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BBC News - Technology
Android Oreo released by Google
The latest version of Android adds new features to help people tackle "notification diarrhoea".
Apple's 'hidden' job ad found online
The advertisement for "a talented engineer" begins with the welcome: "Hey there! You found us."
Killer robots: Experts warn of 'third revolution in warfare'
A letter to the UN warns the world is getting closer to a dangerous "third revolution in warfare".
Hate crimes: Online abuse 'as serious as face-to-face'
Tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it, prosecutors are told.
'Snapchat race' driver killed friend in Aberystwyth crash
Ricafort Gamboa is jailed for crashing while trying to reach 100mph to film Snapchat footage.
Google and UC Berkeley to create movie from eclipse images
The pictures of the total solar eclipse will also be used to study the Sun's outermost atmosphere.
Dating app aims to boost Russian voter turnout
TV claims that instructions for the voting app come from the top of Russian politics.
Personal bodyguard app to launch in northeast China
A mobile application is set to launch in northeast China for people seeking that VIP touch.
Company bosses 'lack cyber-attack training'
A government survey finds one in 10 businesses questioned have no plan to deal with hacking.
Australia blocks another 59 popular pirate sites
The latest court decision brings the total of blocked domains to 340.
How hackers are targeting the shipping industry
Weak defences are leaving cargo vessels vulnerable to cyber-attacks, say experts.
Chinese 'cyber-court' launched for online cases
The court will specialise in internet-related cases as the number of online disputes rises.
Reddit launches its own video hosting platform
One of the world's largest websites has not let users post their own videos directly before.
Google's stance on neo-Nazis 'dangerous', says EFF
A digital rights group criticises action taken by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare against the Daily Stormer.
Kit Kat accused of copying Atari game Breakout
Nestle's marketing mimics the 1970s Atari computer game Breakout, a court case alleges.
Chinese media 'racist' video on India clash sparks anger
It features a Chinese actor in a turban and fake beard, mockingly assuming an Indian accent.
Very few girls took computing A-level
A-level computing is dominated by boys with only 9.8% of the total number taking the exam being girls.
Daily Stormer: Cloudflare drops neo-Nazi site
Cloudflare no longer protects the Daily Stormer from distributed denial of service attacks.
Roaming downtime hits customers on Three in Europe
Customers travelling in France, Portugal and Luxembourg were affected but the issue is now fixed.
Infosys chief executive Vishal Sikka resigns
Vishal Sikka says the "continuous drumbeat of distractions" contributed to his decision to resign.
Chatbot helps students choose courses
A chatbot at Leeds Beckett University is helping A-level students find the right university course.
China cracks down on VPN vendors
Five websites, including Alibaba, have been asked to remove vendors that sell virtual private networks.
HBO social media hacked in latest cyber security breach
Entertainment firm HBO is facing another cyber breach, as it social media accounts are compromised.
Spotify removes white supremacy music after events in Charlottesville
A number of bands are taken off the streaming service while more are being "reviewed".
Nokia 8 smartphone takes 'bothie' videos
The phone streams video from its front and rear cameras at the same time to Facebook or YouTube .
Apple boss Tim Cook joins Donald Trump condemnation
Tim Cook slams the President's response to Charlottesville as Apple plans human rights donations.
App iTrump wins trademark fight against Trump Organization
An app developer completes a series of trademark victories against the US president's company.
Game of Thrones struck by fresh leak
HBO blames a contractor for posting an unreleased episode to its Spanish and Nordic platforms.
Amazon launches Instant Pickup service targeting students
Prime and Prime Student members can order daily "essentials" for collection within two minutes.
Uber agrees to 20 years of privacy audits to settle FTC charges
Uber was in trouble for not adequately securing both customer and driver data from hacking.
Web firm fights DoJ on Trump protesters
Department of Justice seeks 1.3 million IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump protest site.
Scottish Parliament targeted in 'brute force' cyber attack
The Scottish Parliament is targeted in a "brute force" cyber attack, Holyrood's chief executive confirms.
AI seeks fantasy football challengers
The University of Southampton is challenging fantasy football fans to beat its AI at Premier League predictions.
GoFundMe removes campaigns for Charlottesville suspect
GoFundMe removes campaigns for James Alex Fields Jr, arrested after a car ploughed into protesters.
Record-sized data centre planned inside Arctic Circle
The facility in the north of Norway will take advantage of cheap energy and the cool air.
DJI drones to gain privacy mode after US Army ban
The app that controls DJI's drones will stop sending data to the internet to reassure customers.
NHS cyber-defender Marcus Hutchins back online
Marcus Hutchins was arrested earlier this month on a trip to cyber-security conferences in Las Vegas.
Indian police arrest four for Game of Thrones leak
The HBO show has seen several leaks over the years and is the most pirated show in TV history.
Intel chief resigns from Trump council
But the president's remarks fail to head off further resignations from White House business groups.
GoDaddy and Google expel Daily Stormer over victim smear
First GoDaddy and then Google expel the Daily Stormer from their web address registration services.
Lovefilm By Post DVD rental service to close
Amazon, which owns Lovefilm, says it will cease offering DVDs and Blu-ray discs via post on 31 October.
Uber allows in-app tips for UK drivers
The ride-sharing company says the move is part of a number of improvements for drivers.
Facebook launches China-only version of Moments photo app
The BBC understands that Facebook wants to study how apps organically gain users in China.
HBO hackers leak Curb Your Enthusiasm and Insecure shows
HBO reportedly offered a $250,000 "bounty payment" to delay TV episode data leaks.
Teen's death at Chinese internet addiction camp sparks anger
The death has reignited criticism of internet addiction 'boot camps' known to employ harsh practices.
Armed Met Police officers to wear head-mounted cameras
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says the cameras will help to build "trust and confidence".
US firm reveals gun-toting drone that can fire in mid-air
Military technologists Duke Robotics have developed drones that can shoot at enemies remotely.
US warns of fidget spinner fire and choking hazards
Users are advised to avoid charging the battery-operated toys overnight.
Google cancels all-staff diversity meeting
Some staff were reportedly concerned about being "outed" online if they contributed.
Snapchat registered with Russian regulator 'unknowingly'
US parent company Snap says the registration was done without its knowledge and it will not comply.
Blizzard starts drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities
The company, which is behind games like World of Warcraft, launches a "global diversity and inclusion initiative".
Facebook introduces new video service
The new platform, called Watch, will be personalised and allow users to see comments in real time.
China's WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation
The authorities allege Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba are being used for terrorism and rumours.
How to stop 'doctor brides' from dropping out in Pakistan
Many female doctors in Pakistan drop out when they start a family. There's a new scheme to help them continue in practice by doing online video clinics on their laptops.
Lele Tao: The 'online goddess' who earns $450k a year
24-year-old live streamer Lele Tao has one million fans, mostly young men. The first of a three-part series.
Silk Road: Google search unmasked Dread Pirate Roberts
The man who beat the FBI to identify the mastermind of global online drugs market Silk Road.
‘Robotarium’ gives anyone access to robots, and other news
BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
Is it OK to use black emojis and gifs?
It's digital blackface, according to this writer - see if her arguments change your emoji habits.
Password guru regrets past security advice and other news
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.
BT to scrap half of the UK's remaining telephone boxes
Although 33,000 calls are made each day, one third of phone boxes don't handle any calls at all.
Trump tweets cartoon of train hitting CNN reporter
The US president also apparently accidentally retweeted a post by someone calling him "a fascist".
The company turning soot from vehicle exhausts into art
Soot from vehicle exhausts is being recycled into ink. BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports
Team Indus: India's race to the moon
India's Team Indus is one of five groups in a race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.
Could 'solar roads' help generate electricity?
A stretch of road has been paved with solar PV (photovoltaic) panels in France.
Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty
Researchers at the University of Warwick are using deep learning to quantify the beauty of outdoor places.
Digital life after death?
Start-ups are beginning to swoop in on the death and funerals sector to shake up a staid industry.
After Gina Martin took a stand against 'upskirting', we asked if readers had ever experienced it. They had.
Can contactless technologies help charities raise more money?
The right note?
Why hi-resolution sites are music to the ears of fans who want the best possible sound.
In Romania, thousands of women work as "cam-girls", earning money by undressing and talking to clients on the other side of the world.
A Google employee who wrote that women are less biologically suited to tech careers has been fired.
Remotely controlled planes could save more than £20bn in costs, a survey says, but passengers are wary.
From meds to medals
How tech is helping chronically ill people relying on repeat prescriptions for medications.
As well as playing for trophies, the Spanish football giants are competing off the pitch for fans.
Using cheap magnet, hacker beats protections on a "smart" handgun.
A hacker circumvents protections on a gun designed to limit who can shoot it.
Deception tech helps to thwart hackers' attacks
Fake networks and spoofed data can frustrate hackers looking for an easy way to cash in
Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study
Cyber-thieves made at least $25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google
Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry
Cyber-experts need to concentrate on reducing harm not technical proficiency, says Facebook security head
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