Edward Snowden called on a Berlin audience via livestream to stand up and act on their freedoms – without asking permission. He also hinted at a new encryption technology he's co-developing to circumvent surveillance.
Technology gets blamed for many things - from causing obesity, to a reduction in our ability to communicate with each other - but could it also be leading to evolutionary changes? Specifically, are our hands changing as a response to tools and gadgets such as smartphones? Also, we talk about how the city of Chicago is struggling with a growing problem with rats.
More than 2 billion people still dont have bank accounts worldwide, and mobile money transfers could help connect them. Mobile money is already helping to cut the costs of remittances. World in Progress talks to technology and communications expert Scarlett Fondeur Gil, at UNCTAD, based in Geneva.