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Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:06:34 GMT

More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk.

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:08:04 GMT

Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:09:17 GMT

A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset.

Theresa May to warn tech firms over terror content

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:54:44 GMT

The prime minister will say internet companies should remove extremist content within two hours.

Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:28:44 GMT

Apple's latest mobile operating system will not launch several ageing educational apps and games.

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:27:30 GMT

What are Amazon's algorithms recommending when it comes to purchasing the ingredients to make a bomb?

Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:56:51 GMT

The creator of the cartoon character says it has been hijacked by nationalists.

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:47:53 GMT

The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer site, chased off the internet in the wake of Charlottesville, has found a company willing to host it in Iceland.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:04:17 GMT's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:24:13 GMT

All Bitcoin exchanges in Beiing and Shanghai must submit plans for winding down operations.

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:27:57 GMT

Email users across Europe were affected, the technology giant said.

Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:13:01 GMT

Many visitors objected when the site hijacked their computer to mine coins for the Monero digital currency.

Alert over booby-trapped security software

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:14:58 GMT

More than two million people downloaded a compromised version of Avast's CCleaner software.

UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:45:15 GMT

Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content, a study finds.

Uber sorry for 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:36:12 GMT

The company urged customers to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".

Google faces lawsuit over removing Gab from Play Store

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:56:53 GMT

The free speech network says it has been unfairly removed from the Android app store.

Google launches India mobile payments app Tez

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 11:50:10 GMT

Tez lets users transfer money via an audio signal as well as via the internet.

Will Germany's new law kill free speech online?

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:16:48 GMT

It's called "NetzDG" and critics worry that it will push social networks to delete posts - even if they are entirely legal.

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:46:31 GMT

Snapchat has been caught up in an international row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Nigel - the robot that could tell you how to vote

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 23:54:29 GMT

Could artificial intelligence save democracy or should human politicians put limits on it?

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:16:53 GMT

Data on up to 143 million people may have been exposed when hackers hit the credit report giant.

China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 02:58:42 GMT

An account in the youth league's name is criticised for hypocrisy, but the league denies it's theirs.

Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:50:06 GMT

Adverts could be directed towards people who described themselves as anti-Semitic, find researchers.

Google sued over 'sex discrimination'

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:45:48 GMT

Three former employees say Google pays women less than men for comparable work.

UN warning on growing digital 'chasm'

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:41:40 GMT

Developed nations are pulling ahead of developing nations thanks to technology, says a UN report.

Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:17:35 GMT

The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.

Staying safe online at 'big school'

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 01:11:34 GMT

Are new secondary school students and their parents ready for the next level of social media?

The museum where retro video gamers meet up

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:17:19 GMT

The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge has an archive of more than 10,000 games.

Burger robot rolled out to US restaurants and other news

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:34:29 GMT

BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Moona pad keeps pillow cold all night

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:21:51 GMT

A device that keeps your pillow cool all night by pumping it full of cold water is being developed.

Kaspersky cyber-security chief urges customers to stay

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:37:30 GMT

The chief executive of the Russian cyber-security firm says Americans should not distrust his firm.

Craig David 'most dangerous' celebrity to search online

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:56:08 GMT

The research reveals which celebrities give the riskiest search results that could potentially lead fans to malicious websites.

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:40:22 GMT

Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision.

Nasa tests new Dream Chaser spacecraft and other news

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:42:53 GMT

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

Is quantum encryption the key to cyber-security?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:17:23 GMT

Cyber-security has become an increasing concern after recent high profile hacking cases.

The elevators that go sideways as well as up and down

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:13:11 GMT

Instead of using a steel rope, the cabin is carried by linear motors.

How free wi-fi is transforming India's rail stations

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:18:19 GMT

Free high-speed wi-fi is now being offered at 115 stations on India's railway network.

Slow drive?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:11:18 GMT

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Instagram secrets

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 23:18:03 GMT

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sports tales

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:33:32 GMT

Newsbeat speaks to the stars of Madden NFL 18's new story mode called Longshot.

Cashing out

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:25:09 GMT

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Strava it

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:03:26 GMT

How cycling app Strava became a must-have for cyclists around the world.

Money machines

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:03:23 GMT

Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?

Beyond the law

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 23:10:16 GMT

Initial coin offerings - firms issuing their own digital currencies for investors to buy - are concerning regulators.

Inspiring inventors

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:30:42 GMT

To mark the launch of the 100 Women Challenge, meet the female inventors behind everyday innovations such as computer software to the dishwasher.

Facebook raffles

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:32:16 GMT

The number of raffle groups has grown rapidly over the last few years, but so have the number of scams.

Sky taxis

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:03:14 GMT

How Dubai may be winning the race to launch the first passenger-carrying flying drones.

Hands on with the new iPhone X

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:57:30 GMT

Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device.

LG's V30 smartphone 'leaves gimmicks behind'

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:57:32 GMT

The device has an OLED display and advanced camera features but no second screen or add-on modules.

Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:08:50 GMT

Software creates detailed 3D scans of any object using just a phone's camera and motion sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: A giant phone

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:01:42 GMT

Samsung puts the disastrous Note 7 behind it with a follow-up that is both bigger and more costly.