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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.
Supercomputers seeking solutions for Covid-19
The world’s most powerful supercomputers are seeking solutions for Covid-19
Could fitness trackers track COVID-19?
Could data from wearable fitness trackers track COVID-19?
Privacy concerns over contact tracing apps
Can coronavirus contact tracing apps be made without revealing our personal data?
Chinese mobile data predicts Covid-19 Spread
Using mobile phone data, researchers can predict the spread of Covid-19 through China
Spain’s many COVID-19 apps
Spain currently has nine different COVID-19 tracing apps. Which type of app is preferable?
EdTech is transforming learning across the globe. How do you choose which tools to use?
Hacking internet-enabled cars
Internet enabled cars could be vulnerable to hackers taking full control
Digital exclusion in Brazil
The digital divide in Brazil leaves its poorest citizens without access to health advice.
Algorithm activism – a new type of protest
Algorithm activism is becoming increasingly popular, we find out how it’s being done.
Is this the end of facial recognition tech?
Facial recognition – what’s the future for the technology?