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Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

A list of all-too-predictable choices for breached accounts includes 123456 and "Liverpool"....

TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space

Space is getting busy thanks to a new era of commercialisation....

Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

A dozen named groups and individuals will be purged from the social network, it said....

Hacking 'hero' Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges

Marcus Hutchins said he regrets his actions and accepts "full responsibility for my mistakes"....

Robot news presenter causes a stir on Russian TV

The humanoid, named Alex, causes a stir as he makes his debut on state news channel Rossiya 24....

Facebook copied email contacts of 1.5 million users

The social network was grabbing email contacts of some new users for almost three years, it says....

Samsung's folding phone breaks for reviewers

Several outlets reviewing Samsung's ground-breaking new folding smartphone have reported major problems with its screen....

TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

The woman aiming to build "a labour movement for the 21st Century" shares her plan at TED....

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

Sites that fail to comply will face being blocked by internet service providers....

Netflix to trial showing top 10 lists to UK users

Streaming company Netflix is to trial showing UK users its most-watched shows over a weekly period....

Notre-Dame fire: Assassin's Creed's maker pledges aid

Ubisoft is to donate money and offer use of its digital reconstruction of the cathedral....

TED 2019: Prize to online classes project causes controversy

Plans to give millions of dollars to a program for online learning for pre-schoolers has been criticised....

Google to police new app developers more closely

Apps from unfamiliar developers will be scrutinised more deeply before they go on the Play Store....

Xbox One with no discs: 'The way forward' or 'bad timing'?

Gamers give their verdict as Microsoft announces an "all-digital edition" of the console....

Vodafone 'gigafast' ad banned after Virgin Media complaint

The promotion described broadband packages as being "gigafast" that did not offer 1Gbps speeds....

TED 2019: The $50 lab burger transforming food

TED fellow Bruce Friedrich tells the TED conference about his vision for the future of food....

Government in email privacy blunder

A department responsible for data protection shares the personal details of hundreds of journalists....

TikTok: Apple and Google block video sharing app in India

The move comes after a court called for a ban on the video app over concerns it put children at risk....

Apple and Qualcomm settle billion-dollar lawsuit

The surprise settlement brings a long-running legal battle between the two tech firms to an end....

Technology to keep dementia patients out of hospital

Radar technology and tiny brain-monitors are just some of the devices being tested by a new research centre....

TED 2019: Twitter boss offers to demote likes and follows

Jack Dorsey has been talking at TED about the changes the platform is considering....

Game of Thrones: Now TV glitch hits Apple TV owners

Sky's Now TV app failed to load for some viewers while displaying a degraded version of the show....

PlayStation 5: Sony reveals first details of next-gen console

Sony's next-gen console, which will replace the PS4, will be much faster and include improved audio....

Facebook challenged to give TED talk on political ads

Journalist Carole Cadwalladr challenges Mark Zuckerberg to address TED about "election fraud"....

Under-18s face 'like' and 'streaks' limits on social media

The UK's data watchdog proposes restrictions on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat among others....

Epilepsy charity calls for social media seizure warnings

People with epilepsy are being exposed to flashing images, some deliberately, says a charity....

Amazon 'flooded by fake five-star reviews' - Which? report

Top-rated reviews on popular items are dominated by unknown brands, consumer group Which? finds....

Swedish Social Democrats' Twitter account hacked

Messages posted on the hijacked account included anti-immigration rhetoric....

TED 2019: 10 years of 'ideas worth spreading'

TED talks have become synonymous with cutting-edge ideas and are watched by millions....

Article 13: UK helps push through new EU copyright rules

The UK supports a final vote in favour of new online copyright rules, but some EU nations objected....

Lyft removes faulty bikes from three US cities

Riders report that brakes were being jammed on sharply on some motor-assisted bike journeys, said Lyft....

Apple and Qualcomm square off in US court

The row is about how much phone makers should pay for the chips essential to modern smartphones....

Gatwick drone attack possible inside job, say police

The drone operator was monitoring activities at the airport during the attack, officials believe....

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Fold

The BBC's Chris Fox tries Samsung's folding smartphone to find out what it can do....

Can Nintendo make virtual reality gaming a success?

Newsbeat plays with the Nintendo Labo VR kit and meets one of the brains behind it....

The tech that could help clean polluted air

A new system at London Marylebone station is helping to remove harmful gases from the environment....

The basketball coverage directed and filmed by AI

The British Basketball League is testing a new way of filming games that picks the action using AI....

Elon Musk swaps shots with Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life now appears as Elon Musk on Twitter after he used their sheep picture....

Star Wars: Mark Hamill supports superfan's emotional video

Mark Hamill supports a YouTuber who faced a backlash for his tearful reaction to the new Star Wars trailer....

Robot dogs pull truck and other tech news

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

'Why I write fake online reviews'

Two people explain why they post made-up reviews, while psychologists deconstruct the power of the review....

What do drones and GPS owe to a 1744 shipwreck?

When HMS Victory sank, she took with her an early prototype of the gyroscope, crucial to modern technology....

How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content?

Is content filtering tech the answer or is education and discussion the key to keeping kids safe?...

How social media is changing comedy

Social media changed many aspects of modern life, but how has it impacted traditional stand-up comedy?...

How does it feel to be watched at work all the time?

Many more firms are monitoring and analysing employee communications and behaviour. Does it work?...

The Pokemon card artist 'taking the border off the artwork'

Pictures of classic Pokemon cards turned into unique artworks which sell for hundreds of dollars....

The robot that sorts out recycling

The RoCycle system uses pressure sensors to detect an item's size and composition....

Box lifting warehouse robots unveiled

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

Robot arm can feed people with mobility issues

The device is able to identify food and works out the best way of feeding it to the person....

Ready Player One: How we made the film's visual effects

Industrial Light and Magic explain the challenges involved in making the film....

Notre-Dame fire: How gamers are getting 'inside' the cathedral

Players return to a 2014 video game to visit a digital version of the cathedral, untouched by fire....

Axiom soccer indie game takes a shot at goal

Marc Cieslak reviews the game Axiom Soccer - a mashup between football and a third person shooter....

The robot that tidies up bedrooms

Robots are good at repetitive tasks but struggle with new objects. Can they be trained to overcome that?...

Plane with the largest wingspan in the world takes flight

Its wingspan measures 117m - the length of an American football field....

The robot supermarket shelf scanner and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some of the week's best technology stories....

Colourful bin bags help robots sort trash

A city with impressive recycling credentials has a unique waste system involving seven coloured bags....

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