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Privacy in a pandemic
Should we trade some privacy to end a lock-down earlier with the help of technology?
WhatsApp and YouTube act on Covid conspiracies
The social giants take steps to remove falsehoods linking Covid-19 to 5G.
Tech skills for the lockdown
Are you using the lockdown to pick up new tech skills? We meet a family learning coding.
Influencers feel the pinch
How social media influencers are earning less in lockdown and rethinking what they do.
Tech firms boosted by Covid-19
In contrast to many businesses, will the tech giants emerge stronger from the crisis?
Smarter workplaces after lockdown ends
How tech will help to get people back to work safely.
Fighting Covid-19 with data
Is South Korea’s success so far in fighting the coronavirus down to data and tech?
Facebook’s remote working shift
Will the tech giant’s new policy change how people at other firms work?
Twitter tweaks Trump’s tweets
US President signs an order that could strip social media firms of legal protections.
Zuckerberg faces staff revolt
Facebook staff strike out at decision not to moderate Donald Trump’s postings.
Facial recognition pulled from police
IBM, Amazon and Microsoft stop providing police forces with facial recognition tools.
Developers take on Apple over app store rules
Apple comes under fire for what some see as anti-competitive practices
Apple ditches Intel chips
The tech giant tells developers future Macs will use Apple-designed chips.
Big advertisers boycott Facebook
Marketers express unease about Facebook’s handling of hate speech.
TikTok caught in US-China tussle
The hit video sharing platform quits operating in Hong Kong as the US considers a ban.
The great Twitter hack
Hackers take over accounts belonging to famous names after breaching Twitter’s security.
The new AI tool creating a buzz
GPT-3 is a tool whose predecessor was dubbed “too dangerous to release”.
Big tech facing a break-up?
The biggest tech firms are grilled by US lawmakers over abuse of market power.
The future for TikTok in the United States
Why the popular video app faces being bought out or banned
Legal victory over facial recognition
Use of facial recognition by a UK police force was unlawful, says the Court of Appeal.
Students marked down by algorithm
How students in England took to the streets to challenge their exam grades.
Facebook News gets bigger
Should publishers welcome or fear the tech giant’s plan to expand its news feature?
Tech and working life
Rory Cellan-Jones explores how tech firms are influencing the way people work.
Berlin’s tech bounceback
Rory Cellan-Jones visits Berlin to see how the tech sector is faring post-lockdown.
The TikTok saga hots up
After shunning Microsoft, will a deal with Oracle work?
How misinformation spreads
Rory Cellan-Jones examines how misinformation spreads across online platforms.
A Pixel for the times
Google pushes affordability and 5G for its flagship Pixel 5 mobile handset.
US Congress slams big tech
The world’s biggest tech firms are compared to oil barons by US lawmakers.
iPhone 12 goes 5G
Apple pushes 5G as a key selling point of its new iPhone 12. But is it useful right now?
Election stakes for US tech
What changes will a new Presidential term bring for the tech we use?