US President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order designed to heighten cyber-security standards, while the EU is releasing its own directive on network and information security. In this show we explain the reasons for these measures. Plus: in Test 24 we introduce you to "Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone". The smartphone is part of Microsoft's 4Afrika initiative that will bring $75 million to the continent.
Saudi web users seeking justice after a father kills his daughter and is absolved of charges. The person behind the mysterious Xi Jinping fan club in China finally reveals their identity. And the South Korean air force parody the Broadway musical "les Miserables".
What if the Internet was the best remedy for the economic crisis? In this 2.0 era we can sell or rent just about anything. Websites devoted to collaborative consumption or skill sharing are also enjoying huge success. We are now sharing all sorts online; meals, children’s clothes, even music lessons and pets: experts are in doubt; the “co-revolution” is well and truly underway…
Intrigue surrounding a micro blog devoted to Chinese leader Xi Jinping;
Iran celebrates sending a monkey into space, amid strong suspicions it was a hoax. And an animated map showing real time Twitter data.
François Hollande’s approval rating may have jumped right after French troops were sent to Mali, but what will the legacy of his recent visit to Bamako be? Next, Google settles a news link row with French publishers. The internet giant has agreed to pay 60 million euros to support digital publishing initiatives. Finally, we meet Albert Uderzo, creator of Asterix, and guest of honour at Angouleme's International Comics Festival.
Today on the net, a political corruption scandal sparks outrage in Spain. In the US, web users are showing support for a suspended teacher. And finally, the Super Bowl has generated over 24 million tweets.
Google news or no news? Google pays 60 million euros to fund the French news media transition to the Internet. But who is getting the better end of the deal?
In Test 24 we check out BlackBerry's long-awaited comeback… the Z10.
Google signed an agreement with François Hollande on Friday that will see the internet giant setting up a 60-million euro fund to help old media adjust to digital technology after two months of mediation with French news sites.