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Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:08:58 GMT

The European Union says that 70% of material deemed to be offensive is removed within 24 hours.

Data-stealing spyware 'traced to Lebanon'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:09:01 GMT

Nation-state malware dubbed Dark Caracal uncovered by security researchers.

Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:34:17 GMT

The problem can knock out home networks by overwhelming routers with data surge, it said

Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:48:00 GMT

About 40,000 customers of OnePlus could have had card details stolen in the attack by cyber-thieves

Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:35:23 GMT

Singer Chrissy Chambers describes how her life changed when her ex posted an explicit video online.

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:24:21 GMT

Travis Kalanick is selling shares worth $1.4bn as a consortium invests $9.3bn in Uber.

Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:57:46 GMT

A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:34:40 GMT

The Post Office came out worst for landline services and Vodafone worst for mobile services.

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:52:13 GMT

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees to work have been targeted while en route.

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:41:17 GMT

The chip-maker says the patches it has issued to fix two security flaw can cause further problems.

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:57:04 GMT

Labo will turn Switch controllers into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike or even a robot suit.

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:55:01 GMT

Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.

Tide Pod challenge: YouTube blocks videos after poisoning fears

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:11:47 GMT

American teenagers have been swallowing laundry detergent and posting videos online as part of a challenge.

Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:40:14 GMT

It struck a crane that was not in place when the pilot carried out site safety check, a report says.

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:40:19 GMT

A new campaign aims to make lessons about intellectual property infringement fun.

YouTube toughens advert payment rules

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:17:03 GMT

The video-clip platform will require creators to have more than 1,000 subscribers to feature adverts.

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:01:25 GMT

The crypto-currency has nearly halved in value since its peak in December.

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:31:33 GMT

The payment is expected to be the largest of its type following US tax code changes.

Belgium 'abduction': Woman uses phone map to provide her location

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:41:28 GMT

A 19-year-old woman finds her location in Charleroi in Belgium and alerts her brother.

BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:14:13 GMT

Only 250,000 homes will be able to access the new services - a fraction of the total connected to the internet.

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:04:54 GMT

SinVR app says it has fixed an issue which left 20,000 names and email addresses exposed.

Twitch spamming suspect charged in Canada

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:59:29 GMT

Streams were widely disrupted by a series of attacks that hit them with hundreds of toxic comments.

Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices - but how?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:16:19 GMT

The Asian nation has been a big adopter of virtual currency, so developments there have a global impact.

OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:12:58 GMT

More than 200 people report seeing fraudulent charges following a purchase via the OnePlus site.

Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:42:04 GMT

Drivers who do not take a long enough break will not be able to log in to the app and take trips.

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:35:42 GMT

The firm says it will have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range within five years.

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:40:27 GMT

They are accused of sharing explicit videos of two 15-year-olds via Facebook Messenger.

Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:45:15 GMT

The group breached BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores the Stellar Lumen currency.

Airbus says A380 superjumbo production could end

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:52:28 GMT

The European planemaker says it will stop making its giant A380 jet if it does not get any more orders.

Malware populates children's apps with porn adverts

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:57:47 GMT

Apps containing the malicious code were downloaded more than three million times.

American charged over deadly 'swatting' raid

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:56:42 GMT

A man accused of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting is charged in the US.

Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:05:04 GMT

The share sale could include listings in Tokyo and London but Softbank says no decision has been taken.

CES 2018: Wireless recharging while on the move

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:15:41 GMT

An over-the-air recharging solution designed for use in the car is on show at the CES trade fair.

Apple health data used in murder trial

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:56:55 GMT

Data suggesting movements correlating to how a suspect disposed of a body used as evidence.

Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:25:19 GMT

Social media service Snapchat redesign has not proved popular with many of its regular users

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 02:08:48 GMT

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he plans to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

China shuts Marriott's website over Tibet and Taiwan error

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 03:38:33 GMT

The hotel chain apologises, saying it "respects and supports" Chinese sovereignty.

Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:47:43 GMT

The Commission wants to spend 1bn euros on machines far faster than existing supercomputers

US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:49:54 GMT

Start-up company Voyage will start rolling out the service at The Villages, Florida next year.

US man charged over 15-year spying campaign

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:10:21 GMT

The attacked allegedly spied on users via webcams and stole personal data and login information.

PUBG 'not eSports-ready' yet - but 'will be one day'

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:53:06 GMT

The brains behind PUBG, one of the most popular games in the world, talks eSports with the Radio 1 Gaming Show.

CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:28:14 GMT

The modular parts used to make the 146in TV also allow for screens of unusual shapes to be made.

YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:08:06 GMT

Logan Paul loses business deals after posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

CES 2018: Power cut at Vegas tech show blamed on rain

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:14:22 GMT

Attendees were evacuated from an area hosting Samsung, LG and Sony at the giant Las Vegas trade fair.

South Korea considers Bitcoin trading ban

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:31:19 GMT

Government cryptocurrency concerns include tax evasion and people developing gambling addictions.

Taiwanese police give cyber-security quiz winners infected devices

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:32:27 GMT

Taiwanese police gave malware-infected thumb drives as prizes at a cyber-security expo.

Facebook kills virtual assistant M

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 17:36:21 GMT

The social media company says the text-based service that operates with human input, was an experiment.

Meltdown fix can make some machines slower - Intel

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:56:40 GMT

The patch for a security hole in its chips may slow down machines but the impact will be limited, it says.

Moscow taxi users confusion amid GPS meddling claims

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:50:01 GMT

Taxi users are facing inflated fares because their position has been wrongly located thousands of miles away.

Swimmers rescued by drone in Australia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:38:02 GMT

Lifeguards were being trained how to use the drone when the drama unfolded in what's being called a world first rescue.

CES 2018: Floating ads created by Kino-mo's spinning tech

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:18:24 GMT

Spinning LED strips are used to create video images that appear to float in mid-air like holograms.

CES 2018: Time machine camera lets you record 'missed moments'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:10:31 GMT

A wearable camera lets users record events that have already happened over the past 10 seconds.

CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:17:57 GMT

A small display that shows images offers motorists a new way to communicate to each other.

CES 2018: A look at the show's highlights

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:38:44 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology at CES 2018.

CES 2018: Bringing female equality to the WWE's ring

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:13:04 GMT

World Wrestling Entertainment’s Stephanie McMahon explains her firm's move into virtual reality.

CES 2018: Sticky note printer created for technophobe mother

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:24:06 GMT

An inventor creates a machine that churns out retro-style coloured notes for his far-off mother.

Just Eat offers £10 after unwanted texts

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:19:22 GMT

Just Eat says its "appalled" at its initial response to a customer who complained about messages from a delivery driver.

CES 2018: Zano the zombie drone whirs back to life

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:09:57 GMT

Drones that were incapacitated by the collapse of their creator are set to work again.

How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 01:04:22 GMT

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play.

Quantum computing: Modular system announced

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:05:22 GMT

Linking modular quantum computers together could create a more powerful network.

Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:39:50 GMT

Two mid-range 360 cameras are put to test by the BBC Click team.

AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:41:40 GMT

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

Switch on, switch off

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:46:35 GMT

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Heads up

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:36:15 GMT

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

Panic buying

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:20:34 GMT

Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.

Captured paedophile

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:08:33 GMT

A BBC Trending report about online predators prompted a reader to investigate and eventually led to the conviction of a dangerous paedophile.

Robot hits and misses

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:54:39 GMT

Tech firms try to convince the public their robots are ready to buy despite several stumbles.

Power up

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:41:16 GMT

A smattering of gadgets show off at the tech show promise better battery life than we're used to.

Hey Google

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 04:25:14 GMT

The rivalry between Amazon and Google's virtual assistants is fiercer than ever at the tech show.

Audience with robot

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:03:02 GMT

An awkward audience with a celebrity robot still has the power to impress.

Will taps run dry?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:04:32 GMT

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with game

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:36:05 GMT

A hi-tech toy gun lets gamers play virtual reality-style games without having to wear a headset.

CES 2018: Hushme mask lets users make private calls

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:50:40 GMT

A hi-tech face mask is being pitched as a way to obscure users' voices to let them speak in private.

CES 2018: Omron's ping pong robot keeps ball in play

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:56:31 GMT

A robot that matches its ping pong-playing skill level to its human opponent's is on show at CES.

CES 2018: Luka owl robot reads bedtime stories to kids

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:40:29 GMT

A robot that can read any of 50,000 picture books to young children will soon launch.

CES 2018: Intel's swarm of drones lights up Vegas night sky

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 01:18:59 GMT

More than 200 drones are dazzling audiences in Las Vegas with a sky show timed to coincide with CES.

CES 2018: Panasonic's concept car has pick-your-own views

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:16:07 GMT

Panasonic shows off a concept car with windows that can swap out the real view for one you prefer.