If a student in London or New York goes online to pay somebody to do their essay, the chances are the work will actually end up being done by somebody in Kenya. BBC Trending reports from Nairobi on the ghost writers helping foreigners to cheat.Kennedy used to work as a teacher...
image source, Joy Corriganimage captionFor top models like Joy Corrigan Instagram proved invaluable during the pandemicWho would want to be a supermodel?They live in a seemingly glamorous world of gorgeous clothes, first-class travel, other beautiful people, and earn millions of dollars.Yet, like the rest of us mere mortals, they have been...
image source, Getty Imagesimage captionA new institute is hoping to convene people from multiple industries to tackle the worst parts of social mediaOne of the most popular cures for an ailing computer, or Hollywood movie franchise, is often a reboot. Some people hope a reset could also be a remedy to...
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the week's best technology stories. ...
Scientists are using the country to test drone tech that could one day explore the planet's terrain. ...
image source, Getty ImagesTikTok has announced a set of features to help users struggling with mental health issues and thoughts of suicide.The features include guides on wellbeing and support for people who are struggling with eating disorders.There is also a search intervention feature that directs users to support resources if they...
image source, Canvaimage captionIt took Melanie Perkins three years to get investment for CanvaAustralian graphic design business Canva has become one of the world's biggest privately-owned companies after being valued at $40bn (£29bn).The online design platform said it had grown during the pandemic as more customers worked from home.It has revealed...
image source, ReutersTikTok is under investigation by The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) - its lead regulator in the EU - over two privacy-related issues. The watchdog is looking into its processing of children's personal data, and whether TikTok is in line with EU laws about transferring personal data to other...
image source, Reutersimage captionProsecutors say the men carried out hacking for the UAE without obtaining the required US licencesThree former US intelligence operatives have admitted to breaking US laws by carrying out hacking operations for the United Arab Emirates.US prosecutors said the men had agreed to pay $1.7m (£1.2m) to resolve...
image source, Arkaneimage captionGamers play as Colt Vahn, an assassin stuck on an island in a lawless time loopDeathloop, an action thriller which takes place in a time loop, has received rave reviews from critics.Released on PC and the Playstation 5 on Wednesday, it's already being tipped as a game of...
Climate change and evolutionThe effects of a warmer world are visible in animals’ bodiesHundreds of species show signs of adapting to a warming climateFOR HUMANS, adapting to climate change will mostly be a matter of technology. More air conditioning, better-designed houses and bigger flood defences may help ameliorate the effects of...
A calculated riskWhy scientists are deliberately infecting volunteers with covid-19“Human challenge trials” may help answer important questions quicklyIF YOU ARE going to catch covid-19, jokes Jacob Hopkins, a university student, the safest place to do it is in a hospital. So in March Mr Hopkins lay down on a bed in...
Virtual retail is changing and becoming more embedded in our day to day online activities. ...
image sourceGetty Imagesimage captionSales of business cards plummeted during the pandemic as people couldn't hand them outMat Stringer used to hand out 250 business cards a year. "I would take a batch of 50 with me wherever I would go," says the UK-based operations manager. "It is just a quick and...
image sourceReutersimage captionMr Bolsonaro and his supporters have frequently had posts removed from social mediaBrazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree aimed at restricting the powers of social media companies to remove accounts and content.Mr Bolsonaro said a change of regulations was needed to combat the "arbitrary removal" of profiles.He...
There are no female players in the top 300 earners in esports, according to research shared with BBC News. ...
image sourceGovernment of Mexicoimage captionA group of Afghan citizens arriving at the Mexico City International AirportFacebook has told the BBC that it took part in an effort to help 175 citizens leave Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country.The company said some staff members were also on the flight...
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the best of the week's technology news. ...
AI for vehiclesIs it smarter than a seven-month-old?How to improve the intelligence of self-driving carsBY THE AGE of seven months, most children have learned that objects still exist even when they are out of sight. Put a toy under a blanket and a child that old will know it is still...
image sourceGetty ImagesOnline gamers under the age of 18 will only be allowed to play for an hour on Fridays, weekends and holidays, China's video game regulator has said.The National Press and Publication Administration told state-run news agency Xinhua that game-playing would be only allowed between 8pm to 9pm. It also...

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