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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 .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Armed Met Police officers to wear head-mounted cameras

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.

US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:21:13 GMT

Users are advised to avoid charging the battery-operated toys overnight.

Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:52:57 GMT

Some staff were reportedly concerned about being "outed" online if they contributed.

Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly'

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 17:04:46 GMT

US parent company Snap says the registration was done without its knowledge and it will not comply.

Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:16:44 GMT

The company, which is behind games like World of Warcraft, launches a "global diversity and inclusion initiative".

Facebook introduces new video service

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 05:53:23 GMT

The new platform, called Watch, will be personalised and allow users to see comments in real time.

China's WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:18:08 GMT

The authorities allege Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba are being used for terrorism and rumours.

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.

Sarahah: The honesty app that's got everyone talking

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 01:48:16 GMT

Sarahah is an app from Saudi Arabia which allows users to send messages anonymously.

BT to scrap half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:24:16 GMT

Although 33,000 calls are made each day, one third of phone boxes don't handle any calls at all.

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".

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

The hi-tech badges made for hackers

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 07:48:58 GMT

The unofficial badges made by "hackers" for "hackers" contain a mini processor.

How easy is it to hack a cash machine?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:05:29 GMT

After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan Click asks if it could happen again.

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.

Amazon v Alibaba

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:05:39 GMT

As Amazon launches its Prime Now delivery service in Singapore, Asia's e-commerce market is hotting up.

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.

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

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