.