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Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

The European Union says that 70% of material deemed to be offensive is removed within 24 hours.

Data-stealing spyware 'traced to Lebanon'

Nation-state malware dubbed Dark Caracal uncovered by security researchers.

Thousands hit in OnePlus credit card hack

About 40,000 customers of OnePlus could have had card details stolen in the attack by cyber-thieves

TalkTalk most complained-about broadband provider

The Post Office came out worst for landline services and Vodafone worst for mobile services.

Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

A South Korean consumer group has filed a complaint against Apple over iPhone slowdown.

Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

The problem can knock out home networks by overwhelming routers with data surge, it said

Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

Singer Chrissy Chambers describes how her life changed when her ex posted an explicit video online.

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $9.3bn investment deal

Travis Kalanick is selling shares worth $1.4bn as a consortium invests $9.3bn in Uber.

Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Buses carrying Apple and Google employees to work have been targeted while en route.

Lancashire Police uses Amazon Alexa to deliver updates

The force says the home app is being used to tell "the public about important neighbourhood issues".

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

The chip-maker says the patches it has issued to fix two security flaw can cause further problems.

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Labo will turn Switch controllers into a piano, a fishing rod, a motorbike or even a robot suit.

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Chrissy Chambers is awarded damages from her ex-boyfriend who posted sexual videos of her online.

Tide Pod challenge: YouTube blocks videos after poisoning fears

American teenagers have been swallowing laundry detergent and posting videos online as part of a challenge.

BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

Only 250,000 homes will be able to access the new services - a fraction of the total connected to the internet.

YouTube toughens advert payment rules

The video-clip platform will require creators to have more than 1,000 subscribers to feature adverts.

Kitty Perry and the copyright lessons for seven-year-olds

A new campaign aims to make lessons about intellectual property infringement fun.

Drone hit newly erected crane during Kent site survey

It struck a crane that was not in place when the pilot carried out site safety check, a report says.

Apple to pay $38bn on foreign cash pile

The payment is expected to be the largest of its type following US tax code changes.

Belgium 'abduction': Woman uses phone map to provide her location

A 19-year-old woman finds her location in Charleroi in Belgium and alerts her brother.

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

The crypto-currency has nearly halved in value since its peak in December.

Flaw in VR porn app leaves 20,000 names exposed

SinVR app says it has fixed an issue which left 20,000 names and email addresses exposed.

Twitch spamming suspect charged in Canada

Streams were widely disrupted by a series of attacks that hit them with hundreds of toxic comments.

Bitcoin: South Korea sways cryptocurrency prices - but how?

The Asian nation has been a big adopter of virtual currency, so developments there have a global impact.

OnePlus phone company investigates card fraud claims

More than 200 people report seeing fraudulent charges following a purchase via the OnePlus site.

Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

Drivers who do not take a long enough break will not be able to log in to the app and take trips.

Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

The firm says it will have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range within five years.

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged

They are accused of sharing explicit videos of two 15-year-olds via Facebook Messenger.

Hackers steal $400,000 of crypto-currency

The group breached BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores the Stellar Lumen currency.

American charged over deadly 'swatting' raid

A man accused of making a prank call that led to a fatal shooting is charged in the US.

Airbus says A380 superjumbo production could end

The European planemaker says it will stop making its giant A380 jet if it does not get any more orders.

Malware populates children's apps with porn adverts

Apps containing the malicious code were downloaded more than three million times.

Thousands struggle to access childcare on glitchy website

Parents are struggling to get subsidised childcare they are entitled to due to continued web issues.

CES 2018: Wireless recharging while on the move

An over-the-air recharging solution designed for use in the car is on show at the CES trade fair.

Softbank plans $18bn share sale of its mobile business

The share sale could include listings in Tokyo and London but Softbank says no decision has been taken.

Apple health data used in murder trial

Data suggesting movements correlating to how a suspect disposed of a body used as evidence.

Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users

Social media service Snapchat redesign has not proved popular with many of its regular users

Facebook plans major changes to news feed

CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he plans to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

China shuts Marriott's website over Tibet and Taiwan error

The hotel chain apologises, saying it "respects and supports" Chinese sovereignty.

Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research

The Commission wants to spend 1bn euros on machines far faster than existing supercomputers

US retirement village to have 'largest' self-driving taxi scheme

Start-up company Voyage will start rolling out the service at The Villages, Florida next year.

US man charged over 15-year spying campaign

The attacked allegedly spied on users via webcams and stole personal data and login information.

PUBG 'not eSports-ready' yet - but 'will be one day'

The brains behind PUBG, one of the most popular games in the world, talks eSports with the Radio 1 Gaming Show.

CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall

The modular parts used to make the 146in TV also allow for screens of unusual shapes to be made.

YouTube punishes Logan Paul over Japan suicide video

Logan Paul loses business deals after posting a video showing an apparent suicide victim in Japan.

CES 2018: Power cut at Vegas tech show blamed on rain

Attendees were evacuated from an area hosting Samsung, LG and Sony at the giant Las Vegas trade fair.

South Korea considers Bitcoin trading ban

Government cryptocurrency concerns include tax evasion and people developing gambling addictions.

Taiwanese police give cyber-security quiz winners infected devices

Taiwanese police gave malware-infected thumb drives as prizes at a cyber-security expo.

Facebook kills virtual assistant M

The social media company says the text-based service that operates with human input, was an experiment.

Meltdown fix can make some machines slower - Intel

The patch for a security hole in its chips may slow down machines but the impact will be limited, it says.

Moscow taxi users confusion amid GPS meddling claims

Taxi users are facing inflated fares because their position has been wrongly located thousands of miles away.

Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 over data breach

The regulator says its £400,000 fine follows the discovery of rudimentary mistakes by the retailer.

Apple: Chinese firm to operate China iCloud accounts

A company linked to the Chinese government will operate the service in China from 28 February.

Freezing machines halt chip bug patch

Fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre flaw are temporarily halted by Microsoft after AMD machines freeze.

Twitch in last-minute deal with Overwatch

An innovative e-sports league will be broadcast exclusively on social video service Twitch.

Huawei's US smartphone deal collapses

A tie-up with AT&T was seemingly scuppered over concerns about Chinese firms entering US telecoms.

Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach

US regulators say it did a poor job of protecting data it gathered about children and parents.

India woman kills self 'over WhatsApp bullying'

The Hindu woman had been bullied over her friendship with a Muslim man, Indian police say.

Swimmers rescued by drone in Australia

Lifeguards were being trained how to use the drone when the drama unfolded in what's being called a world first rescue.

RAF Marham: F-35 fighter jet simulator unveiled

The F-35 fighter due to arrive at RAF Marham in Norfolk this summer.

CES 2018: Floating ads created by Kino-mo's spinning tech

Spinning LED strips are used to create video images that appear to float in mid-air like holograms.

CES 2018: Time machine camera lets you record 'missed moments'

A wearable camera lets users record events that have already happened over the past 10 seconds.

CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

A small display that shows images offers motorists a new way to communicate to each other.

Just Eat offers £10 after unwanted texts

Just Eat says its "appalled" at its initial response to a customer who complained about messages from a delivery driver.

CES 2018: Zano the zombie drone whirs back to life

Drones that were incapacitated by the collapse of their creator are set to work again.

How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play.

Quantum computing: Modular system announced

Linking modular quantum computers together could create a more powerful network.

Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Two mid-range 360 cameras are put to test by the BBC Click team.

AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news

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

Switch on, switch off

As cars become more automated, some experts worry that we are becoming complacent drivers.

Heads up

This year's Detroit car show sees new US investments, a Chinese challenger, nostalgia and fashionable headlights.

Panic buying

Cyber insurance is growing fast as businesses lose billions to hackers.

Captured paedophile

A BBC Trending report about online predators prompted a reader to investigate and eventually led to the conviction of a dangerous paedophile.

Robot hits and misses

Tech firms try to convince the public their robots are ready to buy despite several stumbles.

Power up

A smattering of gadgets show off at the tech show promise better battery life than we're used to.

Audience with robot

An awkward audience with a celebrity robot still has the power to impress.

Hey Google

The rivalry between Amazon and Google's virtual assistants is fiercer than ever at the tech show.

Will taps run dry?

With water usage and droughts across the globe rising, the race is on to manage water more efficiently.

CES 2018: Omron's ping pong robot keeps ball in play

A robot that matches its ping pong-playing skill level to its human opponent's is on show at CES.

CES 2018: Luka owl robot reads bedtime stories to kids

A robot that can read any of 50,000 picture books to young children will soon launch.

CES 2018: Intel's swarm of drones lights up Vegas night sky

More than 200 drones are dazzling audiences in Las Vegas with a sky show timed to coincide with CES.

CES 2018: Panasonic's concept car has pick-your-own views

Panasonic shows off a concept car with windows that can swap out the real view for one you prefer.

CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with game

A hi-tech toy gun lets gamers play virtual reality-style games without having to wear a headset.

CES 2018: Hushme mask lets users make private calls

A hi-tech face mask is being pitched as a way to obscure users' voices to let them speak in private.

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Swimmers rescued by drone in Australia

Lifeguards were being trained how to use the drone when the drama unfolded in what's being called a world first rescue.

RAF Marham: F-35 fighter jet simulator unveiled

The F-35 fighter due to arrive at RAF Marham in Norfolk this summer.

CES 2018: Floating ads created by Kino-mo's spinning tech

Spinning LED strips are used to create video images that appear to float in mid-air like holograms.

CES 2018: Time machine camera lets you record 'missed moments'

A wearable camera lets users record events that have already happened over the past 10 seconds.

CES 2018: Merge Blaster mixes real world with game

A hi-tech toy gun lets gamers play virtual reality-style games without having to wear a headset.

CES 2018: CarWink emojis seek to replace driver hand gestures

A small display that shows images offers motorists a new way to communicate to each other.

CES 2018: Omron's ping pong robot keeps ball in play

A robot that matches its ping pong-playing skill level to its human opponent's is on show at CES.

CES 2018: A look at the show's highlights

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology at CES 2018.

CES 2018: Luka owl robot reads bedtime stories to kids

A robot that can read any of 50,000 picture books to young children will soon launch.

CES 2018: Bringing female equality to the WWE's ring

World Wrestling Entertainment’s Stephanie McMahon explains her firm's move into virtual reality.

CES 2018: Intel's swarm of drones lights up Vegas night sky

More than 200 drones are dazzling audiences in Las Vegas with a sky show timed to coincide with CES.

CES 2018: Sticky note printer created for technophobe mother

An inventor creates a machine that churns out retro-style coloured notes for his far-off mother.

CES 2018: iKeyp smart safe proves easy to crack open

Tests of a smart safe on show at the CES expo suggest it is relatively easy to steal its contents.

CES 2018: Robot battles BBC at Scrabble

The BBC's Dave Lee challenges a robot to a game of Scrabble at CES 2018.

CES 2018: Sony's Aibo robo-dog shows off AI smarts

Sony shows off its robot pup at the CES tech expo to highlight its artificial intelligence skills.

MyKronoz's hybrid watch hides screen behind hands

A smartwatch with a screen hidden behind its analogue hands is on show at the CES tech show.

CES 2018: Hands-on with HTC's untethered VR headset

HTC debuted an adaptor that allows Vive users to play untethered from the computer. The brand also announced a new, higher-end VR headset. Dave Lee gave it a go.

CES 2018: Short story dispenser spits out tales

A French publisher aims to print stories and poems on demand in unexpected places.

CES 2018: A seeing suitcase and other AI-enhanced gadgets

Rory Cellan-Jones reports on how firms are promoting their use of artificial intelligence at CES.

CES 2018: Robot refuses to co-operate with LG chief

A shy robot that ignored commands from LG's marketing chief overshadows the firm's CES press event.

CES 2018: Scribbles turned into fine art by Vincent AI app

Software that can turn simple scribbles into detailed "paintings" is on show at CES in Las Vegas.

CES 2018: LG Display shows off large rollable TV screen

LG Display has created the world's first large, rollable, ultra-high definition television screen.

CES 2018: LifeFuels smart bottle thirsts for drinking data

A smart bottle is on show at CES that adds nutrients to water and tracks how much is consumed.

CES 2018: Android camera makes 3D spinnable selfies

A start-up has a smartphone gadget that lets users create high-resolution models of their faces.

CES 2018: DNANudge app uses saliva to recommend what to eat

A UK start-up plans to offer DNA tests in shops to help people eat more healthily.

CES 2018: First look at futuristic Byton smart car

An exclusive first look at a new electric vehicle designed by ex-Apple and BMW engineers.

CES 2018: Orosound smart earphones cancel out unwanted noise

Dan Simmons puts Orosound's Tilde noise cancelling earphones to the test.

CES 2018: Psion PDA gets Android makeover

The must-have business tool of the 90s has been updated by one of the original designers.

CES 2018: The house that hears burglars

Software that can identify sounds such as windows being smashed has been developed in Cambridge, UK.

CES 2018: Electric virtual reality suit shocks gamers

The Teslasuit can serve up some real-world pain when playing virtual reality games.

Woman gets tech-enhanced tattoo of her grandma's voice

She is one of the first people to get a tattoo you can hear.

The drug-carrying drones that reach far-flung places

How drug-carrying drones could help save lives in far-flung places.

Chip hacks: How much is your device at risk?

Two major security flaws leave millions of computers at risk, but how much should you worry?

Mishal Husain comes face-to-face with AI and the Mishalbot

Presenter Mishal Husain comes face-to-face with robot her, the Mishalbot.

Planning Africa's smart cities

African cities are getting "smart" by embracing technology and improving efficiency.

How baby play is helping robots imagine the future

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have taught a robot to play.

Can AI keep these zoo animals warm?

A UK zoo has teamed up with tech giant IBM in a bid to keep its heating costs down during the winter.

Bitcoin: The short crazy history of 2017

Bitcoin has had an interesting year, so should we now take it seriously?

How an agoraphobic woman travels the world using Google Streetview

Jacqui Kenny has agoraphobia but that hasn't stopped her travelling the world - using Google Streetview.

Bitcoin: My 400 coin bet paid off, but is it too late for others?

An entrepreneur funded her business by speculating on the crypto-currency, but is it too late for others?

Primary school uses Minecraft to teach Bronze Age history

Primary school pupils are playing a popular computer game in the classroom to learn about the Bronze Age.

Robot giant FX-2 is ridden by human pilots

A South Korean start-up shows off a huge robot designed to make humans stronger and more mobile.

Train app could help disabled travellers

A new app could help wheelchair users get help at railway stations and better access to trains.

IMAX boss: Don't sell new technology too hard

IMAX's Richard Gelfond says firms shouldn't try and change the world with new technology, but make it fit the market.

Nikon v Kodak: 360 cameras go head-to-head

Two mid-range 360 cameras are put to test by the BBC Click team.

AI helps write Harry Potter fanfiction and other news

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

What do you know about net neutrality?

The FCC is expected to vote to overturn Obama-era laws relating to net neutrality. We asked people in Washington what they thought about that.

What is net neutrality and how could it affect you?

An Obama-era law that protects "net neutrality" is repealed by a US regulator, so what does it mean?

Paternoster: The rare lift that went over the top

As one of the last examples of a unique lift closes in Leicester, is it hasta la vista Paternoster?

Origami robot muscles lift 1,000 times its own weight

The artificial muscles can be programmed with a range of motions including twisting and rotation.

The apps helping keep Rio safe

How data is being used to help monitor crime in Rio de Janeiro.

Drone smugglers caught on camera

The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.

DanTDM: 2017's richest YouTuber on responsibility to young fans

DanTDM became successful by streaming videos of himself playing Pokemon and Minecraft.

The children whose gaming turns to gambling

Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.

In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state

China has been building what it calls "the world's biggest camera surveillance network".

UK inventors claim funding rules hold them back

Garden shed inventors talk about the challenges they face to get government funding for their ideas.

Paddington 2: The challenges of making the film

An exclusive look at the visual effects behind the film Paddington 2.

Virtual reality used to help adoptive parents

Experiencing a child's traumatic past could help parents understand their behaviour.

The woman making money from food porn

Meet Kimberly Espinel - the blogger teaching people how to photograph food for Instagram.

will.i.am: 'I want to be like Bill Gates'

Why will.i.am, the award-winning musician and front-man for the Black Eyed Peas is collaborating with coders.

A microscopic Mona Lisa from 'DNA origami' and other news

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

The Crown: The visual effects secrets of Netflix's drama

Visual Effects Supervisor, Ben Turner, explains how they re-created drama about Queen Elizabeth II.

Disability sport: Prosthetic feet help amputees snowboard

Reporter Kat Hawkins tried out prosthetic feet designed for skiing and snowboarding.

Posing as a schoolgirl to expose online groomers

How going undercover as a 14-year-old revealed the dangers children using streaming apps can face.

Tapping into India's digital payments revolution

Bangalore-based software company Ezetap has developed a platform that makes it easy to pay anywhere with any device you like.

What happens when you get kicked off Twitter

Grime promoter Unclebantzz doesn't understand why he and his online friends got banned from Twitter.

How Dubai aims to be a global tech hub

Dubai has amazed the world recently with the hi-technology gadgetry it is adopting. Jeremy Howell looks at its plan to become a global tech hub.

Schoolgirl invents low-cost lead detecting device

Gitanjali Rao's device uses carbon nanotubes to detect the presence of lead in water.

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