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Are bots gaming the 'Cancel Brexit' petition?
Questions have been asked about whether all the 3m signatures on the petition are genuine.
Facebook staff 'flagged Cambridge Analytica fears earlier than thought'
Facebook says concerns raised about data-scraping were not related to the previously reported scandal.
Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack
Software designed to prevent cyber-attacks had a bug that could have let hackers get at machines.
Autonomous shuttle to be tested in New York City
The self-driving shuttle will be available to workers at a large site in Brooklyn.
Health apps pose 'unprecedented' privacy risks
Data is being shared with companies, including Amazon and Google, a study of popular apps finds.
Millions of Facebook passwords exposed internally
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
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
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
Edited clips were continually uploaded to help defeat automatic detection systems, says Facebook
Arrests shut down illegal TV streaming gang
The gang behind the net TV services offered access to hundreds of channels in 30 countries.
Artificial intelligence: Algorithms face scrutiny over potential bias
Artificial intelligence used in the justice and financial systems is to be investigated.
Oculus releases updated Rift VR headset
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
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
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
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'
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'
The woman, whose children performed on the Fantastic Adventures channel, denies charges of child abuse.
Facebook settles job discrimination case
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
Advertising body criticises a Black Friday promotion for iPhones, following complaints from the public.
Google tweaks search after EU competition scrutiny
Rival companies' price comparison results will be displayed more prominently thanks to the changes.
PayPal urged to block essay firm cheats
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
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
The trackers, used to monitor user behaviour online, were found on thousands of official web pages.
US politician Devin Nunes sues Twitter over insults
A Republican congressman said the platform didn't crack down on "defamatory" tweets.
The SEC calls for new contempt sanctions for Elon Musk
US financial regulator has called for sanctions after Mr Musk tweeted without seeking Tesla's approval.
Snapchat under scrutiny from MPs over 'addictive' streaks
Executives promise to examine a Snapchat feature which has been criticised as potentially addictive.
Vote Leave fined over thousands of unsolicited texts
The group could not prove that everybody who received its promotional message had consented.
Facebook: New Zealand attack video viewed 4,000 times
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
The social network has apologised for losing the data during a server migration.
Ocado sales hit by warehouse fire
The firm had more orders per week, but their average size was slightly lower.
UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off
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
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
Payment processor WorldPay, once part of RBS bank, is sold to Fidelity National Information Services.
Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage
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
Two trains collide during a new signal system trial, threatening travel disruption for millions.
How swarming drones will change warfare
Flocks of airborne robots are being developed, able to collaborate and overwhelm enemy defences.
Musk adds new Model Y to electric car line-up
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
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
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
Robot waiters and chefs form the future of hotpot chain Haidilao.
How Spatial and augmented reality could change work
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
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
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?
New technologies are helping track the provenance of food throughout the supply chain.
George the Poet: Social media gives poets 'a fair shot'
George the Poet says social media propelled his career and made poetry more accessible.
Can you murder a robot?
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?
As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.
Can AI help spice up your life?
How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.
Drones: Six positive ways they can be used
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
Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.
‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’
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
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?
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
The album Mezzanine by Massive Attack has been stored using genetic information for the first time.
Post-apocalyptic video game Days Gone Days previewed
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
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?
A mixed reality fashion show including computer animated skulls, tigers and lightning has taken place.
AI turns scribbles into masterpieces and other news
BBC Click's Omar Mehtab looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.
'My anorexia really loved Instagram'
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?
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
Developers hope driverless technology could be used in public transport within five years.
Gum shield helps spot signs of concussion
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
BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.