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'Fake' Amazon ambassadors baited on Twitter

Amazon says its warehouse ambassadors are authentic, but critics accuse them of being "paid to lie"....

Google Play app store accused of anti-gay bias

Social app Hornet says Google moderators in Malaysia targeted its app several times....

Home Office role in 'Woke' Muslim social network revealed

The network on Facebook and Instagram helps combat online radicalisation, says Home Office....

Eurofins Scientific: Cyber-attack leads to backlog of 20,000 forensic samples

Police warn of delays to investigations and court cases after the attack led to a backlog of 20,000 samples....

Meadowhall shoppers scanned in facial recognition trial

The owner of Sheffield's Meadowhall centre says data was "immediately deleted" after the trial....

Uganda and Zambia rejects Huawei spying allegations

Uganda and Zambia reject a report that they used Chinese telecoms firm Huawei to spy on the opposition....

Jimmy Kimmel show fined $395,000 over alert joke

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! mocked an emergency presidential alert issued to warn of major threats....

Data regulator probes King's Cross facial recognition tech

The UK's data protection watchdog probes how facial recognition is being used at King's Cross....

YouTube: LGBT video-makers sue claiming discrimination

YouTube denies it discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity....

Biostar security software 'leaked a million fingerprints'

Biometric security software Biostar 2 was found to have exposed sensitive user data online....

Capital One accused 'breached 30 other organisations'

US prosecutors claim other companies were hit by a software developer accused of stealing Capital One customer data....

Robotic Buddhist priest joins temple and other news

BBC Click’s LJ Rich looks at some of the week’s best technology stories....

How reliable is AI at telling us about ourselves?

An art project is looking at how machines might perceive the world compared to humans....

Electronic tongue puts fiery foods to the test

Human taste buds tire very quickly, but the machine can maintain accuracy regardless of the heat....

Japan's newest flying car takes to the air and other news

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the week's best technology stories....

Why gaming is coming to this school's curriculum

Newsbeat has been to visit the first school in the UK to introduce gaming into its curriculum....

Locals ‘kicked out of their homes for holiday lets'

Valencia is one of the cities in Europe fighting back against holiday rental websites....

The Fortnite coach who helped create teenage millionaires

Hugh Gilmour failed to qualify for the Fortnite World Cup, so has turned to coaching instead....

'How I lost £25,000 when my cryptocurrency was stolen'

Investing in digital currencies is fraught with danger, not just because the prices are so volatile....

Hong Kong protesters turn to Uber and Pokemon

Demonstrators make use of high-tech services to keep their struggle alive and evade being tracked....

Libra: Could Facebook’s new currency be stopped in its tracks?

How Facebook’s Libra could be stopped in its tracks...

Women in labour given virtual reality to ease pain of childbirth

Virtual reality headsets, aimed at reducing the pain of women in labour, are being trialled....

Tesla motors make classic Ferraris go faster

Electric cars have to be as cool as petrol ones to really take off, and these engineers think they can be...

8chan: Where are users going now?

The site's owner says a million people are now "looking for a home" after 8chan was driven offline....

I gave my DNA away. Can I get it back?

Why are people selling the very core of their identity to private firms?...

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