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20210305Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.
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5g Goes Live20190531The long-awaited 5G network goes live in the UK. Does it live up to expectations? Plus, what are the next big tech innovations likely to be? And how villagers in rural Mozambique are getting connected. Presented by Chris Fox, with special guests Alex Hudson from the Metro newspaper, and Isobel Hamilton from the Business Insider website.

(Image: Illustration of a 5G "speedometer", Credit: Getty Images Plus).

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5g Launches In The Us And South Korea20190405Telecoms giants race to be first to bring out a commercial 5G service, but with very different approaches to the tech. Plus, what does a spike in the price of Bitcoin tell us about the market for the cryptocurrency. And the leading computer scientist Andrew Ng tell us discussions about artificial intelligence are too focused on killer robots and other far away threats when there are immediate issues to tackle. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Jemima Kelly from the Financial Times.

(Photo: Technicians from South Korean telecom operator KT check an antenna for the 5G mobile network on the roof of a building in Seoul, Credit: Jung Yeon-Je/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Telecoms giants race to be first to bring out a commercial 5G service.

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8chan Searches For New Home20190809Key service providers kick the controversial message board, which has been used to celebrate mass shootings, off the mainstream internet. In what form might it resurface? Plus "warshipping" is one of the latest threats to corporate security presented at the annual Black Hat hackers' conference. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters Chris Fox and Dave Lee, and special guests Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing, and Poppy Gustafsson, co-CEO of Darktrace.

(Image: Stock photo of a bundle of unplugged network cables, Credit: Getty Images Plus).

Key service providers kick the controversial message board off the mainstream internet.

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Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

A Crisis In Moderation?20170526We look at why social media companies are under scrutiny for the way content is moderated

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A Pixel For The Times20201002Google pushes affordability and 5G for its flagship Pixel 5 mobile handset. But can it compete in a crowded middle-market? Plus, has quantum computing reached a point at which it is genuinely useful for businesses? And the push-back against China-led plans to replace the internet’s underlying protocols. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Press photo of a woman using the Pixel 5 smartphone, Credit: Google).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

A Tale Of Two Ecommerce Giants20210205Jeff Bezos's Amazon and Jack Ma's Alibaba report bumper profits, but both online shopping giants face challenges. Rory Cellan-Jones speaks to the BBC's Asia business correspondent Karishma Vaswani about Jack Ma's run-in with Chinese regulators, while BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield assess the impact of Jeff Bezos's decision to step away from day-to-day running of Amazon. Plus we hear from Eliot Higgins, founder of online investigators Bellingcat, about how the internet has changed intelligence gathering. And Leo Kelion speaks to social networking pioneer Michael Birch about his plans to relaunch the social network platform Bebo.

(Photo: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Credit: EPA/ Reuters)

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Ad Cookies Facing The Crunch20210409How Apple and Google's privacy clampdown will bring upheaval to online advertising.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Advertisers Fear Rising Fraud20170317Rory Cellan-Jones hears how online advertisers want Google and Facebook to tackle fraud.

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Africa's Drone Delivery Rush20170901How drones are helping African citizens access healthcare. Presented by Zoe Kleinman.

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Alexa Dispenses Medical Advice20190712Are privacy fears over Alexa's new ability to offer medical advice from the UK's National Health Service justified? Plus, how super-car maker Aston Martin thinks it can persuade its customers to swap the roar of a V12 engine for the near-silence of electric propulsion. And we hear about the disturbing rise of "stalkerware" apps. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Charlotte Jee from the MIT Tech Review.

(Image: An Amazon Echo smart speaker on a coffee table alongside an ear thermometer and some pills, Credit: Andrew Matthews/ PA Wire).

Are fears over Amazon's tie-up with the UK's National Health Service justified?

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Are privacy fears over Alexa's new ability to offer medical advice from the UK's National Health Service justified? Plus, how super-car maker Aston Martin thinks it can persuade its customers to swap the roar of a V12 engine for the near-silence of electric propulsion. And we hear about the disturbing rise of "stalkerware" apps. Presented by Rory Cellan-jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Charlotte Jee from the MIT Tech Review.

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

All Systems Go!20160129A landmark moment in Artificial Intelligence as a computer beats a champion Go player

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Amazon Gives Parler The Boot20210115The social platform favoured by Donald Trump supporters loses its online home after Amazon Web Services withdraws its cloud hosting. Plus, how the pandemic has fired the imagination of gadget-makers exhibiting at CES. And why the tech behind apps to help women track their menstrual cycles is leaving many users disappointed. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech team Chris Fox, Leo Kelion, and Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Composite image of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the Parler logo. Credit: BBC).

The social platform favoured by Donald Trump supporters loses its online home.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Amazon Reveals Alexa Glasses20190927The tech giant takes its Alexa smart assistant out of the home. Plus, are neural interfaces the next big thing in how we control computers? And, the Facebook-backed Libra digital currency has met with opposition from governments. Can the project get back on track? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest, Caroline Carruthers, business author and data consultant.

(Image: Eyeglass frames with voice-activated digital assistant Alexa at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, Credit: Glenn Chapman/ AFP/ Getty Images).

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Amazon's Bid For Ai Lead20170929Amazon unveils more home devices using its Alexa AI assistant. But are they overkill?

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An Ai-first World Is Coming20161007Why Google thinks AI assistants are as important a development as the birth of the web.

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Apple Boss Backs Privacy Law20181026Tim Cook says people's personal data is being "weaponised" against them for commercial gain and calls for tougher data protection in the United States. Plus, Uber announces a plan it says will help its drivers in London to buy electric cars. And how Facebook and WhatsApp are being misused by political campaigns in Brazil's presidential election. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman and special guest Timandra Harkness, technology author and broadcaster.

(Image: Tim Cook speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels, Credit: REUTERS/ Yves Herman).

Tim Cook says people's personal data is being "weaponised" against them.

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Apple Ditches Intel Chips2020062620200628 (WS)The tech giant tells developers future Macs will use Apple-designed chips.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The tech giant tells developers future Macs will use Apple-designed chips as found in the iPad and iPhone. Plus, as shops reopen after lockdowns, how can tech make physical shopping safer and more pleasant? And CEO of Slack, Stewart Butterfield, talks to us about communication between businesses, and how President Trump’s ban on work visas will hurt Silicon Valley. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC North America tech reporter James Clayton. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Apple CEO Tim Cook gives the keynote address at the 2020 Worldwide Developers’ Conference WWDC, Credit: EPA/ BROOKS KRAFT/ APPLE).

Apple Fights Order To Unlock The Iphone20160219Apple resists an order to unlock an iPhone that belonged to a dead terrorist

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Apple Struggles In China20190104Apple CEO Tim Cook blames China for the tech giant's first revenue warning since the iPhone launched. How much trouble is Apple really in? The BBC's Dave Lee in San Francisco and special guest Shona Ghosh, senior tech reporter at Business Insider, discuss. And do companies like Google and Apple really want to help us spend less time on our phones? Zoe Kleinman investigates. Plus what to expect from next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

(Photo: Apple showroom in Shanghai, Credit: Getty Images)

Apple CEO Tim Cook warns about a downturn in China. How much trouble is it really in?

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Apple To Investigate Repressive Saudi App20190215The Absher government app lets men in Saudi Arabia block their female relatives from travelling abroad. Human rights activists want Apple and Google to remove it from their app stores. Plus, are electric vehicles reaching a tipping point to become an affordable and attractive choice for most motorists? And, is surveillance now the dominant form of economic activity as companies try to exploit the value in knowing more about us? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Stephanie Hare, technology researcher.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman in Saudi Arabia opening a car door, Credit: Omer Wael/ iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

The Absher government app lets men block their female relatives from travelling abroad.

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Apple: Design At Any Cost?20190607What does a $999 monitor stand say about Apple's direction? Plus, Amazon's Alexa smart assistant gets the ability to have longer conversations with you. And more details on Google's Stadia cloud gaming platform. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Ingrid Lunden from the TechCrunch news site.

(Image: Apple boss Tim Cook and chief designer Jony Ive show off the new Mac Pro at Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2019, Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images).

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Apple's Give And Take20160909Apple gambles on its new iPhone 7 with no traditional headphone socket.

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Apple's Root Problem20171201How a security bug let anyone take control of Mac computers without entering a password.

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Apps Helping To Track Coronavirus20200313How governments are using apps and citizens' phone data to try to contain the pandemic. Plus, the robots helping to disinfect hospital wards using ultraviolet light. And Steven Levy, author of the new book "Facebook - the inside story" talks to us about Mark Zuckerberg's management of the social network. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Ingrid Lunden from TechCrunch. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A man wearing a facemask to protect against the COVID-19 coronavirus browses his smartphone on a Beijing street as he rides a shared bicycle. Credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI/ AFP via Getty Images).

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Are You Being Watched?20190816How privately-operated facial recognition in public places threatens privacy, according to campaigners. Plus, why is the shared-office firm WeWork valued at $47bn when it lost $1.6bn last year and has no idea when or whether it will ever deliver a profit. And how the kids' comic The Beano developed its digital strategy. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and Madhumita Murgia, European technology correspondent at the Financial Times.

(Image: Stock image of a security camera against a skyscraper background, Credit: Getty Images Plus).

How private facial recognition in public areas threatens privacy, campaigners say.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Australia Hands Huawei 5g Ban20180824The Chinese telecoms giant says the Australian government has banned it and fellow communications firm ZTE from providing 5G technology for the country's wireless networks, reportedly over national security concerns. Plus, after the Facebook/ Cambridge Analytica data scandal, are people more likely to resist Silicon Valley firms entering the health, education, and civic sectors? We talk to Lucie Greene, author of a new book "Silicon States" that examines the question. And is the problem of fake news and online lies about to get much worse? Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Charlotte Jee, editor of Techworld.

(Image: A Huawei store in Shanghai, China, Credit: Vincent Isore/ IP3/ Getty Images).

Chinese firm says Australian government has banned it from providing 5G wireless tech.

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Automation Rapidly Changing Work20170421How artificial intelligence is changing jobs even faster than experts predicted.

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Battle Over Copyright Uploads20180706Members of the European Parliament reject - for now - planned laws forcing platforms to block unlicensed music and other content uploaded by users. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tells us why he thinks the proposals are bad for internet creativity. Taiwanese tech giant HTC lays off a fifth of staff - is the shine coming off Taiwan as a technology centre? And is there a revolt stirring in Silicon Valley over the kinds of work that tech staff are being asked to do by their bosses? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online technology correspondent Mark Ward, and independent tech researcher Stephanie Hare.

(Image: Stock photo of a man recording a vlog in a city centre, Credit: Getty Images).

Europe rejects plans forcing platforms to block unlicensed content uploaded by users.

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Berlin's Tech Bounceback20200911Rory Cellan-Jones visits the German capital Berlin to see how the tech sector is faring post-lockdown. Plus how TikTok has been struggling to remove a disturbing suicide video. And we discover the games tech being used to create virtual art galleries. With BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: An employee wearing a face mask sets up smartphones at the IFA tech fair in Berlin, Sept 2020. Credit: Michele Tantussi/ Reuters).

Rory Cellan-Jones visits Berlin to see how the tech sector is faring post-lockdown.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Beyond The Connected Kettle20160311Will the Internet Of Things (IOT) make its biggest mark in industry ahead of the home?

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Biden's Plan For Big Tech20210122Will the new US President bring a new era in relations with the tech giants? Plus, as schools remain closed in many places, how online learning is helping educate children. And why a global semiconductor shortage is hitting carmakers. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with senior BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: President Joe Biden against a pink/ yellow gradient background, Credit: Getty Images).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Big Advertisers Boycott Facebook2020070320200705 (WS)Marketers express unease about Facebook’s handling of hate speech. Plus, how Singapore is introducing wearable dongles to help log and trace people who might have Covid-19. And the simulation company aiming to help redesign cities fit for a post-pandemic world. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A smartphone showing the website of the “StopHateForProfit” campaign, Credit: EPA/ SASCHA STEINBACH).

Marketers express unease about Facebook's handling of hate speech.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

(Image: A smartphone showing the website of the “StopHateForProfit” campaign, Credit: EPA/ SASCHA STEINBACH).

Big Tech Facing A Break-up?2020073120200802 (WS)The leaders of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon are grilled by US lawmakers over abuse of market power. Is more regulation or a break-up of their firms on the cards? Plus, Garmin is the latest high-profile victim of a cyberattack. And we meet the woman responsible for Google’s undersea cables. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC North America tech reporter James Clayton. Produced by Jat Gill.

The biggest tech firms are grilled by US lawmakers over abuse of market power.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The leaders of Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon are grilled by US lawmakers over abuse of market power. Is more regulation or a break-up of their firms on the cards? Plus, Garmin is the latest high-profile victim of a cyberattack. And we meet the woman responsible for Google’s undersea cables. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC North America tech reporter James Clayton. Produced by Jat Gill.

Bitcoin's Energy Cost20210212The buzz around the cryptocurrency grows after Elon Musk’s Tesla reveals it has bought $1.5bn worth of Bitcoin. But what’s its impact on global energy use? Plus how people in China have been using the Clubhouse audio social app to discuss usually banned topics. And new figures on the performance of the Covid-19 contact tracing app used in England and Wales. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC senior tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Representation of a Bitcoin plugged into a power outlet. Credit: Getty Images).

The buzz around the cryptocurrency grows, but what's its impact on global energy use?

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Bye Bye App - Hello Bot20160415Why Facebook thinks "bots" are the hot new way for companies to talk to their customers.

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Can Ireland Reshape Big Tech?20191108How Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner could change the way big tech firms operate. Plus why Dublin is a favoured place for startups. And economists and comedians gather in the city of Kilkenny for the tenth annual Kilkenomics festival where cryptocurrency is one of the topics on the agenda. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield and special guests Peter Antonioni from UCL and the journalist Jamie Bartlett, presenter of the hit podcast “The Missing Cryptoqueen”.

(Image: Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon outside her office in Dublin, Credit: Rory Cellan-Jones/ BBC).

How Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner could change the way big tech firms operate.

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Can Machines Beat The Pollsters?20170505How companies are using machine learning to gauge public opinion

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Celebrating Games20190719How Dundee in Scotland gave birth to Grand Theft Auto and has remained a hub of games design ever since. We visit the V&A design museum’s exhibition on gaming, plus we get one young developer’s tips on getting into the games business. And we track down one of the original team that worked on GTA. Presented by Rory Cellan-jones.

Why Dundee in Scotland is a hub of videogaming creativity.

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How Dundee in Scotland gave birth to Grand Theft Auto and has remained a hub of games design ever since. We visit the V&A design museum’s exhibition on gaming, plus we get one young developer’s tips on getting into the games business. And we track down one of the original team that worked on GTA. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

Ces 2017: Las Vegas Special20170106Rory Cellan-Jones and the team visit the gigantic CES technology fair in Las Vegas.

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Ces 201820180112Rory Cellan-Jones and the Tech Tent team visit CES, the electronics industry's giant annual event in Las Vegas where manufacturers unveil the gadgets that will soon be in the shops. We meet a scarily realistic humanoid robot and check out a new Chinese-backed electric car. Plus we chat to China's search giant Baidu about facial recognition. With BBC tech reporters Chris Foxx, Zoe Kleinman, and Dave Lee, and special guest Ben Wood from CCS Insight.

(Image: A concept autonomous vehicle cabin is displayed at the Panasonic booth during CES 2018, Credit: David Becker/ Getty Images).

Rory Cellan-Jones visits CES, the electronics industry's giant annual event in Las Vegas.

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Ces 201920190111Cuddly robots and driverless cars at the world's biggest tech show in Las Vegas. Rory Cellan-Jones takes a look at some of the unusual exhibits at this year's show, with the help of the BBC's Dave Lee, Chris Fox and Cody Godwin, plus special guest Carolina Milanesi, consumer tech analyst at Creative Strategies. We also take a ride in a driverless car with the boss of Yandex, Russia's rival to Google, and visit a Las Vegas party to find out if the cryptocurrency boom is over.

(Photo: A Lovot robot created by Japanese company Groove X, Credit: Getty Images)

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Ces 202020200110Zoe Kleinman, Chris Fox, and Cody Godwin report from the giant annual CES event in Las Vegas on the latest tech that you might soon be buying. Zoe takes a ride in a Russian driverless car, and tastes a plant-based alternative to pork meat. Chris meets Samsung's new robot for the home, and Cody tries out a circular mobile phone. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Char Siu Buns made from meat-alternative Impossible Pork are sampled during a press event for CES 2020, Credit: David Becker/ Getty Images).

We check out the latest tech that you might soon be buying at the CES event in Las Vegas.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Cheltenham Science Festival 201820180608What can chess tell us about artificial intelligence? Rory Cellan-Jones presents the show live from the UK's Cheltenham Science Festival, where he speaks to chess masters Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan. Matt Jones, professor of computer science at Swansea University, talks smartphone addiction and theoretical physicist Clifford Johnson explains the science behind Marvel comic book movies. Our special guest is Dr Jessica Barker, guest curator of the festival and cyber security expert.

(Photo: Artificial intelligence playing chess, Credit: Getty Images)

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Cheltenham Science Festival Special20160610Robots; virtual reality; info security

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China Pushes Facial Recognition20191206Mobile phone buyers in China are made to provide facial recognition data when they get a new plan. But are Chinese citizens comfortable with the rapid rollout of such tech? Plus, how advances in machine learning could help patients with Parkinson's Disease manage their symptoms better. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Stephanie Hare, technology researcher.

(Image: Customers buy food via facial recognition system In Hangzhou, China, Credit: Getty Images).

Mobile phone buyers made to provide facial recognition data when they get a new plan.

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China's Tencent Overtakes Facebook20171124The owner of the WeChat social network has global reach with stakes in Lyft and Tesla.

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Computer Meltdown Hits Delta Flights20160812How Delta Airlines flyers were stranded this week by a power cut.

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Conspiracy Theories Rage Online Over Coronavirus20200228Is social media likely to help or hinder efforts to contain the outbreak? We hear about the lessons from past epidemics. Plus, is the tech business reaching "peak capitalism" and is there a future for it based on values other than making money? And why people keep choosing bad passwords. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A visitor tries to sanitise hands before being allowed into a state hospital at Yaba in Lagos, Nigeria, February 2020. Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/ AFP via Getty Images).

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Coronavirus Stops Mwc Tech Show20200214The mobile industry’s biggest annual event is called off over fears of attendees spreading the infection. But Samsung, which held its own launch event this week, revealed a new attempt at a phone with a folding screen. Plus, we visit Startup Grind Global to discover the latest ideas looking for Silicon Valley investors’ money. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Rachael Myrow, senior tech editor at Californian broadcaster KQED. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: An Asian worker wearing a face-mask stands outside the venue for Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona after the fair was cancelled, Credit: David Zorrakino/ Europa Press via Getty Images)

The mobile industry's biggest event is called off over fears of spreading the infection.

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Coronavirus: Can The Internet Cope?20200320What impact will the coronavirus pandemic have on the infrastructure of the internet? Zoe Kleinman speaks to David Belson from the Internet Society, and to Lisa Forte from Red Goat Cyber Security about the security implications for companies of having so many remote workers. Dhanaraj Thakur from the Web Foundation explains how the current health crisis exposes the billions of people who still live without internet access, while the BBC’s Kinjal Pandya Wagh in Delhi tells us how mobile phones are being used to spread information about the virus in India. The BBC’s Chris Fox rounds up the latest tech news.

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Crowdfunding, Farming Tech, And Doom20160122Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.

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Crypto-currencies Facing Clampdown20180202As the US financial regulator the SEC blocks an Initial Coin Offering over alleged fraudulent activity, and Facebook says it will stop adverts for crypto-currencies, does this week mark a reality check for Bitcoin and other alternative currencies? Becky Pinkard from security firm Digital Shadows tells us how cybercrooks are jumping on the crypto-currency bandwagon. Plus, Matthew Prince, the boss of internet hosting platform Cloudflare, tells us why he thinks governments have a right to control what internet users see in their own countries. And our special guest Rosie Spinks from Quartz talks to us about revelations that the fitness app Strava can reveal information about the location of sensitive military sites and their occupants.

Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech correspondent Mark Ward. (Image: A woman uses an ATM for Bitcoin in Hong Kong, Credit: ANTHONY WALLACE/ AFP/ Getty Images).

Facebook blocks crypto-currency adverts and US regulator halts an Initial Coin Offering.

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Cryptokitties Slow Down Blockchain20171208Digital kittens bring a friendly face to blockchain technology but reveal problems.

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Dark Side Of The Net20160603Are the internet's trolls beyond taming? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

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Deepfake Or Art: Who Decides?20190614Rory Cellan-Jones talks to the artist who has created a "deepfake" Mark Zuckerberg to put Facebook on the spot over privacy. Also in the programme, Rory gets behind the hype over artificial intelligence and talks with the head of Moonshots at Google X, Astro Teller, about whether AI is finally becoming mainstream. And in a busy week for London's tech scene, Rory visits the Founders Forum to hear from the Europeans who want to impose tighter controls on the giant American technology companies. Special guest throughout the programme is Tabitha Goldstaub who runs the CogX festival of Artificial Intelligence.

(Image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference on April 30, 2019. Credit: AMY OSBORNE/AFP/Getty Images)

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world

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Deepmind's Alphago Learns Without Humans20171020Software that beat the human Go world champion can now teach itself to play.

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Designing The Future20180511Google reveals it's working on a convincingly human-sounding assistant that can perform phone tasks for you, for example booking a restaurant table or hair appointment. We broadcast live from London's V&A Museum for the opening of a new exhibition "The Future Starts Here" on how intelligent tech is being designed into the world around us. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with Chris Foxx, BBC Online tech reporter, and Rory Hyde, co-curator at the V&A.

(Image: A gallery assistant sits in the VW Sedric driverless concept car on display at the V&A, Credit: Leon Neal/ Getty Images).

Live from "The Future Starts Here", the V&A Museum's major new exhibition in London.

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Developers Take On Apple Over App Store Rules20200619Apple comes under fire for what some see as anti-competitive practices

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As Apple prepares for its annual developers conference (WWDC 2020), it comes under fire for what many see as anti-competitive practices. Developer David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp tells us why he’s angry about Apple's rates. We get the latest in contact tracing apps from Professor Stephen Farrell of Trinity College, Dublin, who has been researching the effectiveness of Bluetooth and German journalist Anna Noryskiewicz talks about the launch of a tracing app in Germany. And we go to India to hear about the digital divide being experienced by school children with Nishant Baghel of the Pratham Education Foundation in Mumbai.

Presented by Rory Cellan Jones with help from BBC Technology Reporter Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Clare Williamson.

(Image: Apple's app store, screen shot. Credit:BBC)

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Did Donald's Data Trump Hillary?20161111How data science helped Donald Trump's campaign target voters who mattered the most.

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Dinky Drones To Take Everywhere20160930Two new compact drones aim to expand the gadgets' appeal. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

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Disability Works Special20170224How technology is helping people with disabilities. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

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Diversity Row Hits Google20170811Google fires author of memo suggesting women are biologically less-suited to some jobs.

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Dramatic Week For Samsung20170825Samsung launches a flagship phone and sees its vice chairman Jay Y. Lee jailed.

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Driverless Cars In Court20180209Are driverless cars the next battleground for tech giants? Jane Wakefield gets the latest on a court case involving Uber from the BBC's Dave Lee in San Francisco. Also on the show, we hear from Dr Rangan Chatterjee, a general practitioner who's concerned that too much social media is harming the mental health of teenagers, and from Priya Lakhani, founder of a tech firm bringing artificial intelligence into the classroom. Plus a biohacker with microchips and magnets under her skin. Our special guest this week is Thomas Tamblyn, technology editor at the Huffington Post UK.

(Photo: Uber testing driverless cars, Credit: Getty Images)

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Driverless Cars On Collision Course?20160304Will a collision between an autonomous car and a bus dent enthusiasm for driverless tech?

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Driving Technology20160115Rory Cellan-Jones meets Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla electric cars.

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Election Stakes For Us Tech20201023What changes will a new Presidential term bring for the tech we use? Plus, how TikTok may be influential in the vote, despite paid political ads being banned. And what the social platforms are doing to try to stem disinformation ahead of polling day. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC reporters James Clayton, Sophia Smith Galer, and Marianna Spring. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Combination of images showing Donald Trump and Joe Biden at the first Presidential debate, Credit: Jim Watson/ Saul Loeb/ AFP/ Getty Images).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Electric Cars In The Fast Lane20201120The UK government says new petrol and diesel-powered cars will be banned by 2030. Will developments in battery tech deliver electric vehicles for the mass-market? Plus how Kenya is looking to wind energy to bring cleaner power to off-grid communities. And has the pandemic permanently changed how we look at screen-time? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Electric Mini Cooper charging on a central London street, Credit: BBC).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Elon Musk Faces Fraud Charge20180928US financial regulator the SEC accuses the Tesla boss of misleading investors over a Tweet in which he said he had secured funds to buy out the company. Plus, are company founders naive in how much control they can retain when they sell their companies? And we try out Gweek, a new app that claims to increase people's confidence when speaking. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Parmy Olson from Forbes.com.

(Image: Tesla CEO Elon Musk steps out of a Model X SUV during a launch event, Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images).

US financial regulator the SEC accuses the Tesla boss of misleading investors.

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Equal Net Fight Continues20180309The "father of the Web" Sir Tim Berners-Lee says people should protest on the streets for the principle of net neutrality, in which all internet traffic is treated equally. Plus, after another embarrassing incident in which YouTube placed adverts next to controversial videos, are advertisers closer to losing patience with Google? We ask Johnny Hornby, founding partner of The&Partnership agency. And, we ask the businessman and investor Sunil Wadhwani why he wants to use artificial intelligence to tackle India's social problems. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Kayleigh Bateman, head of digital content at the WeAreTheCity website.

(Image: Protesters at a net neutrality rally in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2017, Credit: RYAN MCBRIDE/ AFP/ Getty Images).

The "father of the Web" Sir Tim Berners-Lee says the fight for net neutrality isn't over.

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Estonia Tech Special20160513How Estonia wants to attract 'e-Residents' from the rest of the world.

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Eu Accuses Google Of Android "abuse"20160422Why European antitrust regulators say Google is abusing its dominance of Android.

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Exporting Silicon Valley20160429Silicon Valley's tech giants; start-ups in Ghana; the gig economy.

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Extremism Challenge For Youtube20190503The streaming service has vast power but will it contain the problem of extremist videos? We ask Chris Stokel-Walker, author of the new book YouTubers. Plus, Facebook outlines a business shift towards privacy and communication within smaller groups. But pressure is growing on founder Mark Zuckerberg to relinquish some of his power. And we discover how techniques from astronomy could help improve life in cities. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Rhiannon Williams from the i Newspaper.

(Image: Stock photo of a teenager looking disturbed at something on his phone, Credit: Getty Images).

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Facebook Accused Of Dirty Tactics20181116The social giant used a PR company to discredit its critics and downplay its problems. Plus, a controversial app for hospital doctors created by artificial intelligence firm DeepMind will be taken over by Google, leading critics to say the company has broken its promises over health data. And, as part of the BBC's "Beyond Fake News" week, we visit a school to hear how children may be more savvy than their parents in spotting online falsehoods. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Madhumita Murgia from the Financial Times.

(Image: A protest against Facebook's handling of "fake news" featuring cardboard cutouts of CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the lawn of the US Capitol building, Credit:Tom Williams/ CQ Roll Call/ Getty Images).

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Facebook And Twitter Block Trump20210108Social giants act after the President praises supporters who broke into the US Congress building. Plus, how Singapore’s Covid-19 contact tracing data may be accessed by police despite earlier assurances it would only be used to control the pandemic. And we look ahead to next week’s CES, the biggest annual tech event. Can it deliver in a virtual format? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC senior tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Donald Trump rallies supporters to march on the US Capitol to protest against the certification of the election result. Credit: Getty Images).

Social giants act after the President praises supporters who broke into the US Congress.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Facebook Battles Harmful Posts20191115New figures suggest the tech giant is removing a growing amount of banned content. Is Facebook getting better at finding it or is it losing control of the problem? Plus, we chat to Eben Upton, creator of the Raspberry Pi, who has been given a Lovie lifetime achievement award for the affordable computer's success. And Damian Bradfield, author of "The Trust Manifesto", tells us why he thinks trust between tech firms and their users has broken down. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman and special guest Jeni Tennison from the Open Data Institute.

(Image: Stock photo of a teenager looking disturbed at something on her smartphone, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

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Facebook Blocks Australia's News20210219The social giant takes down news content ahead of a new law that would force it to pay media publishers. Plus, are digital vaccine certificates or passports essential for a return to normal life or a bad idea that could entrench inequality? And yet more evidence that the global auto industry is racing to electric vehicles. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter David Molloy. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Credit: Getty Images).

The social giant pulls news content ahead of a new law that would force it to pay media.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Facebook Defies Bad Publicity20190201The social media giant reveals increasing users and profits despite successive privacy scandals. But could government regulation be a cloud on Facebook's horizon? Plus, is leading Chinese telecoms firm Huawei facing being locked out of building many of the world's new 5G phone and data networks because of pressure from the US? And how the crowdfunding site GoFundMe is being used to raise money for many of life's basic needs. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Aliya Ram, technology correspondent at the Financial Times.

(Image: Stock photo of Facebook "likes" bursting from a smartphone, Credit: Getty Images).

The social media giant reveals increasing users and profits despite privacy scandals

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Facebook Drone Takes Flight20160722Inside the plant where Facebook's internet drone is being built. With Rory Cellan-Jones.

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Facebook Fined Over Data Scandal20180713The UK privacy watchdog levies the largest fine it can for the Cambridge Analytica affair. Frederike Kaltheuner from Privacy International tells us why she thinks the data misuse scandal is the tip of an iceberg. Plus, researchers at UCL warn of the potential for smart home devices to be used in domestic abuse. Dr Leonie Tanczer tells us why she's worried. And Rahul Tandon reports from Kolkata on the rush in India to use technology to track schoolchildren for safety reasons. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Annabelle Dickson, political correspondent for Politico Europe.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman in a kitchen interacting with a smart home speaker, Credit: Getty Images).

UK privacy watchdog levies the largest fine possible for Cambridge Analytica affair.

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Facebook News Gets Bigger2020082820200830 (WS)Should publishers welcome or fear the tech giant’s plan to expand its news feature. Plus how some women have received unwelcome advances in a game of Scrabble. And why Britain’s Second World War codebreaking centre Bletchley Park, one of the most important sites in computing history and now a museum, faces a funding crisis. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a man riding on public transport holding up and looking closely at his smartphone, Credit: Nico De Pasquale Photography/ Getty Images).

Should publishers welcome or fear the tech giant's plan to expand its news feature?

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

(Image: Stock photo of a man riding on public transport holding up and looking closely at his smartphone, Credit: Nico De Pasquale Photography/ Getty Images).

Facebook Removes Far-right Group20180316Their videos were shared by Donald Trump, but now Facebook bans the group Britain First. Plus, Google says it will no longer carry ads promoting cryptocurrencies. How much of a blow is it to a buzzing sector? We ask Zeeshan Feroz, UK chief executive of the Coinbase exchange. And our special guest Tugce Bulut, founder of Streetbees, tells us why her company pays people in developing countries to show it how they go about their daily lives.

(Photo: Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen (L) and leader Paul Golding (R) pictured in January 2018, Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

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Facebook Revamps Privacy Settings20180330The social media giant continues to face pressure over data gathering and sharing. We take you behind the scenes with a marketer to show you how advertisers learn about and target you on Facebook. Plus, autonomous driving moves forward as Waymo ties-up with car-maker Jaguar. But will on-demand cars help or worsen urban congestion? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech desk editor Leo Kelion, and special guests Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing, and Jeni Tennison from the Open Data Institute.

(Image: The Facebook app uninstall / open page on a smartphone, Credit: ARUN SANKAR/ AFP/ Getty Images).

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Facebook Scares Publishers20171027An experiment making it harder for people to see news alarms smaller media companies.

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Facebook Seeks Lonely Hearts20180504The social network announces an online dating feature despite being embroiled in a data privacy scandal. Will users trust it with their most personal information? Plus, could the pioneering female code-breakers of World War 2 inspire a new generation of women and girls into cyber-security work? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online technology correspondent Mark Ward, and special guest Stephanie Hare, technology researcher and broadcaster.

(Image: Stock photograph of a couple on a holiday or date in Paris, Credit: Getty Images).

Data scandal-hit social network announces online dating feature.

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Facebook Tightens Political Ads20170922Facebook to give the US Congress details of political ads placed by Russians.

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Facebook To Focus On Privacy20190308Boss Mark Zuckerberg vows to transform the platform to make it more private for users. Plus we try to fool a facial recognition system and ask whether the tech is being introduced too quickly. And do you have good manners online?

Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Victoria Turk, senior editor at Wired and author of "Digital Etiquette".

(Photo: Mark Zuckerberg speaking in front of a padlock logo, Credit: Josh Edelson/ AFP/ Getty Images)

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Facebook's Data Scandal Deepens20180406Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg tells reporters even more people had their data passed to political consultancy Cambridge Analytica than previously thought, and almost all Facebook users could have had data from their public profile "scraped" by "malicious actors". Plus, Microsoft claims a breakthrough on the road to quantum computing. And a new OECD report forecasts that fewer people's jobs are likely to be destroyed by artificial intelligence and robots than was suggested by a much-cited 2013 Oxford University study. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Rowland Manthorpe, senior editor at Wired UK.

(Image: Mark Zuckerberg giving the keynote speech at Facebook's F8 developer conference in 2017, Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images).

Mark Zuckerberg reveals almost all users could have had details "scraped" by others.

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Facebook's Five Billion Dollar Bill20190726The social network reaches a record settlement with regulators over users' data privacy. Will it change how Facebook operates? Plus, is opposition to using facial recognition technology in public places growing? And, we get a rare glimpse into the online activities of Russia's intelligence agencies. Presented by Chris Fox, with BBC North America tech reporter Dave Lee, and special guest technology researcher Stephanie Hare.

(Image: Person trying the Facebook Portal device during the F8 2019 developers conference, Credit:Justin Sullivan /Getty Images).

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Facebook's Plan To Foil Fake News20161216Will the social network's plan to tackle the spread of online lies work?

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Facebook's Portal Into Your Home20181012Will people trust Facebook's video-chat device given the company's privacy and data security troubles? Despite glowing reviews, Google's high-end Pixel phones have failed to make a mark in the past - will it be third time lucky for the new handsets? Plus, how China's Tencent is backing research into Parkinson's Disease. And we visit the Ada Lovelace Day event in London celebrating women's contributions to science and tech. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech editor Leo Kelion, and special guest Shona Ghosh, senior tech reporter at Business Insider.

Will people trust Facebook's video-chat device given the company's privacy woes?

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Facebook's Remote Working Shift2020052220200524 (WS)Will the tech giant's new policy change how people at other firms work?

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

What happens in Silicon Valley often sets a trend for the wider world. So will the tech giant’s new policy change how people at other firms work? Plus, millions of people have found extra time on their hands during lockdown. What have they been doing online during that period? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman wearing a headset working from home. Credit: Getty Images).

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Facial Recognition Pulled From Police2020061220200614 (WS)IBM, Amazon and Microsoft stop providing police forces with facial recognition tools.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

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IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft stop providing controversial facial recognition tools for law enforcement. Do they need to go further and bin the technology for other customers? Plus, how young activists are using the latest online techniques to amplify the Black Lives Matter message. And, what’s the oldest gadget you have lying around your house, and do you still use it? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo representing a facial recognition algorithm scanning an African man’s face. The tech is known to be less accurate when used to scan faces with darker skin, leading to the possibility of discrimination. Credit: Getty Images).

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Fake News And Flying Cars20170428How Wikipedia's creator thinks he can tackle fake news online.

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Fake News And Online Hate20161118Fake news and hate speech cause soul-searching for Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

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Fake Videos Threaten Trust20180420New AI tools let you make public figures appear to say things they've never said. Will remaining trust in online content disappear? Plus, is there a case for sharing more data about ourselves with smart devices? We hear from Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Labs. And, Karishma Vaswani reports on how India's clampdown on large banknotes has helped digital payments. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and Akshat Rathi, from the Quartz website.

(Image: Abstract representation of a video streaming site with pictures emerging from a laptop screen, Credit: Getty Images).

New AI tools let you put words into the mouths of public figures.

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Fighting Covid-19 With Data2020051520200517 (WS)Is South Korea's success so far in fighting the coronavirus down to data and tech?

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Is South Korea’s success so far in fighting the coronavirus down to data and tracing technology? Or is tech only part of the picture, and should other countries seek to replicated their approach? Plus, the artificial intelligence tool that aims to make synthesized voices sound emotional. And do people still believe in the promise of technology to make life better? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A man and woman wearing face masks talk outside a bookstore in Seoul, South Korea, Credit: Getty Images).

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Fighting Over Eyeballs20180622A special look at online video as Instagram launches IGTV, a feature encouraging its users to upload and view longer footage from their phones. Plus we talk to Emmett Shear, co-founder of the games streaming site Twitch on its enduring appeal and how it can broaden its appeal to non-gamers. And, James Milne from advertising platform Outbrain tells us why he thinks video ads that you opt-in to see are more likely to be effective for brands. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with special guest Rachael Krishna from Buzzfeed News, and BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield.

(Image: Stock photo of friends looking amazed at a smartphone, Credit: Getty Images).

Instagram launches a long video feature and online ads may ask you to opt-in to see them.

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Flyers Grounded By Tech Glitch20170602Why did British Airways passengers suffer days of disruption over a computer fault?

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Focus On Fintech20170414Can London maintain a leading position in the buzzing financial tech sector?

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Ford Mustang Goes Electric20191122Does an electric model of the iconic muscle-car signal the future for the motor industry? Plus, the founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales tells us why he thinks his new social network can lure people away from Facebook and Twitter. And the head of Google Cloud AI talks to us about solving the "black box" problem. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Kate Bevan, the editor of Which? Computing.

(Image: The unveiling of the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Credit: EPA/ RINGO CHIU).

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Fortnite Takes Over E320180615Dave Lee reports from the E3 games conference in Los Angeles, where Fortnite made the biggest splash. Rory Cellan-Jones watches a Tesla crash on purpose to test its autonomous features, and talks to Frank Chen, partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon valley venture capital firm, about the future for driverless cars. Rory also hears from the woman hoping to start an African version of Amazon, and one of the founders of OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone firm. He is joined in the studio by Ingrid Lunden, news editor and writer at Techcrunch.com.

(Photo: The Nintendo stand at the E3 event in Los Angeles, Credit: Getty Images)

The headlines from the major games event in Los Angeles.

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French Tech Looks To Robots20170519France's aim to lead in robotics and high-tech industry.

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

From Ces In Las Vegas20160108Smelling alarm clocks; high-tech cars; solar-powered Vegas

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Games Workers Demand Rights20181214A union for developers plans to fight an industry culture of low pay and job insecurity. Plus, Augmented Reality was supposed to be the future of gaming. Is it over-hyped, or yet to reach to reach its potential? And how Google's boss was grilled by members of the US Congress over claims of political bias. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jen Copestake, and special guest Keza MacDonald, games editor at the Guardian newspaper.

(Image: Stock image of young gamers or developers discussing what they can see on-screen, Credit: Getty Images).

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Gaming Goes Virtual At E320160617Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones

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Google 'acted Illegally' Over Android20180720The European Commission says the firm used the mobile operating system to illegally "cement its dominant position" in search and has imposed a $5bn fine. Plus, is Twitter being used by foreigners to interfere in African elections? We talk to Rob Watkinson from communications agency Portland, which has issued a report on the subject. And Professor Kate Crawford, co-founder of the AI Now Institute at NYU and a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York, outlines her worries about bias in automated systems making decisions about our lives. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Shona Ghosh, senior tech reporter at Business Insider.

(Image: A statue of the Android mascot in Montelimar, France, at a launch of the latest version of the OS, Credit: JEFF PACHOUD/ AFP/ Getty Images).

European competition regulators impose $5bn fine over anti-competitive actions.

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Google Gets Into Gaming20190322The search giant unveils a plan to stream games to tablets, TVs, and phones. Will it pull people away from games consoles? Plus, we try an automatic kiosk that claims to make it easy to recycle your old mobile. And how would you feel about hearing adverts on your voice-activated smart speaker? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Dave Lee, and special guest Ingrid Lunden from TechCrunch.

(Image: Screenshot from DOOM Eternal, one of the first games announced for Google's Stadia platform, Credit: Bethesda).

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Google Home Goes Mini20171006Google reveals new Pixel 2 phones and Home speakers, but the focus is on its software.

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Google Pixel 4 Boasts Radar20191018The latest handset from Google introduces a new way to control a phone without touching it. Is it actually useful, or an interesting gimmick? And the company's hardware chief Rick Osterloh tells us why he would warn a house-guest about the presence of smart devices. Plus, Nir Eyal, author of the new book "Indistractable" shares his strategies to help us all be less distracted by our gadgets. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Charlotte Gee from the MIT Technology Review.

(Image: The new Google Pixel 4 smartphone displayed during a Google launch event in New York City, Credit: REUTERS/ Eduardo Munoz).

The latest handset from Google introduces a new way to control a phone.

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Google Plans Ai For Your Home20160520How Google wants to put an artificially intelligent assistant in your home.

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Google's Blow To Huawei20190524The Chinese giant's mobile devices face uncertainty after Google says US trade restrictions mean it can no longer provide services, or the Android operating system. Plus, do digital assistants with female voices entrench gender bias? And, why tech that claims to be "accessible" to people with disabilities often fails to live up to its promise. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Emily Taylor, from the Chatham House think tank.

(Image: Launch of the latest smartphone from Honor - a sub-brand of Huawei - in London this week, Credit: TOLGA AKMEN /AFP/ Getty Images).

The Chinese giant's phones face uncertainty after Google stops providing apps and its OS.

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Governments Vs Silicon Valley20170804Should tech companies share more data with governments?

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Hackers Breach Us Government20201218Key government agencies are among thousands of organisations believed to have been hit using compromised network software from SolarWinds. Plus Facebook goes to war with Apple over its plans to restrict the targeting of iPhone users by advertisers. And the man whose school photograph became a viral meme without him knowing it. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

Key government agencies are among thousands of organisations believed to have been hit.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Key government agencies are among thousands of organisations believed to have been hit using compromised network software from SolarWinds. Plus Facebook goes to war with Apple over its plans to restrict the targeting of iPhone users by advertisers. And the man whose school photograph became a viral meme without him knowing it. Presented by Rory Cellan-jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Hand Over Your Virus Data20200327How much data are we all prepared to share in the battle to beat the coronavirus? Rory Cellan-Jones speaks to Milo Ho-Hsuan Hsieh, a Taiwanese journalist who saw his phone tracked by the government after he was asked to self-isolate following a trip abroad. Jeni Tennison of the Open Data Institute says there are ways of sharing personal data more transparently and fairly, even in the midst of a pandemic. Lexi Sydow from App Annie, which monitors what apps get downloaded and where, tells us what millions of us stuck at home are doing on our phones. And one of the world’s leading AI experts Professor Stuart Russell tells us why artificial intelligence my not be about to ride to the rescue. The BBC's Jane Wakefield runs down the latest technology news.

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Has Gig-working Had Its Day?20190913California gave birth to the "gig economy" - working for app-driven services such as ride-hailing and food-delivery. But now the state has drafted a law to make “gig workers” employees and give them more rights. Is it the end for this way of working? Plus, will Apple's iPhone maintain its loyal following without 5G? And we visit Europe's largest data centre to consider our thirst for cloud storage. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Dominic Sunnebo, Director of Consumer Insights at market research firm Kantar.

(Image: Ridesharing drivers protest for better rights outside the Uber HQ in San Francisco, California. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California drafts a law that would give "gig-economy" workers employment benefits.

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Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Has Open Computing Won?20160826The "free" operating system Linux is 25 years old. Will open software dominate computing?

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High-tech Expectations20180727Amazon posts a record quarterly profit while Facebook stock takes a plunge after it warned of slowing revenue gains. We take a health-check on both companies with our special guest Jason Karaian, global finance and economics editor at Quartz. Plus, how many Initial Coin Offering projects survive beyond their first few months? Professor Leonard Kostovetsky of Boston College tells us. And, do you spend too much time looking at your smartphone? We try out Apple's new idea to help users control their phone use. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx.

(Image: Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, pictured at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho, Credit: Drew Angerer/ Getty Images).

Amazon posts a record quarterly profit while Facebook stock plunges.

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How Misinformation Spreads20200925Rory Cellan-Jones examines how misinformation spreads across online platforms. Plus, why Tesla's Elon Musk is promising a $25,000 fully autonomous electric car. And former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, co-chair of Facebook's new oversight board, on how the body will handle controversies relating to the US election. With BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Anti coronavirus-lockdown protest in Trafalgar Square, London, August 2020. Credit: Richard Baker / In Pictures via Getty Images).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Huawei - Life After Google?20190920Chinese tech company Huawei has unveiled its latest innovative smartphone, but can it be a hit in the West when it has not got Google's popular apps on it? Also today, Rory Cellan-Jones explores the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare - there has been a lot of hype but is it finally helping to generate new treatments? And the president of Microsoft tells us why he is worried about facial recognition technology. Joining Rory on the show are BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest technology analyst and commentator Stephanie Hare.

(Photo: Enthusiasts and the media get their hands on Huawei's latest smartphone at its launch in Munich, Germany, 2019. Credit: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images)

Huawei unveils its new smartphone, without any apps from Google

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Hyperloop: Hype Or Not?20180126We visit Virgin Hyperloop One in Nevada, and speak to Anita Sengupta, head of systems engineering on the project, to find out whether the futuristic idea proposed by Elon Musk is closer to being a viable means of transport. Plus, renowned security researcher and Pluralsight author Troy Hunt talks to us about Meltdown and Spectre, the serious security flaws revealed in many of the chips running our computers and mobile devices. And our reporter Jane Wakefield tries out Lenovo and Google's latest attempt to bring virtual reality into the classroom.

Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Dr Colin Brown, Director at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

(Image: People photographing the inside of a Hyperloop One tube following a first test of a propulsion system. Credit: David Becker/ Getty Images).

Is Hyperloop closer to being a viable means of future transport?

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Ifa Berlin 201820180831Televisions take a leap forward with 8K resolution at IFA, Europe's biggest consumer tech show. Plus Rory Cellan-Jones meets a robot designed to help you sleep, and hears why founders are convinced Berlin is the best place in Europe to set up and grow their companies.

(Photo: Rory Cellan-Jones looks at a 8K resolution TV at IFA, Credit: BBC)

Rory Cellan-Jones explores Europe's biggest consumer tech show.

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India Halts Free Facebook Plan20160212The row over US firms' attitude to India after Facebook's free net access is blocked.

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Indian Call Centre Scam Shut Down20191025We follow Indian cyber police in the city of Kolkata as they raid a call centre suspected of scamming people in the US and UK. Plus, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg defends the Libra digital currency project. And how robots could help more patients in India's hospitals receive the surgery they need. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC reporter Szu Ping Chan, and special guest Izabella Kaminska from the Financial Times.

(Image: Stock photo of a man entering banking details into his computer, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

We follow Indian police as they raid a suspected scamming call centre.

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India's Rocketing Space Ambition20170217India launches a record-breaking 104 satellites in a single mission.

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Influencers Feel The Pinch2020042420200426 (WS)How social media influencers are earning less in lockdown and rethinking what they do.

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How social media influencers are earning less in lockdown and rethinking what they do. Plus, is it realistic to expect technology to provide an answer to ending social distancing measures? And we get some tips on producing music at home. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a young woman with pink dyed hair applying makeup towards the camera. Credit: Getty Images).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Intelligent Algorithms20180921IBM thinks it has an answer to worries about bias in artificial intelligence. David Kenny from the company explains how it works. Plus, is biometric tech such as facial recognition racing ahead of measures to protect people's rights? Technology researcher Stephanie Hare examines the issue. And engineer Lawrence Burns maps out the long road to autonomous driving in his new book "Autonomy". Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC technology reporter Chris Foxx.

(Image: 'Erica', the first driverless autonomous bus in Catalonia, unveiled in September 2018 in Sant Cugat del Valles, Credit: Josep Lago / AFP/ Getty Images).

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Iphone 12 Goes 5g20201016Apple pushes 5G as a key selling point of its new iPhone 12. But is it useful anywhere right now? We get the view from South Korea, where 5G has been available for 18 months, and from Ghana where the previous 4G network is just rolling out. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Illustration of the iPhone 12, Credit: Apple/ EPA).

Apple pushes 5G as a key selling point of its new iPhone 12. But is it useful right now?

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Is Ai Cause For Fear Or Hope?20161021Are researchers now taking the ethics of artificial intelligence seriously?

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Is Apple iOS 14.5 hurting advertisers?20210430

Apple’s long-awaited iPhone software update arrives with new features to block trackers. What effect is it having so far? Plus, how a machine learning startup aims to help doctors detect lung cancer earlier. And former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown warns of a global digital divide. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC senior tech reporter Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Jat Gill.

Apple\u2019s long-awaited iPhone software update arrives with new features to block trackers.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Is Fortnite Here To Stay?20180601The multiplayer shooting and building video game Fortnite has become the latest worldwide gaming sensation. What is its appeal and what does it reveal about trends in gaming? Plus, we've seen augmented reality video, now we find out about technologies to augment what you hear. And, are we ready to accept music made by artificial intelligence? We chat to musician Taryn Southern who uses AI in her compositions. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and Keza MacDonald, games editor at The Guardian.

(Image: Videogame Fortnite being played on a large screen, Credit: Chris Foxx/ BBC).

What the multiplayer hit game Fortnite tells us about trends in gaming.

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Is Screen-time Really So Bad For You?20190412A new study says time in front of computers and phones might not be as bad as many people think. Plus, more and more of us are asking smart assistants for information. But did you realise that sometimes, a person might get to listen to what you say? And author Leander Kahney assesses whether Tim Cook has been as innovative a boss of Apple as his predecessor Steve Jobs. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Charlotte Jee from the MIT Technology Review.

(Image: Young woman looking at her smartphone in bed, Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus).

A new study says time in front of computers and phones might not be as bad as many think.

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Is Silicon Valley Still Top For Tech?20200207Rory Cellan-Jones asks whether California is still the best home for tech startups. He speaks to a video games executive, a venture capitalist, a gig-economy driver, a social entrepreneur, and the Dean of Stanford University’s Medical School to get their view. And Rachael Myrow, senior tech editor from Californian radio station KQED gives her take on whether Silicon Valley is still on top. Produced by Jat Gill.

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Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Is The Desktop Pc Back?20161028How Microsoft is squaring up to Apple for a fight over desktop computers

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Jony Ive Quits Apple20190628The man behind the design of the iPhone and iMac, Sir Jony Ive, leaves Apple to set up his own business. We assess his impact on the design of tech products. Plus, we talk to telecoms equipment giant Nokia on why it thinks it can beat its Chinese rival Huawei in 5G. And we find out where robots are likely to have the most effect in the coming years. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing.

(Image: Sir Jony Ive (Left) with Apple CEO Tim Cook, inspecting new iPhones at a product launch, Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images).

The man behind the design of the iPhone and iMac, Sir Jony Ive, sets up on his own.

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Kaspersky Defends Antivirus Firm20170915All this bad news about us - it's not true," Eugene Kaspersky tells the BBC.

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Keeping Up With Innovation20161104Are ideas like Amazon delivery drones and Hyperloop's transport pods too wild?

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Lawmakers Blast Facebook20181130A Canadian MP accuses 'Frat-boy billionaires from California' of upending democracy. Plus, we hear the story of Sophie Roberts, an Amazon software developer who came out as transgender to her colleagues. And Emma Lawton from the charity Parkinson's UK tells us about a suite of apps aiming to help people with the disease manage their symptoms. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox and special guest Mark Scott, chief technology correspondent at the Politico website.

(Image: A protester wearing a model head of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, highlighting his absence from a hearing in London where international lawmakers met to investigate "fake news" online, Credit: Jack Taylor/ Getty Images).

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Legal Victory Over Facial Recognition2020081420200816 (WS)The use of facial recognition in public by a UK police force was unlawful, says the Court of Appeal. Plus how a new global policy network aims to help reign in the power of big technology firms. And China’s Xinhua dictionary gains a raft of tech terms. Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC reporter David Molloy. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a British police officer standing in front of a crowd. Credit: Getty Images).

Use of facial recognition by a UK police force was unlawful, says the Court of Appeal.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

(Image: Stock photo of a British police officer standing in front of a crowd. Credit: Getty Images).

Libra: Facebook's Digital Coin20190621How payments and money transfers could be a big part of the social giant's future. We ask whether Libra is really a cryptocurrency, plus we hear what an enthusiast of Bitcoin thinks of Facebook's plan. And we ask one of the leading money transfer firms whether Libra is a threat to its industry. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech correspondent Mark Ward, and special guest Izabella Kaminska from Financial Times Alphaville.

(Image: Physical representation of a digital coin in front of a Facebook logo, Credit: Chesnot/ Getty Images).

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Life After Covid20201204Will a digital means of showing you’ve been immunised be the passport to living normal everyday life? Plus, what does China’s new law banning the export of goods deemed important for national security mean for Western tech giants? And we attend Web Summit - virtually - to consider whether the future of giant conferences is online. Presented by Rory Cellan-jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A health worker processes a sample for a Covid test in New Delhi, India. Credit: EPA/ RAJAT GUPTA).

Will a digital means of showing you've been immunised be required for everyday life?

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Lyft Shares Start Trading20190329The taxi app's flotation indicates the state of the "gig-economy", and is the first of several hotly-anticipated Initial Public Offerings this year. Plus Apple reveals an extended range of subscription services. Does the move mark a fundamental shift for the tech giant? Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Annabelle Timsit from the Quartz website.

(Image: Lyft car with pink moustache mascot in San Francisco, Credit: Mike Coppola/ Getty Images).

The taxi app's flotation indicates the state of the "gig-economy".

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Making Vr More Real20181005Virtual Reality has been slow to take off. Could a startup from Finland change that? Rory Cellan-Jones tries out Varjo's human-eye resolution headset that promises a more realistic experience. Plus, Ken Banks from digital identity firm Yoti discusses how digital IDs could increase access to health and education in developing countries. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield.

(Image: Representation of a woman walking through a market in virtual reality, Credit: Getty Images).

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Microsoft Vows To Go 'carbon Negative'20200117The tech giant behind Windows and Office promises to remove all the carbon it has emitted since it was founded in 1975. Plus, is tracking for digital ads out of control? And we hear about a new BBC podcast in which teenagers interview technology pioneers. Presented by Jane Wakefield, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Catherine Stihler, chief executive of the non-profit Open Knowledge Foundation. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a plant stem growing out of a circuit board, Credit: Getty Images).

The tech giant promises to remove all the carbon it has emitted since it was founded.

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Millions Lose Mobile Data20181207A software glitch knocks out mobile data around the world for a day and reveals how vulnerable our lives are to mistakes or meddling in networks. Plus, DeepMind's AlphaZero system that can teach itself to play chess better than any grandmaster or chess program within hours features on the cover of the prestigious journal Science. And it is 50 years since the American engineer Doug Engelbart gave "The Mother of all Demos" in which he showcased the mouse, video conferencing, hypertext, and many other concepts that formed the basis of modern computing.

Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman sitting behind a laptop and frustrated at her smartphone, Credit: Getty Images).

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Minecraft Link Claimed To Biggest Cyberattack20170120Researcher alleges cybersecurity firm in Minecraft community created the Mirai botnet.

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Mobile World Congress 201620160226How phone-makers are looking to VR to boost their profits. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones

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Mobile World Congress 201720170303Rory Cellan-Jones visits the phone industry's main annual gathering in Barcelona

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Mobile World Congress 201820180302Nokia reissues the 90s classic 8110 "banana phone" - Florian Seiche, the chief executive of HMD Global, the company behind the brand, tells us why he hopes the device will encourage some people to use phone apps for the first time. We also speak to the designer of the original 8110, Andrea Finke-Anlauff, about mobile phone design today. Plus, the boss of Huawei's consumer business Richard Yu declares the Chinese company's ambitions to become the world's leading handset maker, ahead of Samsung and Apple. And tech analysts Ben Wood from CCS Insight and Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies give their take on the state of the mobile phone industry. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC technology reporter Chris Foxx.

(Image: People arriving at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2018, Credit: PAU BARRENA/ AFP/ Getty Images).

Nokia reissues another retro phone and Huawei declares it will be biggest handset maker.

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Mobile World Congress 201920190301Chinese telecoms giant Huawei shows its confidence despite US lobbying over security by unveiling an eye-poppingly expensive folding phone. Plus, 5G technology has long been talked about. Now the next generation of networks are about to roll out. What new features and services can we expect from them when they arrive? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and Shona Ghosh, senior technology reporter at Business Insider.

(Image: Silhouette of a visitor to MWC Barcelona checking his phone in front of a colourful light display, Credit:David Ramos/ Getty Images).

Huawei unveils its eye-poppingly expensive folding phone.

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Net Firms Face Fines20170630Have regulators found their teeth against the internet giants?

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Netflix And The Race For Eyeballs20190118Nearly 140 million people around the world are now signed up to Netflix and it's spending more money than ever on its own TV shows and films. But is the battle for consumers' eyeballs only just getting started? Tony Gunnarsson, senior analyst at Ovum, discusses. Plus we look at how governments in countries like Zimbabwe are shutting down the internet in an effort to curb dissent with Berhan Taye from campaign group Access Now. And we meet the robot delivering groceries to homes in Arizona - the US state that's a hotbed of autonomous vehicle testing. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with special guest Ingrid Lunden from TechCrunch and the BBC's Chris Fox.

(Photo: Netflix logo displayed on a tablet, Credit: Getty Images)

Nearly 140 million people are now signed up to Netflix, rivals are playing catch-up.

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New Rules For Robots20190802Should a robot be allowed to react if it is attacked by a person? A new blueprint for robot makers aims to set out how machines should behave. Plus the UK Parliament committee scrutinising Facebook demands an explanation after reports the company knew about the misuse of its data by a political consultancy earlier than it had claimed. Presented by Jane Wakefiled, with BBC Online tech editor Leo Kelion, and special guest Annabelle Timsit from the Quartz website.

(Image: Stock photo of man shaking hands with a robot, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus)

How should robots behave around humans? Presented by Jane Wakefield.

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New Year Tech 201620160101Rory Cellan-Jones and guests on the tech to watch out for in 2016.

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New Year Tech 201720161230Rory Cellan-Jones and guests discuss which technologies will make the headlines in 2017.

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Nissan Unveils New Leaf20170908Is Nissan's new Leaf the car that will make electric vehicles commonplace?

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Nowhere To Hide20180525Amazon has defended working with US police forces to provide facial recognition technology, amid concern from civil rights groups. Matt Cagle from the American Civil Liberties Union tells us why he's worried. Plus, are Europe's new data privacy rules, known as GDPR, a first step in regulating the tech sector for the benefit of its users, or will their complexity and ambiguity amount to a missed opportunity? And, why the French president thinks his country can lead the world in artificial intelligence. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing.

(Image: Concept image for facial recognition using a smartphone, Credit: Getty Images).

Police around the world are starting to use facial recognition tech to hunt suspects.

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Overwatch League Boosts E-sports20170714Could professional online gaming one day rival the earnings of sports such as the NFL?

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Pokemon Go Takes Over Tech20160715How an updated version of a 90s game made augmented reality mainstream.

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Privacy Crisis Engulfs Facebook20180323Facebook wants to rebuild trust after data on millions of its members was passed to a political consultancy - Cambridge Analytica - that worked for Donald Trump's campaign, without the users knowing. But is it a turning point for the way in which Facebook and the other tech giants do business? Plus are autonomous flying taxis a serious prospect for easing urban congestion? And are African governments too close to Facebook when it comes to safeguarding their citizens' privacy? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters Dave Lee and Jane Wakefield, and special guest Emma Mulqueeny, expert on digital transformation and digital democracy.

(Image: On-screen Facebook logo reflected in a woman's eye, Credit: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/ AFP/ Getty Images).

Data on Facebook members was passed to political consultants without the users knowing.

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Privacy In A Pandemic2020040320200405 (WS)Should we trade some privacy to end a lock-down earlier with the help of technology? Plus, how volunteers with 3D printers are coming to the aid of coronavirus medics needing face shields. And are computer scientists designing artificially intelligent machines in the wrong way? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Progress Before People?20161209Does Amazon's shop without cashiers say the tech business puts progress before people?

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Ransomware Hackers Disable Key Oil Pipeline20210514Has the threat to infrastructure from hackers demanding money been underestimated? Plus, a Facebook moderator tells the Irish Parliament of the toll the work is taking on her mental health. And we chat to an engineer trying to develop affordable autonomous driving tech for Indian cities. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC cybersecurity reporter Joe Tidy. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Valve representing an oil pipeline, with cryptocurrency tokens. Credit: Getty Images).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Reprise Of The Robots20170210What can tomorrow's workers learn from past mechanisation? Rory Cellan-Jones finds out.

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're-usable Rocket' Success For Spacex20170331Elon Musk's SpaceX redeploys a rocket for the first time.

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'revenge Porn' Victory For Youtube Star20180119Singer Chrissy Chambers, who won damages from an ex-boyfriend for posting explicit videos of her online, tells us how she wanted to set an example to others. Plus, Kai-Fu Lee, former President of Google China talks to us about China's ambitions to lead in artificial intelligence. And Rahul Tandon reports from India on why the massive "Adhaar" biometric ID card scheme is proving controversial for many. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Shona Ghosh, senior tech reporter at the Business Insider website.

(Image: Musician and YouTube personality Chrissy Chambers, Credit: Chris Foxx/ BBC).

Chrissy Chambers wins case against ex-boyfriend who posted explicit videos of her online.

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Rivals Split On Virtual Reality20171013Facebook says virtual reality is the future but Apple's boss dismisses it as niche tech.

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Robert Downey Jr. On Backing Green Tech20210129The Iron Man star tells us how he wants to help tackle the climate crisis. Plus, how small investors on a Reddit forum took on Wall Street and won - for now at least. And have your shopping habits changed in the last year? A retail expert tells us how the pandemic has shown which brands have managed to adapt to the online revolution. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with BBC senior tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Robert Downey Jr. against a pink and yellow gradient background, Credit: Getty Images).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Samsung Ditches New Smartphone20161014Korean giant Samsung kills off its latest smartphone after a series of battery fires.

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Samsung Launches Folding Phone20190222The handset's screen unfolds to create a tablet-like device. But it comes at an eye-watering price. Will anybody want it? Plus, how hackers are blackmailing people and coming up with novel ways to make money from stolen information. And new rules in the UK aim to protect airports from drones, but are there any really effective technical measures to combat the threat to flights?

Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Mark Ward, and special guest Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing.

(Photo: The Samsung Galaxy Fold handset, Credit: Josh Edelson/ AFP /Getty Images).

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Samsung's Big Recall20160902Samsung recalls Note 7 phones and Rory Cellan-Jones reports from IFA in Berlin.

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Seeking Satoshi20160506The businessman who claims to have created Bitcoin fails to make his case stick.

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Self-driving Cars Under Scrutiny20160701Will a fatal accident involving a Tesla semi-autonomous car raise safety concerns?

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Senators Accuse Big Tech Of Bias20201030US politicians clash over how social media firms will moderate content in future. Plus, how inkjet printing tech could help ramp-up Covid-19 testing and research. And a solar-powered solution to a shortage of medical oxygen in developing countries. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters James Clayton, Leo Kelion, and Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies remotely to the US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Credit: EPA/ Greg Nash/ POOL).

US politicians clash over the future of social media.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Senators Grill Social Giants20171103Facebook, Google, and Twitter face questions over alleged Russian election influence.

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Senators Quiz Facebook And Twitter20180907Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey answer questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee over US election interference by foreign powers. But Google is conspicuous by its absence. Plus we meet some of Berlin's most successful women tech founders, and we ask whether an algorithm can imitate someone's voice better than a human actor with the help of Donald Trump - kind of.

(Image: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg appears before the US Senate Intelligence Committee, Credit: REUTERS/ Joshua Roberts).

Top social media executives questioned by Senate over election interference.

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Silicon Beach?20160805Can startups flourish outside the tech hubs of major cities? Zoe Kleinman presents.

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Silicon Valley Pulls Plug On Infowars20180810Twitter refuses to follow Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify in ditching the conspiracy theory channel run by Alex Jones, saying he has not broken its rules. Plus, we visit security conferences Def Con and Black Hat in Las Vegas, and we meet Vector, a new home robot that aims to capture people's imagination in a way other devices have failed to. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing.

(Image: InfoWars founder Alex Jones speaking during a rally in support of presidential candidate Donald Trump near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2016, Credit:REUTERS/ Lucas Jackson).

Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify ditch the conspiracy theory channel.

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Silicon Valley's Sexism Problem20170707Entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh on how she was harassed by a prominent Silicon Valley investor.

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Slush 2016: Hot Tech In Icy Finland20161202Rory Cellan-Jones finds out why Finland is a tech powerhouse at Slush 2016.

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Smarter Workplaces After Lockdown Ends2020050820200510 (WS)How tech will help to get people back to work safely.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

How tech will help to get people back to work safely. Plus, the UK’s Covid-19 contact tracking app begins trials. And how to get started making hardware projects at home including an automated cocktail mixer. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Man in a suit looking at his smartphone in front of a modern building. Credit: Getty Images).

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Snap Lifts Silicon Valley's Mood20170203The company behind Snapchat is valued at $25bn.

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Social Giants Label Trump's Posts20201106Facebook and Twitter warn President Trump’s post-election remarks may be misleading. Plus, what a verbal battle between chatbots tells us about machine learning. And the plan to beam 5G connectivity from hydrogen-powered drones. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC reporters Jane Wakefield and Marianna Spring. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters about the 2020 presidential election at the White House in Washington DC, Credit: Carlos Barria/ Reuters).

Facebook and Twitter warn President Trump's post-election remarks may be misleading.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Social Influencers Face Scrutiny20190125They are the darlings of the marketing industry - YouTubers and Instagrammers paid by brands to promote their products online. But as these "social media influencers" come under pressure from British competition authorities over how honest they are with their audiences, are they set to fall out of favour?

Plus, will limiting the forwarding of WhatsApp messages tackle the spread of lies and propaganda on the platform. And, we try out a physical coding system that aims to help blind children learn to program. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Lara O'Reilly, media and marketing reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

(Photo: A young woman making a video demonstrating cosmetics. Credit: Getty Images)

Are social media influencers set to fall out of favour over trustworthiness?

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Sony Throws Down Vr Gauntlet20160318Sony reveals its Virtual Reality headset. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones

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'spear Phishing' Scammer Demanded Sex Show20170324We hear about a devastatingly personal 'spear phishing' attack

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Sri Lanka's Social Media Ban20190426Following the deadly bombings over Easter, Sri Lankan authorities try to stem lies and conspiracy theories online. But are they making the problem worse? Plus, as the UK looks set to approve Huawei's involvement in its 5G network, has China won the argument over trust in its tech? And we talk to an entrepreneur trying to increase access to credit for small and medium-sized businesses in India. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and technology researcher Stephanie Hare.

(Image: A Sri Lankan Special Task Force soldier stands guard in front of a mosque after a string of suicide bombings at Catholic churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday, Credit: REUTERS / Dinuka Liyanawatte).

Following the deadly bombings over Easter, authorities try to stem conspiracy theories.

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Students Marked Down By Algorithm2020082120200823 (WS)How students in England took to the streets to challenge their exam grades. Plus, the battle between Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, and Apple moves up a level. And we ask a commercial pilot how the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator compares to real flying. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters Jane Wakefield and David Molloy. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A-Level students protest outside 10 Downing St. in London over their automated exam grades, Credit: EPA).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Summer Camp For Hackers20170728What the world's hackers have been up to at their annual meetings Black Hat and Def Con.

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Taking Stock Of Tech20191227Rory Cellan-Jones and the BBC Online tech team give their assessment of the current state of tech in several important areas. They’ll be looking at technology ranging from smart cities to artificial intelligence, and from gaming to tech aimed specifically at women. With BBC reporters Chris Fox, Leo Kelion, Zoe Kleinman, and Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Young woman using smart bus stop display in Barcelona, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

Rory Cellan-Jones and the BBC Online tech team look at smart cities, AI, gaming and more.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tech And Working Life2020090420200906 (WS)Rory Cellan-Jones explores how tech firms are influencing the way people work and what changes might lie ahead in the months and years to come. Plus, why has the internet evolved as it has and is it too late to reclaim it from big tech firms for the common good? And, has the Covid-19 pandemic boosted the gig-economy? With BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: An employee working at an Amazon fulfilment centre in India, Credit: REUTERS/ Abhishek N. Chinnappa/ File Photo).

Rory Cellan-Jones explores how tech firms are influencing the way people work.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tech Desires20160205What makes a tech company attractive? And lessons from the UK's 80s home computer scene.

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Tech Firms Boosted By Covid-192020050120200503 (WS)In contrast to many businesses, will the tech giants emerge stronger from the crisis?

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In contrast to many businesses, will the tech giants emerge stronger from the crisis? Plus, the Eurovision song contest is off this year but we find out about a music competition to create a Eurovision-style hit using artificial intelligence. And in another of our series on using tech during the lockdown for new skills and hobbies, we look at podcasting. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters David Molloy and Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A customer wearing a face mask tries out the latest iPhone SE at an Apple store in Hangzhou, China. Credit: Getty Images).

Tech Firms Drop Neo-nazi Site20170818GoDaddy, Google and Cloudflare stop providing services to the Daily Stormer.

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Tech Giants' Earnings Rise20180427Facebook's quarterly sales rose by nearly 50% in the social media giant's first results since a privacy scandal over users' data emerged.
The company said that revenues rose to $11.9bn in the first three months of the year, compared to $8bn previously. AJ Bell's Russ Mould talks us through the numbers. Ben Wood from CCS Insight tells us about moves from tech firms to offer song choices free from bad language. But why has it taken them so long? And we get to grips with the future of sex toys with Mystery Vibe founder Stephanie Alys, who tells us what our bedrooms of tomorrow could be like. Presenter Zoe Kleinman is joined by BBC Technology reporter Jane Wakefield and special guest Kasmir Hill of Gizmodo joins the programme from San Francisco.

(Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg returns from a break in a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11 in Washington, DC. Credit: Getty Images)

Facebook's quarterly sales rose by $3.9bn in its first results since its privacy scandal.

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Tech News Quiz Of The Year 201620161223Play along with us in our quiz of the past year's big technology stories

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Tech Prepares For Trump20170113Rory Cellan-Jones finds out how Silicon Valley is preparing for the new US President.

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Tech Quiz Of The Year 201720171222Test yourself against the BBC tech team in our annual end of year quiz.

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Tech Quiz Of The Year 201820181221How well do you know your tech? Test your knowledge against the BBC Online team of reporters in our annual technology quiz of the year. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

(Image: BBC Online technology team Zoe Kleinman, Dave Lee, Jen Copestake, Jane Wakefield, Jat Gill, Chris Fox, and Rory Cellan-Jones, Credit: Robb Stevenson/ BBC).

Test your knowledge of tech in our annual quiz of the year.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tech Quiz Of The Year 201920191220How well do you know your tech? We test Chris Fox, Zoe Kleinman, Dave Lee and Jane Wakefield’s knowledge of the top technology stories of 2019. And please do play along with them and test yourself against our teams. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

(Image: Woman sitting in front of a Christmas tree, listening to headphones, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

Test your knowledge of tech in our annual quiz of the year.

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tech Quiz Of The Year 202020201225Test your knowledge of the year’s biggest tech stories with Rory Cellan-jones and the Tech Tent team. With BBC tech reporters Chris Fox, Zoe Kleinman, David Molloy, and Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

Image: Stock photo of a man sitting outdoors in front of a festive background, listening to earphones. Credit: Getty Images.

Test your knowledge of the year's biggest tech stories with Rory Cellan-jones and team.

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Test your knowledge of the year’s biggest tech stories with Rory Cellan-Jones and the Tech Tent team. With BBC tech reporters Chris Fox, Zoe Kleinman, David Molloy, and Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

Test your knowledge of the year's biggest tech stories with Rory Cellan-Jones and team.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tech Skills For The Lockdown2020041720200419 (WS)Are you using the lockdown to pick up new tech skills? We meet a family learning coding.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Are you using the lockdown to pick up new tech skills? We meet a family learning coding. Plus, billions of people around the world remain unconnected to the internet. How will this make it harder to deal with the pandemic? And, Facebook says it will alert its users when they like or share a post that contains falsehoods about Covid-19. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a young girl using a laptop to program small robots on the table in front of her, Credit: Getty Images).

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Tech To Watch In 201920181228The top trends in phones, artificial intelligence, and tech finance over the past 12 months and in the coming year. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with special guests Eileen Burbidge, partner at Passion Capital, Tabitha Goldstaub, founder at CognitionX, and Ben Wood, mobile industry analyst at CCS Insight.

The top trends in phones, artificial intelligence, and tech finance.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tech To Watch In 202020200103Rory Cellan-Jones and special guests look ahead to the technology trends they expect to see in 2020 and discuss ideas for a better internet in the coming year. Plus they’ll preview the gigantic annual CES tech event in Las Vegas. With BBC Online tech editor Leo Kelion, and guests Catherine Miller from Doteveryone and Tom Standage from The Economist. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a service robot helping a man check-in at an airport, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

What will be the top technology trends in 2020?

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Rory Cellan-jones and special guests look ahead to the technology trends they expect to see in 2020 and discuss ideas for a better internet in the coming year. Plus they’ll preview the gigantic annual CES tech event in Las Vegas. With BBC Online tech editor Leo Kelion, and guests Catherine Miller from Doteveryone and Tom Standage from The Economist.

Tech Trends For 202120210101Rory Cellan-Jones and guests on how tech will shape the coming twelve months. Featuring BT innovation researcher Dr Nicola Millard, and BBC senior tech reporter Jane Wakefield. With contributions from remote working consultant Dave Coplin, futurist Peter Schwartz, and Kate Bevan, editor of Which? Computing. Produced by Jat Gill.

Image: Stock photo of a woman runner checking and logging health data. Credit: Getty Images.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tech's Battle For The Classroom20200124Jane Wakefield checks out the latest educational tech at the Bett 2020 show in London and talks to Apple and Google about how they think technology can prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Plus she finds out what role robots can play in teaching. And is always-connected technology making you stressed and burnt-out? If so, we hear some tips that might help. With BBC tech reporter Chris Fox. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Jane Wakefield with the Ohbot robot head, Credit: BBC).

Jane Wakefield checks out the latest educational tech at the Bett 2020 show in London.

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Tech's Trade War20190830Is the trade dispute between the US and China hurting both nations' tech industry? Artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G telecoms are key sectors in which the superpowers are vying to be the leader. Special guests Calum Chace, author of "Surviving AI", and Emily Taylor, CEO of Oxford Information Labs, join Chris Fox to examine the effects of the trade dispute between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.

(Image: Composite image of Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, Credit: Reuters).

How tensions between China and the US are hurting the tech industry in both nations.

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Tesla Keeps On Trucking20171117The US electric car maker reveals a battery-powered freight truck, and a sports car

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Tesla's $500bn Valuation20201127Does the electric car pioneer’s technology justify its stock value exceeding that of the major traditional carmakers combined? Plus, will Apple’s new M1 silicon chips end the decades-long dominance of Intel and Microsoft in computing? And have you received an Amazon delivery you didn’t order? We find out what’s going on. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Tesla Model 3 cars at the company’s Shanghai factory, Credit: REUTERS/ Aly Song/ File Photo).

The electric car pioneer's stock value exceeds that of the major carmakers combined.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tesla's 'gigafactory'20160729Reports from California, a high-tech boat and the world of VHS.

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Tesla's Model For The Masses20160401Tesla unveils a smaller electric car for the mass market. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones.

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The $69m Digital Artwork20210312How the boom in 'non-fungible tokens' helped one artist become a multimillionaire. Mike Winkelmann - also known as Beeple - explains why his art has sold for $69m at auction despite being freely available to download. Also on the programme: A global security breach of Microsoft's email software hits thousands of businesses. We hear from the BBC's cybersecurity specialist Joe Tidy on why so-called 'zero-day' vulnerabilities are so scary. And Onyinye Ough from the organisation Step Up Nigeria tells us how virtual reality is being used to fight corruption in the West African country. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield.

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Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The big noise in social media20210423

Facebook and Reddit follow Clubhouse into social audio. Does the idea have lasting appeal? Plus, home-made jet suit builder Richard Browning on what’s next for his creation. And why England’s former Children’s Commissioner is taking legal action against TikTok. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech editor Leo Kelion. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman listening to audio on headphones, Credit: Getty Images).

Facebook and Reddit follow Clubhouse into social audio.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The Big Tech Backlash20180105The reputations of Silicon Valley tech firms took a hit in 2017. Will 2018 be any better? Rory Cellan-Jones speaks to Frank Foer, author of World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech. And will 2018 be another bumper year for cryptocurrencies? We hear from Brad Garlinghouse, chief executive of Ripple - the company behind one surging Bitcoin rival - and David Gerard, a blockchain sceptic. The BBC's Leo Kelion looks ahead to CES - the world's biggest tech conference taking place in Las Vegas next week. And Jane Wakefield is also in the studio to talk about the computer bug affecting almost the entire computer market.

(Photo: An employee's laptop at Facebook's new headquarters in London, Credit: Getty Images)

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The Cobots Are Coming20160527How collaborative robots (or "Cobots") might soon be your workmates.

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The Cryptocurrency Crunch20181123Does the plunge in Bitcoin's value suggest it has failed as the future of money? We ask Merryn Somerset Webb from Moneyweek magazine and Iqbal Gandham from trading platform eToro. Plus, should tech giants be made to share their mapping data with other companies to boost innovation? And would government IT projects benefit from using smaller companies? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman and special guest Peter Wells from the Open Data Institute.

(Image: Representation of a Bitcoin token broken in two, Credit: Yu Chun Christopher Wong /S3studio /Getty Images).

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The Future For Games Consoles20170616Xbox launches the most powerful games console ever, but where's the VR?

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The Future For Tiktok In The United States2020080720200809 (WS)Why the popular video app faces being bought out or banned in the US. Chris Fox is joined by the BBC's North America technology reporter James Clayton to discuss the history of the app and why Donald Trump appears determined to ban it. Alex Stamos, former chief security officer at Facebook, discusses whether TikTok is really a security concern. Eva Galperin, director of cybersecurity at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, explains why banning an app is tough to do. Vishal Shah from Instagram touts his TikTok alternative 'Reels' - one of the platforms hoping to attract TikTok users.

(Photo: TikTok logo, Credit: Getty Images)

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

(Photo: TikTok logo, Credit: Getty Images)

The Future Of Computing20210402The CEO of ARM on why its new chips focus on security and artificial intelligence. Plus we hear about two exciting projects to bring quantum computing out of the lab. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC senior tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: ARM chief executive Simon Segars, credit: Getty Images).

The CEO of ARM on its latest chips, plus two exciting projects in quantum computing.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The global workforce20210416

Tech founder Phil Libin tells us why he’s doing away with offices for good and no longer advertising jobs with a location. Plus, is China reigning in its tech giants after Alibaba is given a $2bn fine for market abuse. And the AI tech that helps people with impaired speech interact with voice-activated devices. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with senior BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman working behind a laptop computer, Credit: Getty Images).

Tech founder Phil Libin tells us why he\u2019s no longer advertising jobs with a location.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The Great Twitter Hack2020071720200719 (WS)Hackers take over accounts belonging to famous names including Joe Biden and Barack Obama after breaching Twitter's security. Plus, the UK bans telecoms firms from buying new equipment from the Chinese giant Huawei. And we find out about robots with a sensitive touch. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters Jane Wakefield and Joe Tidy. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A night shot of the Twitter HQ in San Francisco, Credit: JOSH EDELSON/ AFP/ Getty Images).

Hackers take over accounts belonging to famous names after breaching Twitter's security.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The Net Effect20170512Are the damaging effects of the internet catching up with the benefits?

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The New \u201cspace Race\u201d For Chips20210305A close look at how the latest silicon chips are made, what they’re used for, and why they represent “the new space race” at the heart of US-China rivalry. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech editor Leo Kelion. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Illustration with the flags of China and the USA behind a silicon chip, Credit: Getty Images).

A look at how the latest chips are made and why they're the focus of US-China rivalry.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The New Ai Tool Creating A Buzz2020072420200726 (WS)GPT-3 is a tool whose predecessor was dubbed “too dangerous to release”. We find out why the new version is creating a hot debate in the tech world. Plus, why a popular mobile game in China has been pulled because of some morse code in a song. And many people have had to get used to videoconferencing during the past few months. Are meetings in virtual reality the next step? Please note that since this episode was recorded the Congressional hearing mentioned in the show has been postponed. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Stock image representing a human brain against a tech-related background, Credit: Getty Images).

GPT-3 is a tool whose predecessor was dubbed \u201ctoo dangerous to release\u201d.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The New Gold Rush20170721How firms are raising cash by issuing new cryptocurrencies in "Initial Coin Offerings".

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The Phone Of The Future20181109Samsung shows off a prototype handset with a folding screen. In an industry struggling to innovate, is it the next big thing for phones? Plus, Bird launches a pilot electric scooter rental scheme in London despite the machines being illegal to ride on roads and pavements. And how a UK tech firm thinks it can help local taxi firms challenge the might of Uber. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Marta Pinto, Senior Telecoms Analyst at IDC.

(Photo: Samsung's new foldable screen technology being shown during the company's Developers Conference in San Francisco. Credit: Stephen Lam/Reuters)

Samsung shows off a prototype mobile handset with a folding screen

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The Power Of Online Political Ads20191101Why is Twitter banning political ads when Facebook insists it will keep on carrying them? Plus, some tech products aimed at women have been called "femtech". Does the label help or hinder inclusivity? DeepMind's AlphaStar artificial intelligence has reached the top league of one of the most popular esport video games Starcraft 2. We talk to a top player of the game who has competed against it. And why the co-founder of Netflix is not worried by Apple's new streaming TV service. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC North America tech reporter Dave Lee, and special guest Debbie Forster, co-founder of the Tech Talent Charter and member of the Institute of Coding's diversity board.

(Image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving a meeting with Irish politicians to discuss social media and transparency in political advertising, Credit: Getty Images).

Why is Twitter banning political ads when Facebook insists it will keep carrying them?

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The Promise And Perils Of Data20161125How data will shape the future of everything from health to driving

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The Promise Of Smart Cities20190419Do people want to live in places full of sensors linking them to their surroundings? And what role will electric cars and even e-scooters play in how we get around? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Helen Wylde from the UK's Connected Places Catapult.

(Image: A man in a suit riding an electric scooter in town, Credit: Getty Images).

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The Race For Driverless Rides20160819How Ford, Volvo, and Uber are racing to make driverless taxis a reality.

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The Race To Driverless Cars20180518We visit the London Motor Show where we talk to Andreas Herrmann, co-author of a new book "Autonomous Driving - How the driverless revolution will change the world". Plus, tech giants such as Facebook and Google don't charge for their services up-front, so how should their economic contribution be measured? Renowned economist Erik Brynjolfsson has some suggestions. And, we learn about the challenges of the startup scene in Libya from Benghazi-based entrepreneur Khaled Elmufti.

Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Shona Ghosh, senior tech reporter at Business Insider. (Image: Passengers getting on a self-driving minibus at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, Credit: AFP/ Getty Images).

Europe takes the fight to the US and China to lead the world in autonomous driving.

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The Rise And Rise Of Tiktok20191004Why the Chinese video-sharing app seems to have Facebook worried. Plus, a leading AI researcher in Ghana tells us why algorithms used in Africa but trained on data from elsewhere could make biased decisions. And how a common definition of online abuse could help to tackle it more effectively. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Parmy Olson, tech reporter from the Wall Street Journal.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman on a beach making a smartphone video with her dog, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

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The Spy In Your Smartphone20190517Hackers used a flaw in messaging app WhatsApp to install surveillance software on phones and other devices. What do we know about the spyware and who was targeted? Plus, San Francisco bans the use of facial recognition tech by police and other local agencies. Is it the start of a fightback against the technology? And amid fears of robots replacing humans, we visit an exhibition exploring the boundary between human and machine intelligence. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Catherine Miller, Director of Policy at Doteveryone, which campaigns for a responsible internet.

(Image: Stock photo of a call from an unknown caller on a smartphone, Credit: Getty Images Plus).

Hackers installed surveillance software on phones using a flaw in messaging app WhatsApp.

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The Spy In Your Tv20170310How US spy agencies might be able to listen in on you via your television

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The Tiktok Saga Hots Up20200918After shunning Microsoft, will a deal with Oracle work? The BBC's Asia business correspondent Karishma Vaswani joins Rory Cellan-Jones and Jane Wakefield in the tent to discuss what the US and China want out of a deal for TikTok. Plus: An earthquake in the computer chip industry - why selling chip designer Arm to US firm Nvidia is proving controversial. And as Facebook launches a new VR headset and PlayStation and Xbox go head to head, what is the future of gaming? Keza MacDonald, the Guardian's video games editor, discusses.

(Photo: TikTok logo displayed on a phone screen, Credit: Getty Images)

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Thirty Years Of The World Wide Web20190315Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's creator, warns of a "dysfunctional future" online if action is not taken to prevent it. Plus, what impact the Web has had in Africa, and how some governments, such as those in China and Russia, don't share Sir Tim's vision of a fully-open internet. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield.

(Image: Sir Tim Berners-Lee attends event celebrating the 30th Birthday of The World Wide Web hosted by the Science Museum, London. Credit: Eamonn M. McCormack/ Getty Images)

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's creator, warns of a "dysfunctional future" online.

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Tiktok Caught In Us-china Tussle2020071020200712 (WS)The hit video sharing platform quits operating in Hong Kong as the US considers a ban. Plus, is the threat from “deep fakes” overblown? And has the lockdown made video calling seem less awkward than it used to be? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter James Clayton. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Close-up of the TikTok icon on a smartphone screen. Credit: Reuters/ Dado Ruvic).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Tiktok Restores Teen's Viral Video20191129The Chinese-owned platform is forced to back down after removing a US teenager's viral video highlighting China's treatment of Uighur Muslims. Plus, we chat to Kenyan startup Kwara, which is trying to stop people without access to bank lending falling into the hands of loan sharks. And the charity Scope reveals that many websites and apps remain inaccessible to people with disabilities. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech correspondent Mark Ward, and special guest Alison Griswold, tech reporter at Quartz.

(Image: US teenager Feroza Aziz whose viral video was removed and then reinstated by TikTok, Credit: BBC).

The firm apologises after removing a US teenager's video on China's treatment of Uighurs

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Transatlantic Tech Tussle20160916Europe takes action on copyright and tax laws - US tech companies feel unfairly targeted.

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Trillion Dollar Apple20180803Apple becomes the world's first US public company to be worth $1tn, while Huawei beats it to second place in the smartphone market. Our special guest Marta Pinto, senior research analyst for European mobile devices at IDC assesses their fortunes and prospects. Plus, the impact that Google's translation software is having on minority languages. And why the territory of Gaza may be home to a Middle Eastern start-up hub. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield.

(Image: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs launching the iPhone in 2007, Credit: David Paul Morris/ Getty Images).

Apple becomes the world's first US public company to be worth $1tn.

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Trump question comes back to Facebook20210507The platform’s external Oversight Board says Facebook was right to suspend Donald Trump’s account after the January riot in Washington DC, but wrong to do it indefinitely and without enough explanation. It says Facebook itself must now rule on whether to reinstate or ban permanently Mr Trump. Plus, how personalised music playlists might help reduce anxiety and pain in medical patients. And the robots are coming … to solve your crossword puzzles. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with senior BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: President Donald Trump next to a Facebook logo, Credit: Getty Images).

The Oversight Board says Facebook itself must rule on reinstating or banning Donald Trump

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Twitter Bots Running Rampant20181102Despite promising a cleanup,Twitter appears to be failing to eliminate debunked falsehoods, hate speech, and automated "bot" accounts that seek to steer conversations on controversial topics. We talk to Kyle Rentschler from the Factcheck.me project which tracks automated activity on digital platforms. Plus, Bitcoin is 10 years old. What has the past decade taught us about the usefulness or otherwise of cryptocurrencies? Joon Ian Wong from the news site CoinDesk gives his view. And the BBC's Rahul Tandon visits a school in India that has no teachers and whose pupils are taught from afar using videoconferencing. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Jemima Kelly from the Financial Times.

(Image: Composite background made of of blue hashtags, Credit: Getty Images).

Despite promising a cleanup, Twitter appears to be failing to stem bots and hate speech.

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Twitter Tweaks Trump's Tweets2020052920200531 (WS)US President signs an order that could strip social media firms of legal protections.

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US President Donald Trump signs an order that could strip social media firms of legal protections after Twitter adds warnings to his tweets. Plus, despite predictions, artificial intelligence has not replaced radiologists. We find out why humans plus AI are seen as more effective in cancer screening than software alone. And will the Covid-19 pandemic give online learning a boost as schools and universities consider a “socially-distanced” future? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Donald Trump in the Oval Office as he signs an order aimed at social media companies, Credit: Jonathan Ernst/ Reuters).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Twitter Unmasks Troll Farms20181019Millions of Tweets allegedly from state-backed Russian and Iranian groups are released to help researchers examining how social media might have been used to influence the public. Ben Nimmo from the Atlantic Council, who had early access to the data, tells us what it shows. Plus how a decidedly low-tech social network aims to help farmers in Africa boost their income. And why did members of the British Parliament hear evidence from a robot this week? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Mona Elswah from the Oxford Internet Institute.

(Image: Silhouette of a man on puppet strings, Credit: Getty Images).

Millions of Tweets allegedly from state-backed Russian and Iranian groups are released.

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Two Sides Of The Crypto-coin20180216Hackers hijacked 4,000 websites, including government ones, to mine crypto-currencies without visitors knowing. Scott Helme, the security researcher who found the flaw, tells us what happened. Plus, how online publisher Salon.com plans to use digital currencies to offset revenue lost to ad-blocking software. Salon chief executive Jordan Hoffner talks to us. And why Estonian startup WePower thinks Initial Coin Offerings are the best way to fund cleaner energy. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Perveen Akhtar, and special guest Adriana Hamacher, managing editor of Blockchain News.

(Image: Coins stacked against an abstract circuit board background, Credit: Getty Images).

How hackers and entrepreneurs are focusing their attention on crypto-currencies.

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Uber At A Crossroads20170623Does the resignation of Uber's boss signal a radical change in the company's culture?

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Uber's U-turn On Drivers20210319The ride-hailing giant says it will pay UK drivers a minimum wage and other benefits. Will other gig-economy firms be forced to follow suit? Plus how cryptocurrency is a craze in India but faces a government ban. And why using email could make workers “more stupid” through the day. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield. Produced by Jat Gill.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Uk Gives Huawei The Ok20200131The Chinese tech giant will be allowed a limited role in Britain's 5G telecoms network. Plus, how Estonia wants to lure British tech talent after "Brexit". And is it becoming easier to do e-commerce in Africa? Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Raquel de Condado Marques, telecoms research analyst at IDC. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: A 5G handset showing fast download speeds at a Huawei store in China, Credit: Getty Images).

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Us And China Battle Over Tech20191011In a week of rising tension between US and China over trade we hear how some of China's biggest tech firms are caught in the cross-fire. And Rory Cellan-Jones asks why Apple has decided to take down a Hong Kong mapping app? As Ada Lovelace Day spreads around the world to celebrate women in science and tech, the BBC's Zoe Kleinman asks its founder whether conditions have actually improved since the movement was first launched a decade ago? And Rory asks UNICEF why it is getting into the controversial world of cryptocurrency?

Rory is joined by technology writer Jamillah Knowles and by Mark Ward from the BBC tech desk

(Picture:A woman holds her mobile phone as a group of masked protesters run past in the Diamond Hill station in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong on October 7, 2019. CREDIT: PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Us Axes Net Neutrality20171215Communications regulator relaxes rules on internet providers governing treatment of data.

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Us Congress Slams Big Tech20201009Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple are compared to oil barons by US lawmakers. But the firms insist they are not monopolies and they operate in a competitive market. Plus, Facebook takes further action to ban content relating to the QAnon conspiracy theory across its platforms. And the opportunities for women whose jobs have been hit by the pandemic to retrain as programmers. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Congresswoman Val Demings, (D-FL), questions tech leaders during a hearing of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law on "Online Platforms and Market Power", Credit: Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS).

The world's biggest tech firms are compared to oil barons by US lawmakers.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Us Tells The Uk To Think Again On Huawei 5g20200221America's top cyber-security official tells us that the US is still working to get Britain to change its mind and drop Huawei tech from its 5G networks. Plus Apple warns of iPhone shortages ahead because of the Coronavirus. And how AI can help hospitals recruit the right nurses. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter David Molloy, and special guest Marina Koytcheva, technology market analyst at CCS Insight. Produced by Jat Gill.

America urges Britain to change its mind and drop Huawei from its 5G networks.

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Using Tech To Your Advantage20190208Computer scientist Cal Newport tells us how to practise "Digital Minimalism" - making technology work for you and not the other way around. Plus we chat to Michael Acton Smith, whose meditation app Calm has just become a "unicorn" - a company with a billion dollar valuation. And we discuss Instagram's vow to pull graphic images of self-harm from its platform after the father of a British teenager, who took her own life, said the site had "helped kill" his daughter.

(Photo: Stock photo of a woman meditating in the office during a break, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images)

How to make technology work for you rather than letting it take over your life

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Watching Apple20180914Apple adds new heart-monitoring features to its Watch, letting users take an electrocardiogram. But will people hound their doctors when there's nothing wrong with them as a result? And the European Parliament votes to make web providers responsible for enforcing copyright - we hear the opinions of an MEP who's against the plan and a music industry body that backs it. Plus, have cryptocurrencies had their day or are they yet to reach their full potential? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Foxx, and special guest Ingrid Lunden from TechCrunch.

(Image: Press photo close-up of the Apple Watch Series 4, Credit: Apple Inc).

Improved heart-monitoring features for the Apple Watch eclipse new iPhones.

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Waymo Hails Driverless Taxi20171110Waymo autonomous cars will soon offer the public rides with nobody at the wheel.

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What Facebook Knows About You20190823The social giant will reveal what it knows about your internet activity off of its platform. Will its users appreciate the transparency or be horrified? Plus, Twitter and Google take down accounts indicating co-ordinated posting relating to the Hong Kong protests. How has that gone down in China? And, 3D printing was meant to democratise manufacturing. It hasn't quite worked out like that, but we see one example of a 3D printed consumer product - a new type of bike helmet. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Isobel Asher Hamilton from Business Insider.

(Image: Stock photo of a couple on a sofa making an online purchase on a tablet computer, Credit: Hispanolistic/ Getty Images).

The social giant will reveal what it knows about your net activity off of its platform.

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What Next For Artificial Intelligence?20171229Rory Cellan-Jones looks at key developments in AI during 2017 and what's coming in 2018.

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Whatsapp And Youtube Act On Covid Conspiracies2020041020200412 (WS)The social media giants take steps to remove falsehoods linking Covid-19 to 5G tech. Plus, how will China’s tech sector fare now that its cities are emerging from lockdown. And, are drones useful in maintaining “social distancing ?? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters Cristina Criddle and David Molloy.

The social giants take steps to remove falsehoods linking Covid-19 to 5G.

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The social media giants take steps to remove falsehoods linking Covid-19 to 5G tech. Plus, how will China’s tech sector fare now that its cities are emerging from lockdown. And, are drones useful in maintaining “social distancing”? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters Cristina Criddle and David Molloy.

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

The social media giants take steps to remove falsehoods linking Covid-19 to 5G tech. Plus, how will China’s tech sector fare now that its cities are emerging from lockdown. And, are drones useful in maintaining “social distancing”? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporters Cristina Criddle and David Molloy. Produced by Jat Gill.

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Whatsapp Boosts Message Privacy20160408Will WhatsApp's boost to privacy create headaches with government for its owner Facebook?

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When Ai Goes Rogue20160325Microsoft pulls its chat bot from the internet after people teach it to be offensive.

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Who Blinked - Facebook Or Australia?20210226Facebook and the Australian government reach a compromise over a new law requiring tech giants to pay publishers for news content. Is it a model for other countries to follow? Plus, how water-soluble circuit boards might help reduce e-waste. And have internet influencers been saviours of many businesses during lockdown? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman. Produced by Jat Gill.

Facebook and the Australian government reach a compromise over payment for news content

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Who Cares About Facial Recognition?20190906Two new surveys suggest cautious public attitudes in the US and UK towards the tech. Plus, the autumn mobile device launch season is upon us. We check out the news from the IFA electronics show in Berlin and look forward to the wave of new handsets set to be released in the coming weeks. And, would you report to your employer a colleague who you suspected was stealing company data? Presented by Zoe Kleinman, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guests Stuart Miles from Pocket-lint and Marta Pinto from research firm IDC.

(Image: Stock photo of a woman using facial recognition on a smartphone, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

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Who's Watching You Online?20180413Facebook's boss Mark Zuckerberg tells the US Congress that users control their data - but do they really? We examine how more information is gathered about you than you might think. And we ask how deeply the University of Cambridge is involved in the Facebook data scandal. Vesselin Popov from the Psychometrics Centre at the university responds. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Frederike Kaltheuner from Privacy International.

(Image: Woman looking at data on a computer screen as if seen from behind the glass, Credit: Getty Images).

Facebook's boss Mark Zuckerberg tells Congress users control their data - but do they?

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Why Intel Will Make Chips For Its Rivals20210326The tech giant says it aims to rebalance world chip supply from Asia to the US and Europe. Plus, what can President Biden do about hackers backed by Russia and China? And is crowdtasking the next part of the gig economy to face calls for better workers' rights? Presented by Joe Tidy, with BBC tech reporter Cristina Criddle. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, Credit: Getty Images).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Will Ai Ever Understand Us?20180817Are recent strides in artificial intelligence more about computers becoming better at matching patterns than about real human-like understanding of tasks? Plus, why a mysterious Russian satellite displaying "very abnormal behaviour" has raised alarm in the US. And is the richness of spoken English at risk from speaking to AI assistants? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield, and special guest Kriti Sharma, VP of artificial intelligence at Sage.

Are leaps in artificial intelligence more about computing power than understanding?

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Will Biden Go After Facebook?20201113Facebook faces more criticism for its handling of misinformation around the US election, this time by members of Joe Biden's team. Could the next US president lead a crackdown on the social media giant? We speak to Siva Vaidhyanathan, professor of media studies at the University of Virginia and author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy. Also on the show: Apple launches a range of new laptops, but it's the chips inside them that are causing a stir. We ask Raspberry Pi creator Eben Upton if it's the end of the road for endlessly faster processors. Plus Hyperloop makes some headlines with a high-speed test in the desert, but is it really going to revolutionise transport systems around the world? Railway engineer and writer Gareth Dennis has his say. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman.

(Photo: Cutouts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg outside the US Capitol, Credit: Getty Images)

The social media giant is in the firing line again after Joe Biden's election win

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Will Facebook Be Broken Up?20201211US regulators launch lawsuits accusing the giant of buying rivals to stifle competition. Plus, does Uber’s sale of its autonomous driving division indicate a roadblock for driverless tech? And why a paper by leading AI ethics researcher Dr Timnit Gebru has caused a storm at her employer Google. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC cybersecurity reporter Joe Tidy. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 2019. Credit: REUTERS/ Erin Scott/ File Photo).

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

US regulators launch lawsuits accusing the giant of buying rivals to stifle competition. Plus, does Uber’s sale of its autonomous driving division indicate a roadblock for driverless tech? And why a paper by leading AI ethics researcher Dr Timnit Gebru has caused a storm at her employer Google. Presented by Rory Cellan-jones, with BBC cybersecurity reporter Joe Tidy. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, October 2019. Credit: REUTERS/ Erin Scott/ File Photo).

Rory Cellan-jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Will Investors Hail Uber?20190510The transport platform that has disrupted the taxi business floats on the stock market. But with no clear road to profit, will investors go along for the ride? Plus, Google announces new, cheaper Pixel smartphones. Will that hurt other handset makers using the Android operating system? And we drop in on the Royal Academy of Engineering's Enterprise Hub to meet scientists trying to preserve vaccines in developing countries, helping surgeons visualise internal parts of the body, and giving robots a more delicate touch. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC technology reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Gareth Beavis, UK editor in chief of TechRadar.

(Image: Uber and other ride-app drivers protest in New York at low pay and working conditions, Credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images).

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Winners And Losers In The 'gig Economy'20170127New research on the effect that companies such as Uber have on jobs and wages.

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Worries Over Ai Misuse20180223Researchers say the misuse of artificial intelligence is already happening. Haydn Belfield from Cambridge University's Centre for the Study of Existential Risk tells us how. AirBnB reveals plans to introduce a tier of more professional, upmarket properties, so is it now firmly part of the hospitality industry? And "cyber-spy hunter" Dmitri Alperovich, who revealed Russian hacking of the US Democratic Party, says his main worry right now is North Korea's cyber activity. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Jane Wakefield and Rowland Manthorpe from Wired UK.

(Image: Drawing of lines of scary robots using computers, Credit: Getty Images).

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Yahoo! Suffers 'biggest' Hack20160923Yahoo! admits up to half a billion users may have had their details stolen by hackers.

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Young Tiktok Fans 'exploited'20190705Influencers on the hit social app get youngsters to give them hundreds of dollars in gifts, angering parents. Plus Chinese search giant Baidu unveils a smart speaker that doesn't need a wake-word. And how residents in Toronto have reacted to a Google-backed plan for a smart city on their waterfront. Presented by Jane Wakefield, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Stephanie Hare, independent technology consultant.

(Photo: Person taking a photo using a character filter in the TikTok app. Credit: AFP/ Getty Images)

Influencers on the social app get youngsters to give them hundreds of dollars in gifts

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Your Ai Will See You Now20160708How artificial intelligence is helping doctors diagnose eye diseases.

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Youtube And Conspiracy Theories20200306Users are seeing fewer conspiracy theories in their YouTube recommendations, a new study suggests. But the material is still available on the platform. Plus, what Amazon knows about you if you have a Ring connected doorbell. And how Silicon Valley thinks there's money in wellness at work. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with BBC tech reporter Zoe Kleinman, and special guest Shona Ghosh, UK tech editor at Business Insider. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Abstract video wall representing online streaming, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images Plus).

Users seeing fewer conspiracy theories in their YouTube recommendations, study suggests.

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Youtube's Plan To Stop Harassment20191213The video-sharing giant will block clips that "maliciously insult someone" based on race, gender identity or sexuality. Plus, what does the British general election tell us about the effectiveness of paid-for social media campaigning? Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Chris Stokel-Walker, author of "YouTubers".

(Image: Stock photo of a young man in a lonely corridor looking worried by something on his smartphone, Credit: iStock/ Getty Images).

The video-sharing giant will block clips that "maliciously insult someone".

How the technology business is transforming the way we live and work

Rory Cellan-Jones on the latest stories in the tech world.

Zuckerberg Faces Staff Revolt2020060520200607 (WS)Facebook staff strike out at decision not to moderate Donald Trump's postings.

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Facebook staff strike out at a decision by their boss not to moderate Donald Trump’s postings, despite Twitter having done so. How are long-running tensions between India and China affecting the way Indians see Chinese technology? And why philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has become a target for outlandish conspiracy theories about Coronavirus. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox. Produced by Jat Gill.

(Image: Mark Zuckerberg talking about free expression at Georgetown University in 2019, Credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/ AFP/ Getty Images)