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Portrait of a modern-day cyber threat

Dr Lennon Chang, Senior Lecturer, Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, explores Australia’s latest cyber security threats; and Dr Katharine Kemp, Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law examines consumer data consent in the…


Bellish and World Wide Developers Conference

Megan Elizabeth, co-founder of new knitting app, Bellish, joins the team; and Lilly Ryan explores facial recognition software. With presenters Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon.

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Facebook walk-out and Cognition-aware computing

University of Melbourne PhD candidate, Tilman Dingler, discusses his research regarding technologies that support and augment our cognitive abilities. And Dr Belinda Barnet from Swinburne University explains the recent virtual Facebook walk-out. With…


Facial Recognition Technology

Dr Sarah Moulds, co-founder of the Rights Resource Network SA, discusses the proposed national facial recognition system which the Federal Government plans to share across States; And a conversation with Dr Robbie Fordyce…


Digital Health & Wheeler Centre’s Signal Boost

Exploring surveillance in the present moment of Black Out Tuesday & Black Lives Matter; Chris Bain, Professor of Practice in Digital Health at Monash University on the changing climate around visiting the doctor…


Surveillance & New Tech

Sacha Molitorisz, author of Net Privacy shares his insights into individual freedom in this age of high surveillance; and Cade Diehm talks about how the new design congress think tank is researching the…


AusTender & Beam It

Annie-Mei Forster and Adam Williamson, consultants from Anywise, discuss their new tool AusTender Insights; and Jason Backhouse from Beam It joins the team to chat about our changed spending habits in lockdown. With…


Remote Learning & Freeplay Festival

The crew kicks off the show with a fun chat about Animal Crossing, followed by a discussion on remote learning and how schools are coping. Chad Toprak, Director of Freeplay Independent Games Festival…


Machine learning & Covid-Safe App

Toby Tremayne, Co-founder of Machine Dreams, discusses the software they are working on, that helps replace manual inspections with robotic inspections. And a conversation with Dr Chris Wilson, from the Centre for Social…


Creately, AI, & COVID

Chandika Jayasundara, Co-Founder of Creately, shares his success story, and insights on how we are responding to our changing work environments. Plus: using AI to create virtual moving faces for video conferences, and…

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Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opinionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more.


The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.