Lydia Emmanouilidou is a tech reporter for the World, covering online platforms, internet culture, digital privacy, cybersecurity, election security, and many other topics — all with a global bend.
Before joining The World, Lydia was a higher education reporter and producer for WGBH in Boston. She also worked for NPR’s investigative unit where she contributed to several award-winning series.
What happens to the highly personal data people enter in period-tracking apps? In some cases, it gets fed to third parties — including Facebook.
Every day, Facebook has to make difficult and consequential decisions about what should stay or go on its platform. Now, it's turning to outsiders for help.
More than 300 bus shelters have been transformed into bee-friendly green hubs to support biodiversity in the Dutch city of Utrecht.
Conflict & Justice
Much of the Western media narrative on China's social credit system has been outright false. As part of a collaboration between Wired magazine and The World, we take a look at what the system actually looks like, and how it really works.
The protests that have drawn millions into the streets have also spawned memes that show anger, sadness and solidarity among demonstrators.
Switzerland lags behind other Western countries in terms of equal pay for women. Thousands walked off jobs in a general strike on Friday to draw attention to pay to salaries and other issues.
In the spring of 1969, 19-year-old Terry Tickhill Terrell walked into the Institute of Polar Studies at OSU and told the secretary, “Hi, I want a job in Antarctica.”
Critics say the law is too vague and could end up causing too much content to be censored or disproportionately affect already-marginalized groups.
In 2015, the Saudi government launched an app called Abhser — which roughly translates to “yes sir” — that allows men to grant some of those permissions through clicks and swipes. But the app is also helping some Saudi women escape the country.
The mentorship program is just one component of Finland’s national AI strategy, which focuses heavily on getting Finns without a technical or computer science background comfortable with AI.