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Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Sunday.

Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Sunday.
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Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Sunday.

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@DownloadABC

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English

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Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 02-8333 2821


Episodes

See through walls with Wi-Fi

11/9/2018
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What if the key to a more diverse tech industry… is moving away from the concept of diversity? This week on DTS: the unusual approaches being taken by Australian software company Atlassian to get a workplace that's balanced and reflects the world. Plus, how you can see through walls with Wi-Fi. Guests: Aubrey Blanche, Head of Diversity & Belonging, Atlassian, Ariel Bogle, ABC RN online technology reporter and Peter Marks, Access Infomatics.

Duration:00:28:21

Gab: favourite social media of the alt-right

11/2/2018
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Will Twitter kill the humble LIKE button and what exactly is the social media platform Gab? Guests: Ariel Bogle, ABC RN online technology reporter and Rae Johnston, Editor, Junkee.

Duration:00:28:21

Gone in 15 minutes: phone number hacking

10/26/2018
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It can take less than 15 minutes for someone to steal your mobile phone and with it goes your email account, bank and a host of other services. On Download This Show: the market for mobile numbers. Also does Netflix market to you differently based on the colour of your skin? Guests: Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Information Security Media Group and Teagan Jones, Deputy Editor, Gizmodo.

Duration:00:28:21

Facebook camera tracking you in your kitchen?

10/19/2018
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You know how everyone trusts Facebook implicitly with all of their data and they’ve never done anything at all to make you question the company's commitment to privacy? How do you feel about installing Facebook's new gadget, Portal? It's a multi-purpose screen with an internet connected camera to track your movements around a room while you make a video call. Also on DTS: the death of Google Plus, Uber wants give equity to their drivers… and regrettable retweets. Guests: Rae Johnston, Editor...

Duration:00:28:21

Clicks and mortar: The future of shopping

10/11/2018
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From drone delivery to smart screens to skin tight body suits that will measure your every inch before sending you a perfectly fitting outfit. On Download This Show this week - the future of shopping and the physical, digital and psychological tricks being used. Plus UBER wants flying cars... and frankly so do I, but should we want them? Guests: Claire Reilly, Senior Editor, CNET and Peter Marks, Access Informatics

Duration:00:33:12

Poop! confused robots (according to humans)

10/5/2018
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Poop! This week on Download This Show, why is this one word is apparently enough to confuse artificial intelligence. Plus why hasn’t virtual reality caught on yet? And can/should you leverage your kid's screen time to get them to wash the dishes? Guests: Matt Hopkins, technology editor, Pedestrian TV and Teagan Jones, deputy editor, Gizmodo

Duration:00:28:21

Who controls what you see on Facebook?

9/28/2018
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When you see something offensive on the internet and hit report, that content goes to a person - a cleaner and they're usually in the Philippines. Meet the cleaners on DTS this week. Also 10 years of Android - it's now the most used mobile operating system in many parts of the world. Why is it so successful and what's the future for Android?

Duration:00:37:53

Twitter returns to its roots

9/21/2018
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If you could introduce laws to regulate how Facebook and Twitter treat customers - what would you change? This week on DTS, the United Kingdom explores regulation to reign in social networks. What are the Brits targeting? Plus, Twitter returns to its chronological roots. And satellites, streaming and songs - why new US music laws might be changing.

Duration:00:28:21

Russian trolls targeting #auspol

9/14/2018
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We know that Russia attempted influence 2016 US presidential election through troll factories spewing out misinformation, and it turns out they’ve also targeted Australia. Find out what issue caused the troll tweets to spike in an attempt to influence voters here. Also on DTS, the EU Parliament has passed a drastic new law that could change how we use the internet and yes, Apple launched a bunch of new phones and watches.

Duration:00:28:21

China would like you to log off

9/7/2018
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China is looking to cut back the amount of screen time young people spend online to reduce myopia. Facebook is pulling a swathe of Myanmar cultural leaders off the platform and Google Chrome turns ten. Guests: Ariel Bogle, online technology reporter ABC RN science, and Seamus Byrne, freelance writer on technology, games, futurism, design.

Duration:00:28:21

Can you code like a girl?

8/31/2018
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Inside the initiative to give women and girls the tools, confidence and support to code. Plus Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s first ministry brings with it changes for the technology sector in Australia - the 'Innovation' portfolio has disappeared. Is anyone paying attention to our tech future? And Facebook unveils a new way to watch video online… but is it worth using?

Duration:00:28:21

Drones vs Dogs (and everything else)

8/24/2018
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This week on Download This Show: we explore the different ways drones are starting to proliferate our lives. And are you just a little too addicted to your phone? We have tips to cut back and control your consumption - apparently taking the colour off your phone might help.

Duration:00:28:21

Happy Birthday from Harry Potter!

8/17/2018
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How much would you pay to have a Harry Potter cast member wish you happy birthday? This week on DTS: Cameo's an app where you can pay for a shout out from your favourite personality. Check out the reactions. Plus we examine proposed federal reforms to provide law enforcement agencies access to your encrypted conversations and we explore the new service designed to help single parents be not so single.

Duration:00:28:21

Is it all over for Snapchat?

8/10/2018
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On DTS this week: A big drop in the number of Snapchat users. How do you feel about retailers, banks, stadiums using knowing your face? Facial recognition is the next frontier for logging onto more things than your iPhone. What sectors are adopting facial recognition and what are the security concerns? Plus, how should Twitter tackle Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones?

Duration:00:28:21

Democracy on-line: fast, cheap, and secure digital elections

8/3/2018
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Award-winning Melbourne start-up Horizon State is about to trial blockchain on-line voting in Indonesia. How does it work, can it be trusted and when scaled-up to a national level, how could it affect participation? Plus, might your musical taste provide clues to retailers about what clothes you'd like to buy? Guests: Jamie Skella, Horizon State, Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Information Security Media Group, Ariel Bogle, ABC RN online technology reporter

Duration:00:28:21

A Current Affair: Nine/Fairfax merger

7/27/2018
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Nine swallows Fairfax in one of the biggest takeover deals in Australian media history. What does it mean for journalism, advertising and the media you consume? Also on DTS, 3D printed guns are now legal, sorta, in the United States. And why you definitely shouldn’t pretend to be Elon Musk on Twitter (I mean you probably shouldn’t any way) but there’s a very specific reason on Twitter.

Duration:00:28:21

My Health Record explained (hopefully)

7/20/2018
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Officially you have until October 15 to opt out of having a My Health Record, although some people trying to opt out have discovered they’ve already got one. So who can access your My Health Record? What’s in it? And just how easy is opting out? Plus can Spinner really micro-target the feed of your partner to influence the way they think? And can Facebook both fight fake news and defend free speech?

Duration:00:28:21

What happens when you smash your phone?

7/13/2018
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You know the sinking feeling...you left your phone on the car, drove off and its been run over and you didn't back it up recently because you are an idiot! This week on Download This Show: data recovery. Piecing together the bits of your machine just long enough to get your data off. Plus Elon Musk and the mini-submarine. Do you really want tech billionaires out there trying to solve problems? And ten years of the Apple app store.

Duration:00:28:21

The Chinese Government has drones disguised as birds ...because of course they do!

7/6/2018
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no it’s the Chinese Government spying on you with a tiny robot plane that looks like a bird. This week on Download This Show, the People’s Republic surveillance state takes to the skies. Is Gmail really handing the keys to your Gmail account to third parties to read your emails? Plus, the United Kingdom seems to have found a new and thoroughly passive aggressive way of dobbing in bad drivers.

Duration:00:28:21

HealthEngine data scandal and which country banned the internet this week?

6/29/2018
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ACCEPT. It’s most clicked and least considered button in the digital world. The terms and conditions come up, and we press accept. Except, (with an e this time) sometimes we don’t think about information we’re handing over. This week, the ABC revealed that the doctor appointment booking app HealthEngine was passing users' data on to law firms looking for clients for personal injury claims. Plus on DTS, what country has such a bad problem with cheating students that they're shutting down the...

Duration:00:28:21