10 August, 2016. 09:15
CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact
Local woman, Tilly Langton (28) doesn’t trust our Government’s intentions when it comes to the 2016 Census.
“I’m not giving my personal details to just anyone” she says, despite the fact she had a public Facebook profile since 2007, and hasn’t gone more than two hours in nine years without posting deeply personal information onto it.
“I just don’t know what they are going to do with my information. They haven’t given me a good enough reason to fill in he census, and they haven’t given me a good enough explanation on how they plan to protect it,”
With the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today announcing that it believes a series of hacking attacks which led to the census website being shut down last night were part of a deliberate attempt to sabotage the national survey, it appears Mrs Langton may be correct.
She says that when she’s not texting or on Facebook, she only uses ‘encrypted’ messenger services like Whatsapp – and that she would trust a 32-year-old American billionaire software developer like Mark Zuckerberg well before any of the polticians that have been democratically elected in her home country.
“The same goes with SoundCloud, Instagram, Linkedin, Viber, Spotify, Tumblr, Tinder. I trust all of these different software developers more than Turnbull.”
“At least with those accounts I know that my personal information is only being passed on to the giant multinationals who can then cater towards my deepest personal vulnerabilities through the information I share socially,”
“I just don’t know who’s going to get access to my Census data”
However, when presented with the possibility of a fine, Mrs Langton says she would hesitantly fill out the online form.
“Yep. If I’m getting fined, then ok… I’m single mum with ten kids in Betoota.”
“1 Birdsville Street, Betoota”