Tips and rumours

Jul 30, 2014

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

It's a bird, it's a plane ... Plane watchers tell us that two planes known to take asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus Island have been blocked from viewing on flight-tracking website FlightAware:

"The aged Air Nauru Boeing 737 VH-INU headed back to its Brisbane base yesterday afternoon after its two trips between Cocos Island (code CCK) and Curtin Detention Centre (code DCN). This plane, with its fellow aircraft VH-NLK (Air Norfolk), has become quite well known to plane spotters at Darwin Airport while on the Christmas Island to Nauru or Manus Island camps routes pulling in at all hours of the day for a tank of fuel. According to FlightAware their flight tracker service has been blocked for these aircraft along with the famous Skytraders Airbus A319 VH-VHD."

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4 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. klewso

    Isn’t it the case, that any criticism of the precious Coal-ition is unwarranted?

  2. Limited News

    If you want you can buy your own flight-tracking hardware here

    (Ignore the gay porn link. I know their equipment does work)

  3. Ajsta

    “Have you noticed anything fishy with your Telstra bill lately? Let us know (and you can stay anonymous).”

    Given that like the rest of the site, the Tip-off section of the site is HTTP only then not sure how you can promise anonymity of submissions, given all the following can demask the user:
    – Anybody in the vicinity if you’re using wifi without a password
    – The wifi provider if you’re in a cafe or at work
    – Your IT people at work
    – An ISP or Mobile Service Provider (such as Telstra)
    – Anyone with access to the internet backbone such as national security agencies

    Switching to HTTPS for tip-offs would help, I know Bernard has Media Direct for submissions but that’s a bit over the top for a lot of the threat models for basic tip-offs.

  4. Tom Jones

    Wonder if “Ms Stop being so fussy you women Men need you” will address the issue of predatory older men who are giving older women STDs in epidemic proportions. If she would stop focussing so hard on the needs of men and thought about women instead she might give advice to older men along the lines of respect women, treat women honestly, don’t think about women only in terms of what they bring to you and don’t expect women to be keen to become a carer. In a market women are buyers as well as sellers and after one or two encounters may well come to the conclusion that living alone and enjoying the company of other single women is far better than being in a relationship which can result in sexually transmitted debt and disease as well as emotional abuse.

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