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Australian Cyber Week & the National Missing Persons Hackathon

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price talks about what’s been going on during National Cyber Week; and we speak to National Node Manager and founder of the Australian Cyber Week’s National Missing Persons Hackathon, Lynda…


Get Online Week & Exit Interviews

Good Things Foundation's Jess Wilson tells us about Get Online Week, a campaign to support the 2.5 million Australians who are not online; and we speak to Noon van der Silk and Gala…


Digital Rights Update & Moving Australian Schools Online

Digital Rights Watch Programme and Partnerships Director Lucie Krahulcova discusses new measures to secure our metadata; and Associate Professor Therese Keane of Swinburne University explains the mammoth task of moving Australian education online…


How to Decode Reality & Rig an Election

The director of RMIT's Centre for Cyber Security, Research and Innovation, Professor Matt Warren, discusses the cyber threats facing the upcoming US election; and artist and game designer Dr Troy Innocent investigates code…


Digital Mischief-Makers

Journalist Johanna Leggatt unpacks the unique harassment faced by women on Twitter; and ‘Code name Alex’ shares details of his career as a hacker. With presenters Warren Davies, Ro Murray and Dan Salmon. 


Are Australians Suspicious of Artificial Intelligence?

Professor Neil Selwyn Of Monash University’s Education faculty discusses a nationwide survey of Australian attitudes to artificial intelligence; and the team talk about the highs and lows of being a reddit moderator. With…


Smart Design for a Utopian Future

Dr. Jenny Kennedy, co-author of new book The Smart Wife, explains why Siri, Alexa and other smart home devices need a feminist reboot; And the team critique The Social Dilemma, a documentary…


How to Startup Smart: The Future of Australian Business

Aun Ngo, community lead at Start Space, launches the Future Founders festival for smart StartUps; And Sam Hemphill, founder of Meeum, explains their free mentoring and training for Victorian businesses. Hosted by Vanessa…


The Real Cost of Staying Informed

CEO and founder of the Climate Clever suite of apps, Vanessa Rauland, details a pocket-sized climate solution which helps users to reduce their energy bills; And Associate Professor Johan Lidburg from Monash University…


Teen Quantum Engineers & The Future of Open Banking

Professor Andrea Morello of UNSW talks about the world’s first undergraduate degree in Quantum Engineering; and Anson Parker, co-founder of Up Bank, explains the evolution of open banking. Hosted by Vanessa Toholka, Dan…

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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.


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