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Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.

Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.
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Your weekly status update on the technology business with Rory Cellan-Jones.




Tesla Keeps On Trucking

US electric car maker Tesla doubles down on its ambitions by unveiling a battery-powered Semi-truck and a new Roadster 2 sports car. Plus, James Chappell of security firm Digital Shadows shows us evidence of a dark web industry dedicated to creating and spreading "fake news". And should users of Apple's new iPhone X be concerned about claims that its facial recognition system can be fooled by a mask? We ask James Lyne, Global Head of Security Research at Sophos. Presented by Rory...

Duration: 00:23:26

Waymo Hails Driverless Taxi

Waymo, formerly Google's autonomous car project, will soon offer the public rides with nobody at the wheel. Is the era of driverless taxis here? We ask the transport journalist Christian Wolmar, and our special guest Professor Paul Newman who leads the Oxford Mobile Robotics Group and its spin-out company Oxbotica. Plus, a wave of money is being invested in artificial intelligence and health. What's it being used for? We chat to physicist and startup founder Dr Elina Berglund, one of the...

Duration: 00:23:26

Senators Grill Social Giants

Internet firms Facebook, Google, and Twitter face questions from Senators over alleged Russian influence on the 2016 US Presidential election. Plus, does blockchain technology offer a way to fix the "fake news" problem? We speak to the startup Publiq which thinks it does. And, we hear how you set up an ecommerce business in Somalia. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Silicon Valley reporter Dave Lee, and tech journalist Kate Bevan. (Image: (L-R) Colin Stretch, general counsel for...

Duration: 00:23:25

Facebook Scares Publishers

An experiment removing unpaid news posts from Facebook users' main feeds alarms media firms relying on the social giant for viewers. We ask Joshua Benton from the Nieman Journalism Lab whether publishers are right to be worried. Plus, Twitter bans ads from some Russian sources and pledges to reveal the origin and funding of political advertising. Are Facebook and Twitter feeling the heat over accusations they help foreign powers to influence elections? Roland Lamb, the creator of the ROLI...

Duration: 00:23:26

Kaspersky defends antivirus firm

The Russian antivirus provider Kaspersky sells its products worldwide - but now the Trump administration has ordered US government agencies to stop using the company's products. The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones speaks to Eugene Kaspersky. Later in the programme, Brian Merchant, the author of the One Device, an account of the birth of the iPhone and its impact on the world, says he doesn't think that another revolution had been unleashed by Apple. During the recent hurricane and flooding in...

Duration: 00:22:58