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With the 2016 Census looming, we take a look at what the recent changes mean for your digital privacy and what to do on Census night. Also on the agenda: The latest from Blizzard and a roundup of changes to Pokemon Go.

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Luke Lancaster is an Associate Editor with CNET, based out of Australia. He spends his time with games (both board and video) and comics (both reading and writing).
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Every five years sees a new Australian Census, but this year's anonymous survey of the population might not be so anonymous. For the first time ever, the Australian Bureau of Statistics will collect and retain names and addresses of every person in Australia for the 2016 Census. We take a look at the changes, the privacy risks and what you can do come Census night.

With all that doom and gloom out of the way, we also check in on the wealth of updates from Blizzard, including a new game mode in Overwatch that raised an eyebrow.

We also enter week four of Pokewatch, checking in on some unpopular changes made to the game in the past week by developer Niantic.


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