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YouTube publishes deleted videos report

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:27:18 GMT

The video-sharing website details the reasons why millions of videos have been removed.

'Nazi pug' video-maker has no regrets

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:23:05 GMT

Mark Meechan was fined £800 after teaching a dog to give a Nazi salute.

Spotify tests filter to block swearing in songs

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:34:14 GMT

The trial feature skips explicit tracks but only works on Apple devices and lacks a parental lock.

Robot helps Jack McLinden, 14, to be Everton mascot

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:53:37 GMT

A robot carried on to the pitch feeds panoramic live images and sound back to Jack McLinden's tablet.

Police 'visit funeral home to unlock dead man's phone'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:00:56 GMT

Police in Florida are criticised for allegedly entering a funeral home to use a dead man's finger to unlock his smartphone.

Russia Telegram ban hits Google and Amazon services

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:05:16 GMT

Google and Amazon have been caught up in Russian attempts to block the Telegram messaging app.

Iran's banks banned from dealing in crypto-currencies

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:31:58 GMT

Iran bans its banks from using Bitcoin, amid money-laundering concerns.

Apple's Shazam deal faces European probe

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:33:43 GMT

Seven countries asked the European Commission to review the purchase of the music identification app.

Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:35:07 GMT

The health secretary wants action from the sites on underage use, bullying and screen-time limits.

'TSB gave me access to someone's £35,000'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:38:41 GMT

Computer chaos for customers continues as one man gets access to someone else's accounts.

Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:09:58 GMT

The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.

GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:07:33 GMT

Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.

HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:00:57 GMT

How does a free app with no adverts go about becoming a success with Hollywood actors whilst giving away thousands in cash?

Facebook removes 'gay sex for rent' posts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:13:09 GMT

An investigation found groups offering free accommodation for young men in exchange for sex.

Google's SMS replacement ready to launch

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:34:43 GMT

Android phones are beginning to receive Google's feature-rich new service called Chat.

German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:19:13 GMT

Publishing giant Axel Springer has lost a long-running case seeking to limit the use of Adblock Plus.

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:03:35 GMT

Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:43:01 GMT

A total of 1.5 billion international Facebook users will not be protected under GDPR.

TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:38:00 GMT

TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.

Ikea's TaskRabbit app back online after data breach

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:46:54 GMT

The odd jobs marketplace has been investigating a "cyber-security incident".

Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:37:22 GMT

The rapidly changing value of crypto-currency has been turned into a mobile game.

NHS website defaced by hackers

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:32:31 GMT

The digital vandalism was spotted by a security researcher and has since been fixed.

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:56:04 GMT

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.

Are AI fairytales the future?

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:03:34 GMT

The first AI fairytale has been written by an algorithm, a company claims - a taste of future story-telling? Penis advert appeared in video game apps

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:02:50 GMT

US retailer is admonished by UK ad watchdog for the third time since November.

Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:01:10 GMT

The Internet Watch Foundation found more than 78,000 website addresses with child abuse images in 2017.

Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:20:38 GMT

The man fled from Iceland to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the prime minister.

NHS ransomware attack response criticised

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 22:53:25 GMT

MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.

Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:28:44 GMT

TaskRabbit says it is working with law enforcement, and its website is offline.

Russia's Telegram block hits web users

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:44:28 GMT

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.

School warns over Roblox and Fortnite online games

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:58:19 GMT

Roblox and Fortnite enable players to talk to interact with each other via online chat.

Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:32:50 GMT

Damages could amount to "billions of dollars", the judge says.

T-Mobile fined over false ringtones

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:33:16 GMT

The firm paid $40m (£27m) over claims it employed false ringtones rather than fixing call problems.

What Remains of Edith Finch wins Bafta's top games award

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:10:14 GMT

What Remains of Edith Finch scores an upset by beating Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at the Baftas.

Nintendo celebrates Bafta hat trick

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:39:35 GMT

Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi says he is "very happy" with the company's success at the Baftas.

Hellblade: Our big risk paid off with five Bafta wins

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:59:11 GMT

Making a video game about mental health was worth the risk, says its creator.

Tim Schafer: My games suffered 'bit rot'

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:26:01 GMT

The award-winning games designer says many of his classics became unplayable on modern machines.

South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:41:46 GMT

South Korea says silencing the propaganda broadcasts will help set the mood for the inter-Korean summit.

Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:51:56 GMT

Biplap Deb cited the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata but his statement has attracted ridicule.

Lab-grown meat

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 23:12:09 GMT

The meat industry, a major contributor to CO2 emissions and deforestation, is facing competition.

Robo farmers

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:04:08 GMT

Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.

Life of a meme

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:45:18 GMT

What do pictures of two guys pointing at each other and yelling tell us about how a meme begins and ends?

Ninjas and nanobots

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 23:33:51 GMT

Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?

First timer

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:19:00 GMT

The big winner at the Bafta Games Awards was Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, including Best Performer - won by a video editor.

Coffee trends

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:48:59 GMT

Coffee in five charts: How coffee drinking varies around the world.

Bug hunters

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:00:25 GMT

Big rewards are available for hackers who can spot when websites have got their coding wrong.

'600 apps had my data'

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 23:05:09 GMT

Data harvesting is a multi-billion dollar industry privacy campaigners believe is far too opaque.

What does the future hold for humanoid robots?

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 02:43:01 GMT

Machines that can fully mimic natural body movements are still a long way off, says Will Jackson.

Aubrey de Grey: Treating ageing as a curable disease

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:15:27 GMT

The scientist aims to develop therapies to repair damage at the molecular and cellular level.

NanoMap: How uncertainty helps this drone fly

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:26:15 GMT

MIT CSAIL's NanoMap system enables drones to avoid obstacles while flying at 20 mph (32km/h)

Visual effects behind Thor: Ragnarok

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:07:47 GMT

Click talks to Alexis Wajsbrot, the visual effects supervisor for Thor: Ragnarok.

Amazon Echo trial to help elderly and disabled people

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:59:16 GMT

As many councils struggle with budget issues to deliver services such as social care, new technology is being used in one trial area.

Robot visits a pub for Westworld promotion and other news

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:05:22 GMT

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Russia's Telegram ban 'failing'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:38:12 GMT

The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.

God of War: Giving gaming new emotions

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:47:03 GMT

The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

The helmet which gives firefighters 'X-ray vision'

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:21:54 GMT

The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters’ sight in poor visibility.

Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:42:05 GMT

Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.