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Privacy concerns, technological failures and a round of good old fashioned finger-pointing have turned the 2016 Australian Census into quite the spectator sport. ​

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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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Census 2016 login failure
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Between mass outages on Census night, controversy over data security and the taking of real names and addresses, public panic over denial of service attacks on the Census website and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull blaming service provider IBM for inadequate planning, the shambolic survey of the Australian people has raised questions about the reliability of the data, security of personal information and management of the half a billion dollar project.

The Girt team go deep on what went wrong on the evening of August 9, and what it means for Australia's digital future.