ATO ECI cha-cha-cha

My laptop died a death and took my tax information for the past several years down with it.  Still don’t know if I’m going to get the archives back, but here are the steps to get the ATO’s ECI client software back up and running:  1) Apply for a new digital certificate – http://ato.gov.au/onlineservices/ WAIT. A few weeks or so…………………………………………………………………… 2) Download and install CSI (Common-use Signing Interface)  – http://csi.business.gov.au/CSI/Welcome.asp 3) Download and install ECI…

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Invitation to educators using social media with students

In Australia, most schools operate on a white list system when it comes to the web sites they can access. Educators have to apply for sites to be unblocked for classroom use and some sites are banned with no hope of unblocking them. The practitioners I’ve talked to are feeling frustrated – they’d like to explore new ways of engaging their students, but having to continually request sites be unblocked or finding a site that…

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Is wiretapping/civil liberties on the 2020 agenda?

The federal government is pushing a bill to force all telecommunications providers to facilitate lawful data interception across fixed and mobile telephone systems, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Instant Messaging (IM) and chat room discussions.   http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;81561031   Anyone up for uplifting discussions on this bill?  Or the new email snooping powers? Or the filter on ISPs “for the sake of the children”?

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The digital tourist

Just returned from a trip to Canberra that was part business, part tourism and boy are my thumbs tired! I mobile Flickr’d, streamed some qik video, did some Twittering and even lifted my head up to see some sites. Quality time with the hubby figured into it too. We giggled at a table filled with laptop, camera, camera phones, battery rechargers, spare batteries, spare SD cards in our hotel room but weren’t embarassed. The mobile…

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