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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.

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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.

    Why don’t we vote in elections with an app?

    Why don’t we vote in elections with an app?

    This week, the messy world of electronic voting. Why are some people pushing it? And could it ever work? Plus, funny internet memes and photoshop jokes are big business for politics. US presidential candidates are buying in, but how much impact do they really have on elections? And it was the live mobile-first quiz show that was beloved by millions. So who destroyed HQ? Guests: Ariel Bogle, online technology reporter, ABC Science @arielbogle + Brad Esposito, director of content at Eucalyptus @bradesposito

    • 28 min
    Creating a virtual traffic jam with a wagon of phones?

    Creating a virtual traffic jam with a wagon of phones?

    How a German artist and his generous friends pulled off a Google Maps hack and fake traffic jam. Plus the things that go wrong when you use tech to prove a person’s gender and how long until we have an academy awards for streaming services? Do we want that? Guests: Olivia Rosenman, audio producer, @olivesophierose + Luke Hopewell, Editor, Telstra Exchange @lukehopewell

    • 28 min
    Tackling coronavirus hoaxes and fake news online

    Tackling coronavirus hoaxes and fake news online

    According to a friend of a friend of a person on Facebook, coronavirus is a biological weapon leaked from a lab in Wuhan, it could also be stolen from a lab in Canada and a vaccine exists, but it's being withheld. How are social platforms tackling online misinformation? Plus, a social network for the rich and Spotify's plan to change the way you listen to radio. Guests: Sarah Moran, Co-Founder and CEO, Girl Geek Academy @SarahMoran + Daniel Van Boom, News editor @CNET @dvanboom

    • 28 min
    The curious case of Jeff Bezos

    The curious case of Jeff Bezos

    He's one of the richest people in the world, commands a shopping empire and funds rockets to Mars - how did Jeff Bezos' phone get hacked? Social media may not be rotting your brain and mental health as much as once thought. Plus, are your baby photos accessible on the internet? Guests: Jeremy Kirk, Information Security Media Group @jeremy_kirk + Rae Johnston, Science and Technology Editor, NITV @raejohnston

    • 28 min
    Quibi, Clearview AI and cleaner wars?

    Quibi, Clearview AI and cleaner wars?

    Would you pay money for Quibi, a mobile video streaming service with 10 minute episodes made only for phones? Plus, the Australian facial recognition tech that's allowing US police forces to match photos of unknown people to their online images. And can you use a video game to make war less abusive? Guests: Ariel Bogle Online Technology Reporter, ABC Science @arielbogle Tegan Jones, Editor Gizmodo @Tegan_Writes

    • 28 min
    Bad tweets, defamation and other Christmas miracles

    Bad tweets, defamation and other Christmas miracles

    The mystery 5 letter acronym that saved billionaire Elon Musk from being sued and what this test case means for social media and terrible jokes.

    The founder of Twitter decides to make Africa fight over him, and the biggest technology stories of 2019. Guests: Rae Johnston, Science & Technology Editor NITV @raejohnston and Seamus Byrne writer & broadcaster @seamus

    • 28 min

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