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Facebook security app used to 'spy' on competitors

A cross-party group of MPs says Facebook used its Onavo app to gather information on competitors....

YouTube backtracks after Pokemon 'child abuse' ban

Google backtracks after "mistakenly" deleting YouTubers for "sexual content involving minors"....

Pulwama attack: Google searches 'hijacked' to link Pakistan flag to toilet paper

The results are believed to be the work of Indian protesters responding to the 14 February Kashmir attack....

Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs

UK intelligence chiefs reportedly conclude the Chinese tech giant Huawei can bid for telecoms projects....

YouTube aids flat earth conspiracy theorists, research suggests

The ranks of people who believe the Earth is flat are being helped by YouTube, suggests a US study....

Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says

The "sophisticated" activity follows an intrusion on parliamentary servers, PM Scott Morrison says....

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

When Quadriga's founder died he left behind a mystery: what happened to millions in cryptocurrency?...

Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector

The mobile network industry has called for a new security testing scheme to check 5G equipment....

Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds

The code putting ads on webpages can stop pages loading by seconds, finds analysis of millions of sites....

What is Article 13? The EU's copyright directive explained

The final version of the new EU copyright law is agreed after three days of talks in France....

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash

Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name....

Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'

Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up....

Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me 'a puppet'

Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan has a warning about the realities of being a social media influencer....

YouTube's copyright claim system abused by extorters

Google acts after YouTubers report users attempting to extort money via fraudulent copyright claims....

Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

The internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been promised....

School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US

Thousands of US schools were shut down by fake threats involving bombs, allege prosecutors....

JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency

The US investment bank has created the JPM Coin to handle wholesale payments for some clients....

British hacker Marcus Hutchins loses bid to omit 'intoxicated' testimony

Devonian Marcus Hutchins is accused of writing virus code and says he was "intoxicated" in an interview....

Apple to investigate Saudi app

An app that can be used by men to stop women leaving the country will be investigated by Apple....

Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading

Gene Levoff is accused of engaging in insider trading on several occasions between 2011 and 2016....

Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover

The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it....

Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads

Cartoon figures and young stars will be banned from many adverts in a bid to protect children....

Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite

The choice has raised eyebrows because of the controversial nature of some of Mr Musk's tweets....

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: GPS pioneers lauded

Four Americans are celebrated for their roles in developing the sat-nav Global Positioning System....

Overwatch and Call Of Duty maker to cut 800 jobs

Activision Blizzard will lay off about 800 people, despite announcing record revenue....

Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone

The mapping organisation's craft will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to use....

Is new game Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite?

Apex Legends, a new Battle Royale game has had over 25 million downloads in its first week - will it be a threat?...

MPs immerse themselves in VR questions

MPs open inquiry into immersive technology such as VR and AR....

DJI makes drone safety improvements

The geo-fencing technology that means drones cannot fly near airports is improved....

Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit

Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents ....

Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists targeted women

Media execs at several major outlets used anonymous accounts to harass women writers and activists....

Paris to sue Airbnb over 'illegal ads'

The fine could amount to €12.5m ($14m, £11m) for the 1,000 ads the city says break French law....

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Russia may briefly disconnect from the internet as part of a test of its cyber-defences....

Facebook and Google news should be regulated, Cairncross Review says

The landmark review also recommended the BBC should do more to share its technical and digital expertise....

Gavin Williamson: Drone 'swarm squadrons' to be deployed by military

The defence secretary says the network enabled aircraft could be used to overwhelm the enemy....

Reddit: Censorship fears spark criticism of Tencent funding reports

Redditors flooded the site with snarky posts after reports of funding from Chinese tech giant Tencent....

Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety'

Minister vows to question Grindr and Tinder on safeguarding measures following "shocking" findings....

YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer

YouTube deletes singer Austin Jones's channel, after he exchanges sexual images with underage girls....

How Spatial and augmented reality could change work

The software allows people to chat and share images, videos and 3D models in augmented reality....

Haidilao: Robots staff China's top hotpot chain

Robot waiters and chefs form the future of hotpot chain Haidilao....

Nera: The 3D-printed electric motorbike

The bike, made by BigRep, took three days to print and cost about £2,000 ($2,600) to produce....

CES 2019: Smart socket to charge your devices

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at a new smart socket for charging devices....

Tinder-style app for cows tries to help the meat market

So you think the dating scene is just a meat market? Wait till you hear about this matchmaking app....

Fan smashes his TV when his team loses

YouTuber and Marseille fan Mohamed Henni tells BBC World Service that he breaks TVs when his football team loses "to make people happy"....

Meet the tech entrepreneurs tackling sexual harassment

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, new apps are helping victims gather and share evidence....

Would you be happy to see your doctor online?

Video consultations are saving doctors time and money, but are they good for patients, too?...

Donald Trump's wall: How tech guards the US-Mexico border

Camera-laden towers and underground sensors plug the gaps in the existing US-Mexico border fence....

TikTok: Where gummy bears singing Adele rule

The Chinese-owned meme platform taking over the internet....

'How a smartphone saved my mother's life'

The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions....

Social media: How can governments regulate it?

As the government draws up plans, what are its options for regulating the firms?...

Self-harm, suicide and social media: Can you talk about them online safely?

The boss of Instagram is meeting the government to talk about sensitive content on social media....

Do money apps make us better or worse with our finances?

Apps that help us manage our money are proving increasingly popular, but how effective are they?...

Microsoft: What went right under Satya Nadella?

How Satya Nadella turned around the tech firm's fortunes....

Alita: Battle Angel - how we made the film

Director Robert Rodriguez explains how technology helped bring the film to life....

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald visual effects

The joint visual effects supervisor behind the Bafta-nominated film explains how the images were made....

What is TikTok?

The social media app was downloaded more times than Instagram and Snapchat in 2018....

Robot aims to inspire girls to take STEM and other news

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

How we made the effects on Solo: A Star Wars Story

Visual effects supervisor Julian Foddy explains how they helped make the film....

Ford puts bed hoggers in their place, and other news

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

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....

Tech Take-back: Hove pop-up shop for recycling old tech

A pop-up recycling shop in Hove collects unwanted tech items, erases the data and recycles them....

Christopher Robin: How we made the film's visual effects

Visual effects supervisor Chris Lawrence explains how they helped make the film....

Would you swap your smartphone with a brick phone?

Michaela Community School sells "brick phones" to students to stop them from being distracted....

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