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Why bots probably aren't gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition

01:39 PM 22/03/2019

Questions have been asked about whether all the 3m signatures on the petition are genuine.

Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

03:17 PM 22/03/2019

Software designed to prevent cyber-attacks had a bug that could have let hackers get at machines.

Facebook staff 'flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought'

11:54 AM 22/03/2019

Facebook says concerns raised about data-scraping were not related to the previously reported scandal.

Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City

02:46 PM 22/03/2019

The self-driving shuttle will be available to workers at a large site in Brooklyn.

Health apps pose 'unprecedented' privacy risks

02:01 PM 21/03/2019

Data is being shared with companies, including Amazon and Google, a study of popular apps finds.

Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally

06:30 PM 21/03/2019

Developers working for Facebook logged the passwords in plain text as they wrote code for the site.

Uber 'picks New York Stock Exchange' for stock listing

02:10 AM 22/03/2019

The firm's public stock offering is expected in the coming months and may be one of the biggest in 2019.

Huawei ban would delay 5G rollout: Three

05:34 PM 21/03/2019

The boss of mobile operator Three said he was confident the Chinese firm was not a threat to customers.

Christchurch shootings: 'Bad actors' helped attack videos spread online

12:05 PM 21/03/2019

Edited clips were continually uploaded to help defeat automatic detection systems, says Facebook

Arrests shut down illegal TV streaming gang

05:49 PM 21/03/2019

The gang behind the net TV services offered access to hundreds of channels in 30 countries.

Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias

04:50 PM 20/03/2019

Artificial intelligence used in the justice and financial systems is to be investigated.

Oculus releases updated Rift VR headset

03:13 PM 21/03/2019

The updated flagship headset has sharper displays but still needs to be tethered to a PC to work.

Korea spycam porn: 1,600 fall victim and four men arrested

09:44 PM 20/03/2019

Four men allegedly filmed 1,600 guests in 30 South Korean hotels and sold the footage online.

'Cancel Brexit' petition passes 2m signatures on Parliament site

10:50 PM 21/03/2019

A call to revoke Article 50 generates the fastest ever rate of signatures on Parliament's website.

Apple's new AirPods have Siri built-in

03:45 PM 20/03/2019

The new earphones also have longer battery life and a chip that can better maintain a wireless connection.

Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control'

05:00 PM 20/03/2019

Psychiatrists raise concerns as the BBC finds children are swapping extreme images of weight loss.

US mum 'abused kids who performed on family YouTube channel'

07:15 PM 20/03/2019

The woman, whose children performed on the Fantastic Adventures channel, denies charges of child abuse.

Facebook settles job discrimination case

02:13 PM 20/03/2019

The social media giant bans targeting ads for jobs, accommodation or credit on the basis of gender, age or postcode.

£36 iPhone XR ad criticised

08:12 AM 20/03/2019

Advertising body criticises a Black Friday promotion for iPhones, following complaints from the public.

Google tweaks search after EU competition scrutiny

10:56 AM 20/03/2019

Rival companies' price comparison results will be displayed more prominently thanks to the changes.

PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats

02:11 AM 20/03/2019

Ministers call for payments companies to block essay writing firms, in a bid to beat university cheats.

Huge aluminium plants hit by 'severe' ransomware attack

10:22 AM 19/03/2019

The Norwegian firm, which employs 35,000 people worldwide, has switched to manual controls at some plants.

Tracking tools found on EU government and health websites

04:34 PM 19/03/2019

The trackers, used to monitor user behaviour online, were found on thousands of official web pages.

US politician Devin Nunes sues Twitter over insults

03:38 PM 19/03/2019

A Republican congressman said the platform didn't crack down on "defamatory" tweets.

The SEC calls for new contempt sanctions for Elon Musk

05:15 PM 19/03/2019

US financial regulator has called for sanctions after Mr Musk tweeted without seeking Tesla's approval.

Snapchat under scrutiny from MPs over 'addictive' streaks

01:02 PM 19/03/2019

Executives promise to examine a Snapchat feature which has been criticised as potentially addictive.

Vote Leave fined over thousands of unsolicited texts

01:48 PM 19/03/2019

The group could not prove that everybody who received its promotional message had consented.

Facebook: New Zealand attack video viewed 4,000 times

11:32 AM 19/03/2019

Facebook says 4,000 people viewed the original attack video and fewer than 200 watched it live.

MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads

10:36 AM 18/03/2019

The social network has apologised for losing the data during a server migration.

Ocado sales hit by warehouse fire

10:22 AM 19/03/2019

The firm had more orders per week, but their average size was slightly lower.

UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off

07:13 AM 18/03/2019

OneWeb secures new funding enabling it to speed up plans for a global high-speed broadband network.

Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage

07:23 AM 16/03/2019

The home secretary says firms "must do more" after the New Zealand attack was shown live on Facebook.

WorldPay payments firm in $43bn sale to US rival

03:28 PM 18/03/2019

Payment processor WorldPay, once part of RBS bank, is sold to Fidelity National Information Services.

Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage

08:52 PM 16/03/2019

Why was a video of the shootings shared on social media and what can be done about the wider threat?

Hong Kong subway trains collide amid new signal system trials

02:00 PM 18/03/2019

Two trains collide during a new signal system trial, threatening travel disruption for millions.

How swarming drones will change warfare

12:41 AM 16/03/2019

Flocks of airborne robots are being developed, able to collaborate and overwhelm enemy defences.

Musk adds new Model Y to electric car line-up

05:13 AM 15/03/2019

The new mass-market electric vehicle has a base price of $39,000 and a 230-mile range.

First look at Samsung S10 and Fold phones

07:28 PM 20/02/2019

The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with the new phones in Samsung's Galaxy range.

The basketball coverage directed and filmed by AI

08:37 AM 14/02/2019

The British Basketball League is testing a new way of filming games that picks the action using AI.

Haidilao: Robots staff China's top hotpot chain

12:21 AM 31/01/2019

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

How Spatial and augmented reality could change work

12:09 AM 02/02/2019

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

San Francisco moves to ban e-cigarettes until health effects known

09:37 AM 20/03/2019

The law would halt sales until vaping's health effects are fully evaluated by US regulators.

Tokyo 2020: Robots to feature at Olympic and Paralympic Games

09:27 AM 20/03/2019

The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to revolutionise the way spectators experience sporting events - by introducing robots

How do you know where your olive oil really comes from?

12:13 AM 22/03/2019

New technologies are helping track the provenance of food throughout the supply chain.

George the Poet: Social media gives poets 'a fair shot'

03:56 AM 21/03/2019

George the Poet says social media propelled his career and made poetry more accessible.

Can you murder a robot?

12:24 AM 17/03/2019

Does it matter if we hurt a robot? And should we have rules to make sure they don't hurt us?

Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?

12:05 AM 19/03/2019

As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.

Can AI help spice up your life?

12:06 AM 15/03/2019

How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.

Drones: Six positive ways they can be used

01:48 PM 13/03/2019

Extended drone no-fly zones have come into force around airports, but the technology isn't all bad.

Meet Tengai, the job interview robot who won't judge you

01:10 AM 12/03/2019

Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.

‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’

12:15 AM 11/03/2019

How tech firm Twilio was able to survive the global financial crisis and grow into a $14bn business.

How quantum sensing is changing the way we see the world

12:02 AM 08/03/2019

Quantum sensing could let us see what's underground, detect diseases earlier, even track a submarine.

If you die early, how will your children remember you?

12:52 AM 05/03/2019

Gaby Eirew has made it her mission to help parents leave precious video memories for children, in case they die young.

Massive Attack album stored in a painting using DNA

09:36 AM 07/03/2019

The album Mezzanine by Massive Attack has been stored using genetic information for the first time.

Post-apocalyptic video game Days Gone Days previewed

01:50 PM 06/03/2019

Marc Cieslak looks at the new survival video game Days Gone which is released on 26 April 2019.

‘Breathing’ robot pillow could aid sleep and other news

08:11 AM 01/03/2019

BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.

Could 5G and mixed reality transform the catwalk?

11:15 AM 28/02/2019

A mixed reality fashion show including computer animated skulls, tigers and lightning has taken place.

AI turns scribbles into masterpieces and other news

08:13 AM 22/03/2019

BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.

'My anorexia really loved Instagram'

05:02 PM 20/03/2019

One woman who has overcome anorexia says Instagram didn't cause her eating disorder, but it made it worse.

Future transport: How will we get around in 2050?

12:02 AM 20/03/2019

The push for cleaner air will mean more electric vehicles that are driverless and shared, according to experts.

All aboard the driverless bus in Greater Manchester

06:32 PM 19/03/2019

Developers hope driverless technology could be used in public transport within five years.

Gum shield helps spot signs of concussion

04:20 PM 16/03/2019

Fitted with sensors to monitor head trauma the device feeds real-time data to nearby medical staff.

Insect inspired winged drone makes a buzz and other news

08:25 AM 15/03/2019

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.

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