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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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Episodes

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

FaceMe: Get your new bank loan approved by artificial intelligence?

6/22/2018
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FaceMe: Get your new bank loan approved by artificial intelligence? Forget facebook chatbots and call centres - how AI is changing being a customer. Plus, why Apple is paying out $9 million, Instagram launches IG TV and has computer gaming really been proven to be addictive?

Duration:00:28:21

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 coming...

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 (ScienceAlert)

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