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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.
In this podcast
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.
April 13, 2018
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?
April 6, 2018
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.
March 30, 2018
You watch it on a tv screen at home, so why do Netflix movies get nominated for Oscars and not Emmys?
March 23, 2018
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?
March 16, 2018
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.
March 9, 2018
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.
March 2, 2018
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.
Feb. 23, 2018
It's alive! The future of artificial intelligence.
Feb. 16, 2018
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".
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