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Facebook data row: Cambridge Analytica academic a 'scapegoat'

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:35:59 GMT

Dr Aleksandr Kogan tells the BBC he is "stunned" by the allegations made against him.

Cambridge Analytica: Facebook boss summoned over data claims

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:49:06 GMT

MPs want Mark Zuckerberg to address concerns that Cambridge Analytica gathered users' data without permission.

Is leaving Facebook the only way to protect your data?

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:49:43 GMT

What can users do to gain back control of their data or limit how much is shared?

Cambridge Analytica: Warrant sought to inspect company

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:43:56 GMT

The firm's servers face scrutiny, as footage emerges appearing to show its boss offering to organise smear campaigns.

Uber halts self-driving car tests after death

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:35:51 GMT

A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona.

WhatsApp co-founder says it is time to delete Facebook

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:15:10 GMT

WhatsApp co-founder joins #DeleteFacebook movement after Cambridge Analytica accusations.

Facebook under fire in escalating data row

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:26:58 GMT

Politicians are heaping criticism on Facebook over the way data on 50 million users was grabbed

Robots and automation: How Africa is at risk

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:33:54 GMT

A report warns of the threat posed by automation to Africa - but says there is time to prepare.

School bomb threats: Disgruntled Minecraft gamer 'behind hoax'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:40:12 GMT

Hundreds of schools in England were sent an email saying a bomb would be detonated on their grounds.

BBC wants to keep FM radio for longer

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:37:32 GMT

The corporation says it is too soon to consider a complete switchover to digital radio.

Biohacker fined for travel card implant

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:55 GMT

Australian biohacker fined for fare evasion despite having his travel card inside his hand.

US punishes 19 Russians over vote meddling and cyber-attacks

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:27:07 GMT

The moves are an attempt to stop "nefarious attacks emanating from Russia", officials say.

Virtual cash helps cyber-thieves launder money, research suggests

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:21:48 GMT

Virtual cash and digital payment systems are becoming embedded in cyber-crime, suggests research.

London wheelchair travellers get Google Maps help

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:46:35 GMT

Users will be able to filter for "wheelchair accessible" advice when planning journeys in the capital.

Omega Labyrinth Z anime game banned in the UK

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:40:15 GMT

A PlayStation game which "promotes the sexualisation of children" is banned in the UK.

Rihanna: Snapchat guilty of 'shaming' domestic violence victims

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:54:02 GMT

The singer says Snapchat "let us down" over an advert that asked users if they would slap her.

Fortnite: Drake and Ninja's Twitch battle gets huge crowd

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:24:02 GMT

More than 600,000 people watched rapper Drake and top player Ninja play the co-op shooting game.

YouTube prankster jailed for shooting boyfriend dead

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:07:35 GMT

Monalisa Perez shot her boyfriend through a thick book, which failed to stop the bullet last June.

Google bans crypto-currency adverts

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:33:32 GMT

The search giant follows Facebook in censoring ads for initial coin offerings and trading services.

The smart dress with a 'sixth sense'

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:55:25 GMT

Exploring how new creative software, tools, and electronics can be used for fashion design.

Burger-flipping robot begins first shift

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 14:36:35 GMT

Flippy can handle 12 burgers at once, and is destined to replace human fast-food workers.

Haier smartwatch has a built-in projector at MWC 2018

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:09:39 GMT

China's Haier reveals a smartwatch that turns the back of the wearer's hand into a display.

Samsung Galaxy S9 gets super slow-mo and AR emojis

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:04:24 GMT

The flagship phone uses AI to slow down key moments of action and turns its owner into an emoji.

Man dies after trapping head at Birmingham cinema

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:17:39 GMT

He reportedly went into cardiac arrest after he became wedged under an electronic footrest.

Etsy told to remove 'vile' cards

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:25:34 GMT

Other cards sold through online marketplace Etsy depict Jimmy Savile and Josef Fritzl.

Test tube meat

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:05:17 GMT

The sci-fi food of the future could change the way we eat forever, and it is going to be up to food designers to convince us it's not just an acquired taste.

Global reach

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:37:44 GMT

The data firm facing questions over its work practices has operated all over the world.

Catching cyber-crooks

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:13:07 GMT

If you want a job that rides the wave of the future, get hired by a firm that combats cyber-threats, says the BBC's Mark Ward.

Tapping or talking

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:18:08 GMT

The spoken web is becoming more established in the home. But will it catch on elsewhere?

Adapt or die

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:01:30 GMT

In the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.

'Ambulance to the future'

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:15:30 GMT

Freezing the deceased in the hope of one day reviving them could become a mainstream service, advocates say.

Remote shoppers

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:11:54 GMT

Up to a million people are employed around the world as professional shoppers for clients in China.

Rotten ideas

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

As the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.

Fail harder

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 00:28:17 GMT

Talking about failure is taboo in Germany, and it could be holding business back.

Smart speakers tested

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 01:17:24 GMT

How do Alexa, Siri and Google Home measure up - and which is the best smart speaker for you?

Model citizens

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:21:21 GMT

China's tech transformation proceeds apace, but with it comes more digital monitoring and control.

AI meets robotics

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:39:03 GMT

Researchers in Texas aim to create robots that can cope with our messy world.

Fly drive

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:02:51 GMT

Since cars were invented, people have dreamed about making them fly. So why haven't they taken off?

Obituary: Trevor Baylis

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 13:06:59 GMT

Inventor whose wind-up radio played a vital role in the battle against Aids in Africa

Power up

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:15:29 GMT

A breakthrough in materials technology could see fast-charging supercapacitors rival lithium-ion batteries.

The British Library's race to save old audio recordings

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:16:07 GMT

The recordings are on more than 40 different formats and some are degrading due to decay.

The Oscar-winning special effects of Blade Runner 2049

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:14:58 GMT

Click meets one of the people responsible for the movie's award winning special effects.

The robot based on a snake and other news

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:24:26 GMT

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

Deepfakes: The face-swapping software explained

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 01:28:09 GMT

The software uses machine-learning to create computer-generated versions of people's faces.

How Sea of Thieves is trying to make gamers play nice

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:31:51 GMT

The team behind the Xbox game explain how they're trying to take "toxic" behaviour out of multiplayer gaming.

How to go green and use less plastic when you travel

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:12:14 GMT

The Travel Show's Lucy Hedges looks at how you can reduce your carbon footprint when you travel.

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)

Energy storage: the power of cold air

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:18:53 GMT

Highview Power uses liquefied cold air to create stored energy. The air is reheated to produce power.

A better way to care for dementia patients

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:15:11 GMT

Infrared technology and artificial intelligence offer a better way to take care of dementia patients. It can scan their vital signs 24 hours a day.

South Korea gaming: Death by overwork sparks calls for change

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 01:52:31 GMT

Critics say "crunch time", an intense burst of work just before a game is released, can be dangerous.

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.