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Call for privacy probes over Cayla doll and i-Que toys
The makers of two popular smart toys are accused of violating child data protection rules.

EU criticises tech firms for slow action on hate speech
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are falling short of a commitment to tackle hate speech quickly, suggests research.

You can now turn off Instagram comments (or will be able to very soon)
Instagram updates its safety features to allow you to turn off comments for individual posts for the first time.

'Millions of Dailymotion account details taken'
More than 85 million accounts at video sharing site Dailymotion have been hacked, Leakedsource says.

Extremist images 'fingerprinted' by tech firms
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube link up to curb the spread of extremist images on the platforms.

North Korea 'hacks South's military cyber command'
A South Korean military unit set up to prevent hacking appears to have been breached by the North.

TalkTalk wi-fi router passwords 'stolen'
A security researcher says thousands of TalkTalk customers' wi-fi passwords look to have been stolen.

Amazon unveils plans for grocery shop with no checkouts
Customers will be able to select items and walk out without waiting to pay at the Amazon Go shop.

Seattle 'thief' caught by remote car door lock
Police in Seattle arrest a suspect after a stolen BMW was tracked and the doors locked remotely.

Robot aircraft take to British skies
Robot aircraft are to be tested in UK airspace to help refine systems that control autonomous planes.

'Dangerous wait' with fire-risk dryers
Households with fire-prone tumble dryers still face "unacceptable" delays for repairs, a consumer group says.

Credit card numbers guessed in 'seconds'
Smart cyber thieves who run queries across lots of different websites can guess credit card numbers in a few seconds, suggests research.

Fake news detector plug-in developed
How one developer came up with a way of flagging fake news on social media.

Service station thieves 'using car key jammers'
Thieves are using radio jammers to steal from cars parked at motorway service stations, police warn.

Apple reveals self-driving car plans
Apple acknowledges plans to develop self-driving car tech for the first time in a letter to US transport regulators.

100 Women 2016: The winners of the BBC hackathon develop app
The BBC 100 Women team have hosted a hackathon with Facebook UK to give female developers the chance to create a unique social media product.

Fake Apple chargers fail safety tests
Investigators warn of potentially fatal risks after 99% of fake Apple chargers fail safety tests.

Phone encryption: Police 'mug' suspect to get data
Detectives have developed a new tactic to beat criminals using mobile phone encryption - legally mug them.

'Frighteningly easy' for criminals to get Visa card details, study claims
It is "frighteningly easy" for criminals to get security details for a Visa debit or credit cards, according to research from Newcastle University.

French man jailed for visiting pro-IS websites
A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for repeatedly visiting websites that back the so-called Islamic State terror group.

App helps drone pilots avoid no-fly zones
A new app lets drone pilots know if they are flying their craft in or near restricted airspace.

Qatar accused of blocking Doha News website
Doha News says access to its website has been blocked in an apparent act of government censorship.

TalkTalk and Post Office routers hit by cyber-attack
Thousands of TalkTalk and Post Office broadband customers affected by a malware attack.

Pebble smartwatch users fear 'Fitbit takeover'
Users of smartwatch pioneer Pebble express concern about reports it is a takeover target for Fitbit.

Toddler hand inspired AI child sex abuse tool
An artificial intelligence system that can identify new images of child sexual abuse has been developed.

Avalanche: Online crime network hit in global operation
Global operation dismantles one of the world's biggest networks of hijacked computers, Europol says.

Airbnb announce plans to block hosts exceeding 90-day rental limit
AirBnB announces plans to block hosts in London from renting out homes for more than 90 days a year.

Spyware tracks child sex abuse site users
A security flaw in the Firefox and Tor web browsers that tracked anonymous users is discovered.

'Fatal' flaws found in medical implant software
Security flaws found in 10 implanted medical devices could have "fatal" consequences, warn researchers.

Facial scan app wants to get to know you
Augmented reality app Blippar can now recognise the faces of 70,000 public figures.

BBC reporter and amputee tries out 3D printed legs
BBC reporter Kathleen Hawkins, a double amputee, travelled to Texas to try out 3D printed legs.

Partially-sighted Paralympian gets to see boyfriend clearly
Partially-sighted Paralympian Libby Clegg gets to see her boyfriend's face more clearly thanks to hi-tech goggles.

CEO Secrets: TripAdvisor co-founder shares his business tips
Langley Steinert, the co-founder of TripAdvisor, shares the business advice he has learned.

The AI-generated Christmas karaoke song and other news
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.

Smart duvet: the bed that makes itself
A bed that can make itself after being slept in is developed in Montreal, Canada.

Selena Gomez is revealed as Instagram's most popular celebrity in 2016
The pop singer has eight of the 10 most-liked celebrity photos on Instagram this year.

Google's top boss is stumped by one of his own firm's interview questions
We've all been stumped by a tricky question in a job interview, but you'd expect Google's top boss to get his own company's correct.

The tech enabling a man with quadriplegia to drive
The semi-autonomous Corvette has been modified to enable Sam Schmidt to drive on public roads.

Ex-astronaut's plans to take tourists to outer atmosphere
Retired astronaut Ron Garan wants to help tourists experience Earth from a new perspective.

The US telescope looking for extra-terrestrial life
The Green Bank Telescope listens for signs of communication or activity by species that are not from Earth.

Shooting stars from space for 2020 Olympics
Project Sky Canvas hopes to paint the sky with colour above the Olympics using ready-made shooting stars.

Chatbot sexism
Why do so many artificially intelligent chatbots have female names and avatars?

Fake news cash-in
Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.

Smart money?
As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Sextortion advice
A new campaign is launched to help victims of sextortion, where criminals blackmail victims with intimate webcam photos.

Laser vision
Lasers have been around since the 1960s, but today's highly accurate versions are transforming surgery, computing, engineering and mapping.

Lunchtime liaisons
A crop of apps want to use the methods of dating apps like Tinder to transform the world of business networking.

Machine food
The world needs to produce more food to feed a growing population, but is automation and sensor technology the answer?

Smartphone riddle
Students in Jerusalem may have hit upon a life-changing technology for people who can't use touchscreens.

Hiring headache
The self-employed often have to wait weeks before they can start the new job they've been offered. Why? Can tech speed things up?

The supercomputer of the future?
Scientists say they are close to building a large scale quantum computer

WalkCar: Hands-on with Japan's car-in-a-bag
The BBC's Chris Foxx takes a ride on Japan's answer to the 'hoverboard'.

Google Earth gets virtual reality makeover
Google's globe-trotting app Earth makes its VR debut.

How wireless power charging could recharge a flying drone
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports on the tech which could one day wirelessly charge a drone

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