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Cloudflare bug data leak exposed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:55:08 GMT

Private messages from dating platforms are among the data leaked on to websites



Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:52:01 GMT

ZeniMax, which won a copyright dispute against Oculus, wants a judge to ban the firm from using its code.



Apple checking 'exploding' iPhone video

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:43:45 GMT

A video of a smoking iPhone 7 Plus has gone viral on Twitter - Apple is investigating.



Ad blocker Shine rebrands as ad platform

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:40:39 GMT

A firm that offered ad blocking will now offer ads, in a case of poacher turned gamekeeper.



Genghis Khan: Could satellites help find his tomb?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:30:54 GMT

How satellite images shared via the cloud are helping us discover more about the earth.



India police arrest 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm boss

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:59:23 GMT

A distribution company says many of the 251 Freedom handsets it paid for have not been delivered.



Amazon resists Echo murder evidence call

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:23:54 GMT

Amazon issues formal legal response to requests to hand over information from its smart speaker Echo.



Router hacker suspect arrested at Luton Airport

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:53:39 GMT

The "mastermind" behind a massive 2016 attack may face sabotage charges in Germany.



Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:04:28 GMT

Country's defence minister admits the presence of a powerful military team focused on controlling information.



Fitness data and photos help expose race cheat

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:28:39 GMT

The runner missed out more than a mile of the Fort Lauderdale race to clock a fast time



Ad blocking usage 'not growing', says report

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:20:40 GMT

Some 22% of UK adults are using ad blocking software, says the Internet Advertising Bureau.



A guided tour of the cybercrime underground

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:24:13 GMT

Malware researcher Anton talks about who does what in the web's dark marketplaces.



Mouse trap triggers internet alerts

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:16:55 GMT

A pest control company develops a mouse trap that connects to the internet.



Facebook confusion over fake cancer babies U-turns

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:27:39 GMT

Facebook apologises after repeatedly restoring posts featuring stolen photos of children and posted claims they had cancer.



UPS delivery drone has glitch at launch event

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:19:41 GMT

A demonstration of a package delivery drone service goes awry when the aircraft is nearly destroyed.



Self-driving cars must be covered by insurance, says UK bill

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:26:42 GMT

The UK proposes that insurance companies have to cover all accidents involving self-driving cars.



Drones used to survey Milton Keynes sewage system

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:54:12 GMT

A water company is using floating drones to survey the sewers under Milton Keynes.



An origami inspired bullet-proof shield and other news

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:17:01 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.



How iBeacons could help blind people navigate roadworks

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:47:26 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington finds out how iBeacons could help blind people navigate roadworks.



New £1 'most secure coin in the world'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:34:18 GMT

A new 12-sided coin comes into circulation in March, and the Royal Mint is working 24/7 to make 1.5bn of them.



Diversifying the United States' coal country

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:46:33 GMT

Not everyone in the US's coal country is waiting for mining to return, they are looking to diversify.



An app to help blind people to 'see'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:49:20 GMT

Thousands of people are lending their eyes to those who need them.



Giraffe birth live webcam back on after complaints it was sexually explicit

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:26:10 GMT

A live video stream of a giraffe waiting to give birth at a zoo is up again, after complaints the feed was sexually explicit.



Faulty tumble dryers: More than 40,000 sign recall petition

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:51:57 GMT

Whirlpool insists its repair programme is the best way to go, but thousands of owners want a recall.



BBC reporter v Game of Thrones' Bjornsson

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:07:38 GMT

As computer game For Honor is released, Marc Cieslak and Hafthor Bjornsson test their strength.



The flatpack robot that could explore planets

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 08:55:09 GMT

A new generation of Super Ball robots could help us explore planets.



How a Nasa Starshade could help find exoplanets

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:10:18 GMT

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly finds out how a giant shade could help find evidence of life on other planets.



The drone selfie camera and other news

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:32:10 GMT

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



Finding drugs faster

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:08:28 GMT

How cloud computing is speeding up the development of potentially life-saving drugs.



Hacking toasters

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:45:29 GMT

How do you make home appliances safe from hackers? Computer security expert Mikko Hypponen has a plan.



Talking to the machine

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:47:50 GMT

The story behind the compiler, a remarkable innovation that made modern computing possible.



Sky jam

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:05:13 GMT

UK air traffic control is investing £600m in a new cloud-based system to cope with rising demand.



Distracted to death

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:41 GMT

Drivers using mobile phones on the road are four times more likely to have an accident - but can apps also make us safer?



Mobile money

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:35:04 GMT

How mobile technology is profoundly changing access to money in the developing world.



Italian tragedy

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:23:33 GMT

The story of Tiziana Cantone who killed herself after private sex videos of her went viral.



Count down

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 00:53:04 GMT

Spotify may be "too big to fail", according to Billboard magazine, but the clock is ticking as the company hatches its plans to go public.



Work to be done

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:04:10 GMT

How Australian entrepreneur Matt Barrie set up and grew website Freelancer, which links people who need tasks done with others who bid for the work.



Can modern incarnation of C5 succeed?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:27:17 GMT

Sir Clive Sinclair's nephew develops a successor to the C5 trike, which he hopes can find a market.



Tech for your cat including a remote-controlled mouse

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:27:16 GMT

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest tech for your cat.



The robot helping children to code and other tech toys

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:20:51 GMT

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest gadgets at London's Toy Fair.



How hackers could use doll to open your front door

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:52:20 GMT

As the National Cyber Security Centre opens, we discover how your smart devices could be a threat.