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Manchester police still relies on Windows XP

11:06 PM 19/09/2017

More than 20% of Greater Manchester Police's PCs run on the operating system, posing a hack risk.

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

11:08 PM 19/09/2017

Google will give UK £1m to counter extremism as part of wider plans to deal with such content on its platforms.

Smartphone sales boom with over-55s

11:09 PM 19/09/2017

A study indicates that 71% of 55-to-75 year olds in the UK now own an app-capable handset.

Apple's iOS 11 kills old 32-bit iPhone and iPad apps

12:28 PM 19/09/2017

Apple's latest mobile operating system will not launch several ageing educational apps and games.

Is Amazon recommending bomb ingredients?

03:27 PM 19/09/2017

What are Amazon's algorithms recommending when it comes to purchasing the ingredients to make a bomb?

Pepe the Frog creator in copyright fight

02:56 PM 19/09/2017

The creator of the cartoon character says it has been hijacked by nationalists.

Neo-Nazi site finds home in Iceland

03:47 PM 19/09/2017

The neo-Nazi Daily Stormer site, chased off the internet in the wake of Charlottesville, has found a company willing to host it in Iceland.

Internet 'having midlife crisis', says Baroness Lane-Fox

08:04 PM 19/09/2017's founder says the internet has done much good but sees "social and economic tensions".

China orders Bitcoin exchanges in capital city to close

02:24 PM 19/09/2017

All Bitcoin exchanges in Beiing and Shanghai must submit plans for winding down operations.

Microsoft Outlook issue fixed

02:27 PM 19/09/2017

Email users across Europe were affected, the technology giant said.

Visitors 'help' Pirate Bay mine virtual cash

11:13 AM 18/09/2017

Many visitors objected when the site hijacked their computer to mine coins for the Monero digital currency.

Alert over booby-trapped security software

01:14 PM 18/09/2017

More than two million people downloaded a compromised version of Avast's CCleaner software.

UK 'biggest audience' in Europe for jihadist web content

11:45 PM 18/09/2017

Britain is the fifth-biggest audience in the world for extremist content, a study finds.

Uber sorry for 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion

11:36 AM 18/09/2017

The company urged customers to "let your wife take a day off from the kitchen".

Google faces lawsuit over removing Gab from Play Store

03:56 PM 18/09/2017

The free speech network says it has been unfairly removed from the Android app store.

Google launches India mobile payments app Tez

11:50 AM 18/09/2017

Tez lets users transfer money via an audio signal as well as via the internet.

Will Germany's new law kill free speech online?

11:16 PM 17/09/2017

It's called "NetzDG" and critics worry that it will push social networks to delete posts - even if they are entirely legal.

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

03:46 AM 18/09/2017

Snapchat has been caught up in an international row between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Nigel - the robot that could tell you how to vote

11:54 PM 16/09/2017

Could artificial intelligence save democracy or should human politicians put limits on it?

Equifax data breach: Credit rating firm replaces key staff

08:16 AM 16/09/2017

Data on up to 143 million people may have been exposed when hackers hit the credit report giant.

China Communist Party Youth Twitter account prompts abuse

02:58 AM 19/09/2017

An account in the youth league's name is criticised for hypocrisy, but the league denies it's theirs.

Facebook to trim advert categories aimed at 'anti-Semites'

09:50 AM 15/09/2017

Adverts could be directed towards people who described themselves as anti-Semitic, find researchers.

Google sued over 'sex discrimination'

09:45 PM 14/09/2017

Three former employees say Google pays women less than men for comparable work.

UN warning on growing digital 'chasm'

11:41 AM 15/09/2017

Developed nations are pulling ahead of developing nations thanks to technology, says a UN report.

Undercover reporter confronts spam text message pair

11:17 PM 17/09/2017

The men boasted about being the biggest distributors of nuisance text messages in the UK.

Staying safe online at 'big school'

01:11 AM 18/09/2017

Are new secondary school students and their parents ready for the next level of social media?

The museum where retro video gamers meet up

11:17 PM 15/09/2017

The Centre for Computing History in Cambridge has an archive of more than 10,000 games.

Burger robot rolled out to US restaurants and other news

09:34 AM 15/09/2017

BBC Click's Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Moona pad keeps pillow cold all night

11:21 AM 14/09/2017

A device that keeps your pillow cool all night by pumping it full of cold water is being developed.

Kaspersky cyber-security chief urges customers to stay

09:37 PM 14/09/2017

The chief executive of the Russian cyber-security firm says Americans should not distrust his firm.

Craig David 'most dangerous' celebrity to search online

06:56 AM 19/09/2017

The research reveals which celebrities give the riskiest search results that could potentially lead fans to malicious websites.

Nerf guns can lead to serious eye injuries, doctors warn

11:40 AM 19/09/2017

Medics said they had treated patients with internal bleeding around the eye and blurred vision.

Nasa tests new Dream Chaser spacecraft and other news

11:42 PM 31/08/2017

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

Is quantum encryption the key to cyber-security?

10:17 AM 31/08/2017

Cyber-security has become an increasing concern after recent high profile hacking cases.

The elevators that go sideways as well as up and down

11:13 PM 28/08/2017

Instead of using a steel rope, the cabin is carried by linear motors.

How free wi-fi is transforming India's rail stations

10:18 AM 29/03/2017

Free high-speed wi-fi is now being offered at 115 stations on India's railway network.

Slow drive?

11:11 PM 18/09/2017

Electric cars have had a lot of publicity recently, but petrol and diesel engines are far from dead yet.

Instagram secrets

11:18 PM 14/09/2017

The Facebook-owned photo app has become an important marketing tool for many small entrepreneurs.

Sports tales

04:33 AM 14/09/2017

Newsbeat speaks to the stars of Madden NFL 18's new story mode called Longshot.

Cashing out

11:25 PM 11/09/2017

Card and phone payments may be replacing coins and notes, but are Swedes ready to get rid of cash altogether?

Strava it

08:03 AM 11/09/2017

How cycling app Strava became a must-have for cyclists around the world.

Money machines

11:03 PM 07/09/2017

Could low-cost automated financial advice help close the massive retirement savings gap?

Beyond the law

11:10 PM 04/09/2017

Initial coin offerings - firms issuing their own digital currencies for investors to buy - are concerning regulators.

Inspiring inventors

12:30 AM 04/09/2017

To mark the launch of the 100 Women Challenge, meet the female inventors behind everyday innovations such as computer software to the dishwasher.

Facebook raffles

12:32 AM 04/09/2017

The number of raffle groups has grown rapidly over the last few years, but so have the number of scams.

Sky taxis

11:03 PM 31/08/2017

How Dubai may be winning the race to launch the first passenger-carrying flying drones.

Hands on with the new iPhone X

08:57 PM 12/09/2017

Apple has announced a new iPhone that will cost $999. Is it worth the money? The BBC's Dave Lee got hands on with the much anticipated device.

LG's V30 smartphone 'leaves gimmicks behind'

06:57 PM 31/08/2017

The device has an OLED display and advanced camera features but no second screen or add-on modules.

Sony phone app takes 3D clone snaps

11:08 AM 31/08/2017

Software creates detailed 3D scans of any object using just a phone's camera and motion sensor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8: A giant phone

03:01 PM 23/08/2017

Samsung puts the disastrous Note 7 behind it with a follow-up that is both bigger and more costly.

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