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What3words: 'Life-saving app' divides opinion

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 7:53pm
First responders have been singing the praises of what3words but some have reservations about the tech.

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 4:34pm
The move comes as part of a review launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

YouTube stars rattled by verification changes

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 7:52am
YouTube will remove the "verified" status from many video-makers' channels.

Hackers get chance to target US satellite

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 7:18am
The US Air Force will allow selected hackers try and take over an orbiting satellite.

Microsoft president: Don't move fast and break things

Fri, 09/20/2019 - 4:40am
Microsoft's president urges other tech firms to accept responsibility for the effects of their work.

Conservative Party targets over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 8:38pm
Political parties’ Facebook ad campaigns are gearing up ahead of any election, BBC News research reveals.

Tech entrepreneurs call for more government regulation

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 7:15pm
Tech insiders say we cannot trust companies like Google and Facebook to regulate themselves.

Robotic fish to scare invasive species and other news

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 7:11pm
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

The work experience you can do in your pyjamas

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 7:00pm
Big companies are offering internships via the internet, but are they a valuable experience?

Airbnb plans to list shares next year

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:50pm
The home rental site's floatation is expected to be one of the highest profile market debuts of 2020.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:16pm
The chief executive says Amazon will buy thousands of electric vehicles and become carbon neutral by 2040.

Fish waste-based alternative to plastic wins Dyson Award

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 11:51am
MarinaTex is an alternative to the single-use plastics such as those used in sandwich packets.

Huawei Mate 30 phones launch without Google apps

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 10:03am
Handsets will offer Facebook's apps via Huawei's own store but are not pre-loaded with Google's.

Huawei: Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban

Thu, 09/19/2019 - 6:43am
The US company's president warns of a "digital iron curtain down the Pacific Ocean".

Booking.com still duping customers, says watchdog

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 8:34pm
The consumer watchdog claims the website is still using 'pressure-selling' tactics.

The cheat hackers 'ruining' gaming for others

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:09pm
The use of cheats is a major problem in video games and it’s becoming increasingly lucrative as esports take off. We meet a teenage hacker’s making thousands.

Instagram clamps down on diet and cosmetic surgery posts

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:34pm
Some posts will now be hidden from under 18s while "miraculous" remedy posts will be banned.

New algorithms aim to stamp out abuse on Twitter

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 6:00am
US researchers develop a tool that can detect abuse with "90% accuracy".

The debate over facial recognition technology

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 5:55am
Some MPs have called for UK police and companies to stop using live facial recognition for public surveillance.

Live facial recognition surveillance 'must stop'

Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:51am
Campaigners say the technology is inaccurate, intrusive and infringes on an individual's right to privacy.

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