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Brazil blocks Facebook funds in WhatsApp row
A court in Brazil has frozen 19.5 million reais (£4.5m, $6.07m) of Facebook's funds in a dispute with secure messaging service WhatsApp over a criminal case.

Oracle ordered to pay $3bn damages to HP
Electronics firm Hewlett Packard has been awarded $3bn (£2.26bn) in damages in a legal dispute with software giant Oracle.

BMW and Intel plan robot car production
BMW, Intel and computer vision firm Mobileye have signed a deal to develop autonomous vehicles.

Spotify accuses Apple of blocking app and using store as 'weapon to harm competitors'
Apple is accused of blocking Spotify's streaming service by demanding the firm uses the iTunes billing service.

British Gas offers free electricity at weekends
British Gas is to offer free electricity for eight hours at weekends to two million customers who have smart meters installed.

Oculus chief latest social media hack victim
Oculus chief executive Brendan Iribe is the latest in a string of tech bosses who have had their social media accounts hacked.

Apple 'considering takeover' of Jay Z's streaming service Tidal
The US technology company is said to be considering a takeover bid for Jay Z's music-streaming service Tidal.

Apple patents concert camera blocker
Apple patents for technology that could stop smartphone cameras being used at concerts.

Hajj pilgrims to be given e-bracelets
Pilgrims travelling to Mecca next month will be given electronic bracelets as part of a safety crackdown ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

New delay for NHS 24 computer system roll out
A crisis-hit computer project for the NHS 24 telephone helpline will not be fully rolled out across Scotland until the end of next year - four years later than originally planned.

Facebook wins appeal on Belgian tracking
Facebook has won a legal battle with the Belgian data authority over how it tracks non-users with cookies.

Symantec security software had 'critical' flaws
Computer security company Symantec patches eight security holes discovered in its own security software.

Facebook gives friends higher priority in News Feeds
Facebook is to give posts by users' friends and family greater prominence - a move that may challenge professional publishers.

Facebook 'hack' victim exposes passport scam
An identity thief gains access to a Facebook account by sending a fake passport and asking the social network to turn off log-in approvals.

World-Check terrorism database exposed online
Names of individuals and organisations listed in the Thomson Reuters World-Check Risk Screening database are leaked.

'Old school' synthesiser built 40 years on
Electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram's Mini Oramics synthesiser is built 40 years after being designed.

Hands on with India's £3 smartphone
The BBC is given a first look at a smartphone costing less than £3, set to launch in India next week.

CIA taps huge potential of digital technology
The CIA is working to ensure that advances in digital technology work to its advantage, and not against it, reports Gordon Corera.

'Robot lawyer' fights parking tickets
A chatbot programmed by a British teenager has successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets since its launch last year.

US border authority seeks travellers' social media details
Travellers seeking visa waiver entry to the US may soon be asked to list their social media profiles, if a Department of Homeland Security proposal is enacted.

AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation
An artificial intelligence system developed in the US successfully intercepts two attacking fighter jets in a combat simulation.

Teachers fired over offensive private messages
Three US teachers lose their jobs after a private chat on messaging service Slack, in which they insulted pupils, was leaked.

Payout of $10,000 for Windows 10 update
Microsoft agrees to pay a California woman $10,000 (£7,500) after an automatic Windows 10 update leaves her computer unusable.

Airbnb challenges San Francisco over rental law
Airbnb is challenging the San Francisco city authorities on its plans to fine the website for unregistered hosts.

EU referendum petition hijacked by bots
An online petition calling for a second EU referendum has been hijacked by automated bots adding false signatures.

Snowden: Russian data collection plans 'dangerous'
US whistleblower Edward Snowden has criticised new anti-terrorism legislation approved by Russia's parliament.

US Healthcare records offered for sale online
Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients.

Oculus lifts headset game restrictions
Virtual reality pioneer Oculus has removed software locks that stopped people playing games made for its headset on rival devices.

Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote
Now the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms are left to wonder what the future holds.

Privacy Shield: White House makes EU spying promise
The EU and US agree final changes to a new data protection agreement known as the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Brexit: 'Surge' in searches on Irish passports, says Google
Google says there was a large spike in searches for Irish passport applications as news of the UK's decision to leave the EU broke.

Uber to 'hide' surge pricing notifications
Uber is to hide surge pricing notifications for more users to make its app less "complicated".

Fans angry over 'missing' iPhone 7 headphone socket
The iPhone 7 is not due to be revealed until the autumn, but already fans are angry over rumours it may be missing a key feature.

Microsoft's hi-tech mosquito trap and other tech news
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

Electric car sets world acceleration record
An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.

Software firm Twilio soars 88% on first day of trading
Shares in software firm Twilio soar almost 88% to $28.19 on their first day of trading in New York.

Mark Zuckerberg masks Mac webcam and microphone
A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shows tape has been used to cover his MacBook Pro's webcam and mic.

Hasselblad is first mirrorless medium-format digital camera
Hasselblad unveils the first mirrorless medium-format digital camera that promises "ultra-high quality" photos from a compact body.

The bottle that empties every drop of soap and other news
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

Driverless cars take to streets of virtual Coventry
Driverless, automated cars are being tested in a new simulator at the University of Warwick.

Robot salamander can walk and swim
A robot salamander that mimics the movement of the real thing is developed in Switzerland.

Inside a robot-run warehouse
How a robot-operated warehouse can help a company make deliveries in hours or minutes

Dixons Carphone boss says UK 'must stay in single market'
Dixons Carphone boss Seb James explains how the retailer is responding to the Brexit vote

Google's SpotMini robot loads the dishwasher
A new dog-themed robot is shown loading a dishwasher with dirty glassware.

Facebook thinks you're more likely to like its new like button
Users are more likely to like something if it has a thumbs up logo, rather than the Facebook logo, according to the social network.

Young Leave voters abused online in days after European Union referendum vote
Two young Leave voters reveal how they've been accused of racism and xenophobia since revealing they voted for Brexit.

Machine that steams and folds laundry and other tech news
BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

Could inspiration from nature help robots to walk?
Building robots which are naturally balanced could help them walk says Dr Iida

A fitness tracker and a ball thrower - top tech for dogs
BBC Click's Lara Lewington and CBBC's Hacker T Dog review tech for dogs

The Simpsons airs live animated segment and other tech news
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

The father of trending
"What's trending?" is a common question online, but it wasn't long ago that we didn't have an easy way to answer.

Emergency service
The world can be a dangerous place, but can smartphone apps really help protect us when things go wrong?

Predicting the internet
Futurologist Alvin Toffler predicted everything from the rise of the Internet to the decline of the nuclear family, but he wasn't always right

Brits wanted
As businesses grapple with how to respond to Brexit, Germany's capital is keen to open new doors to Britain's tech-savvy talent pool.

Say, what?!
Tech firms promise auto-translation services that are near-instantaneous and accurate, but can businesses really rely on them?

Snap, swipe, like
How are fashion retailers responding to the world of smartphones and social media?

Virtual doctors
Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.

Sure thing
Some online gambling gurus stand to profit if punters lose money following the bets they recommended.

Game, dataset and match
As Wimbledon prepares to use emotion-tracking cameras at this year's tennis championships, sport is becoming increasingly digital for fans, players and venues alike.

War on waste
Reducing global food waste by a quarter would mean there was enough to feed all the malnourished people in the world. Can tech help reach this goal?

Generation stress
Checking our work emails and social media accounts at all hours of the day is making us more stressed, research suggests, but what can we do about it?

E3 boots up
A look ahead to some of the biggest announcements and titles at 2016's E3 video games expo.

Snow mobiles
Why is Norway - population five million - embracing electric cars with such enthusiasm?

Guns gone?
Firearms are still readily available on Facebook despite recent promises to crack down.

Tutor apps
In the stress of the exam season, tutors are offering their last-minute help through online services.

Playtime at the office
Slides, table football, pets - there will be more to do in the office of the future than just work at a desk.

Hidden forces
When Iran's top civil defence official said his country was preparing for major cyber-attacks from Saudi Arabia, perhaps even he did not think it would take such a short time for his warnings to become reality.

Work, rest and play
Staff no longer have to be tied to the office and there are a growing number of companies helping them to combine work, travel and lifestyle.

E3: Why are so many games being remastered?
Many big name games are being re-released with enhanced graphics, but Final Fantasy XII's producer says it's not about making a quick profit.

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