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BBC News - Technology
Facebook overhauls Trending feature after bias claims
Social media giant Facebook makes its Trending feature more automated after criticism it was biased against conservative views.
'First Apple computer' sells for $815,000
A prototype Apple 1, a holy-grail item in electronics memorabilia, has sold for $815,000 (£618,000) in an online auction.
WhatsApp and Facebook data sharing plan being investigated
The UK's Information Commissioner (ICO) is looking into WhatsApp's decision to share more data with parent company Facebook.
Russian MP's son convicted of hacking scheme
Russian Roman Seleznev has been found guilty in the US of running a hacking scheme that stole $169m (£131m).
US authorities investigate cyber-attack against Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones
The Department of Homeland Security says it's looking into a cyber-attack on Leslie Jones' website and iCloud account.
WhatsApp users to receive adverts
HP laptop blocks over-shoulder snooping
Computer firm Hewlett-Packard has developed two new laptops that feature an optional privacy mode that obscures the screen unless viewed face-on.
Lawnmower prompts Northern Lights alert
A lawnmower has been blamed for wrongly triggering sensors that predict when the Northern Lights will be visible in the UK.
McDonald's fitness bands recalled after skin-burn complaints
McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness wristbands that it bundled with Happy Meals after customers complained of skin irritation and burns.
Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors
Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for some errors in academic papers on genomics.
Italy quake rescuers ask locals to unlock their wi-fi
Rescue teams searching for earthquake survivors trapped in central Italy have asked locals to unlock their wi-fi passwords.
Uber adds advance bookings in London
Transport app Uber allows customers in London to book journeys up to 30 days in advance.
Head teacher Ashley Yates jailed for filming pupils in toilets
A primary school head teacher who used a spy pen to film pupils in the toilets at his school is jailed.
Airlander 10: Longest aircraft hit power cable before nosediving
The world's longest aircraft came into contact with "high voltage power cables" before nosediving on landing, UK Power Networks says.
Pokemon Go-playing driver kills woman in Japan
A driver playing Pokemon Go while behind the wheel in Japan is arrested after hitting two women, killing one of them, say police.
Asian companies have world's worst cybersecurity says study
Asian organisations are the worst prepared against cyber-attacks globally, according to US security company Mandiant.
Apple accused of iPhone 6 'touch disease' defect
Apple faces claims that it is failing to address a flaw that causes iPhone screens to become unresponsive.
Self-driving taxi trial kicks off in Singapore
As the industry races to make driverless cars viable, a small fleet of computer-driven taxis are taking passengers in Singapore.
Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak
New independent data suggests that the augmented reality craze is beginning to cool off.
Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts
Google will give a lower search ranking to sites with "frustrating" pop-up ads from 2017.
Ghostbusters star hit by cyber-attack
Intimate images of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones and racist photos appear on her website after it was targeted in a cyber-attack.
University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware
Universities and NHS trusts have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms.
How good is Tibet's Beijing-backed search engine?
The Beijing-backed launch of the first-ever Tibetan language search engine raises suspicions about the Chinese government's motives.
Wikileaks criticised on sensitive data
Wikileaks has been criticised for not doing enough to screen sensitive information found in documents released via the site.
India investigating French submarine company data leak
India is investigating a massive data leak from French shipbuilder DCNS that revealed crucial details about submarines being built for the Indian navy.
Russian hackers 'targeted New York Times'
The FBI is investigating whether Russian hackers have carried out a series of cyber attacks on the New York Times, officials tell US media.
Poor security 'aided' Ashley Madison hack
The Ashley Madison dating site had "inadequate" security systems and used fake icons to make people think it was safe, reveals a report.
Pneumatic octopus is first soft, solo robot
Engineers in the US have built the first self-contained, entirely soft robot - in the shape of a 7cm octopus.
Android 7.0 Nougat released by Google
Google rolls out a new version of Android that allows mobile devices to run two apps simultaneously on the same screen.
Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens
Facebook has launched a new social media app, without privacy settings, aimed at young people in school.
Can political apps send more young people to the polls?
Will smartphone apps encourage more young people to go to the polls?
Windows 10 update stops webcams working
Millions of people are reporting that a Windows 10 update has stopped their webcams from working.
North Korea 'Netflix' device unveiled
A set-top box offering video-on-demand services has been unveiled by the state broadcaster KCTV in North Korea, according to local reports.
Gun crime tech 'failed to save lives' in Chicago
An attempt to use software to identify potential gun crime victims did not save any lives, a study suggests.
Drones seized over HMP Pentonville carrying drugs and phones
Drones carrying larges amounts of drugs and mobile phones are intercepted by police as they were being flown near a north London jail.
T-Mobile deal 'may breach US net neutrality' rules
An 'unlimited' smartphone data deal that charges extra for premium services may be in breach of US net neutrality rules, campaigners say.
Uber to deploy self-driving cars in Pittsburgh
Ride-sharing firm Uber will begin allowing users to hail a self-driving car in a US city later this month, it confirms.
Internet spying powers backed by review
Britain's spies should be allowed to continue harvesting internet data, the government's reviewer of terror laws has said in a review.
Uber's $100m settlement with drivers rejected by judge
A $100m settlement between the taxi-hailing app Uber and some of its drivers is rejected by a US judge.
Grooming prompts online lessons call
More than 150 people are reported to police in Wales for meeting children following sexual grooming over the last five years, prompting calls for compulsory online safety lessons for pupils.
Spyware maker faces legal battle over alleged affair
A spyware company could face legal action after a US court ruled that it illegally intercepted an unwitting man's messages.
China demands stricter rules for live streaming
China's internet regulator demands stricter controls over the hugely popular practice of live streaming, as part of a range of new requirements for websites.
Is Russia hacking the US election?
Huge leaks of data from US organisations have been attributed by some to Russia, so has the former Soviet state launched cyberwar on the US elections?
Meet the Premier League's first e-sports player
The Premier League's first e-sports player - Sean "Dragonn" Allen - meets the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones.
Exoskeleton gloves allow you to feel in VR and other news
BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.
Driverless taxis roam Singapore streets
Driverless taxis are being tested on the streets of Singapore for the first time.
Flipped 3D printer makes giant objects
A 3D printer that can produce large items such as plane parts is developed.
Buses battle it out on test track
BBC News visits an annual bus competition designed to test handling and fuel efficiency, which helps a UK bus group choose the next generation of vehicles.
Meet the robots in Amazon's UK warehouses
These robots are being rolled out to Amazon's warehouses across the UK.
Judge's 'LOL' as he jails online boaster who ducked sentence
A man who avoided prison after being convicted of a street attack is jailed for refusing to perform unpaid work then boasting about it online.
Star Wars Millennium Falcon shed attacked by raiders
A shed replica of the Millennium Falcon cockpit from Star Wars is vandalised during a raid on a charity-run farm.
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
Low-cost underwater drone explores SS Tahoe shipwreck
An underwater drone has been developed which aims to make exploration more affordable and accessible.
Why fencing with a drone could make it smarter
The drones being taught to avoid moving obstacles in real-time
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
Love to chat
As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?
Who's bugging you?
After the New Zealand rugby team discover a listening device in their Sydney hotel meeting room, we examine just how much spying technology has advanced in recent years.
Can't wait, won't wait!
Online shoppers want fast websites and apps that are also visually rich and personalised, but how technically difficult is this to achieve?
Found on Facebook
How a simple post on social media ended a Russian woman's 40-year search for her father.
Lonnie Johnson had an illustrious career as a nuclear engineer working on the Galileo space programme and the stealth bomber - but he is best known for creating a water pistol
Take me to paradise
Airlines and travel companies are trying to extend their reach into interactive entertainment.
Can tech help busy working parents keep tabs on their toddlers or does it simply make them feel more guilty and paranoid?
A recent report by UK regulator Ofcom claimed that 59% of Brits consider themselves to be "hooked" on their handsets - but not everybody is a slave to their smartphone, reports Zoe Kleinman.
Who has your data? So much of our private details are stored in the cloud, but where is that exactly, and is it secure?
TV show Mr Robot has won a strong following among hackers for its accurate portrayal of how hacks can happen
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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