Briefly: Abbott’s Electronic Graffiti, Saints Row IV Recall

Briefly: Abbott’s Electronic Graffiti, Saints Row IV Recall
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Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including Tony Abbott’s social media own goal and why Saints Row IV was recalled for PS4.

  • R18+ Snafu #6372: Copies of Saints Row IV for PS4 are being recalled from stores across Australia. It would appear that the version which was initially refused classification last year was included on the discs, rather than the modified version. Oh dear.
  • It was embarrassing enough when Prime Minister Tony Abbott decided to award Prince Phillip a knighthood on Australia day, but Tones managed to maximise the embarrassment by then describing the social media reaction as “electronic graffiti”. As Gizmodo points out, that doesn’t stop the government spending millions monitoring it — or paying attention to even more anonymous commentary on talkback radio. Oh dear.
  • The good news? Apple paid more tax in Australia last year than this year. The bad news? It still paid just $80.3 million on sales of $6 billion. That doesn’t seem like enough. Oh dear.


  • I think Abbott doesn’t actually realize how many people use the Internet. His close circle of flat earthers probably don’t so he honestly believes that not many people do.

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