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Four times more data breaches logged in UK

No companies have been fined in the first year of tough new data laws, despite a sharp rise in breaches.

Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI

Samsung makes a moving Mona Lisa from a single photo using AI technology.

Google thwarts Baltimore ransomware fightback

City set up GMail accounts to thwart hackers but Google suspended them, fearing spammers were at work.

Facebook: Another three billion fake profiles culled

Mark Zuckerberg hits back at calls to break up Facebook, as it reveals it removed a record number of hateful posts.

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

Trump says Huawei could be part of trade deal

Huawei could feature in a US-China trade pact despite being "very dangerous", says the US president.

Nintendo removes mobile games in Belgium

The two titles break local gambling laws that prohibit giving players random rewards in "loot boxes".

Huawei: China warns of investment blow to UK over 5G ban

A top Chinese diplomat tells the BBC there could be "substantial" repercussions if the UK bars Huawei.

Google's Ad Exchange faces privacy probe by Irish regulator

The Irish Data Protection Commission will look into whether Google's Ad Exchange system is GDPR-compliant.

Amazon heads off facial recognition rebellion

A group of investors had sought to stop the firm providing its Rekognition system to police.

Is the voice assistant on your phone sexist?

BBC's Megha Mohan finds out why voice assistant technologies often have female voices.

Texting while crossing road may be banned, and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some the week's best technology stories.

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?

This house was designed using algorithms and machines. They chose complex, organic-looking forms.

Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jams

Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%.

Playing Tetris by committee with multiple players

How a revamped Nintendo controller allows eight people to control a game simultaneously.

Why Huawei's Google woes worry Africa

Will Africa's governments and consumers have to choose between using US and Chinese technology?

Five tech trends shaping the beauty industry

Five tech trends shaping the beauty industry

Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?

Critics say the social media giant has allowed its platform to be weaponised during elections on the continent.

How computing's first 'killer app' changed everything

Technology reshapes the workplace in much subtler ways than simply robots stealing jobs.

Huawei's Android loss: How it affects you

Google's move to end business ties with Huawei will affect current devices and future purchases.

Minecraft: 10 years on, what's next?

Ten years since Minecraft was first released, we've had a sneak peek at what the next ten years hold.

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BBC News - Technology

Is the voice assistant on your phone sexist?

BBC's Megha Mohan finds out why voice assistant technologies often have female voices.

Texting while crossing road may be banned, and other news

BBC Click's Paul Carter looks at some the week's best technology stories.

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

If a house was designed by machine, how would it look?

This house was designed using algorithms and machines. They chose complex, organic-looking forms.

Driverless cars: Cambridge University model cars 'talk' to avoid jams

Researchers say it shows driverless cars working together could improve traffic flow by at least 35%.

Playing Tetris by committee with multiple players

How a revamped Nintendo controller allows eight people to control a game simultaneously.

Nasa plans first woman Moon mission and other news

BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

Could facial recognition cut crime?

The Metropolitan Police trialled the tech to identify people wanted by the police or the courts.

When misinformation online leads to death threats

Three stories of what happens when false information is spread about you on social media sites.

A dress with 3D-printed petals and other tech news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

A robot that can copy your handwriting

The robot can even mimic subtle details like a writer's pen pressure and apply it to the writing.

Pixel 3A: Google's cheaper phone gets augmented reality maps

Google launches a lower-cost range of smartphones that include an augmented reality maps feature.

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