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Latest Technology News (BBC)
Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites The latest court decision brings the total of blocked domains to 340.
Posted: 18 August 2017 | 12:56 pm - Click title for full story
Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases The court will specialise in internet-related cases as the number of online disputes rises.
Posted: 18 August 2017 | 12:11 pm - Click title for full story
Reddit launches its own video hosting platform One of the world's largest websites has not let users post their own videos directly before.
Posted: 18 August 2017 | 7:36 am - Click title for full story
Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.
Posted: 18 August 2017 | 5:09 am - Click title for full story
Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.
Posted: 18 August 2017 | 5:01 am - Click title for full story
‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
Posted: 18 August 2017 | 4:41 am - Click title for full story
Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.
Posted: 18 August 2017 | 3:37 am - Click title for full story
'Upskirting' After Gina Martin took a stand against 'upskirting', we asked if readers had ever experienced it. They had.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 7:46 pm - Click title for full story
How hackers are targeting the shipping industry Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 7:02 pm - Click title for full story
Contactless charity Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 6:58 pm - Click title for full story
Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe Customers travelling in France, Portugal and Luxembourg were affected but the issue is now fixed.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 10:25 am - Click title for full story
Very few girls took computing A-level A-level computing is dominated by boys with only 9.8% of the total number taking the exam being girls.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 9:30 am - Click title for full story
Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger It features a Chinese actor in a turban and fake beard, mockingly assuming an Indian accent.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 9:10 am - Click title for full story
Chatbot helps students choose courses A chatbot at Leeds Beckett University is helping A-level students find the right university course.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 6:35 am - Click title for full story
China cracks down on VPN vendors Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 5:34 am - Click title for full story
Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 5:32 am - Click title for full story
Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville A number of bands are taken off the streaming service while more are being "reviewed".
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 4:10 am - Click title for full story
Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation Tim Cook slams the President's response to Charlottesville as Apple plans human rights donations.
Posted: 17 August 2017 | 2:04 am - Click title for full story
HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach Entertainment firm HBO is facing another cyber breach, as it social media accounts are compromised.
Posted: 16 August 2017 | 11:56 pm - Click title for full story
Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .
Posted: 16 August 2017 | 1:45 pm - Click title for full story
Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students Prime and Prime Student members can order daily "essentials" for collection within two minutes.
Posted: 16 August 2017 | 11:48 am - Click title for full story
Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak HBO blames a contractor for posting an unreleased episode to its Spanish and Nordic platforms.
Posted: 16 August 2017 | 9:59 am - Click title for full story
App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization An app developer completes a series of trademark victories against the US president's company.
Posted: 16 August 2017 | 7:36 am - Click title for full story
Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges Uber was in trouble for not adequately securing both customer and driver data from hacking.
Posted: 16 August 2017 | 7:23 am - Click title for full story
Intel chief resigns from Trump council But the president's remarks fail to head off further resignations from White House business groups.
Posted: 15 August 2017 | 5:15 pm - Click title for full story
Trump tweets cartoon of train hitting CNN reporter The US president also apparently accidentally retweeted a post by someone calling him "a fascist".
Posted: 15 August 2017 | 1:44 pm - Click title for full story
Scottish Parliament targeted in 'brute force' cyber attack The Scottish Parliament is targeted in a "brute force" cyber attack, Holyrood's chief executive confirms.
Posted: 15 August 2017 | 11:26 am - Click title for full story
AI seeks fantasy football challengers The University of Southampton is challenging fantasy football fans to beat its AI at Premier League predictions.
Posted: 15 August 2017 | 11:12 am - Click title for full story
BT to scrap half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes Although 33,000 calls are made each day, one third of phone boxes don't handle any calls at all.
Posted: 15 August 2017 | 7:24 am - Click title for full story
GoFundMe removes campaigns for Charlottesville suspect GoFundMe removes campaigns for James Alex Fields Jr, arrested after a car ploughed into protesters.
Posted: 15 August 2017 | 6:35 am - Click title for full story
DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban The app that controls DJI's drones will stop sending data to the internet to reassure customers.
Posted: 15 August 2017 | 6:17 am - Click title for full story
Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters Department of Justice seeks 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump protest site.
Posted: 15 August 2017 | 5:19 am - Click title for full story
Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak The HBO show has seen several leaks over the years and is the most pirated show in TV history.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 10:52 pm - Click title for full story
Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 6:08 pm - Click title for full story
The right note? Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 6:00 pm - Click title for full story
Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs? It's digital blackface, according to this writer - see if her arguments change your emoji habits.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 5:54 pm - Click title for full story
NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 4:11 pm - Click title for full story
GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear First GoDaddy and then Google expel the Daily Stormer from their web address registration services.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 1:13 pm - Click title for full story
Facebook launches China-only version of Moments photo app The BBC understands that Facebook wants to study how apps organically gain users in China.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 12:48 pm - Click title for full story
Uber allows in-app tips for UK drivers The ride-sharing company says the move is part of a number of improvements for drivers.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 7:01 am - Click title for full story
Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service to close Amazon, which owns Lovefilm, says it will cease offering DVDs and Blu-ray discs via post on 31 October.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 6:48 am - Click title for full story
HBO hackers leak Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure shows HBO reportedly offered a $250,000 "bounty payment" to delay TV episode data leaks.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 3:58 am - Click title for full story
Teen's death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger The death has reignited criticism of internet addiction 'boot camps' known to employ harsh practices.
Posted: 14 August 2017 | 2:32 am - Click title for full story
Armed Met Police officers to wear head-mounted cameras Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the cameras will help to build "trust and confidence".
Posted: 13 August 2017 | 7:47 pm - Click title for full story
Creating a robot to combat loneliness Japanese inventor Kentaro Yoshifuji built his Orihime robot to address the loneliness he felt as a child.
Posted: 13 August 2017 | 5:59 pm - Click title for full story
US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air Military technologists Duke Robotics have developed drones that can shoot at enemies remotely.
Posted: 11 August 2017 | 12:40 pm - Click title for full story
Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly' US parent company Snap says the registration was done without its knowledge and it will not comply.
Posted: 11 August 2017 | 12:04 pm - Click title for full story
Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities The company, which is behind games like World of Warcraft, launches a "global diversity and inclusion initiative".
Posted: 11 August 2017 | 9:16 am - Click title for full story
US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards Users are advised to avoid charging the battery-operated toys overnight.
Posted: 11 August 2017 | 7:21 am - Click title for full story
Password guru regrets past security advice and other news BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
Posted: 11 August 2017 | 5:54 am - Click title for full story
Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting Some staff were reportedly concerned about being "outed" online if they contributed.
Posted: 11 August 2017 | 5:52 am - Click title for full story
China's WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation The authorities allege Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba are being used for terrorism and rumours.
Posted: 11 August 2017 | 5:18 am - Click title for full story
Could VR help rehabilitate injured footballers? Passing and shooting drills and rehabilitation exercises feature in the virtual reality software.
Posted: 10 August 2017 | 2:22 am - Click title for full story
Facebook introduces new video service The new platform, called Watch, will be personalised and allow users to see comments in real time.
Posted: 10 August 2017 | 12:53 am - Click title for full story
Cam-girls In Romania, thousands of women work as "cam-girls", earning money by undressing and talking to clients on the other side of the world.
Posted: 9 August 2017 | 6:47 pm - Click title for full story
Shaming culture? A Google employee who wrote that women are less biologically suited to tech careers has been fired.
Posted: 8 August 2017 | 6:26 pm - Click title for full story
Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity? A stretch of road has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels in France.
Posted: 8 August 2017 | 6:15 pm - Click title for full story
Pilotless planes Remotely controlled planes could save more than £20bn in costs, a survey says, but passengers are wary.
Posted: 8 August 2017 | 9:08 am - Click title for full story
Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty Researchers at the University of Warwick are using deep learning to quantify the beauty of outdoor places.
Posted: 7 August 2017 | 10:31 pm - Click title for full story
Real deal As well as playing for trophies, the Spanish football giants are competing off the pitch for fans.
Posted: 7 August 2017 | 6:26 pm - Click title for full story
From meds to medals How tech is helping chronically ill people relying on repeat prescriptions for medications.
Posted: 7 August 2017 | 6:09 pm - Click title for full story
Black Hat: The conference teaching hacking skills Security researcher Scott Helme goes on a training course at the Black Hat conference
Posted: 1 August 2017 | 7:59 pm - Click title for full story
The hi-tech badges made for hackers The unofficial badges made by "hackers" for "hackers" contain a mini processor.
Posted: 1 August 2017 | 2:48 am - Click title for full story
Deception tech helps to thwart hackers' attacks Fake networks and spoofed data can frustrate hackers looking for an easy way to cash in
Posted: 28 July 2017 | 6:58 pm - Click title for full story
Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a "smart" handgun. A hacker circumvents protections on a gun designed to limit who can shoot it.
Posted: 28 July 2017 | 12:38 am - Click title for full story
Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study Cyber-thieves made at least $25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google
Posted: 27 July 2017 | 3:03 am - Click title for full story
Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry Cyber-experts need to concentrate on reducing harm not technical proficiency, says Facebook security head
Posted: 26 July 2017 | 6:30 pm - Click title for full story
How easy is it to hack a cash machine? After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan Click asks if it could happen again.
Posted: 24 July 2017 | 6:05 pm - Click title for full story
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