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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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Episodes

IKKI: The robot giving young cancer patients support

6/15/2018
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It’s not quite toy, a robot or a medical tool - it's somehow all three. This week on Download This Show we feature the beautiful IKKI and explore how to design a special companion for kids with cancer and long term illness. Also, can you now sue Google for defamation purely because of what comes up after your name in autocorrect? And the upcoming buying spree for big tech companies and media corporations. Plus, why is Uber investing in technology that can tell if you are drunk?

Duration:00:32:45

'We didn't have visibility' Hillary Clinton's Chief Technology Officer on Cambridge Analytica

6/8/2018
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Hacked by Russians and out-targeted by Cambridge Analyticia - what was it like to be inside Hillary Clinton’s digital operation on election night? This week on DTS, Stephanie Hannon was the CTO of the Clinton campaign and the loss is still pretty raw. She's recently joined fitness-tracking app Strava (after a career at both Google and Facebook). Plus, how Amazon has played a game of chicken with the Australian tax office and we’re all the losers. And Apple announces a slew of changes...

Duration:00:28:21

Why is PNG trying to ban Facebook?

6/1/2018
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Why is the PNG government is trying to take Facebook out of the picture and what does it mean for free speech? What sort of rules should Australia have for driverless cars? And have you wondered why every website is currently making you agree to new terms of service? Thank Europe for that. Plus, Youtube has killed the music video service VEVO, well sort of.

Duration:00:28:31

Can YouTube Music tackle Spotify and Apple Music?

5/25/2018
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Can YouTube Music tackle Spotify and Apple Music? You've got Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, so what the hell is YouTube going to offer that's any different? This week on DTS: which streaming service can offer the best music plan? Plus Google's internal corporate videos are next level creepy and is it the beginning of the end for the social network Snapchat? Guests: Rae Johnston (Gizmodo Australia), Seamus Byrne (Science Alert)

Duration:00:28:21

Should Spotify remove abusers from playlists?

5/18/2018
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Should Spotify pull abusers out of playlists? Spotify took a big stand this week pulling artists accused and convicted of assault out of some of their most popular playlists. Some say it's censorship, others argue that it's long overdue for streaming platforms to take a stand. Twitter rolls out changes to make trolls harder to find on time line and can the new platform Invisibly give you better quality ads (also... does anyone actually want that?) GUESTS: Rae Johnston (Gizmodo) Peter Marks...

Duration:00:28:31

Happy Birthday iMac, Pocket Casts bought and self-driving car death

5/11/2018
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We celebrate the 20th birthday of the iconic iMac. Plus, why did NPR, This American Life, WNYC and WBEZ choose to buy the Adelaide start-up behind Pocket Casts?

Duration:00:28:21

Where's your note?

5/4/2018
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This week on Download This Show - does the humble school permission note need a high-tech makeover? Facebook launches a dating service - no, not a joke, and when you sign up to one of those unlimited mobile data plans - guess what? There are some limitations.

Duration:00:28:21

Why Google wants to get into the podcasting business

4/27/2018
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Google has unveiled their new attempt to snag a bigger piece of the podcasting pile and we also explore the good, the bad and the unusual of app updates.

Duration:00:28:21

Is that really you Barack Obama?

4/20/2018
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With the emergence of convincing, computer-generated fake human faces and voices - how can you trust anything or anyone? On Download This Show: how to defend against fake news in video and audio form, plus why Russia is trying to ban the messaging app Telegram.

Duration:00:28:21

Zuckocalypse Now!

4/13/2018
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This week on DTS: Mr Zuckerberg goes to Washington. In the wake of the Cambridge Analyticia scandal, what should change at Facebook? And how rampant is the use of the stimulant Adderall in e-sports? Does the professional gaming industry need its own anti-doping agency?

Duration:00:28:21

Can citizen safety apps protect us?

4/6/2018
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Would you use a security app that could deliver alerts if there was an emergency near you? Or upload images if you witnessed something suspicious? This week: the rise of citizen safety apps; Grindr giving away information about the HIV status of individuals and the biggest thing in Swedish music since ABBA - the streaming service Spotify goes public.

Duration:00:28:21

Should Netflix be at the Oscars or the Emmys?

3/30/2018
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You watch it on a tv screen at home, so why do Netflix movies get nominated for Oscars and not Emmys?

Duration:00:28:21

Cambridge Analytica explained

3/23/2018
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It’s been called one of the most effective political weapons of the information age - Download This Show unpacks how Cambridge Analytica accessed and allegedly kept data profiles of over 50 million users and why the Trump campaign paid them nearly 6 million dollars. Plus, the first pedestrian fatality of driverless cars - is the technology moving too fast?

Duration:00:28:31

How Vice, Time Out, Ancestry and NITV actually make money?

3/16/2018
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Recorded live at REMIX SYDNEY, we’ve brought these diverse organisations together to work out how money making in the modern media ecosystem is changing.

Duration:00:28:31

Inside The Betoota Advocate

3/9/2018
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We sit down with Clancy Overell, editor of the nation's favourite satirical newspaper, The Betoota Advocate. They're starting a podcast! Plus should e-sports be in the Olympics? And millennials are apparently killing TV.

Duration:00:28:31

Vero: The world's most hated app in less than a week

3/2/2018
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The social media app VERO sure as hell pulled it off this week, going from Instagram killer to public enemy #1. Also on DTS, the world of deep fakes technology that can make a virtual Obama say things he never would and put Wonder Woman in a sex tape she never wanted to be a part of. Plus, Apple's rumoured new iPhone.

Duration:00:28:31

It's alive! The future of artificial intelligence

2/23/2018
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It's alive! The future of artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:38:13

Are supersonic planes making a comeback?

2/16/2018
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We chat with Swinburne University's Chrystal Zhang about the new rise of supersonic plane development. We also pit 5G technology against the NBN: Which is better for you? Snapchat redesign boosts growth and we take you inside the not-at-all-dirty world of "Cryptojacking".

Duration:00:28:31

Goodbye UberEATS

2/9/2018
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This week we delve into arguably Silicon Valley's most scandal-prone company. The ridesharing and food delivery service is loved by many consumers but is currently embroiled in a US lawsuit involving self-driving cars and its facing a new competitors in Australia. Download also heads out to meet the cafe owner who quit UberEATS claiming that their 35 per cent take is a rort. And Susan Anderson, General Manager UberEATS operations talks us through their new changes that have made several...

Duration:00:28:31

Apple Homepod vs. Amazon Alexa vs. Google Home

2/2/2018
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We pit the new home assistance against each other. We also examine whether your data will be better protected under new breach protection laws rolling out next month. And why Grindr is the social network that needs more respect.

Duration:00:28:31