The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has been left embarrassed as ballots for the same-sex marriage survey with “rude” words hidden in the barcodes have been sent out.
“The ABS acknowledges that in issuing 16 million barcodes it did not check and remove words and phrases that may be offensive.”
“The codes were issues using an algorithm generating more than two quintillion combinations of letters and numbers in order generate highly secure barcodes.” Yeah, sure they were. I totally believe that, don’t you?
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