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Can we make the web a better space?
A special programme on Web Science and why it matters
Ethiopia’s continuing online censorship
The internet shutdown in Ethiopia is entering its 3rd week.
Covid 19: Mapping changing sentiment in tweets
From fear to anger and hope, millions of tweets reveal changing views on the pandemic
Tracking the trolls
Machine learning can now spot online trolls, and help defend voters in future elections.
Why India can’t work from home
What the challenges of home-working mean during and after the pandemic in India.
A year without internet in Kashmir
Government restrictions mean a year of web restrictions for 15 million people in Kashmir
Analysing the UK government’s flawed formula used to predict children’s exam grades
Scammers scamming the scammers
How leaked conversations from online forums show credit card thieves conning each other.
AI captain to sail the Atlantic
A crewless ship is due to set sail across the Atlantic with an AI captain on board
Keeping the structure of the internet safe
How do lockdowns and restrictions on the internet impact it’s stability globally?
Mapping Covid-19 to your phone
Google Maps has launched a new Covid-19 layer – but is it as accurate as it could be?
Can AI predict criminal behaviour?
Could AI algorithms really identify offenders? A number of schemes are scrapped in the US
Predicting US elections results every hour
A new model predicts the US election result every hour using betting data
Go Viral! online game
Spreading misinformation in the game Go Viral!
Why do we vote with paper in the age of the smart phone?
Most voting in elections worldwide is done with paper ballots, and for good reason.
Who is most susceptible to fake news?
Study into fake Covid-19 news shows Twitter is a fertile platform for conspiracy believers
Voyager 2 contacted after seven months
The Voyager 2 spacecraft has been contacted after seven months of radio silence.
Video games can be good for you
Playing video games is positively linked with wellbeing according to new research.
Increase in stalkerware installations
Stalkerware use - software that tracks a user’s device without their consent - is rising.
Almost two-thirds of the world’s population now online
Almost two-thirds of the world’s population is online according to a new report.
Is the internet affordable where you live?
Is the internet affordable where you live – prices fall by half in 5 years, says report.
Dispelling COVID-19 vaccine myths online
Dispelling COVID-19 vaccine myths online – should social media platforms be doing more?
Solar grid brings power to Yemen
A solar grid, run by women, brings power to Yemen
The best tech stories of 2020
The best tech of 2020 including Kivuwatt, internet shutdowns and digital death.
Blindness in the digital age
Technological and digital news from around the world.
Has tech been compromised in the US Capitol?
Has tech been compromised during the storming of the US Capitol?
Online manipulation on a global scale
Social media manipulation is now an industrial scale problem worldwide, says a new report.
Loon Balloon internet deflated
Google’s Loon Balloon internet connectivity project has been dropped.
Internet shutdowns in Myanmar and India
Myanmar internet connectivity returning but shutdown continues in India.
Wikipedia’s new universal code of conduct
Will Wikipedia’s new universal code of conduct undermine the site’s grassroots?
Comparing the landscape of Mars to Earth
A new perspective: comparing corresponding locations on Earth and the Red Planet
Facebook reverses ban on news in Australia
Facebook announces that it will restore and pay for news content in Australia
Will algorithms always be biased?
Is it possible to remove bias and discrimination from data and algorithms?
The cost of bias in AI fintech
Bias in AI fintech is affecting money lending.
Is Bitcoin energy use unsustainable?
Is Bitcoin energy use out of control as its price continues to rise?
AI chatbot takes witness statements
AI chatbot takes witness statements more efficiently than humans
China’s online restrictions increase
China’s restrictions online increase during COVID19 says new research
Phones sending data every 4.5 minutes
Phones sending data every 4.5 minutes even if they are just idling in our pockets.
Overcoming internet shutdowns in Myanmar
VPN, dark web, Bluetooth - some of the ways used to overcome internet shutdowns in Myanmar
Malware on mobiles
16% of mobile phones in emerging markets are infected with malware says a new report
Indians tweeting for oxygen
Indians are sourcing medical supplies on social media during the latest wave of Covid19
Tech does not impact teenage mental health
Little association between tech use and mental health problems in teenagers
Urgent calls for mandatory recycling of e-waste
A new report calls for mandatory and sustainable e-waste management
WhatsAppening with pandemic misinformation?
More than a 100million people worldwide have shared Covid-19 misinformation online
The first African voice assistant
The first African voice assistant is being developed for Kiswahili
WhatsApp v Indian government
India wants to break WhatsApp’s encryption
NFT? That’ll do nicely
The rise of ‘non-fungible tokens’
Bitcoin’s environmental cost
Mining Bitcoin uses more energy than many countries produce.
Bias in AI – what next?
A special programme about the bias in AI – can this ever be fixed?
YouTube’s rules silencing human rights activists
YouTube’s rules are silencing human rights activists
Big tech platforms to protect women online
For the first time four of the Big tech platforms are committing to protect women online
Fighting for the right to repair
Joe Biden to be the first president to sign national legislation on the right to repair
Internet shutdowns in Latin America
Cuban authorities have been shutting down the internet in their attempt to stop protests
IoT saves driver after kidnapping in Mexico
Combining Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things to save a kidnapped driver