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Government lays out plans to protect users online

The Online Safety Bill threatens media giants with big fines - but aims to protect political debate.

US petrol supplies tighten after Colonial Pipeline hack

Some petrol stations run out of fuel in the US southeast as the Colonial Pipeline remains shut.

Uber and Lyft set to offer free rides to US vaccine sites

The White House highlights the upcoming offer of free trips in the US by the ride-hailing firms.

NHS app ready to become vaccine passport next week

People will be able to use the app for travel - but only if they have received two vaccine doses.

Tesla crash: Autopilot was off, says preliminary report

A car involved in a fatal crash in April had no-one in the driving seat when it was discovered.

Apple's UK users deserve app price compensation, claim says

Legal action in the UK seeks compensation from Apple for high prices from a lack of competition.

Colonial hack: How did cyber-attackers shut off pipeline?

Attacks on critical national infrastructure are an increasing concern, experts say.

Meituan: China tech giant's shares slide over ancient poem

Shares in Meituan slumped after its boss reportedly shared, then deleted, a Tang dynasty poem.

Actor sues TikTok for using her voice in viral tool

Bev Standing’s voice is used on the social-media platform's text-to-speech feature.

The volunteers using 'honeypot' groups to fight anti-vax propaganda

Volunteers are busting anti-vaccine conspiracy theories with decoy Facebook groups.

Clubhouse launches on Android as app downloads collapse

The invitation-only audio platform will be available on Google’s Android to users in the US and UK.

Contest inspires next generation of female code breakers

More than 6,500 pupils from across the UK took part in the CyberFirst Girls competition.

Emily Taylor: Fuel pipeline cyber-attack is 'extortion'

There have been warnings of increased ransomware attacks, the chief executive of Oxford Information Labs says.

Robot learns to brush hair and other tech news

LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Gates divorce: Business 'as usual' for foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is likely to continue as now, Dr Beth Breeze says.

Microchip shortage: Inside a factory racing to meet demand

Katie Silver tours a microchip factory in Singapore racing to meet demand amid a global shortage.

Mind-boggling magnets could unlock plentiful power

Powerful magnets are bringing abundant, pollution-free electricity a step closer.

'I was injured but the rescue boat found me in seconds'

How technology has helped emergency responders save lives during the pandemic.

Taking an invention from idea to the marketplace

Lockdown spurred many people to invent new products, but how did they get to market?

'I was terrible at crosswords so I built an AI to do them'

Dr Fill , a computer program, has just won one of the most prestigious crossword competitions in the US.

Food giants respond to worries over packaging

The phasing out of single-use plastics gathers pace with big companies adopting alternatives.

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Contest inspires next generation of female code breakers

More than 6,500 pupils from across the UK took part in the CyberFirst Girls competition.

Emily Taylor: Fuel pipeline cyber-attack is 'extortion'

There have been warnings of increased ransomware attacks, the chief executive of Oxford Information Labs says.

Robot learns to brush hair and other tech news

LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Gates divorce: Business 'as usual' for foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is likely to continue as now, Dr Beth Breeze says.

Microchip shortage: Inside a factory racing to meet demand

Katie Silver tours a microchip factory in Singapore racing to meet demand amid a global shortage.

Huawei Mate X2: Mastering the folding phone formula

Huawei has revealed the third iteration of its folding phone, taking inspiration from Samsung.

Ransomware victims urged to go to police

Using malicious software gangs encrypt an organisation's data and then demand money to restore it.

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