Apple bows to Taylor Swift over artists’ pay
A week before the launch of Apple Music, Taylor Swift has managed to convince the technology giant to change its royalties policy. Can streaming save the music industry?
World hails ‘moment of opportunity’ for Somalia
After more than two decades of conflict Somalia is trying to rebuild, but violence is still a daily threat. Can the outside world help this chaotic, troubled nation start a new era of peace?
Internet blackout in protest at censorship bill
Web giants including Wikipedia are going on an unprecedented online strike today to try to block what they say is a deadly threat to internet freedom: the SOPA anti-piracy act.
The truth about being a modern-day pirate
International forces are cracking down on Somali pirates. Many are now facing imprisonment or execution, but the attacks keep coming. What draws so many recruits to join the pirate fleets?
Piracy on the high seas and laser dazzlers
More people were taken hostage at sea in 2010 than in any year since records began. So how can a ‘ragged band’ of pirates hold the world to ransom?