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the shots that killed her. Those are the latest headlines. Now, on BBC


News, it is time for Click. I am about to change the world and I have


everything I need. It my coffee, this is my computer, and this is my


office. `` this is my coffee. This week on Click, we go underground to


live, meet and work with the hackers who are trying to change and or


undermine the system. Do we need another social network's Twitter


co`founder is Stone seems to think so and we will check his new app,


called Jelly. If you find particle physics hard to understand, we are


at CERN to meet the filmmakers who are bringing technology to bring the


stories of science to life. Here is one for me, how to conquer your fear


of spiders, coming up in Webscape. `` Biz Stone. Welcome to Click. It


is tempting to think all innovations these days come out of big shiny


companies like Apple or Google. Or, maybe the cheeky little start`ups


that they will end up buying. If those inventions to end up changing


the world, they will make their parent companies a lot of money.


Many of the foundations of the internet were actually built on


so`called open standards, available for anyone to use and adapt and


invented by people who won't in it for the money. `` were not in it for


the money. We have met this guy, Cody Wilson on click that before,


and he designed, printed and fired the world 's first three deep into


it done. `` three D printed. His latest project is the release of the


Dark Wallet, a tool to further analyse transactions made by


bitcoin. What is surprising about the way the project is delivered is


the programmers behind it are living and working in squats around the


world. They are choosing a communal, open`source slice `` life over the


millions they could command in silicon valley. Barcelona is a


centre for these developers and Jane Cope stake spent a week in one of


the cybersquat. `` cybersquats. May is one of the older squats in


Barcelona, occupied for 25 years `` May. It is hosting a group of


Europe's most influential hackers. Amir Taaki is one of the key


developers and a former develop a poker player and video designer. He


was expelled from school for hacking. From a young age I was


reading about science and I was sitting playing videogames and


seating different scenarios `` seeing. You start to see things you


could improve on and and make better. He was recently named by


Forbes magazine as one of the top 30 tech designers. He rewrote the


source code for bit more in. I got into open`source, which is a


movement of people around the a lot of the software we use and depend on


IQ software in our Routers and in supercomputers, or on the internet,


runs Linux, which is built by people around the world might built by a


community, worth billions, more than Microsoft or Mac OS X. People all


around the world come together to develop software around these


principles. The principles of free software driving the movement have


led some developers to work in a network of squats you are doing the


bulk of the work? Yes. Pablo Martin is one of the main developers


working with a mirror on the Dark Wallet and has been living and


working in squats around the world for 12 years. I have been spending


time with them as they prepare for the release of the software. I see


it as a way where I can not need to work for the money but for learning


and on the thing that matter so me and others. They live off little


money, getting some food for free by dumpster diving from supermarkets.


We are just getting the food and that's it. When will you get to bed


? A couple of hours, or maybe until the morning. The next day,


everything is quiet in Kasa de la Muntanya. Not everyone has been


asleep. I have just woken and it is morning here in the Scott, and while


I have been asleep at the Dark Wallet team have been busy working


all night on the project `` here in the squat. They work on guifi.net,


providing free Wi`Fi to people in rural areas of Spain. Our people


hungry for these tools? Completely. People in other countries are using


it. They want to pay us money. The Dark Wallet as well, people need


it. Lee it is important that when you are developing tools to empower


people and give them more responsibility, more sovereignty


over their lives, it is not enough that you are just developing them in


the black box, you need to deploy them with people who are actually


using the tools. One of the tools they are bringing to the community


is a bitcoin ATM. It is not up and running, but the goal is for people


to use the Dark Wallet with the machine, and eventually people can


buy and sell bitcoin and exchange them for euros. Beyond local


applications, they see bitcoin as a political tool, able to influence


situations like that in Iran, where his father is from. The situation is


volatile in a run. `` Iran. Became the used to evade sanctions from the


US, said censorship of currency payments in Iran and use it to hedge


against the rial. Became the controversial. It is the reason


these developers give up millions to live like this. Have you sacrificed


a lot? Yes. A few times I was homeless. Many times I was without


money. You are so often just by yourself, isolated. It is difficult


sometimes. The squat lifestyle might not be to everyone's taste, but for


this movement, the open`source way of life fits perfectly with their


way of coding. Living rough in Barcelona and what a


fascinating story. With me is Jamie Bartlett, writing and art and


research in technology subculture is. You visited a squat similar to


the one yen visited. It was interesting to see how different


people live together `` Jen. They share everyday activities, cooking,


eating and sleeping. That rubs off on the way that a programme and


code. They are committed to "software, free software, sharing


what they do openly and a lot of they design is used by all of us for


nothing. Is tempting I would imagine for people who saw the report to say


that these people are just dropouts and they can't be bothered to get a


job and use their skills elsewhere. Are they really as influential as we


are hearing less yellow some of them are extremely influential. ``? When


you look back on the history of modern computing, the great pioneers


were dropouts, people who did not play by the rules, look for


alternative ways of living. What you make of their ideas? Will they


change the world for the better? You could argue that cybersquat 's and


open source communities have already changed the world and they have


already changed it for the better `` cybersquats. Some of those that work


on specific crypto currencies like bitcoin and who are trying to make


genuinely anonymous forms of currency transaction, I think that


is going to be incredibly important in the years ahead. Some of it is


good and valuable, but within it contains the seeds of problems for


governments especially. Jan Ness did a bit of effort in getting in touch


with these people, and gaining their trust `` Jen invested. Why are these


people hard to contact? Why don't they trust people? It is an


interesting question, trust with these people. The systems they


design are about trying to create systems that you can trust. They are


often not trustworthy of other people. One of the reasons for that


is that they know what they are doing. They know the projects and


plans a controversial and they know there will be journalists and


researchers and government agents and other nefarious interest who


will try to find out what they are doing. They don't care what the rest


of us think. They are happy living in their squat, designing pieces of


software that they believe will conquer the world. Why should they


bring anyone else in? Thank you for shedding light on what is a


fascinating movement. Next up, I looked at this week 's


tech news. Change all your passwords, that was the advice from


a host of security firms following the discovery of a major bug


nicknamed heartbleed. The exploit was discovered in software called


OpenSSL, used by servers and operating and messaging systems.


Designed to protect sensitive data as it travels back and forth, the


vulnerability in OpenSSL could have exposed anyone visiting sites which


use the software displaying and electronic eavesdropping. Running


low on battery? And Israeli start`up has a solution. Store. Shows off a


desire that fuels your phone in 30 seconds. It uses nanotechnology and


relies on conductive crystals to ensure rapid charging. It is


reportedly hoping to begin production in two years. It is


difficult to take selfie is and it is possible you might drop your


phone while getting the perfect angle. This self enhancing live feed


image engine aims to change this. It is a 2`way mirror powered by a


processor. Stand in front and smile. Facial recognition technology will


do the rest and will post your face automatically onto Twitter. There


are plenty of ways to get social online these days and it is not all


about sharing pictures of pets, children and dinner. It is often


more useful when it is used to help each other out. From networks like


Yahoo Answers in 2005, to newer ones like Quora, users ask and answer


questions, with good answers being voted by the community. There is a


new nightly Day on the block and it has It is the brainchild of Twitter


founder, is stone. We caught up with him to ask questions of our own ``


Biz Stone. Social media is Biz Stone's business, he programmed one


of the most influential weather apps in the world. In the days before


hashtag is an selfies, Twitter had its fair share of detractors. Not


only did the idea, it changed the world. I think we are still trying


to find where the appropriate line is. Do you post your beauty party


pictures on a social network to live on for ever? Or do you use one of


these applications that has it disappear after ten seconds? All


this connectivity, it makes me want to ask, what is the true promise of


a connected society? I have to think that it is helping people. People


helping each other. It sounds nice, but will Jelly become the go to


social app for advice? Or if the idea is wobbly as its food


counterpart? So, take a picture... At a question... And, sit back and


wait for the answers from your social network to roll in. In the


meantime, you could answer a few questions that other people have


posted. In the space of just a couple of minutes, I have answers to


the question I put up. If only high had put a useful question there.


Speaking of which, what are people actually using this for? I do


marketing education in my business, and they asked a question about what


are the most tired and overused marketing phrases, and I've got a


few good responses for that. I have used it a bit for my business and a


bit for personal, and I have had some fun entering people's


questions. Compare to social networks, you can't we have a proper


discussion on Twitter, so posting a question on Jelly is like posting a


question on Facebook, it will hang around long enough for other people


to see it and respond. Asking questions on the internet is of


course about as reliable as you would think it might be, but people


can vote and set up. It is similar to read it, Yahoo Answers, and


Quora. We are reaching one degree and two degrees out, and someone


might not know the answer themselves, but they might know


someone in their contacts on their phone who can help you. Now, you are


jumping right out of any sort of network into a whole new social


network. That is the strength of weak ties phenomenon. One of the


reasons behind Twitter's success could be down to the way the


platform listened and adapted to its users. A famous example is the


hashtag. They were officially adopted after others were already


using it. LJ Rich, talking to Biz Stone about


jelly. Have you ever played a game that has been so compelling you have


completely lost herself in it? If you have, it means that someone has


done a great job designing the right story for the right technology to


immerse yourself in. That means, in theory at least, no topic is


off`limits, even though it is not traditionally considered thrilling.


David Reid has been to the European Centre for Nuclear Research, sermon,


where groups of scientists and creatives have been working out how


to tell compelling stories about science. `` CERN. How do you tell a


story about particle physics? The science is hard to grasp and


complicated to explain. Yet, particle fever, a documentary about


the discovery of the Higgs boson or God particle is captivating


audiences and critics. I did not think I was making a film about the


discovery of the Higgs boson, I thought I was making a film about


scientists and their passion and what the process is. I think you


need to focus on something that has dramatic elements and good


characters. Making scientific stories accessible is exactly what


he tried at the film institute is trying to do at this happens on,


called Story Matter. It is their own CERN experiment, a sort of creative


particle accelerator with scientists, artists, filmmakers,


colliding with one another in a confined place. They have just five


days to make a compelling story about science. I think if they have


a core interest of storytelling in general, and you put them around the


table for five days, extraordinary things will happen. Because it is so


novel, you automatically attract audiences. This is how applications


and games are made. The teams wrestle with technical issues. And


tough subject matter. One team is telling a story about viral


infection, another about dark matter. Teams at the Tribeca Hacks


upon, they are producing stories about international sciences. It has


an infinite number of possible endings. How you interact is


important, some are experimenting with remote sensing to move their


stories along. Another team has stories triggered by people huddling


together. It is a new take on social gaming. After five days of late


nights, the teams take to the stage to show their creations. This is


what dark matter looks like. When a person signs on, the Twitter profile


is activated. It shows what you can get when you mix digital


storytellers and scientists together, and bombard them with


Coffey and a creative particle accelerator `` coffee. To follow or


not to follow? That is the question that Twitter aficionados are


constantly debating. Kate Russell is no different, but she has an


application to help are the site. We would expect nothing less. He she is


now, with Webscape. The average Twitter user follows 102


accounts, but some are following thousands. If that sounds like you,


ManageFlitter can help you see the birds in the flock by breaking down


your following an follower list into more manageable chunks, revealing


who is engaged with you and who is just deadwood. Some Twitter follow


lists have become completely unmanageable. With thousands of


people to sort through. It can make a prospect of spring cleaning the


dead, in active and pointless accounts out just to be a chore to


even start thinking about. With batch on following you can quickly


clean up your account. There is additional analytics and reporting,


plus engagement tools that will reveal which of the accounts you


follow our spam, which are talkative, in active, or not


following you back. There is a bunch of other interesting output for the


seriously social. Another useful iPhone app if you have a busy life


is Wibbitz. It turns articles from top new sources in category set by


you into short video summaries. It pulls out the key facts and


highlights so you can catch up in a flash, even listening to the audio


when you are out on a run will walk into the station. If all of those


apps have fired `` fried your brain, why not relax and feed the fish over


at a `` acquired. Aquard.io. Some geeky details about the system, it


uses a board to operate an automatic feeder that rotates and drops food


whenever he user interacts. It is ingenious, and as a bonus, it means


the developers never have to remember to feed the fish again. Now


that spring is well and truly here, get ready for the invasion of the


spiders. This thought is enough to send some people diving back under


the duvet, in fact, 60% of people in the UK alone admit to having a fear


of spiders. Phobia free is a an iPhone app that will help you


conquer your Demon is. It slowly introduces you to cute, colourful


and eventually convincing creatures on your screen.


week's video of the week should help week's video of the week should help


bring things into perspective. Metropolis to is by video `` ATV Neo


video channel. It is the coolest I have ever seen. My little boy loves


that video, and he is a chip off the old block. Your Webscape suggestions


please, do our e`mail address or on Twitter. You will find the latest


tech news on our website. That is it for now, thank you for watching and


see you next time. We have seen some fine spring


weather over the past few days, but the weekend promises mixed fortunes


in terms of weather across the UK. In the north, it will be breezy and


blustery, with rain at times. Further south, it is looking largely


dry with decent spells of sunshine. A chilly start


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