Sam Varghese

Sam Varghese

A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

A little over two years ago, Malcolm Turnbull was waxing eloquent about the evils posed by the Labor Party's plans for data retention and the introduction of a blacklist of websites. Yesterday, the same man, now communications minister in a Coalition cabinet, introduced data retention plans in parliament. Oh, the irony.

Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:42

Data retention: Labor tops the hypocrisy polls

Just by coincidence, the reason why the Labor party is scared to death of bucking the trend when it comes to data retention laws - and, indeed, any legislation relating to national security - was brought into sharp focus last week.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 16:09

Systemd, but no journald, in new SUSE release

More than five years after its last major release, SUSE has made available version 12 of its enterprise operating system. The release, on Monday, comes, as usual, with a host of changes.

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