Technological and digital news from around the world.
Almost two-thirds of the world’s population is online according to a new report.
Tue 24 Nov 2020
Stalkerware use - software that tracks a user’s device without their consent - is rising.
Tue 17 Nov 2020
Playing video games is positively linked with wellbeing according to new research.
Tue 10 Nov 2020
The Voyager 2 spacecraft has been contacted after seven months of radio silence.
Tue 3 Nov 2020
Study into fake Covid-19 news shows Twitter is a fertile platform for conspiracy believers
Tue 27 Oct 2020
Most voting in elections worldwide is done with paper ballots, and for good reason.
Tue 20 Oct 2020
Spreading misinformation in the game Go Viral!
Tue 13 Oct 2020
A new model predicts the US election result every hour using betting data
Tue 6 Oct 2020
Could AI algorithms really identify offenders? A number of schemes are scrapped in the US
Tue 29 Sep 2020
Google Maps has launched a new Covid-19 layer – but is it as accurate as it could be?
Tue 22 Sep 2020
How do lockdowns and restrictions on the internet impact it’s stability globally?
Tue 15 Sep 2020
A crewless ship is due to set sail across the Atlantic with an AI captain on board
Tue 8 Sep 2020
How leaked conversations from online forums show credit card thieves conning each other.
Tue 18 Aug 2020
Analysing the UK government’s flawed formula used to predict children’s exam grades
Tue 11 Aug 2020
Government restrictions mean a year of web restrictions for 15 million people in Kashmir
Tue 4 Aug 2020
What the challenges of home-working mean during and after the pandemic in India.
Tue 28 Jul 2020
Machine learning can now spot online trolls, and help defend voters in future elections.
Tue 21 Jul 2020
From fear to anger and hope, millions of tweets reveal changing views on the pandemic
Tue 14 Jul 2020
The internet shutdown in Ethiopia is entering its 3rd week.
Tue 7 Jul 2020
A special programme on Web Science and why it matters
Tue 30 Jun 2020
Digital death; how COVID-19 has forced us to update death rituals, moving grieving online
Tue 23 Jun 2020
Nigerian land rights costs fall by 96% in one state reducing internet costs significantly
Tue 16 Jun 2020
Facial recognition – what’s the future for the technology?
Tue 9 Jun 2020
Algorithm activism is becoming increasingly popular, we find out how it’s being done.
Tue 2 Jun 2020
The digital divide in Brazil leaves its poorest citizens without access to health advice.
Tue 26 May 2020
Internet enabled cars could be vulnerable to hackers taking full control
Tue 19 May 2020
EdTech is transforming learning across the globe. How do you choose which tools to use?
Tue 12 May 2020
Spain currently has nine different COVID-19 tracing apps. Which type of app is preferable?
Tue 5 May 2020
Using mobile phone data, researchers can predict the spread of Covid-19 through China
Tue 28 Apr 2020
Can coronavirus contact tracing apps be made without revealing our personal data?
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