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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
Humanitarian drone corridor in Africa
The first humanitarian drone corridor has opened in West Arica.
New Phone in China? Scan your face…
China makes face recognition compulsory for cell phone users
Improving crop yields with mobile phones
Mobile phones are improving lives and yields for millions of farmers around the world.
Digital Planet’s 18th Birthday Show
We return to our special 18th birthday show from the BBC Radio Theatre.
Why is AI so far from perfect?
Why is AI so far from perfect and what can be done to improve it?
South Africa power cuts
Power cuts in South Africa are plunging the country into darkness and possible recession.
Tech tracking Australian fires
An app that tracks bush fires in Australia is proving vital in staying safe
Internet shutdowns cost $8bn in 2019
A new report estimates that internet shutdowns cost $8bn in 2019
Internet partially restored in Kashmir
Following a court ruling in India the internet has been partially restored in Kashmir.
Drones dealing with locust swarms
Drones are collecting real time data on the massive locust swarms in Africa and India
Repairing Voyager 2
NASA scientists have repaired Voyager 2 which is currently 18bn km away from Earth
Countering bias, sexism and trolling online
Ethiopia’s new law banning online hate speech
Ethiopia has introduced a new law aimed at curbing hate speech and disinformation online.
Will digital sobriety help reduce energy use?
Will digital sobriety and keeping our handsets longer help reduce energy use?
Covid-19 makes tech events go virtual
An increasing number of tech events are going virtual to reduce transmission of COVID-19
Coronovirus tech handbook online
The coronavirus tech handbook continues to grow online.
A digital tracker that monitors new surveillance
A digital tracker to monitor surveillance implemented by governments to curb COVID-19.
Covid-19 cyber attacks rise
Cyber attacks relating to the coronavirus pandemic are increasing around the world
Internet and journalist reporting freedom curtailed
A new online map is recording where journalists are restricted in reporting on COVID-19.