‘How a smartphone saved my mother’s life’

Image copyright Healthy.io Image caption Entrepreneur Yonatan Adiri believes medical diagnosis by smartphone will be a huge market As the smartphone falls in price while its capabilities improve, it is becoming a valuable tool in the diagnosis of a growing number of diseases and ailments around the world.
When Yonatan Adiri's mother fell down a bank and briefly lost consciousness when travelling in China, an initial diagnosis suggested she had a few broken ribs, but nothing more serious. Doctors were keen to fly her to Hong Kong for treatment.
But Yonatan's father was worried and took photos of the CT [computerised tomography] scans of the injuries, emailing them to his son. Yonatan showed the images to a trauma doctor, who instantly diagnosed a punctured lung. The flight to Hong Kong might have killed her.
„Who knows what would've happened if he hadn't taken photos?” Yonatan wonders.
The experience inspired the Israeli entrepreneur – formerly Israel's chief ..

Social media: How can governments regulate it?

The government is considering ways to regulate social media companies, including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, over harmful content.
„Nothing is off the table,” said Suicide Prevention Minister Jackie Doyle-Price.
The renewed focus comes after links were made between the suicide of teenager Molly Russell and her exposure to images of self-harm on Instagram.
The photo and video-sharing social network site has said it is making further changes to its approach and won't allow any graphic images of self-harm.
Self-governanceAt the moment, when it comes to graphic content, social media largely relies on self-governance. Sites such as YouTube and Facebook have their own rules about what's unacceptable (video, pictures or text) and the way that users are expected to behave towards one another.
This includes content that promotes fake news, hate speech or extremism, or causes mental health problems.
If the rules are broken, it is up to social media firms to remove the offending..

Self-harm, suicide and social media: Can you talk about them online safely?

Image copyright Getty Images The boss of Instagram is meeting England's Health Secretary to discuss ways of handling content about self-harm and suicide.
Teenager Molly Russell took her own life in 2017 and links have been made between her death and content she was looking at on social media.
The UK government is urging social media companies to take more responsibility for harmful online content.
But some say talking about mental health problems on social media in an honest way can sometimes help recovery.
So is there a responsible way to post about self-harm or suicide?
Image caption Molly Russell's dad Ian says Instagram is partly responsible for his daughter's death. Instagram says it „does not allow content that promotes or glorifies self-harm or suicide and will remove content of this kind.” Time To Change is a campaign group that says it wants to change how people think and act about mental health.
Its director, Jo Loughran, told Radio 1 Newsbeat: „Clearly we don..

Do money apps make us better or worse with our finances?

Image copyright KERRY HUDSON Image caption Author Kerry Hudson says a finance app stopped her being terrible with money Finance apps are proving increasingly popular, but are they making us better at managing our money or encouraging us to spend more?
Kerry Hudson, 28, spent her childhood living in poverty in Scotland with her single mother, in „a succession of council estates, bed and breakfasts for the homeless, and caravan parks”.
She lived in seven different places before she was 15, and attended 14 schools.
„I was always the new girl with the weird accent and the wrong, cheap clothes,” she recalls. „I was bullied every single day of secondary school.”
She found solace in books and the peace of the library, eventually growing up to become a prizewinning writer. Her most recent book, Lowborn, is about people growing up without money.
But although her childhood experiences gave her a constant, gnawing fear of slipping back into poverty, Kerry found managing her finances difficult…

Microsoft: What went right under Satya Nadella?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Could Microsoft's augmented reality change work? On Monday, it will be five years since Satya Nadella was announced as Microsoft's chief executive.
Since taking charge he has turned the tech firm's fortunes around, making it the most valuable company in the world for the first time since 2002.
Go on, admit it.
You thought Microsoft was so last century, didn't you? In the late 80s and 90s, the company's Windows operating system ruled the world.
Catching the waveBut where Bill Gates – chief executive from 1975 to 2000 – caught the wave of personal computing, so Steve Ballmer – 2000 to 2014 – failed to do likewise with mobiles.
Although the Surface tablet is a modest success, Microsoft's smartphones have flopped despite the firm paying more than 5.4bn euros ($6.2bn; £4.7bn) for Nokia's handset business. Apple's iPhone, and then Google's Android left Microsoft in the dust.
Ima..

Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has been ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium.
The company has been told to delete all the data it had gathered on people who did not use Facebook. The court ruled the data was gathered illegally.
Belgium's privacy watchdog said the website had broken privacy laws by placing tracking code – known as cookies – on third-party websites.
Facebook said it would appeal against the ruling.
The social network faces fines of 250,000 euros (£221,000, $311,000) a day if it does not comply.
The court said Facebook must „stop following and recording internet use by people surfing in Belgium, until it complies with Belgian privacy laws”.
„Facebook must also destroy all personal data obtained illegally.”
The ruling is the latest in a long-running dispute between the social network and the Belgian commission for the protection of privacy (CPP).
In 2015, the CPP complained that Facebook tracked people when they visited pages..