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Census 2016: Turnbull counts debacle cost as IBM legal row looms - The Australian;

Census 2016: Turnbull counts debacle cost as IBM legal row looms - The Australian

The AustralianCensus 2016: Turnbull counts debacle cost as IBM legal row loomsThe AustralianThe Australian Bureau of Statistics has launched a defence of its “very prudent” and “cautious” approach taken during the census debacle as it reopens its online survey more than 40 hours after it was forced to shut it down. ABS chief David Kalisch and ...and more »

Census website back online after day of recriminations over 43-hour outage - The Guardian;

Census website back online after day of recriminations over 43-hour outage - The Guardian

The GuardianCensus website back online after day of recriminations over 43-hour outageThe GuardianAs of Thursday morning, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census website was still offline. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP. Malcolm Turnbull. Census website back online after day of recriminations over 43-hour outage. Malcolm Turnbull shifts ...and more »

Lesson of #CensusFail: continued funding cuts mean agencies can't do their job - The Guardian;

Lesson of #CensusFail: continued funding cuts mean agencies can't do their job - The Guardian

The GuardianLesson of #CensusFail: continued funding cuts mean agencies can't do their jobThe GuardianMichael McCormack suggested that worries about the privacy fears about the census were not a big deal given the people worried were also using Facebook. Such a statement indicates he is woefully out of his depth and totally unqualified to handle this ...and more »

Census failure leaves very big issues for IBM and ABS: Turnbull - ZDNet;

Census failure leaves very big issues for IBM and ABS: Turnbull - ZDNet

ZDNetCensus failure leaves very big issues for IBM and ABS: TurnbullZDNetMeasures to repel the sort of denial of service attacks that left the Census website in meltdown were not in place, Malcolm Turnbull has revealed. A clearly frustrated prime minister admits there were "serious failures" with the national survey, which ...and more »

The biggest #CensusFail: Communication with the public - ABC Online;

The biggest #CensusFail: Communication with the public - ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe biggest #CensusFail: Communication with the publicABC OnlineThe number of mistakes made by the Australian Bureau of Statistics leading up to and on census night was astonishing—and nearly all of them were due to poor communication skills, writes Matt Bevan. The idea of counting the population of your ...and more »

Jack the Insider: Census debacle an ugly mess piled on detritus - The Australian (blog)

Jack the Insider: Census debacle an ugly mess piled on detritusThe Australian (blog)I've just taken a look at the Census results and I don't like the look of them one little bit. The nation's population has shrunk to just 6.5 million while the predominant religion in Australia is a weird cult known as 401 — File Not Found. The ...and more »

Computer says no: Australian census shambles explanation depends on who you ask - The Guardian;

Computer says no: Australian census shambles explanation depends on who you ask - The Guardian

The GuardianComputer says no: Australian census shambles explanation depends on who you askThe GuardianThere are several competing explanations as to what went wrong with the Australian census. Photograph: Rick Rycroft/AP. Census. Computer says no: Australian census shambles explanation depends on who you ask. Bureau of Statistics says it was an ...and more »

'Angry, bitterly disappointed': Malcolm Turnbull lashes ABS for census failures - The Sydney Morning Herald;

'Angry, bitterly disappointed': Malcolm Turnbull lashes ABS for census failures - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald'Angry, bitterly disappointed': Malcolm Turnbull lashes ABS for census failuresThe Sydney Morning HeraldAn "angry" and "bitterly disappointed" Malcolm Turnbull has lashed out at the Australian Bureau of Statistics for census failures he said should have been anticipated and prevented. As the ABS prepared to reopen the census website on Thursday, the ...and more »

Heads will roll over Census 'failure': Turnbull - The New Daily;

Heads will roll over Census 'failure': Turnbull - The New Daily

The New DailyHeads will roll over Census 'failure': TurnbullThe New DailyMalcolm Turnbull says the measures to repel cyber attacks against the census were not put in place. Photo: ABC. Stephanie Anderson. Share. Tweet Share Reddit Pin EmailComment. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned there will be “serious ...and more »

Greens will legislate to dismiss fines and preserve census 'snapshot' - Delimiter;

Greens will legislate to dismiss fines and preserve census 'snapshot' - Delimiter

DelimiterGreens will legislate to dismiss fines and preserve census 'snapshot'Delimiternews Following both protests over privacy and the failure of the Census website on 9 August, the Australian Greens have said they plan to introduce legislation aimed to ensure that people “acting to protect their privacy” and unable to complete the ...and more »

Digital Rights Watch calls for independent inquiry into Census fail - Delimiter;

Digital Rights Watch calls for independent inquiry into Census fail - Delimiter

DelimiterDigital Rights Watch calls for independent inquiry into Census failDelimiternews Online advocacy organisation Digital Rights Watch (DRW) has called for an independent inquiry into the 2016 Census following the failure of the Census website on 9 August and concerns over the way the national population survey has been managed ...and more »

Cyberattack Halts Australia's First Online Census - NPR;

Cyberattack Halts Australia's First Online Census - NPR

NPRCyberattack Halts Australia's First Online CensusNPRAustralia launched its first online census this week but was quickly forced to shut it down after what the government said were multiple denial-of-service attacks, which purposefully inundate websites with automated requests to cause shutdowns.and more »

​Attack on Australian Census site didn't register on global DDoS sensors - CSO Australia

​Attack on Australian Census site didn't register on global DDoS sensorsCSO AustraliaCommercial distributed denial of service (DDoS) monitors seemingly failed to detect what the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) says was a series of DDoS attacks that sabotaged the country's nationwide census and has spawned a day of recriminations ...and more »

​The census wasn't hacked, but Australia still has a problem - CNET;

​The census wasn't hacked, but Australia still has a problem - CNET

CNET​The census wasn't hacked, but Australia still has a problemCNETCoordinated attacks apparently overloaded government servers. Getty Images. Australians complained of slow website load times and problems completing the census online, but the cause of #CensusFail may be something far more serious. The Australian ...and more »

Tech sector blasts IBM and ABS over Census failure and demand compensation - The Australian Financial Review;

Tech sector blasts IBM and ABS over Census failure and demand compensation - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewTech sector blasts IBM and ABS over Census failure and demand compensationThe Australian Financial ReviewPoweredLocal chief executive Michael Jankie said the recommended changes to the R&D tax incentives lacked logic. Josh Robenstone. Share on twitter · Share on Google Plus. by Paul Smith. Technology giant IBM and the Australian Bureau of Statistics are ...and more »

ABS census was an IT and cyber security disaster waiting to happen - The Australian Financial Review;

ABS census was an IT and cyber security disaster waiting to happen - The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial ReviewABS census was an IT and cyber security disaster waiting to happenThe Australian Financial ReviewOn Tuesday night the Australian Bureau of Statistics asked all households to complete the 2016 Census online. Leading up to the night, spokespeople from the ABS, and some politicians, were making impossible claims guaranteeing perfect security. Claims ...and more »

Australia's first digital census a 'monumental failure' as website goes into meltdown - International Business Times UK;

Australia's first digital census a 'monumental failure' as website goes into meltdown - International Business Times UK

International Business Times UKAustralia's first digital census a 'monumental failure' as website goes into meltdownInternational Business Times UKMillions of Australian citizens hoping to take part in the country's first ever digital census were left frustrated on 9 August after the website used to complete the survey suffered a catastrophic meltdown. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS ...and more »

Australia Stops Online Collection of Census Data After Cyberattacks - New York Times;

Australia Stops Online Collection of Census Data After Cyberattacks - New York Times

New York TimesAustralia Stops Online Collection of Census Data After CyberattacksNew York TimesPrime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, right, and Scott Morrison, the treasurer, in Sydney on Wednesday. “The site has not been hacked. It has not been interfered with,” Mr. Turnbull said. “Their data is safe.” Credit Saeed Khan/Agence France ...and more »

Cyber-Attackers Allegedly Took Out This Country's National Census - Fortune;

Cyber-Attackers Allegedly Took Out This Country's National Census - Fortune

FortuneCyber-Attackers Allegedly Took Out This Country's National CensusFortuneAustralia's national census has been hit by an alleged series of cyber-attacks, which ended up forcing the country's statistics bureau to shut down the IBM-designed online census service on Tuesday night. This was a big problem, as two-thirds of ...and more »

Census 2016: Australia has become a global joke - dailytelegraph.com.au;

Census 2016: Australia has become a global joke - dailytelegraph.com.au

dailytelegraph.com.auCensus 2016: Australia has become a global jokedailytelegraph.com.auThe government has combined an unprecedented grab for personal information with genuine ineptitude, a headlong rush into technology it did not understand, and the threat of legal prosecution if we don't participate in what is rapidly becoming an ...and more »