In the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 3 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team investigate bank phishing scams, drone use in Cape Town, sperm smuggling in Palestine and bionic eyes that are allowing blind people to see for the first time.
Phishing season explodes
Bank-related internet fraud is the fastest-growing crime in the world. Criminals trick customers into disclosing private information that they use to empty their unsuspecting victims’ bank accounts. But just how sophisticated can tech-savvy criminals get? Carte Blanche investigates the complexities of the latest “phishing trip”.
Remote controlled drones are all the rage. In Alaska, drones are used to count sea lions and in the USA they monitor drug trafficking across borders. Now the City of Cape Town wants to get in on the act and use drones for drug busts, search and rescue operations and agricultural mapping. But the Civil Aviation Authority isn’t giving the project lift off. Carte Blanche investigates.
Wives of Palestinian political prisoners serving long-term sentences in Israeli prisons have extremely limited contact with their husbands. Carte Blanche meets the women who have conceived children after their husband’s sperm was smuggled out of these jails in a show of defiance to the Israeli occupation.
Seeing is believing
For many blind people, seeing now means believing in the power of cutting-edge medical science. A small Californian engineering company has pioneered a remarkable bionic eye, capable of restoring sight to people with conditions that affect the retina. Carte Blanche witnesses the miracle of second sight.
This episode of Carte Blanche airs on Sunday, 19 April at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv.