Hackers 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.
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Will investors hail Uber?
The 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).
Extremism challenge for YouTube
The 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.
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Sri Lanka's social media ban
Following 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).
Netflix and the Race for Eyeballs
Nearly 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.
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