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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 Friday.

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 Friday.

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Sydney, NSW

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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 Friday.

Twitter:

@DownloadABC

Language:

English

Contact:

Radio National GPO Box 9994 Sydney 02-8333 2821


Episodes

Why Australia doesn't use Apple-Google COVID tracing tech

7/1/2020
What happens when two major nations go to battle on the short, cute, video platform of TickTock, and could TickTock compete with Instagram and YouTube for all those ad dollars? Plus, the world’s most powerful new supercomputer. And why the Australian government won’t switch the COVID tracing app to the model supported Apple and Google. Guests: Jeremy Kirk, Executive Editor, Information Security Media Group @Jeremy_Kirk + Olivia Rosenman, audio producer and journalist @olivesophierose

Duration:00:28:21

Trump vs K-pop?

6/24/2020
Why are fans of Korean pop at war with Donald Trump? Why Twitter wants you to leave it a voice mail. Why we're under sustained cyber attack from China - except the government doesn't want to name China, so why say anything at all? And Apple thinks you’re not washing your hands properly. It's been a weird week in media, tech and culture. Guests: Alex McCauley, CEO StartupAus @alexmccauley + Angharad Yeo, host of ABC ME Spawn Point @angharadyeo

Duration:00:28:21

Facial recognition faces a rethink?

6/17/2020
Why major tech companies are pulling their facial recognition software back from police. Plus, “Want to read this before retweeting?” Twitter tests a new feature that could slow down the spread of rage and viral misinformation. And deep fake faces could have major repercussions on everything from politics to porn, but one social media giant has a plan to stop them…maybe. Guests: Sarah Moran, CEO, Girl Geek Academy @SarahMoran + Peter Marks, software developer, Access Informatics @petermarxy

Duration:00:28:21

#BlackLivesMatter and technology

6/10/2020
What role does tech play in the global protests against racism? How is it used by protestors and police? Plus, there's still a legal push to shut down piracy sites, even though the rise of streaming has largely achieved that. And which tech company wants to create digitally synthesised group selfies even though you’re socially distant? Yeah, its a thing! Guests: Rae Johnston, Science and Tech Editor, NITV @raejohnston + Nic Healey, Breakfast show host, ABC Western Plains @dr_nic

Duration:00:28:21

Space - The final cashier

6/3/2020
Donald Trump has wielded Twitter to command, reshape and confound the new agenda for years, but what happens when Trump and Twitter go to war? If someone defames you in a Facebook comment - who do you sue? And we’ve entered a new age of commercial space flight with Elon Musk’s SpaceX taking humans to the international space station - but what are the knock-on effects of a corporate space industry? Guests: Sarah Moran, CEO, Girl Geek Academy @SarahMoran + Ariel Bogle, online technology...

Duration:00:28:21

Is Foxtel's Binge any good?

5/27/2020
First there was Foxtel, then Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go, Foxtel Play and then Presto. For years Foxtel have tried to make the transition to a Netflix style streaming service - have they finally got it right with BINGE? Joe Rogan is one of the biggest podcasters on the planet. His interview show gets big names and in an exclusive deal with Spotify, Rogan will be paid megabucks. Why and will fans follow him? Guests Seamus Byrne, writer and broadcaster of tech, future, gaming, and digital culture...

Duration:00:28:21

Should we work from home forever?

5/20/2020
Now that millions of Australians have been forced to work from home, will the way we work ever quite be the same? Also, what data was taken in attacks on My Health Record and Service NSW? And, can Quibi be salvaged? Tegan Jones, Editor, Gizmodo @Tegan_Writes + Cameron Wilson, internet reporter, BuzzFeed News Australia @cameronwilson.

Duration:00:28:21

Artificial Intelligence Eurovision & Music vs COVID-19

5/13/2020
From online streaming to digital tip jars to platforms like Patreon, Australian musicians are turning to the internet to survive. But will it be enough? Plus, Australia just beat the world at making music with artificial intelligence. So what does a pop song written by AI actually sound like? Hear it this week, on DTS. Guests: Caitlin Welsh, Editor, Mashable Australia @Caitlin_Welsh + Dom Alessio, Digital Export Producer, Sounds Australia @domalessio

Duration:00:28:21

Success(ion): Foxtel keeps HBO

5/6/2020
Game of Thrones, Succession, True Detective... there's no shortage of iconic HBO shows, but how much does Foxtel need them for its new streaming service? Also, would you entrust Facebook with a messenger service for your kids? Guests: Angharad Yeo, ABC television presenter, video game critic, technology journalist and entertainer @angharadyeo + Ben Grubb, technology journalist and Homepage Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald @bengrubb

Duration:00:28:21

How safe is COVIDSafe?

4/29/2020
This is one of the big questions when it comes to the government's new app, but is there a simple answer? Plus, how an entire country in the South Pacific managed to lose their domain to Sweden. And Facebook launches their Zoom competitor, but is it really necessary? Guests: Ariel Bogle, online technology reporter, ABC Science @arielbogle + Nic Healey, Breakfast presenter, ABC Western Plains @dr_nic

Duration:00:28:21

Money please? Google and Facebook asked to pay up

4/22/2020
This week on DTS, exams in the age of isolation and why students are up in arms about privacy. Plus, the Australian government will compel Google and Facebook to pay local media outlets for content, but exactly what will that look like? And how social media giants are stopping illegal gatherings. Guests: Ariel Bogle, online technology reporter, ABC Science @arielbogle + Seamus Byrne, writer and broadcaster of tech, future, gaming, and digital culture @seamus

Duration:00:28:21

The race to contact trace

4/15/2020
Ever think about how many germs live on your phone? This week on DTS, we'll talk you through the best way to clean it. Plus, Australia weighs up contact tracing apps, while Google and Apple join the fray. And e-sports are getting a boon from our social isolation, but does it still suck? Guests: Tegan Jones, Editor, Gizmodo @Tegan_Writes + Matt Hopkins, Senior Native Content Manager, Pedestrian Daily @mopkins88

Duration:00:28:21

Is new streamer Quibi any good?

4/8/2020
This week on DTS, why 5G towers around the world are being torched. Plus, we'll put Quibi under the microscope and look at just how secure your Zoom meeting really is. Guests: Rae Johnston, Science and Technology Editor, NITV @raejohnston + Angharad Yeo, ABC television presenter, video game critic, technology journalist and entertainer @angharadyeo

Duration:00:28:21

Has COVID-19 killed the cinema?

4/1/2020
Remember when going to the movies was a thing? Well this week on Download This Show we ask whether the combination of streaming and COVID-19 will be the final nail in its coffin. Plus, Singapore has signed hundreds of its citizens up with a contact tracing app to help limit the spread of the virus. But is this government surveillance gone too far? And, how faith groups are leading the way in building communities in the age of isolation. Guests: Ariel Bogle, online technology reporter, ABC...

Duration:00:28:21

Updated: Locked down and ready to Zoom

3/25/2020
There are too many video conferencing apps. So this week on Download This Show, which is the least worst? Plus, how well is Australian internet holding up to our socially isolated future? And, how are streaming services responding to us all being stuck in the house? Guests: Tegan Jones, Editor, Gizmodo @Tegan_Writes and Seamus Byrne, writer, broadcaster of tech, future, gaming and digital culture @seamus This is an updated version of our episode

Duration:00:28:21

Locked down & ready to Zoom

3/25/2020
There are too many video conferencing apps. So this week on Download This Show, which is the least worst? Plus, how well is Australian internet holding up to our socially isolated future? And, how are streaming services responding to us all being stuck in the house? Guests: Tegan Jones, Editor, Gizmodo @Tegan_Writes and Seamus Byrne, writer, broadcaster of tech, future, gaming and digital culture @seamus

Duration:00:28:21

How can tech fight coronavirus?

3/18/2020
It’s a weird time in the world, but what role does technology play in the age of COVID-19? Also, forget roll call, schools could soon have facial recognition. And will it ever be possible to get conspiracy theories off YouTube? Guests: Nick Kwek, Technology Journalist & Filmmaker @NICKKWEK and Angharad Yeo, ABC television presenter, video game critic, technology journalist and entertainer @angharadyeo

Duration:00:28:21

Can Fleets fix Twitter?

3/11/2020
What's the one thing we all need more of? The answer, of course, is screen time. And you're about to get it in the last place you need it. So where will these new screens be? Find out on this week's DTS. Plus, Twitter has been experimenting with a fleeting new service, but will it detoxify the platform or make it worse? And a surprising billionaire media baron is investing in fighting online misinformation - but will it actually work? Guests: Ariel Bogle, online technology reporter, ABC...

Duration:00:28:21

Wanna buy a chunk of Twitter?

3/4/2020
For the low, low price of $1 billion you can acquire enough shares to reshape one of the most powerful social media platforms in the world. But is it really going to be that easy? This week on DTS, the campaign to take Twitter and what it means for co-founder Jack Dorsey. Plus, in the wake of millions of dollars being raised for bushfires, should there be more flexibility around where crowd-sourced funds can go? And would you put a smart watch on your kids or grandkids? Guests: Nick Kwek,...

Duration:00:28:21

Why so much heat on Huawei?

2/26/2020
It's the controversial Chinese technology giant banned from building infrastructure in countries around the world. What is it about Huawei that's generating so much heat? Plus, Twitter considers labelling 'harmfully misleading' tweets by politicians, but will it work? Also on DTS this week, is it lying if a politician's computer generates his own face speaking in another language? And Sweden road-tests a new cashless future. Guests: Rae Johnston, Science and Technology Editor, NITV...

Duration:00:28:21