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Android Oreo released by Google

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:47:55 GMT

The latest version of Android adds new features to help people tackle "notification diarrhoea".

Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:13:58 GMT

The advertisement for "a talented engineer" begins with the welcome: "Hey there! You found us."

Killer robots: Experts warn of 'third revolution in warfare'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:25:57 GMT

A letter to the UN warns the world is getting closer to a dangerous "third revolution in warfare".

Google and UC Berkeley to create movie from eclipse images

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:10:08 GMT

The pictures of the total solar eclipse will also be used to study the Sun's outermost atmosphere.

'Snapchat race' driver killed friend in Aberystwyth crash

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:02:50 GMT

Ricafort Gamboa is jailed for crashing while trying to reach 100mph to film Snapchat footage.

How hackers are targeting the shipping industry

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:02:34 GMT

Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.

Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:51:51 GMT

A mobile application is set to launch in northeast China for people seeking that VIP touch.

Dating app aims to boost Russian voter turnout

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:42:58 GMT

TV claims that instructions for the voting app come from the top of Russian politics.

Hate crimes: Online abuse 'as serious as face-to-face'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:46:55 GMT

Tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it, prosecutors are told.

Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:56:39 GMT

The latest court decision brings the total of blocked domains to 340.

Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:11:47 GMT

The court will specialise in internet-related cases as the number of online disputes rises.

Reddit launches its own video hosting platform

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:36:45 GMT

One of the world's largest websites has not let users post their own videos directly before.

Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:09:22 GMT

A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.

China cracks down on VPN vendors

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:34:04 GMT

Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.

Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:01:45 GMT

Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.

Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:10:56 GMT

It features a Chinese actor in a turban and fake beard, mockingly assuming an Indian accent.

Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:37:09 GMT

Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.

Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:32:30 GMT

Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.

Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:25:48 GMT

Customers travelling in France, Portugal and Luxembourg were affected but the issue is now fixed.

Chatbot helps students choose courses

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:35:37 GMT

A chatbot at Leeds Beckett University is helping A-level students find the right university course.

Very few girls took computing A-level

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:30:38 GMT

A-level computing is dominated by boys with only 9.8% of the total number taking the exam being girls.

Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:10:15 GMT

A number of bands are taken off the streaming service while more are being "reviewed".

HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 04:56:36 GMT

Entertainment firm HBO is facing another cyber breach, as it social media accounts are compromised.

Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:05 GMT

The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .

Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:04:19 GMT

Tim Cook slams the President's response to Charlottesville as Apple plans human rights donations.

Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:59:31 GMT

HBO blames a contractor for posting an unreleased episode to its Spanish and Nordic platforms.

App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:36:47 GMT

An app developer completes a series of trademark victories against the US president's company.

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:48:45 GMT

Prime and Prime Student members can order daily "essentials" for collection within two minutes.

Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:23:32 GMT

Uber was in trouble for not adequately securing both customer and driver data from hacking.

Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:19:47 GMT

Department of Justice seeks 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump protest site.

Scottish Parliament targeted in 'brute force' cyber attack

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:26:31 GMT

The Scottish Parliament is targeted in a "brute force" cyber attack, Holyrood's chief executive confirms.

AI seeks fantasy football challengers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:12:06 GMT

The University of Southampton is challenging fantasy football fans to beat its AI at Premier League predictions.

GoFundMe removes campaigns for Charlottesville suspect

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:35:54 GMT

GoFundMe removes campaigns for James Alex Fields Jr, arrested after a car ploughed into protesters.

Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:08:13 GMT

The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.

DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:17:03 GMT

The app that controls DJI's drones will stop sending data to the internet to reassure customers.

NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 21:11:35 GMT

Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.

Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:52:41 GMT

The HBO show has seen several leaks over the years and is the most pirated show in TV history.

Intel chief resigns from Trump council

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:15:34 GMT

But the president's remarks fail to head off further resignations from White House business groups.

GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:13:55 GMT

First GoDaddy and then Google expel the Daily Stormer from their web address registration services.

HBO hackers leak Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure shows

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:58:37 GMT

HBO reportedly offered a $250,000 "bounty payment" to delay TV episode data leaks.

Uber allows in-app tips for UK drivers

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:01:19 GMT

The ride-sharing company says the move is part of a number of improvements for drivers.

Facebook launches China-only version of Moments photo app

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 17:48:37 GMT

The BBC understands that Facebook wants to study how apps organically gain users in China.

Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service to close

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:48:44 GMT

Amazon, which owns Lovefilm, says it will cease offering DVDs and Blu-ray discs via post on 31 October.

Teen's death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:32:07 GMT

The death has reignited criticism of internet addiction 'boot camps' known to employ harsh practices.

London's armed police to wear helmet cams

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 00:47:42 GMT

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the cameras will help to build "trust and confidence".

US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:40:12 GMT

Military technologists Duke Robotics have developed drones that can shoot at enemies remotely.

Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:46:57 GMT

24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.

Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:18:00 GMT

The man who beat the FBI to identify the mastermind of global online drugs market Silk Road.

‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:41:09 GMT

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:54:37 GMT

It's digital blackface, according to this writer - see if her arguments change your emoji habits.

Password guru regrets past security advice and other news

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:54:40 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Creating a robot to combat loneliness

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:59:01 GMT

Japanese inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji built his Orihime robot to address the loneliness he felt as a child.

Could VR help rehabilitate injured footballers?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:22:29 GMT

Passing and shooting drills and rehabilitation exercises feature in the virtual reality software.

Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:15:24 GMT

A stretch of road has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels in France.

Trump tweets cartoon of train hitting CNN reporter

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:44:38 GMT

The US president also apparently accidentally retweeted a post by someone calling him "a fascist".

Bill Gates reduces Microsoft stake with $4.6bn donation

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:26:53 GMT

Bill Gates remains the world's richest person despite giving away 5% of his fortune.

The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:25:29 GMT

Soot from vehicle exhausts is being recycled into ink. BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports

Team Indus: India's race to the moon

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:16:09 GMT

India's Team Indus is one of five groups in a race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.

Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 03:31:34 GMT

Researchers at the University of Warwick are using deep learning to quantify the beauty of outdoor places.

Black Hat: The conference teaching hacking skills

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:59:11 GMT

Security researcher Scott Helme goes on a training course at the Black Hat conference


Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:46:21 GMT

After Gina Martin took a stand against 'upskirting', we asked if readers had ever experienced it. They had.

The right note?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 23:00:38 GMT

Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.


Wed, 09 Aug 2017 23:47:43 GMT

In Romania, thousands of women work as "cam-girls", earning money by undressing and talking to clients on the other side of the world.

Shaming culture?

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:26:23 GMT

A Google employee who wrote that women are less biologically suited to tech careers has been fired.

Pilotless planes

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:08:02 GMT

Remotely controlled planes could save more than £20bn in costs, a survey says, but passengers are wary.

From meds to medals

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:09:35 GMT

How tech is helping chronically ill people relying on repeat prescriptions for medications.

Real deal

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:26:00 GMT

As well as playing for trophies, the Spanish football giants are competing off the pitch for fans.

Deception tech helps to thwart hackers' attacks

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:58:42 GMT

Fake networks and spoofed data can frustrate hackers looking for an easy way to cash in

Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a "smart" handgun.

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 05:38:59 GMT

A hacker circumvents protections on a gun designed to limit who can shoot it.

Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:03:05 GMT

Cyber-thieves made at least $25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google

Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:30:45 GMT

Cyber-experts need to concentrate on reducing harm not technical proficiency, says Facebook security head