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Should the free movement of data be the fifth freedom next to the already established freedoms of European citizens? Many argue that apart from lifting barriers, the EU has not yet maximised the growth potential of the data economy. Gareth talks to Sandy Pentland at a digital data conference in Tallinn. An entrepreneur from Niger has created an...

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Click hears from the project co-ordinator, Dr Richard Damoah about the launch of GhanaSat-1. The satellite, developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Station. Kate Arkless Gray offers an assessment of the launch. Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil poses a frightening...

Is the gig economy out of control? This year’s OuiShare Fest in Paris for urban innovators and edgy entrepreneurs explores the gig economy and cities. How can we convert the advantages of the growing ‘uberisation’ model of modern life for the many and not the few? Click talks to Mara Balestrini and Helen Goulden who are participating in the...

In a special edition, Click looks at the latest innovations in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences. There is a report on a Virtual Reality film tour of Latin America; how viewers can hop on a spacecraft and virtually launch into space with The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut; and there is a surreal experience of Nairobi in a...