Briefly: Magical Mars, Banned In Oz, Wi-Fi Hacks

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: A look back at the video games banned in Australia, watch astonishing HD footage of Mars’ surface, government outlines proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

  • An Australian police minister fined for using his phone on the road says he “didn’t know it was against the law”. Gold. [Business Insider]
  • Over the course of 12 years, the HiRISE camera has been photographing the Red Planet inch-by-inch from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. A Finnish filmmaker converted the photos into a short video that allows us to fly over Mars in spectacular fashion. [Via Gizmodo]
  • While Australia has a long history of video game development, as a nation we’re probably more famous for the games we have banned rather than the games that we’ve produced. Kotaku looks back at some of the other titles that have fallen afoul of our censors.
    [Via Kotaku]
  • Here’s how to prove the Earth is round to a flat Earther. [Gizmodo]
  • Here are the Turnbull government’s planned changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. [Business Insider]
  • Here’s how to stop your neighbour’s wifi ruining your wifi. [Via Business Insider]

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