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Keeping Internet Traffic Within Africa
The Internet Society partners with Facebook to expand internet connectivity in Africa
Migrant Caravan Communications
How can technology help organise mass movements of people?
Is VR Dying?
Will virtual reality ever live up to what we had hoped?
A Million Processor Supercomputer
The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer is switched on for the first time
Using AI to Monitor Crowd Emotions
Could AI be used to predict if a crowd was to turn violent?
Data Ethics Monitoring
The world’s first Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation is launched today
The latest technology on the new Mars lander
Bloom App is 10!
The creative music app is relaunched on its 10th birthday
Cyber Attack Risk Up By 9%
The risk of cyber attacks is up 9% this year according to new research
Global Printer Hacker Strikes Again
Why has the so called “PewDiePie” printer hacker struck again?
The Mouse at 50
The mouse is 50 years old, but how will we interface in the future?
Our Changing Relationship with Tech
How might our relationship with technology develop in 2019?
Congo Internet Shutdown
Congo Internet Shutdown – no connectivity more than a week after the presidential election
US Shutdown Effect on Tech
US Shutdown effect on tech - government websites down and cyber security is limited
Zimbabwe Internet Back Up
The internet has gone back up in Zimbabwe following a court ruling against the government
Technology Use in Brazil Dam Disaster
Will mobile phone data help in the search for survivors in Brazil, or is it too late?
Facebook’s Ad Transparency Questioned
Facebook’s ad transparency tactics questioned as it cuts ties to some monitoring groups
Using AI to predict heart attacks
Can AI predict heart attacks before they happen and alert doctors to try and stop them?
Farming of the Future
Can Ag-tech lead to sustainable farming to feed the growing population?
Global tech threat report
Cyber protection firm CrowdStrike launches global threat report
Missing crypto-currency mystery deepens
Investigations into missing crypto-currency reveal money appears to be missing
Aviation technology - are we in control?
More aviation authorities ground the Boeing 737, we ask are we in control of the tech?
Technology from the Cambridge Science Festival
A special programme from the Cambridge Science Festival
Tech help after Cyclone Idai
A website in English and Portuguese is launched to help find missing people after Idai
#ShareNoEvil, replaces alleged Christchurch attacker’s name online in New Zealand
Shut down of Google’s Ethics Panel
Google launch an advisory AI ethics board and disband it within a fortnight.
Internet of Things - what can we expect?
Live from the IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things in Limerick, Republic of Ireland
Personal alarms hackable using phone numbers
Personal alarms with GPS can be hacked using their owner’s phone number.
Is facial recognition violating people's privacy?
Facial recognition is banned in one city but is rising elsewhere. Is this an AI too far?
Genderless voice assistants
The world’s first genderless voice assistant is unveiled, and it goes by the name Q
Marine accident investigation technology
How can marine technology find the cause of ship crashes like the one in Venice?
Sagrada Família: Can tech complete the build of the basilica?
How technology will help complete the original design of Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Família
Fleeing Saudi women tracked by mobiles
Fleeing Saudi women are being tracked by unique codes on their mobiles
Tax on connectivity in Africa
Online access down as some African countries impose connectivity tax
Declaration of digital independence
Declaration of digital independence – a call to boycott social media for two days
Chinese surveillance app analysed by researchers
Travellers to China forced to install a surveillance app. Researchers have broken into it
Kenya Special: A decade on
Digital Planet re-visits Kenya 10 years after the submarine broadband cable was connected
Chandrayaan-2: India’s moon landing
India has sent a rover and orbiter to the moon. We look at the tech driving it.
Not-so anonymised data
Is anonymous data really anonymous enough?
Jakarta power cut - millions without electricity
Jakarta power cut - millions without electricity but why could the grid not cope?
Millions of Instagram users’ activity tracked
Millions of Instagram users’ activity tracked by marketing firm
Harnessing tech during conflict
Harnessing tech during conflict; why accounts have been removed by Twitter and Facebook.
Brazilian fire monitoring in real time
How Brazilian space scientists are monitoring the Amazonian fires in space in real time
Digital Planet’s 18th birthday show
A special show from the BBC Radio Theatre to celebrate Digital Planet’s 18th birthday
Brain implant regulation calls
The UK’s Royal Society on the future of the ethics and applications of brain implants
The latest in disability tech
Technology is changing disabled people’s lives but is it being used as much as it could?
17/09/19 Soya animal feed, Liberal Democrats' rural policies, man-made wetland
Is feeding UK livestock soya, grown in Brazil, helping to damage the planet?
Llwyddiant dau o dîm Cwn Defaid Cymru
Llwyddiant dau o dîm Cwn Defaid Cymru a pryder am chwyn.
Fire in the Amazon
How can we prevent a repeat of the devastating fires in the Amazon?
Model and social media influencer Jess Davies breaks the habit to start a digital detox.
18/09/19: Anti GM, Disease-resistant potatoes, Kiwi berries
Anna Hill asks whether genetic modification and the organic label can ever co-exist.