Google launch an advisory AI ethics board and disband it within a fortnight. Read more
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?
Investigating marine accidents – sea tech latest
The latest on sea tech from the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch
Mobile data costs falling globally
Mobile data costs are falling in low and middle income countries according to new data
Iraq shuts down internet
The Iraq government continues its shutdown of the internet.
First all African smartphone factory
The first smartphone factory opens in Rwanda building smartphones from scratch.
Health of the Internet report
Mozilla’s solutions to improve the health of the internet.
BBC News on the ‘dark web’
BBC’s international news is now available through the privacy-focused browser Tor
Facebook Live on crime tech
We discuss digital forensics and facial recognition on our Facebook Live
The digital gender divide
The UN's ITU reports a widening gap in the number of women and men who are online.
Iran internet shutdown continues
The shutdown of the internet in Iran continues as do the protests against fuel price rises
Google bug bounty hunters
Google is offering up to $1.5m to anyone who can identify bugs in its new chip