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AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news (16/12/2017)
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

Sky and BT sign channel sharing deal (16/12/2017)
BT will supply its sports channels to Sky, while selling Sky's Now TV service to its customers....

Vodafone offers thousands early contract exit (16/12/2017)
The mobile network was not clear enough about new fees, telecoms regulator Ofcom says....

Million Britons miss out on 'decent' broadband speeds (16/12/2017)
Many Britons still struggle with slow broadband, finds report from communications regulator Ofcom...

Fast/slow lanes (15/12/2017)
An introduction to the net neutrality debate after US regulators voted to change the rules....

GTA Online: Frank Ocean has a new radio station in the game (15/12/2017)
In the GTA Online's latest update, Frank brings his Beats 1 Blonded radio show to Los Santos....

NatWest bank security spat prompts fix (15/12/2017)
The bank told a security expert "sorry you feel this way" when a potential vulnerability was found....

'Flirty secretary' smart assistant taken offline in China (15/12/2017)
The avatar, which could be made to flirt and dance, is offline after a suggestion it objectified women....

Star Citizen game makers being sued (15/12/2017)
Crytek alleges Roberts Space Industries (RSI) and Cloud Imperium Games "have caused substantial harm"....

Schools warned over hackable heating systems (15/12/2017)
A researcher finds dozens of UK schools' smart heating systems are vulnerable to being attacked....

Drone smugglers caught on camera (14/12/2017)
The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons....

Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight (14/12/2017)
The artificial muscles can be programmed with a range of motions including twisting and rotation....

LinkedIn hosted jihadist lectures, Blair institute reveals (14/12/2017)
Lectures and essays by Islamist extremists have been shared on the Microsoft-owned social network....

Twitter 'baby poop' video launches spam (14/12/2017)
The video also gains permission to access Twitter account and can spy on private communications....

Broadband over 'wet string' tested for fun (14/12/2017)
A small, independent ISPs manages to get speeds of 3.5 megabits from broadband over wet string....

Mirai botnet: Three admit creating and running attack tool (14/12/2017)
Three men admit creating and running Mirai, a botnet used to block access to much of the web....

Starbucks cafe's wi-fi made computers mine crypto-currency (14/12/2017)
Visitors to an Argentine branch of the coffee chain are targeted with crypto-currency malware....

The children whose gaming turns to gambling (13/12/2017)
Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency....

The apps helping keep Rio safe (13/12/2017)
How data is being used to help reduce crime in Rio de Janeiro....

PubG creator says games need 'better protection' from copycat titles (13/12/2017)
The man who created Player Unknown's Battlegrounds talks to Radio 1's Gaming Show about the problem of developers copying ideas....

'You are being programmed,' former Facebook executive warns (13/12/2017)
A former executive for the social network has blasted social media for "ripping society apart"....

Objective reality exists, says UK minister Matt Hancock (13/12/2017)
Matt Hancock calls it "something of a disappointment" that he has to state it publicly....

Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuse (13/12/2017)
The BBC understands that an independent ethics watchdog will recommend new laws on online content....

Deliveroo and UberEats restaurant clients face new rules (13/12/2017)
Restaurants face having to seek planning permission if they heavily use food delivery apps....

Does Bitcoin use more electricity than Ireland? (13/12/2017)
Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?...

MoneyTaker hackers reportedly steal 7.5m from ATMs (13/12/2017)
The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks....

Care for all (12/12/2017)
These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?...

Virtual reality used to help adoptive parents (12/12/2017)
Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour....

In Your Face: China?s all-seeing state (12/12/2017)
China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network"....

It's time to 'embrace an android' says Labour's deputy leader (12/12/2017)
Robots can "set us free" by taking over routine everyday tasks says Labour's deputy Tom Watson....

Facebook: Jokes 'no excuse' for harassment (12/12/2017)
Facebook shares its internal policy for dealing with harassment....

Calls for Twitch to police 'sexual streaming' (10/12/2017)
The game streaming site has been criticised for tolerating a growing number of 'sexual streamers'...

Doncaster man, 71, sentenced in 'revenge porn' case (9/12/2017)
Rikki Chew admitted two offences of disclosing a private photo with intent to cause distress....

Another UK city suspends Uber's licence (9/12/2017)
The taxi app firm failed to respond to official requests about its management, the city council says....

Legend of Zelda: wins big at the Game Awards (9/12/2017)
There was also a major reveal for Hideo Kojima's highly anticipated game Death Stranding....

NI town 'has UK's fastest runners' (9/12/2017)
Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year....

Apple HomeKit flaw left smart gadgets vulnerable (9/12/2017)
The company has fixed a flaw in its HomeKit that let unauthorised people control smart home gadgets....

Chat and pay (8/12/2017)
People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps....

Priyanka Chopra sparks Twitter search for most unread emails (8/12/2017)
A photo of Bollywood star's 250,000-plus unread emails sparks a search for the most bloated inbox online....

A microscopic Mona Lisa from 'DNA origami' and other news (8/12/2017)
Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology stories....

Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins (8/12/2017)
The currency is currently too "volatile" to be a good option for customers, the gaming service says....

Posing as a schoolgirl to expose online groomers (7/12/2017)
How going undercover as a 14-year-old revealed the dangers children using streaming apps can face....

The Crown: The visual effects secrets of Netflix's drama (7/12/2017)
Visual Effects Supervisor, Ben Turner, explains how they re-created drama about Queen Elizabeth II....

Jeremy Hunt hits out at Facebook kids' app (7/12/2017)
The health secretary told the social network to "stay away from my kids" with its app for under-13s....

Dolby estate gives Cambridge University Cavendish lab 85m (7/12/2017)
The donation comes from the estate of famed sound pioneer and Cambridge PhD student Ray Dolby....

Will tech firms challenge China's 'open' internet? (7/12/2017)
Big names like Apple and Facebook were talking about China's internet in Wuzhen this week....

PM's internet safety adviser urges end to password sharing (7/12/2017)
Baroness Shields says that MPs should not be sharing passwords with their staff....

Nintendo games to appear on rival console (7/12/2017)
Chinese gamers will be able to play a selection of Wii games on the Nvidia Shield....

Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row (7/12/2017)
Plans to introduce a "frowning pile of poo" emoji are flushed from the latest proposals....

Bitcoin surges above $14,000 to new high (7/12/2017)
The digital currency has seen its value double in the last month in a volatile journey....

Google's 'superhuman' DeepMind AI claims chess crown (7/12/2017)
An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program....

Look at me (6/12/2017)
Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps....

Chicken nugget post had the most retweets in the UK in 2017 (6/12/2017)
Because seemingly we can all relate to man who "needs his nuggs"....

Why some people can hear this silent gif (6/12/2017)
Why are some people able to hear this gif even though it is silent?...

Disability sport: Prosthetic feet help amputees snowboard (6/12/2017)
Reporter Kat Hawkins tried out prosthetic feet designed for skiing and snowboarding....

Child exploitation: Live streaming an 'urgent' threat (6/12/2017)
Sex offenders learn how young people communicate online and use this to abuse them, police say....

Electric black cabs hit London's roads (6/12/2017)
The new cab costs 55,599 up from 45,000 for the newest petrol equivalent....

Drone collisions 'worse than bird strikes for planes' (6/12/2017)
A US study has offered a comprehensive look at the damage a drone colliding with an aeroplane could do....

Google pledges 10,000 staff to tackle extremist content (6/12/2017)
YouTube's CEO says some users are exploiting the Google-owned website to "mislead or even harm"....

Millions caught in virtual keyboard app data breach (6/12/2017)
Researchers claim to have found millions of customer names, phone numbers and keystroke activity....

'One-third of teenage girls sexually harassed online' (6/12/2017)
A report from charity Childnet has found that one in 10 teens reports receiving threats of sexual violence....

Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan (6/12/2017)
Self-drive taxis will be tested in Japan next spring and could be on the roads by early 2020s....

CryptoKitties craze slows down transactions on Ethereum (6/12/2017)
A new craze for "crypto-collectibles" slows down transactions on the popular blockchain....

Dangerous milk (5/12/2017)
The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish....

Twitter hunt for Bournemouth-Manchester train 'love rat Ben' (5/12/2017)
A student outed the individual after he apparently admitted to cheating on his girlfriend....

Buying into India's digital payments market (5/12/2017)
Bangalore-based software company Ezetap has developed a platform that makes it easy to pay anywhere with any device you like....

UK government mulls Bitcoin regulation (5/12/2017)
The crypto-currency remains popular with criminals, the police have warned....

Blue Planet II comes to iPlayer in 4K HDR (5/12/2017)
The BBC will stream its first programme in ultra-high definition and high dynamic range colour....

Vine creator wants to create follow up version (4/12/2017)
There may be hope for all of you who miss the six-second looping app....

Barclays axes free Kaspersky product as a 'precaution' (4/12/2017)
The bank emailed 290,000 customers on Saturday following warnings about Russian security software....

Lego gets an augmented reality app and other news (2/12/2017)
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

UK proposes 'snoopers' charter' changes (2/12/2017)
The government says it accepts the Investigatory Powers Act is "inconsistent with EU law"....

Supermarket liable for staff data leak (2/12/2017)
Thousands of current and former employees claim the supermarket failed to keep their data safe....

Cyber-thieves seek to cash in on Bitcoin boom (2/12/2017)
The Bitcoin boom has prompted a massive rise in crypto-currency based malware, experts say....

Is Apple getting sloppy? (1/12/2017)
A security bug in the new Mac operating system has raised concerns that the firm's standards are slipping....

More gamblers 'self-excluding' as online betting grows (1/12/2017)
The gambling industry has a "great responsibilty" to prevent harm to customers, regulators say....

Tesla mega-battery in Australia activated (1/12/2017)
The world's biggest lithium ion battery was installed to help solve electricity problems....

Cable-laying drone wires up remote Welsh village (1/12/2017)
A remote Welsh village has superfast broadband after a drone was used to install fibre cables....

Terrorists 'certain' to get killer robots, says defence giant (1/12/2017)
Swarming drones and other AI-enabled weapons will soon fall into the wrong hands, Lords are told....

Facebook disables ethnicity advert targeting system (1/12/2017)
The social network is looking into how its targeting systems can be abused to exclude some ethnicities....

Apple removes Philippines leader Duterte execution games (30/11/2017)
Games which involve killing criminals as the Philippine president have vanished from Apple's store....

Uber accused of 'hiring ex-CIA agents to spy on rivals' (30/11/2017)
A former manager says the firm hired security contractors to infiltrate rivals' computers....

Classified Pentagon data leaked on the public cloud (30/11/2017)
A cyber-security company discovered classified data stored on an unsecured Amazon Web Services cloud....

Yahoo 'hacker-for-hire' pleads guilty (30/11/2017)
A Canadian citizen admits accessing web-mail accounts m on behalf of the Russian Federal Security Service....

Uber says 2.7m Brits hit by breach that was covered up (30/11/2017)
The breach, which happened in 2016 and which was covered up by the firm, was only revealed this month....

Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping (30/11/2017)
Search giant is accused of unlawfully harvesting the personal information of millions of UK iPhone users....

Black Friday weekend: Online the winner in sales frenzy (29/11/2017)
Some 1.4bn was spent on online sales in the UK on Black Friday, up 11.7% on last year, says one forecast....

Facebook and Twitter to co-operate in Brexit probe (29/11/2017)
Facebook and Twitter are asked for information about possible Russian interference in the Brexit vote....

Uber and Waymo trial delayed after evidence 'withheld' (29/11/2017)
Uber faces allegations that it stole secrets from Google's self-driving car firm....

Ocado robot picks up and packs supermarket goods (29/11/2017)
Online supermarket Ocado reveals a robot that will pack delivery boxes with food and other products....

World power 'threatened' by Chinese AI (29/11/2017)
China could overtake the US in terms of AI development, some of which is destined for military uses....

Mum defends teen in gaming lawsuit (29/11/2017)
A mother has written a letter in defence of her 14-year-old-son who is facing a lawsuit over video game cheats....

Under-age social media use 'on the rise', says Ofcom (29/11/2017)
Children are also increasingly using social media to access news, but most know some of it is fake....

Bitcoin crosses $10,000 milestone (29/11/2017)
The virtual currency has surged in value during the past few weeks....

Facebook's AI wipes terrorism-related posts (29/11/2017)
Firm says its algorithms are becoming effective at flagging terrorist propaganda but still need work....

Super vision (28/11/2017)
Imagine pointing your phone's camera at any object and being given useful information about it....

Computer science GCSE in disarray after tasks leaked online (28/11/2017)
Exams regulator Ofqual plans to pull this chunk of the qualification from the overall marks....

Oxford and Cambridge club members face hard disk theft (28/11/2017)
Stephen Fry is said to be among thousands of members of a private club whose data has been stolen....

Ethical hackers to boost NHS cyber-defences (28/11/2017)
The hackers will work in an operations centre that will look for threats before they hit hospitals....

Imgur confirms 1.7 million users hit by data breach (28/11/2017)
The breach dates back to 2014 but has only just come to light....

YouTube investigates 'disturbing' autofill results (28/11/2017)
The site's search feature has been changed after paedophilic phrases appeared....

Sophia the robot wants a baby and says family is 'really important' (27/11/2017)
The world's first humanoid robot citizen, Sophia, has no emotions but says she wants a baby....

Chatbots fighting the sex trade in Seattle (27/11/2017)
Chatbot technology is being used to fight sex trafficking in Seattle in the hope it can counter the overwhelming problem....

Tencent: Inside the company's new AI lab (27/11/2017)
China's biggest social media company is developing new apps which use artificial intelligence....

Predatory comments prompt YouTube ad suspension (27/11/2017)
Mars, Lidl and Adidas are among companies to act after inappropriate content found next to their ads....

UK drone users to sit safety tests under new law (27/11/2017)
A draft bill proposes a number of new requirements for drone owners, while tackling illegal use....

Virtual reality used during cystic fibrosis treatment (25/11/2017)
Cystic fibrosis patients can now use virtual reality safaris to distract them from treatment....

YouTube child abuse reporting 'not working' (25/11/2017)
Volunteer moderators say there could more than 50,000 predatory accounts on the site....

Toyota's robot mirrors human movements and other news (25/11/2017)
BBC Click's Kat Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

Warnings over net-connected Christmas gadgets (25/11/2017)
Parents should check net-connected toys and gadgets are safe to give to children, warns data watchdog....

Call to regulate video game loot boxes over gambling concerns (25/11/2017)
Greater use of loot boxes in games has drawn criticism and scrutiny from politicians and regulators...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Top tips (25/11/2017)
How to bag the best of the bargains....

Help is on its way! (24/11/2017)
Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that....

OnePlus: Inside its smartphone factory (24/11/2017)
Click gets exclusive access to a factory in Shenzhen to see how the new OnePlus 5T phone is made....

How an emergency services app is helping to save lives (24/11/2017)
A start-up is trying to simplify Nairobi's chaotic emergency services system....

Ultra-fast broadband cash up for grabs in UK (24/11/2017)
Public bodies will be able to apply for a share of the cash to help roll out full fibre broadband....

UK broadband ads to ditch 'misleading' speeds (24/11/2017)
A radical shake-up of broadband advertising will change the way ISPs promote the speed of net services....

YouTube child abuse reporting system 'flawed' (24/11/2017)
Volunteer moderators say there could be more than 50,000 predatory accounts on the site....

Android phones 'betray' user location to Google (23/11/2017)
The devices send location data back to Google even when location services are switched off....

Google Pixel Buds language translation tested (22/11/2017)
Rory puts Google's language translating headphones through their paces, with varying results....

Simulator trains teachers to deal with mass shootings (22/11/2017)
There have been more than 200 school shootings in the United States over the last four years....

Tether crypto-currency operator reports $31m raid (22/11/2017)
Tether says it is taking steps to prevent thieves from cashing in the stolen funds....

Mosquito-spreading drone to fight diseases (22/11/2017)
The drones can release thousands of sterile male mosquitoes to reduce the insect population....

More than 480 web firms record 'every keystroke' (22/11/2017)
More than 480 web firms use keystroke-tracking software, according to researchers at Princeton....

Power ranger (21/11/2017)
As the world moves towards low-carbon electric cars, how are we going to power them all?...

Exeter couple finally ditch 1950s appliances (21/11/2017)
A tumble dryer, boiler, cooker and washing machine are all still in working order....

UK seeks future cyber-security stars (21/11/2017)
UK initiatives aim to get young people choosing a career in cyber-security to close a looming skills gap....

Independent streams fake 'live' space video on Facebook (21/11/2017)
The "live" footage was posted on the paper's Facebook page, but was actually recorded in 2015....

Childcare website glitch leaves families struggling (21/11/2017)
One family is having to rely on using credit cards to put food on the table and make ends meet....

Hacking pioneer John Draper faces sex misconduct claims (21/11/2017)
A lauded hacker, known as Captain Crunch, is accused of unwanted sexual contact with teenagers....

Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty (21/11/2017)
The drone maker claims a researcher who contacted it had "unauthorised access" to its servers....

Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January (18/11/2017)
The online talent network said it wanted to focus its investment elsewhere....

Unilad Facebook account blocked (18/11/2017)
The Facebook account for viral news website Unilad has been deleted....

Net filters help avoid dodgy domains (18/11/2017)
Consumers can get help to spot domains that are known to be used by phishing gangs and cyber-thieves...

Gamers' anger halts Star Wars Battlefront II payments (18/11/2017)
EA temporarily suspends in-game purchases as it does not want controversy to "overshadow" its game....

Germany bans children's smartwatches (18/11/2017)
Telecoms regulator says kids' smartwatches are spying devices and are to be banned under German law....

Apple delays launch of smart speaker (18/11/2017)
The HomePod will now go on release in early 2018 as the gadget still needs work, said Apple....

Chill seekers (17/11/2017)
A simple innovation is helping to cut supermarkets' refrigeration costs by 15%....

Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early (17/11/2017)
Management on the Tsukuba Express line "sincerely apologised for the inconvenience" caused....

Welsh fintech firms face skilled staff battle (17/11/2017)
Hi-tech firms in south Wales face recruitment challenges in hiring the best staff, an expert warns....

Baidu's voice-controlled smart speaker and other news (17/11/2017)
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

Cyberbullying: Mum's story of loss inspires prince to act (17/11/2017)
Prince William worked with tech firms, charities and parents to come up with a code of conduct....

Cash Converters reveals customer data breach (17/11/2017)
The High Street pawnbroker warns customers passwords and delivery addresses were exposed....

Silicon Valley firms compete to hack R2-D2 (17/11/2017)
Several top Silicon Valley companies took part in a competition to hack an R2-D2 robot....

CAST studies how robots could work better with people (16/11/2017)
A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people....

Jack Dorsey saddened by Japan's 'Twitter killer' (16/11/2017)
The social network's chief reacts to reports that a killer used Twitter to lure suicidal victims....

Regent Street Apple store guard threatened by moped gang (15/11/2017)
Ten suspects on five mopeds smashed their way into the central London store in the early hours....

HTC shows off all-in-one VR headset called Focus (15/11/2017)
HTC's Vive Focus virtual reality headset will initially be released in only China...

Deliveroo claims victory in self-employment case (15/11/2017)
Deliveroo riders are self-employed finds labour law body the Central Arbitration Committee....

UK supermarkets try face-based ID and payment system (15/11/2017)
The biometric system will let people buy alcohol and knives without needing to involve shop staff....

Face ID iPhone X 'hack' demoed live with mask by Bkav (15/11/2017)
A Vietnamese cyber-security firm shows the BBC how a mask can be used to unlock Apple's new phone....

Visibility poor (14/11/2017)
A shortage of weather data is holding back many African economies. Some start-ups are changing this....

China dominates top supercomputers list (14/11/2017)
China overtakes the US to have more supercomputers in the list of the world's fastest 500 systems....

Lovense sex toy app recorded and stored nearby sounds (14/11/2017)
A smart vibrator-maker blames a bug for causing the software to save audio recordings....

Why these faces do not belong to 'real' people (13/11/2017)
Nvidia has been developing algorithms to generate photorealistic faces....

Can a chatbot help you find love? (13/11/2017)
How AI is starting to serve the dating industry....

Viewsnight: ?If it?s censorship you want, don?t leave it to Facebook? (12/11/2017)
Historian Niall Ferguson argues that we should beware giving the big tech companies even more power....

The lift-summoning robot and other technology news (11/11/2017)
BBC Click's Kat Hawkins looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories....

Government urged to act over computer science GCSEs (11/11/2017)
More than half of England's secondary schools did not offer the subject in 2015-16, a report has found....

Phishing helps hackers hijack accounts, says Google study (11/11/2017)
Phishing attacks help hackers grab almost 250,000 log-in details for Google accounts every week, finds research...

Apple fixes iPhone letter 'i' bug (11/11/2017)
The latest software update fixes an issue that stopped some iPhone users typing the letter "i"....

YouTube to restrict 'disturbing' children's videos, if flagged (11/11/2017)
The site will restrict videos aimed at children but contain adult themes, if they are reported....

Talking pants (10/11/2017)
We love shopping online for clothes but often have to return them. Can tech help make things easier?...

YouTuber Lilly Singh generously gives fans cash for rent, exams and food (10/11/2017)
The star celebrates reaching 1,000 vlogs by giving money to her fans with financial problems....

How wireless sensors could help fight forest fires (10/11/2017)
The sensors were tested on fires in Greece, Spain and Israel as part of a European research project....

Code bug freezes $150m of Ethereum crypto-cash (10/11/2017)
A novice programmer accidentally locks away about $150m of a crypto-currency called Ethereum....

Reddit bans 'involuntarily celibate" community (10/11/2017)
'Involuntarily celibate' men congregated in a 41,000-strong corner of Reddit to share misogynistic abuse....

Vodafone plans UK fibre broadband roll-out (10/11/2017)
The project will see gigabit speed cables reaching up to five million properties across the UK by 2025....

Humans to vet Facebook revenge porn photos (10/11/2017)
Facebook's community operations team, not algorithms, will view photos sent to combat revenge porn....

Twitter halts 'broken' verified-profile system (10/11/2017)
The site had faced complaints that white-supremacist accounts were being verified....

No safety driver in Waymo's self-driving car taxi fleet (9/11/2017)
Self-driving car company Waymo says it is ditching the human safety driver....

Hackers redirect schools to Islamic State video (9/11/2017)
800 school websites in the US were temporarily redirected to a video...

Uber to work with Nasa on flying cars (9/11/2017)
Uber says it will work on a system for managing flying taxi routes in current busy airspace....

Snapchat loses $40m on flop Spectacles (9/11/2017)
Video-recording sunglasses by the company behind Snapchat failed to become a must-have gadget....

Teen tried to buy explosives on dark web (9/11/2017)
Gurtej Singh Randhawa tried to buy a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device "with the potential to kill"....

'Iron man' flight sets first world record (9/11/2017)
Richard Browning crossed a lake in Reading at more than 30mph....

WhatsApp: How the supermarket voucher scam works (8/11/2017)
Scammers are using WhatsApp to send fake supermarket vouchers to trick people into revealing their details....

Xbox One X: Microsoft 'not leaving current players behind' (8/11/2017)
The world's most powerful console, the Xbox One X, has hit the shelves but will set you back 450....

IBM pitches blockchain for cannabis sale (8/11/2017)
Could the system that underpins Bitcoin also be used to verify the sale and distribution of cannabis?...

Facebook's fake news experiment backfires (8/11/2017)
A test to combat misinformation on Facebook by promoting "fake" comments has left users frustrated....

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets (8/11/2017)
Longer tweets to be rolled out more widely as Twitter attempts to attract new users....

Facebook firing (7/11/2017)
Two years ago care home manager Rachel Burns lost her job after posting a photo on Facebook. Was she unfairly dismissed?...

Tiger cubs (7/11/2017)
Asia is driving the massive growth in online shopping, with younger generations leading the charge....

BT Openreach van effigy set alight by frustrated villagers (7/11/2017)
Broadband speeds are so slow, villagers say they are unable to do more than check emails and do a little browsing....

NHS offers smartphone GP appointments (7/11/2017)
Trials will take place in London where 3.5 million patients will be able to have video consultations via smartphone....

Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times (7/11/2017)
A bogus version of the popular messaging app was available via the Google Play Store....

Andy Serkis: Could computers could replace actors? (6/11/2017)
Technology has helped his performances, but does he think tech could one day replace actors?...

Twitter criticised for 'erasing' bisexual photos (6/11/2017)
The social media platform is criticised for failing to show any photos under the bisexual hashtag....

Social media giants have 'moral duty' to tackle child abuse (6/11/2017)
Paedophiles are targeting gaming platforms used by children, Home Secretary Amber Rudd says....

Half of UK road speed cameras are switched off (5/11/2017)
Police forces admit many fixed speed cameras are off, with four areas having no active cameras....

Emojis: The evolving picture language (5/11/2017)
BBC Click looks at how Emojis have changed since they were designed in 1999....

Outcry as Afghanistan moves to ban WhatsApp and Telegram (5/11/2017)
The editor of one of the country's biggest newspapers says the move amounts to censorship....

South Korea police campaign against hidden camera pornography (4/11/2017)
South Korean police issue a video to warn against the many hidden and up-skirt camera crimes they log....

Xbox One X: Microsoft's new console reviewed (4/11/2017)
The console can display 4K 60 frames-per-second graphics in high dynamic range....

Why Call of Duty WW2 bosses won't 'shy away' from history (4/11/2017)
Bosses of the new Call of Duty say being truthful to the violence of WW2 honours those who fought....

The gamers hoping to win the Overwatch World Cup (4/11/2017)
Team UK are taking on eight other countries to become world champions of the video game Overwatch....

iPhone X: Why did people queue up overnight? (4/11/2017)
Apple fans lined up in the middle of the night - with no portaloos - for the new iPhone....

Australia cockatoos chew billion-dollar broadband (4/11/2017)
The Australian parrots have damaged infrastructure worth tens of thousands of dollars....

AI image recognition fooled by single pixel change (4/11/2017)
Tiny changes can make image recognition systems think a school bus is an ostrich, find scientists....

Twitter's rewritten rules published (4/11/2017)
The social network published a new version of its rules to clarify its policies....

 

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