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A podcast from BBC World Service

Digital Planet

bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2

59 Episodes • Released Weekly

59 Episodes • Released Weekly

A podcast from BBC World Service

Digital Planet

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59 Episodes • Released Weekly

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Technological and digital news from around the world.

Latest Episode

25 Aug 2020 • 45 mins

Hacking help for US Elections

As November's US presidential election approaches an army of volunteer 'hackers' are offering their expertise to local election offices to help prevent a wide range of cyber-attacks. There are many local digital vote tampering threats, from interfering with electoral roles to positing misinformation about polling stations. We speak with organiser Maya Worman from the Chicago Harris Cyber Policy initiative.Electrical chemistry is key to a new way of analysing sleep patterns. Chemists have built sensors into a face mask to measure eye movement. They combined this with a pyjama top loaded with respiratory and motion sensors. Trisha Andrew from the University of Massachusetts Amherst led the project.And which browser do you use and why? We all use them but perhaps don't give them much thought. Which Computing Editor Kate Bevan gives us her assessment.Producer: Julian SiddleImage: GOP Nominee Donald Trump Casts His Vote In The 2016 Presidential Election, November 8, 2016 in New York City. Credit: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images