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Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi

The engine maker is working on a flying vehicle which it says could take off by the early 2020s.

Facebook will not remove fake news - but will 'demote' it

It says fake news is not against its "community standards".

Twelve Russians charged with US 2016 election hack

The dozen allegedly used spear phishing emails and malware and hacked voter data on a state website.

Fake Twitter users: Celebrities lose followers amid crackdown

Some users, such as Katy Perry and Barak Obama, lost more than two million followers.

Stolen sensitive drone files sold on dark web

Tank tactics and drone details were up for sale by hackers who got them from military networks.

YouTube blackout in middle of England match

Google's YouTube TV goes down at a crucial moment in England's World Cup semi-final.

Cambridge Analytica staff set up new firm

Auspex will be an ethical consultancy, its founder say, using similar data analysis techniques.

NHS still reliant on 'archaic' fax machines

The outdated technology was last widely used in the 1990s.

Facebook ruling: German court grants parents rights to dead daughter's account

In a key ruling, a German court says the parents have rights to the account under inheritance law.

Emma's Diary faces fine for selling new mums' data to Labour

UK's data watchdog plans to fine the owner of the Emma's Diary baby advice and gift service £140,000.

India adopts 'world's strongest' net neutrality norms

The new principles explicitly forbid telecom operators to differentiate between online content.

Facebook scandal: Who is selling your personal data?

Data brokers such as Acxiom make millions of pounds a year selling access to your data.

Apple employee 'stole driverless car secrets'

An engineer is accused of stealing databases and hardware, and trying to flee to China.

Facebook faces £500,000 fine from UK data watchdog

The social media giant failed to ensure Cambridge Analytica deleted users' data, UK watchdog says.

PayPal told customer her death breached its rules

Payments firm apologises after writing "insensitive" letter to cancer victim about her debt.

Daimler races to keep up on driverless cars

Daimler is teaming up with Bosch to launch a small fleet of driverless taxis in California next year.

Uber executive resigns after race discrimination probe

The ride-hailing firm's head of human resources has left after claims she mishandled complaints.

Electric carmaker Tesla to build factory in Shanghai

Tesla's move comes as the US-China trade war heats up.

Why was Elon Musk at the Thai cave rescue?

A mini-sub delivered by the entrepreneur was said to be "not practical" by the rescue effort's chief.

Broadband speeds in UK slip down global league table

Singapore is fastest, Yemen slowest and speeds are rising around the world but UK still lags behind.

Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'

In a UK-first the system detects a phone is in use in a passing vehicle and triggers a warning.

Nazi-themed goods found on Amazon marketplace

The sale of the merchandise was helping hate groups "prosper", a report by rights groups says.

Uber invests in Lime city scooter hire company

The deal with Uber means users will be able to hire scooters via the ride-hailing company's app

Smart home gadgets in domestic abuse warning

New list aimed at women offers information and advice.

Glenn Burrows: Illegal Sky TV device trader jailed

Glenn Burrows traded under the names "Ooberstick" and "Oober media".

Twitter 'shuts down millions of fake accounts'

Up to 70 million fake accounts are shut as Twitter seeks to limit abuse of its service, according to reports.

Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer

The technology to give people superhuman powers is being developed, but is it the right thing to do?

Electric cars: Charge points could be requirement in new build homes

Hundreds of thousands more charge points could be installed under plans from the transport secretary.

Banks told to reveal tech meltdown plans

They must show how they would cope with a cyber-attack or tech failure, following problems at TSB.

BP says card payment problem resolved

The fuel giant said all its petrol stations can now accept card payments after a three-hour outage.

Fetch rover! Robot to retrieve Mars rocks

UK engineers will design a robot in an audacious plan to bring home Mars rocks to study for signs of life.

Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge at Canada's Shannon Falls

Tributes have been paid to three members of the High On Life travel collective.

YouTuber in row over copyright infringement of his own song

YouTuber Paul Davids has been cited by the video platform for infringing the copyright of his own song.

ZTE inches closer to resuming business in US

Once the Chinese tech giant pays a $400m deposit it can start buying US-made parts for its phones again.

Survey: Half of young people want electric cars

Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.

'It was pretty crazy'

Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowski had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox.

Active defence

How firms are using cutting-edge techniques to stop cyber criminals breaching their networks.

Marvel magic

The artists who help create the look of the all-conquering blockbusters reveal their secrets.

Ground breaking tech

Virtual reality, drones and automation are making mining safer and more productive.

Drugs via WhatsApp

As many as 40 tonnes of heroin could be passing through Mozambique every year, in a trade that is boosted by the use of mobile phone apps.

A new gold rush?

Discarded phones and televisions are a rich source of metals, and e-waste miners see money-making potential.

Reaping rewards

Digital technology can transform the lives of farmers as they discover how apps and blockchain offer new ways of doing business.

Adapt or die

Carlos Ghosn says traditional car companies face many challenges in an era of automation and electrification.

Get me out of here!

How instant feedback software and AI bots could make meetings more interesting and productive.

AI India

India's vast engineering workforce and burgeoning start-up scene are among the advantages it enjoys.

Haptic gloves help blind people to 'see' art

A virtual reality kit is helping visually impaired people "see" art through haptic gloves.

Lucy Staniforth on using VR to improve football skills

England footballer Lucy Staniforth tries out a new virtual reality training system for soccer.

Surplus energy rides the 'gravity train'

A company in California has developed a gravity train to store and transport surplus electricity.

Artificial intelligence software sees people through walls

Creators of RF-Pose are hoping to use artificial intelligence to detect degenerative diseases.

Ghanaian boys use cassavas to generate electricity

Ghanaian brothers James and Kwesi Ansah use the root vegetables to power radios and mobile phones.

Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?

UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.

Facebook fine 'reflects magnitude of breach'

The UK's Information Commissioner says Facebook failed to follow its responsibilities.

How artificial intelligence is transforming tennis

Click goes to Wimbledon to see how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in tennis.

'We live in a 3D-printed home'

A family in France has become the first in the world to move into a 3D-printed home.

Kids baffled by YouTube and Instagram terms

13 year olds can sign up to Facebook and Google sites. But can they understand those companies' privacy policies?

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Ghanaian boys use cassavas to generate electricity

Ghanaian brothers James and Kwesi Ansah use the root vegetables to power radios and mobile phones.

Could artificial intelligence replace doctors?

UK company Babylon Health is testing an artificially intelligent medical chatbot in Rwanda.

Facebook fine 'reflects magnitude of breach'

The UK's Information Commissioner says Facebook failed to follow its responsibilities.

How artificial intelligence is transforming tennis

Click goes to Wimbledon to see how artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in tennis.

'We live in a 3D-printed home'

A family in France has become the first in the world to move into a 3D-printed home.

Kids baffled by YouTube and Instagram terms

13 year olds can sign up to Facebook and Google sites. But can they understand those companies' privacy policies?

The sand-drawing robot and other tech news

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

How to hide your Gmails from prying eyes

Google has admitted app developers can sometimes read your Gmail messages if this setting is on...

Lucy Staniforth on using VR to improve football skills

England footballer Lucy Staniforth tries out a new virtual reality training system for soccer.

Gavin Williamson interrupted by Siri during Commons statement

Gavin Williamson apologises saying "it is very rare that you're heckled by your own mobile phone".

Haptic gloves help blind people to 'see' art

A virtual reality kit is helping visually impaired people "see" art through haptic gloves.

Jaron Lanier: Social media feeding a manipulation machine

Computer scientist Jaron Lanier says people should delete their social media accounts.

The watch that could help manage severe autism

By measuring stress and anxiety levels, this wearable device could help people communicate.

The pizza-making robot and other news

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

Doki Doki: Warnings over suicide-themed video game

Doki Doki Literature Club starts as a high school dating game, but has suicide "as a main feature".

Surplus energy rides the 'gravity train'

A company in California has developed a gravity train to store and transport surplus electricity.

Virtual reality 'is not just for gamers'

Firms in Hong Kong are using virtual and augmented reality technology to shape client experience.

The India WhatsApp video driving people to murder

This video has gone viral in India with tragic results.

Artificial intelligence software sees people through walls

Creators of RF-Pose are hoping to use artificial intelligence to detect degenerative diseases.

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