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Sunday, 15 July

10:00

Byron Bay Writers Festival 2018: Hot-topic sessions you wont want to miss Byron Bay Blog

Saturday 4 August

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Saturday begins with the perennial issue of the Abuse of Power and Privilege, with author Bri Lee and investigative journalists Allan Clarke and Louise Milligan tackling big institutions from personal and professional perspectives.

In Anxiety: is it Just Me? well known authors Matt Haig, Sarah Wilson, Michael Ableman and local debut author Jarrah Dundler will shed light on the prevailing mental health issue of our time.

Thinking from a fresh perspective may be as simple as switching the power imbalance of gender so we invite you to join Anne Aly, Jacqui Lambie and Bri Lee to ponder What if Women Ruled the World.

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00:16

Scammers have cloned MyGov website and are sending out fake emails North Coast Voices


Stay Smart Online, 4 July 2018:

Scammers have set up a clone of the myGov website to trick you into sharing your login and bank account details.

The scam starts with a phishing email that looks like it is from Medicare, asking you to update your Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) details, so you can start receiving payments for Medicare benefits and claims.



If you click on the link in the email you are taken a replica of the real myGov website. Youll note the URL includes .net instead of .gov.au, which is an indication the website is not a legitimate Australian Government domain!

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00:15

"Bad actor" Facebook Inc given 500,000 maximum fine - any future breach may cost up to 1.4bn North Coast Voices


The Guardian, 11 July 20018:

Facebook is to be fined 500,000, the maximum amount possible, for its part in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the information commissioner has announced.

The fine is for two breaches of the Data Protection Act. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) concluded that Facebook failed to safeguard its users information and that it failed to be transparent about how that data was harvested by others.

 Facebook has failed to provide the kind of protections they are required to under the Data Protection Act, said Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner. Fines and prosecutions punish the bad actors, but my real goal is to effect change and restore trust and confidence in our democratic system.

In the first quarter of 2018, Facebook took 500,000 in revenue every five and a half minutes. Because of the timing of the b...

Saturday, 14 July

20:13

Bangalow Road truck accident Local News Echonetdaily

An truck accident near Nashua Road on Bangalow Road has stopped traffic in both directions.

The Transport Management Centre reports the accident occurred just after 7pm Saturday evening (July 14).

Between 7 and 8pm a number of emergency vehicles were heard travelling along Bangalow Road.

Motorists are being advised to use the Pacific Highway and Bruxner Highway as an alternative route.

The post Bangalow Road truck accident appeared first on Echonetdaily.

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