How payments and money transfers could be a big part of the social giant's future. We ask whether Libra is really a cryptocurrency, plus we hear what an enthusiast of Bitcoin thinks of Facebook's plan. And we ask one of the leading money transfer firms whether Libra is a threat to its industry. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC Online tech correspondent Mark Ward, and special guest Izabella Kaminska from Financial Times Alphaville.
(Image: Physical representation of a digital coin in front of a Facebook logo, Credit: Chesnot/ Getty Images).
Deepfake or art: who decides?
Rory Cellan-Jones talks to the artist who has created a "deepfake" Mark Zuckerberg to put Facebook on the spot over privacy. Also in the programme, Rory gets behind the hype over artificial intelligence and talks with the head of Moonshots at Google X, Astro Teller, about whether AI is finally becoming mainstream. And in a busy week for London's tech scene, Rory visits the Founders Forum to hear from the Europeans who want to impose tighter controls on the giant American technology companies. Special guest throughout the programme is Tabitha Goldstaub who runs the CogX festival of Artificial Intelligence.
(Image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote introducing new Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram privacy features at the Facebook F8 Conference on April 30, 2019. Credit: AMY OSBORNE/AFP/Getty Images)
Apple: design at any cost?
What does a $999 monitor stand say about Apple's direction? Plus, Amazon's Alexa smart assistant gets the ability to have longer conversations with you. And more details on Google's Stadia cloud gaming platform. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones, with BBC tech reporter Chris Fox, and special guest Ingrid Lunden from the TechCrunch news site.
(Image: Apple boss Tim Cook and chief designer Jony Ive show off the new Mac Pro at Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2019, Credit: Justin Sullivan/ Getty Images).
5G goes live
The long-awaited 5G network goes live in the UK. Does it live up to expectations? Plus, what are the next big tech innovations likely to be? And how villagers in rural Mozambique are getting connected. Presented by Chris Fox, with special guests Alex Hudson from the Metro newspaper, and Isobel Hamilton from the Business Insider website.
(Image: Illustration of a 5G "speedometer", Credit: Getty Images Plus).
Netflix and the Race for Eyeballs
Nearly 140 million people around the world are now signed up to Netflix and it's spending more money than ever on its own TV shows and films. But is the battle for consumers' eyeballs only just getting started? Tony Gunnarsson, senior analyst at Ovum, discusses. Plus we look at how governments in countries like Zimbabwe are shutting down the internet in an effort to curb dissent with Berhan Taye from campaign group Access Now. And we meet the robot delivering groceries to homes in Arizona - the US state that's a hotbed of autonomous vehicle testing. Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with special guest Ingrid Lunden from TechCrunch and the BBC's Chris Fox.
(Photo: Netflix logo displayed on a tablet, Credit: Getty Images)