Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Australian Data Retention plan swept under the rug, Steve Jobs movie gets Ashton-packed trailer, Mythbusters celebrates 10th anniversary with episode #200.
- Symantec has just released public betas of the latest versions of Norton 360, Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus. Participants are invited to download the betas for free in exchange for product feedback. For more information, pay a visit to Symantic’s website.
- Mythbusters celebrates its ten year anniversary tonight with its 200th episode. To mark the occasion the team attempts to make a rocket-propelled car exceed 550 km/h — which they also attempted in the first episode of the show. The episode airs tonight on SBS at 7:30pm. For more Mythbusters action, check out our ‘How I Work’ interview with Adam Savage.
- The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security published its report into proposed reforms of key pieces of National Security legislation today. In response, government has announced it won’t pursue a mandatory data retention scheme — for now. “[We] will await further advice from the departments and relevant agencies and comprehensive consultation,” Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said in a statement. You can read more about the report at Gizmodo.
- Dead Island is famous for having one of the most harrowing video game trailers of all time. While the game lack’s the same emotional punch, it’s pretty great — and you can currently get the Game Of The Year Edition on STEAM for just $4.99 (75% off the RRP).
- Telstra has extended IPv6 connectivity to its ADSL business customers, the telco announced today. Small to medium businesses will now be able to opt-in to IPv6 connectivity through Telstra giving them access to new, longer IP addresses. Consumers meanwhile, will still have to wait a while longer. “We’ll make this available for other services such as fixed consumer and our wireless networks over time,” Director Transport and Routing Engineering, Mr David Robertson said.
- Open Road Films has just released the first full-length trailer for Jobs, the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher. While the casting of Kutcher has caused complaints from some, the trailer does leave us hopeful that he might deliver a compelling performance. Click here and judge for yourself.