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Girl Scouts of America offers badge in cybersecurity

It's part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age.

Heathrow: Man charged with flying drone near airport

George Rusu is accused of using a drone on a field near the runway days after a scare at Gatwick.

Twitter warns that private tweets were public for years

A security flaw meant many private messages were readable for years said Twitter.

Fortnite predator 'groomed children on voice chat'

A man is accused of using the hit video game Fortnite to initiate sexual activity with children.

Timeline: What's going on with Huawei?

The Chinese telecoms giant was the focus of international scrutiny even before a senior executive's arrest.

Future of airport security on show in London

A shoe scanner that works on passengers queuing at airport security is on show in London.

Zimbabwe blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter amid crackdown

A coalition of human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed in a week of protests.

YouTube suspends ads on Tommy Robinson channel

The suspension has been imposed because the channel had broken rules governing adverts, YouTube says.

Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

The pages campaigned for months creating and sharing stories that were fake, said Facebook.

Netflix shows Bird Box and Elite drive subscriber growth

The streaming giant says the subscriber growth reflects the success of its original programmes.

Germany 'considers ban on Huawei' amid global backlash

Other countries have barred the Chinese firm from their network infrastructure over security concerns.

Oxford University suspends Huawei donations and sponsorships

The institution suspends donations from the Chinese telecoms giant amid continuing spying controversy.

Fake BBC News page used to promote Bitcoin-themed scheme

The public is warned of an email-based campaign that uses a fake BBC News article to seek funds.

Domino's Pizza app must be accessible to blind people

A blind man had complained that he was unable to change toppings or complete his order online.

US 'probes Huawei for trade secret theft'

The investigation, reported by US media, adds to pressure facing the Chinese technology giant.

GCHQ sets up all-female cyber-training classes

The UK's intelligence services say there are too few young women working in cyber-security.

Roku U-turn over streaming Alex Jones's InfoWars

Roku bans Alex Jones after initially defending its decision to stream the conspiracy theorist's channel.

Nike's phone-controlled self-lacing trainers

Trainers which tighten or loosen automatically are Nike's latest nod to Back to the Future technology.

Racing game Forza pulls dances amid Fortnite legal action

Microsoft-owned Forza removes dances as Fortnite faces fresh legal action over dance moves.

Sofia Coppola to direct Bill Murray in Apple's first film

On the Rocks, starring Bill Murray, will be the tech giant's first venture into feature film-making.

Google Maps deterring outback tourists, say small firms

Australian authorities complain that Google Maps wrongly makes remote destinations seem inaccessible.

Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill

A woman took her campaign to MPs after a man took pictures of her at a gig in London's Hyde Park.

London Uber fares go up after electric car charge

The fee will add about 45p to the average London journey, the ride-hailing firm says.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei denies firm poses spying risk

The 74-year-old says China has never asked it to share "improper information" about its clients.

Driverless car laser ruined camera

A man took a photo of a lidar sensor system on display at a tech fair and found pink dots on all his photos afterwards.

Proposals for drones to fly at night and over crowds in US

US proposals for relaxing drone laws are in stark contrast to the UK, which plans to tighten rules.

CES 2019: Virtual reality shoes are exhausting to use

A pair of shoes that allows owners to walk about in virtual reality worlds proves exhausting to use.

Start-up Bird backs down in electric scooter legal row

A scooter firm has apologised after issuing a journalist with legal threats over an article about its scooters.

Tidal streaming data figures investigated by Norway

Music streaming service Tidal's data is under investigation in Norway over claims some of its listener numbers were inflated.

Netflix's Bird Box film contains footage of Lac-Megantic disaster

Two Netflix productions used stock images of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster in a fictional context.

University switches off social media to help student well-being

A university is switching off its social media channels to promote a healthier online culture.

Virtual cities: Designing the metropolises of the future

How 3D software supercharged with real-time data can simulate complex designs before they're built.

Smartwatches: Switzerland's friend or foe?

The Swiss watch industry faced a near-death experience from quartz products. Is the smartwatch a similar threat?

The truth behind Blue Whale 'suicide challenge'

A global online game was blamed for numerous suicides. But it isn't quite what it seems.

CES 2019: 'I feel my sanity draining away'

The biggest show in tech is nearing its close - but how did attendees react this year?

The former homeless man bringing web access to the Bronx

People without internet access have fewer life chances than those that do. How can we close the gap?

The drone pilot whose maps are saving lives in Zanzibar

Drones are being used to map previously unmapped areas in Africa to the benefit of its citizens.

CES 2019: RaceFit suit shows you how to exercise

The RaceFit suit uses sensors to track and analyse your movements as you exercise.

CES 2019: LG's see-through and vibrating OLED TVs

The South Korean firm is demoing its latest TV display technologies at the CES tech expo.

How to know if a bot has sent an email from your account

Adding a fake email address to your account could alert you if a bot has access to your account.

Click: Gaming in 2019

Marc Cieslak looks ahead to some of the video games that will be making news in 2019.

Rise in nude photos sent to phones on public transport

BBC Minute's Ione Wells investigates the rising trend of 'cyber-flashing' where naked photos are being sent by strangers to people's phones.

Robot dinosaur sacked and other technology news

BBC Click’s Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.

Are these the faces of the future?

Are these the faces of the future? It's clear these robots are no ordinary machines.

Ace Combat 7: Can it match flying in real-life?

The latest version of the game has a new VR mode for more realistic aerial acrobatics.

Laser shoes made for Parkinson's patients

People with Parkinson's can freeze when they walk but laser shoes are helping them to keep moving.

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).

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The girl scouts with a cybersecurity badge

It's part of a drive to get more girls involved in science, technology engineering and mathematics from a young age.

Rise in nude photos sent to phones on public transport

BBC Minute's Ione Wells investigates the rising trend of 'cyber-flashing' where naked photos are being sent by strangers to people's phones.

Robot dinosaur sacked and other technology news

BBC Click’s Stephen Beckett looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.

Are these the faces of the future?

Are these the faces of the future? It's clear these robots are no ordinary machines.

Ace Combat 7: Can it match flying in real-life?

The latest version of the game has a new VR mode for more realistic aerial acrobatics.

Laser shoes made for Parkinson's patients

People with Parkinson's can freeze when they walk but laser shoes are helping them to keep moving.

The ultrasound scan you can do yourself

A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).

CES 2019: The sat nav of the future has arrived

A car dashboard that can display directions and points of interest as holograms has been developed.

Detroit auto show: Supercharged cars dazzle on debut

Power and speed took centre stage in Detroit as carmakers showed off new additions to their line up.

CES 2019: Wristband 'can control' your body temperature

BBC Click's Nick Kwek goes into sub-zero temperatures to test a wristband that can warm you up.

CES 2019: Virtual reality shoes are exhausting to use

A pair of shoes that allows owners to walk about in virtual reality worlds proves exhausting to use.

YouTube influencers: Inside the weird world of social media burnout

Meet the social media superstars who are increasingly suffering from mental health problems.

CES 2019: Five odd inventions at the CES tech show

Dave Lee takes a high-speed tour of some of the stranger innovations on show at the tech expo.

CES 2019: The expanding door that fights parcel thieves

A door that locks away small parcels and calls the police if larger ones are stolen is at CES.

CES 2019: Could Lovot the pet robot make you fall in love?

A penguin-like robot with few practical skills is one of the early hits of 2019's CES tech show.

Dating apps: What are they doing to our mental health?

Will's a serial swiper, Alvin's 'addicted' and Meggy's giving up. Do we know how dating apps affect us?

CES 2019: Samsung's new shape-shifting TVs revealed

A 75in screen made up of tiny swappable panels is among those unveiled at the CES tech show.

CES 2019: Hands on with Mui, the smart plank of wood

What looks like an ordinary piece of wood lights up and becomes a smart assistant when touched.

Crash-testing the air bag for cyclists

An air bag vest for cyclists is being demoed at the CES tech show.

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