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13 Dec
Governments have set their eyes on the world's largest tech companies. But why has Big Tech come under so much fire? And how did it get so "Big" in the first place?
12 Dec
A 13-year-old boy has become a national hero in Burkina Faso. Eyewitnesses claim that he shot down a French military drone with a slingshot. But posts on social media are attributing this act to a completely different 9-year-old boy. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
4 Dec
Ghana's digital innovation week brings together pacesetters, entrepreneurs and investors all seeking to use technology for real social change.
1 Dec
As Russia and China attempt to master sophisticated technologies, the head of MI6 is set to warn that "unlike Q in the Bond movies, we cannot do it all in-house."
24 Nov
NASA is launching a spacecraft probe that will smash into an asteroid to veer it off course. The mission is a test run, designed to see if the same approach could one day work on a rock on a collision course with Earth.
20 Nov
Video shows the 777X taking off almost vertically, then flying above the heads of the curious crowd and almost rolls over at one point (on purpose) as it tries to prove its capabilities at the Dubai Air Show on Nov 17, 2021. The 777X was born as an idea all the way back in 2013. It’s a widebody offshoot of the well-known 777, meant to be about 10 percent more fuel-efficient, and 10 percent cheaper to operate than a similar plane made by the company’s competitors.
20 Nov
"Spiritual opium" is how the Chinese brand video games. After a tightening of the noose around the industry and rules at the start of the school year that limit screen time for teens to three hours a week, Fortnite has announced that it is folding. Three years on and one billion dollars spent, the popular survival game never got regulatory approval, despite the financial backing of Chinese tech giant Tencent. So what is the matter with Fortnite?
17 Nov
Canberra fears that countries such as China are gaining access to Australian innovations, often through academic cooperation.
17 Nov
The four SpaceX crew members arrived at the International Space Station after a journey of about 21 hours, to begin a six-month research trip. Flight commander Raja Chari said the ISS was "a pretty glorious sight."
16 Nov
Russia has acknowledged destroying a satellite in a missile test, as the US had reported. But the Kremlin denies creating a risk to others in space — and says the US is being hypocritical on space safety.
15 Nov
In an interview with FRANCE 24 at the Paris Peace Forum, US billionaire Frank McCourt strongly criticised tech giants, saying social media is "undermining our democracies". The owner of French football club Olympique de Marseille told us more about his Project Liberty plan. He has invested $100 million in the initiative, which he hopes will "transform the way the internet works".
15 Nov
Hackers breached a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system and sent thousands of fake messages, according to the US law enforcement agency. The FBI said it has shut down the server.

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Boris Johnson has apologized for attending an event in the back garden of 10 Downing Street on May 20, 2020, at which point Britons were prohibited from gathering due to strict coronavirus restrictions. At the start of the weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions, Johnson said he did attend the gathering for 25 minutes before going inside to work. He said he believed the gathering to be a work event, but with hindsight conceded he should have sent attendees back inside.
3 hours ago
After a pause due to the pandemic, Dion had been scheduled to resume her world tour in November 2021 with a slate of performances in Las Vegas. Those dates were canceled in October after she began “experiencing severe and persistent muscle spasms,” she said at the time on Twitter.