transport

Some thoughts on the Myki data leak

This, the other week, was interesting: In a concerning revelation, researchers have found that myki, in conjunction with social media, can be used to uncover a wealth of information about card users. ABC: 'Shocking' myki privacy breach for millions of users in data release Here's the report and media release from the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner: Information Commissi

Geek, transport

“data from all Vic govt agencies will now be supplied in a machine-readable format” – PT timetables expected mid 2013

Back in 2010, Victorian government timetable data was released to the public, as part of the App My State competition. The PTUA submitted an app as part of a study that showed how bad train/bus connections were, which got some media attention -- and also managed to progress the debate around connections: the government went from denial to excuses. Predictably it didn't win a prize in the com