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British entrepreneur sells company to Twitter

Nick D'Aloisio previously sold an app to Yahoo when he was only 17 years old.

Trump to launch new social media platform TRUTH Social

The former US president was banned from Twitter and Facebook following the US Capitol riots.

Robot artist Ai-Da released by Egyptian border guards

Authorities, who held the robot for 10 days, feared that it may have been hiding covert spy tools.

Facebook fined a record £50m by UK competition watchdog

The CMA says the social media giant, which also may be changing its name, deliberately broke rules.

Nearly 45 million received scam calls in three months, Ofcom says

Almost a million people in the UK were misled by calls or messages over the summer.

Nigerian romance scam suspects targeted 100 women - FBI

Eight Nigerian men are charged in South Africa after an international operation involving Interpol.

Activision Blizzard: More than 20 staff leave after harassment claims

The video games giant is attempting to repair its reputation following a series of lawsuits.

Google's Pixel 6 processor brings AI photo features

New AI features such as "magic" photo editing and on-device voice processing come with the new chip.

Can Online Safety Bill tackle social media abuse of MPs?

After Sir David Amess' death, we look at the detail of the Online Safety Bill and what measures it offers.

UK to turn old phones into gold

The Royal Mint plans to recycle gold and precious metals from old phones and laptops.

Facebook settles US worker discrimination claims

The tech giant will pay $14.5m to settle claims it routinely hired foreign instead of US workers.

Schools warned over facial recognition systems

Biometric data is being used by some schools to allow pupils to make contactless lunch payments.

Squid Game helps Netflix subscriptions pick up

The streaming giant added 4.4 million new users in the third quarter as foreign language shows continued to fly.

DNA: How genes could affect our mind and body

Decode Genetics is researching how genetics shape our bodies, our minds and our personalities.

Discovery Tour Viking Age: Can video games teach history?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been adapted for use in schools for teaching about the Vikings.

Can driving data help make our roads safer?

Sensors in cars and on lampposts are used to spot erratic driving and locate dangerous hotspots.

Sea-like robots float at Tate Modern and other tech news

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

Microsoft Chief Digital Officer tops Powerlist

The Powerlist 2022 recognises the most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage in the UK.

The battle to make lighter life-saving body armour

New materials are making body armour lighter but nanotechnology could provide a breakthrough.

I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?

Online abuse against women is on the rise, but why aren't the police, government and social media sites doing more to stop it?

You may be able to book a flying taxi within three years

Firms are racing to bring flying taxis and the mini-airports they need into service.

Why does the internet keep breaking?

Outages of Facebook and its family of apps now lead to significant disruption for firms worldwide

Why giant turbines are pushing the limits of possibility

Huge wind turbines are pushing the limits of what ports and installation vessels can handle.

Silenced no more: A new era of tech whistleblowing?

Frances Haugen's Facebook leaks and the new Silenced No More Act may help others to come forward.

How tech could help spot disasters before they happen

How technology could help the insurance industry spot potential disasters before they occur.

The classic cars being converted to electric vehicles

Historic cars are being retrofitted with recycled electric motors and batteries.

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BBC News - Technology

DNA: How genes could affect our mind and body

Decode Genetics is researching how genetics shape our bodies, our minds and our personalities.

Discovery Tour Viking Age: Can video games teach history?

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been adapted for use in schools for teaching about the Vikings.

Can driving data help make our roads safer?

Sensors in cars and on lampposts are used to spot erratic driving and locate dangerous hotspots.

Sea-like robots float at Tate Modern and other tech news

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

Microsoft Chief Digital Officer tops Powerlist

The Powerlist 2022 recognises the most powerful people of African and African Caribbean heritage in the UK.

Climate change in India: Teen inventor's solar-powered ironing cart

India's ironing vendors use charcoal as fuel, but Vinisha Umashankar's cart harnesses the Sun's energy.

Should our DNA dictate what we eat?

Companies are offering dietary advice based on customers’ propensity for certain heath conditions.

The plant with seeds that can grow meat

In an Icelandic greenhouse barley is being grown which could help produce meat without animals.

Star Trek's William Shatner on his plan to boldly go into space

The actor - who plays Captain James T Kirk in the original Star Trek series - is set to go into space for real.

On patrol with a real-life Robocop

Police are using a robot to fight crime in Los Angeles.

Robot arm finds lost items and other tech news stories

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

How the semiconductor shortage could be a problem for you

Intel is making an effort to combat the global semiconductor shortage at their new site in Arizona.

How remote flying of drones will transform the future

BBC Click's Paul Carter look at the technology allowing drones to be piloted from miles away.

'The buck stops with Mark' - whistleblower blasts Facebook's aversion

Frances Haugen said Facebook researched youth addiction, yet did not act, in order to save profits.

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