Samsung 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)
Twitter Bots Running Rampant
Despite 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).
Apple Boss Backs Privacy Law
Tim 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).
Twitter Unmasks Troll Farms
Millions 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).
IFA Berlin 2018
Televisions 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)