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Covid-19: The pandemic explored in maps and data

Political scientist Dr Robert Muggah looks at the effects of the pandemic and national lockdowns.

Oculus recalls Quest 2 headset pads after skin rashes

Quest 2 headset owners are urged to claim a free silicone cover to avoid skin issues.

Intel chief warns of two-year chip shortage

Pat Gelsinger talks chip crisis, China and how the firm intends to fight back in the marketplace.

Ofcom appoints online safety head to take on big tech

Anna-Sophie Harling will have responsibility over how big technology companies regulate harmful speech.

Former eBay supervisor jailed for cyber-stalking critics

A former police captain turned eBay employee harassed critics of the online-auction company.

Shamook: Star Wars effects company ILM hires Mandalorian deepfaker

The artist, who uses the online alias Shamook, has been recruited by Industrial Light and Magic.

Twitter accused of inaction on anti-Semitic tweets

Campaign Against Antisemitism says many reported hateful tweets are not being removed.

Tech giants' profits soar as pandemic boom continues

Apple, Google parent company Alphabet and Microsoft report soaring quarterly profits.

Instagram makes under-16s' accounts private by default

Only approved followers can see posts and "like" or comment on accounts that retain the private setting.

Electric car charging prices 'must be fair' say MPs

Consumers should not have to pay excessive prices to use public car charging, MPs say.

Activision staff condemn firm's response to harassment claims

About 1,000 Activision Blizzard staff sign a letter describing managers' response as insulting.

Tesla profit surge driven by record car deliveries

The electric carmaker's revenues nearly doubled in the three months to 30 June compared with last year.

Team BRIT’s Aaron Morgan: How hand controls help me race

The Team BRIT driver on how adapted cars help him compete in races against non-disabled drivers.

Vineyards set to go high tech with smart systems

Changing climate conditions and water shortages see some Australian wine growers turn to technology.

Beach rover picks up cigarette butts and other tech news

Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Cyber-flashing: 'I get explicit messages every day'

Influencer Elle Edwards lets us inside her DMs to show the extent of sexual abuse faced by women online.

Spyware: The software that watches you

BBC’s cyber reporter, Joe Tidy, agreed to be spied on to understand the spyware experience further.

Can better tech make video meetings less excruciating?

Technology firms are scrambling to add new features but will video calls improve.

Why remote working leaves us vulnerable to cyber-attacks

Experts warn working from home has led to complacency over security protocols

Covid: Will lockdown change England's new tech habits?

The pandemic brought about big changes in the way people use tech - the question is will they last?

What does a future-proofed home look like?

The technology exists to make homes more resilient to extreme weather, but it can be expensive.

Zoomtown-on-Sea? The lure of a new life on the coast

Remote working meant the Lancaster family could live anywhere - they found their sea view in Scarborough.

Pegasus scandal: Are we all becoming unknowing spies?

We may be stepping into a world in which we are all spies - and at the same time are all spied on.

Finding 'Grace': Murder, DNA and ancestry

How a novel use of DNA and ancestry websites is helping police uncover clues in cold case murders.

Why was my tweet about football labelled abusive?

A BBC journalist sets out to discover how Twitter moderates posts after he was banned from the platform.

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BBC News - Technology

Team BRIT’s Aaron Morgan: How hand controls help me race

The Team BRIT driver on how adapted cars help him compete in races against non-disabled drivers.

Vineyards set to go high tech with smart systems

Changing climate conditions and water shortages see some Australian wine growers turn to technology.

Beach rover picks up cigarette butts and other tech news

Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Cyber-flashing: 'I get explicit messages every day'

Influencer Elle Edwards lets us inside her DMs to show the extent of sexual abuse faced by women online.

Spyware: The software that watches you

BBC’s cyber reporter, Joe Tidy, agreed to be spied on to understand the spyware experience further.

Custom glasses: Will 3D-printing change our eyewear?

Eyewear can be more tailored to an individual’s face producing a better fit and reduce overstocking.

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