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Tech groups told Europe funds 'on pause'
Tech companies express concern over the current freeze on allocating crucial European funding in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Osram Lightify light bulbs 'vulnerable to hack'
Security researchers discover nine vulnerabilities in a range of internet-connected light bulbs made by Osram.

Apple sees iPhone sales drop again but beats forecasts
Apple reports a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared.

Twitter reports slowest revenue growth since 2013
Twitter has reported its slowest quarterly sales growth in three years, as the company fends off competition from a growing number of social media sites.

Blackberry battles on with Dtek50 Android phone
Blackberry releases its first touchscreen-only Android handset, in a bid to diversify its range of devices.

Councils demand reassurance on universal broadband pledge
Councils urge the government to "reaffirm its commitment" to a minimum broadband speed to stop thousands falling into a "digital twilight zone".

O2 customer data sold on dark net
O2 customer data is being sold by criminals on the dark net, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.

Wireless keyboards 'easy' to snoop on
Many wireless keyboards do little to stop the data they transmit being intercepted, a cybersecurity firm has warned.

EU watchdogs permit Privacy Shield to run for one year
The new EU-US data-sharing agreement will be able to run for at least a year, European regulators announce.

Amazon to test drone deliveries in UK
The UK government's getting together with the retail giant Amazon, to start testing flying drones that can deliver parcels to your door.

Facebook 'anti-spam systems' blocked Democrat emails dump
Facebook says its anti-spam filters were to blame for its website briefly blocking access to internal emails from US Democratic Party committee members published by Wikileaks.

BT avoids Openreach broadband break-up
BT's Openreach division, which runs the UK's broadband infrastructure, should become a distinct company, but not be split off from the BT group, says regulator Ofcom.

Ransomware advice service to tackle extortion gangs
European police agency Europol teams up with cybersecurity companies in an initiative aimed at slowing an "exponential" rise in ransomware.

Flipkart's Myntra to buy online shopping rival Jabong
Indian online shopping giant Flipkart buys rival fashion shopping site Jabong in an e-commerce sector experiencing increasing competition.

Piracy site owner settles $50m lawsuit
The owner of piracy site Isohunt agrees to settle a lawsuit with Music Canada for $50m (£38m).

1.6m Clash of Kings forum accounts 'stolen'
Details about 1.6 million users on the Clash of Kings online forum are hacked, a breach notification site claims.

Nintendo shares plunge on Pokemon profit fears
Shares in Japanese gaming giant Nintendo fall sharply as the firm says the success of Pokemon Go will only have a limited impact on its earnings.

The legacy of TV's Robot Wars
Robot Wars judge Noel Sharkey shares his memories of the programme.

US copyright law faces legal challenge
Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) attempts to overturn parts of US copyright law which, it says, are unconstitutional.

Players probe Elite game space mystery
Elite Dangerous gamers are working feverishly to decipher a puzzle uncovered by one player of the space simulation.

Snowden designs phone case to spot hack attacks
A smartphone case that tells its owner when their phone has been hacked is being designed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Pokemon Go finally launches in Japan
Nintendo's Pokemon Go is now available for players in Japan, the birthplace of the little monsters, says game developer Niantic Labs.

US man jailed over bitcoin fraud scheme
A Texan man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for running a fraudulent Ponzi-style scheme based around the Bitcoin virtual currency.

Japan 'to stop making VCR machines'
The last videocassette recorder (VCR) in Japan is to be produced by the end of the month, according to the Nikkei newspaper.

Desktop banking use falls, as users switch to apps
The use of internet banking on a computer has fallen for the first time, as users switch to mobile apps, according to the banking industry.

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu live action movie confirmed
A live action Pokemon movie is to begin production in 2017, Legendary Entertainment has confirmed.

More misery for BT broadband users after new power cut
BT and Plusnet users were unable to access some websites again, after problems with the service yesterday.

Tinder launches group dates feature
Tinder now allows groups of friends to meet up - a feature one expert says risks turning it into an "orgy app".

Valve tackles Counter Strike gambling sites
Game maker Valve is threatening to shut down sites that use add-ons for its Counter Strike game to gamble.

Mozilla to block Flash in Firefox browser
Mozilla is planning to end full support for Adobe's Flash software in its Firefox browser from next month.

France data authority criticises Windows 10 over privacy
Windows 10 gathers an "excessive" amount of personal data on users, the French data authority says in a formal notice about the operating system.

Cleric flags fatwa against Pokemon
A leading Saudi cleric has urged followers to shun Pokemon Go because of a fatwa against it.

File-sharing 'mastermind' arrested in Poland
US authorities have charged a Ukrainian man alleged to be the mastermind of the world's biggest online piracy website.

What will stop Tumblr's tumble?
Three years have passed since Yahoo bought micro-blogging site Tumblr, but it is not the goldmine it once hoped.

Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says
Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, new figures from the Office for National Statistics suggest.

Google tests ads that load faster and use less power
Google reveals it is building new technology to make ads appear more quickly and use less battery power.

BT fault hits broadband users and banks
BT acknowledges that its customers experienced broadband faults. Banks were also affected.

Leslie Jones Twitter row: Breitbart editor banned over abuse
A senior editor with the conservative website Breitbart is banned from Twitter after abuse was directed at a star of the new Ghostbusters film.

Google uses AI to save on electricity from data centres
Its artificial intelligence division, DeepMind, has cut Google's data centres' energy consumption by 15%, using a machine-learning algorithm.

Drivers battle Uber over employment rights
Cab hire service Uber has been taken to an employment tribunal by two of its drivers who claim it is acting unlawfully by not offering holiday and sick pay.

Navy sonar broke whale protection laws, says US court
A US appeals court has ruled that sonar approved for use by the US Navy broke marine laws.

BBC+ app gathers together content in personalised hub
The BBC launches a new app that presents a selection of the broadcaster's online content chosen to appeal to each user's interests.

Microsoft's cloud unit boosts profits
Microsoft reported substantial growth in its cloud computing unit, which helped to boost quarterly profits.

WhatsApp in Brazil back in action after suspension
WhatsApp in Brazil is operating again after it was temporarily suspended for failing to hand over information requested in a criminal investigation.

Pokemon Go: Bosnia players warned of minefields
Players of the hugely popular mobile game Pokemon Go in Bosnia are warned to avoid areas where landmines lie unexploded from the war in the 1990s.

Germany mulls self-drive car 'black box'
Germany is considering introducing a black-box-style data recorder for autonomous cars to help investigators in the event of an accident.

Nintendo rally sees its market value soar past Sony
Think of a Japanese tech giant, a truly global player made in Japan - Sony, you say? Well, think again. Or rather - think Nintendo instead.

BT must 'put its house in order' - MPs
MPs strongly criticise telecoms giant BT in a new report, which accuses it of "significantly under investing" in Openreach, the division responsible for most of the country's broadband roll-out.

Why Google DeepMind wants your medical records
Google has made headlines for its forays into healthcare but what is its ultimate goal?

What is ARM and why is it worth £24bn?
ARM's technology is at the heart of millions of smartphones and tablets - but the company's inventions are used wider still.

Netflix price rises prompt subscribers to turn off
Netflix shares fall sharply after the video streaming firm added fewer subscribers than expected ahead of US prices rises.

How Pokemon Go took over the web
A dive into the data showing the popularity of the monster-hunting mobile game Pokemon Go.

Yahoo: Still no buyer as losses widen to $440m
Yahoo gave no update on attempts to sell its core internet business as the firm slumped to a $440m (£332m) loss in the second quarter.

Microsoft to miss 'one billion' Windows 10 target
Microsoft says it will miss a target of getting Windows 10 running on more than one billion devices by 2018.

Social media harms moral development, parents say
A majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development, a survey suggests.

Train game parodies 'shambolic' railway
Web developers create an online game where players cancel Southern Rail trains and take profits from passengers.

Melbourne students' 'sexualised' Instagram posts spark anger
Two students at an elite Melbourne school are suspended and police are investigating after an Instagram account giving sexual ratings to pupils sparks anger.

UK robot cars to challenge Google
A British firm develops autonomous car software that it hopes will be used by a variety of vehicle manufacturers.

German police target hate crime in co-ordinated raids
German police carry out raids on 60 addresses, targeting people suspected of posting hate content on social media.

Pokemon Go: Sex offender caught playing game with child
A registered child sex offender is arrested after being caught playing Pokemon Go with a child outside a courthouse in the US state of Indiana.

Hacker gets two years in jail for celebrity 'swatting'
A US hacker who put the personal data of celebrities and officials online has been sentenced to two years in jail.

World’s last VCR maker presses stop and ejects
The journalist Sarfraz Manzoor mourns the end of the VHS video recorder.

Postal deliveries: A drone's eye view
Drones delivering our shopping could become a reality across Britain, says the BBC's Transport correspondent Richard Westcott.

China to adopt new app rules to monitor user accounts
China's internet authorities will enforce new rules to tighten their grip on the rapidly growing app market in the mainland, demanding that all app providers adopt real-name registration for users and keep their activity logs for at least 60 days.

Jackrabbot: Why this robot is watching how you move
A robot which is learning how to move through pedestrian environments is being developed by Stanford University

Children make 3D-printed boot for penguin and other news
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

Lily Cole's advice to tech start-ups
Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets.

Pirate sites are 'affecting dance music in a bad way'
Pirate Download Stores imitate legal sites and fool people into thinking subscription fees are paid to the industry.

Pokemon Go: Where might you catch 'em all in Japan?
The wait is over and Pokemon Go has launched in Japan, the birthplace of the phenomenon - so where might the monsters be hiding out?

The hamster-powered drawing machine and other tech news
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best of the week's technology news

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

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

The robot that can play badminton
BBC Click's Jen Copestake takes on a robot in a game of badminton

Digital divide
There are strong social divisions in how young people use digital technology at home, according to international research from the OECD.

Hunting ground
The interconnectivity of people on social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for cybercriminals looking to do harm.

R.I.P. VHS
VHS has come unspooled. It's been taped over. The screen has filled with static, then gone blank.

Read this, not that
As publishers struggle to attract eyeballs in the face of increasing competition from online content, can artificial intelligence help them?

Soldering on
Meet the growing number of type 1 diabetics who are building their own unapproved, open source monitoring systems.

'Flying' boat
Could F1 and aeronautical tech help Sir Ben Ainslie's 'flying' catamaran win the America's Cup?

Social coup
How smartphones and social media played a pivotal role in Turkey's failed coup, and the plotters failed to realise the crucial role of modern communications.

Empire strikes back
Technology that makes audiences feel like they are in the movie, rather than just watching it, is helping cinemas sell more tickets at higher prices.

Game changer
It's early days for Pokemon Go, but some believe the app marks a turning point in mobile video games.

What is Line?
You might not have heard of Line, but the Japanese equivalent of Whatsapp is set to go public. Here's what you need to know about the company.

The sound of me
As global banking giant Citi begins to roll out voice biometrics to 15 million Asian customers, we look at the pros and cons of this form of security.

Pikachu's back
Did a player really find a dead body? Why is Pikachu a thing again? What even is this Pokemon Go?

How HoloLens is helping Nasa design the next Mars rover
Nasa has teamed up with Microsoft to help scientists collaborate on Mars research

Technology explained: What is augmented reality?
Millions of people are playing Pokemon Go - a mobile game that blends the real world with computer graphics.

Inside a factory making robot waiters and waitresses
Meet the people making robot waiters and waitresses for restaurants in China

Pokemon Go players take to the streets
A new mobile game that lets players catch Pokemon as they roam the streets has become a phenomenon.



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