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30.06.2022 08:04 Pride: Amazon restricts LGBT goods in United Arab Emirates
The online retail giant says it has to comply with the laws of the countries in which it operates.

30.06.2022 02:58 Google sign-up 'fast track to surveillance', consumer groups say
Ten European consumer organisations join forces to launch complaints to privacy and data regulators

29.06.2022 16:04 Canadian admits to hacking spree with Russian cyber-gang
Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, who worked with the NetWalker crew, had $27m (£22.2m) in Bitcoin when arrested

29.06.2022 03:17 New biometrics laws urgently needed, review finds
The Ryder Review finds existing laws are fragmented and have failed to keep up with technology.

28.06.2022 19:32 UK decides AI still cannot patent inventions
Many experts doubted AI was currently able to invent without human assistance, a consultation found.

29.06.2022 03:04 NHS App to offer video consultations by 2024
Users will be able to receive messages from their GP and see their medical records, the government says.

28.06.2022 02:31 The abortion privacy dangers in period trackers and apps
There are a number of concerns around data protection following the US Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.

24.06.2022 16:23 Instagram: Video selfies trial to verify age of teens
The Meta-owned app is trialling new verification methods to ensure teens meet platform age rules.

29.06.2022 07:30 Airbnb permanently bans parties and events around the world
The home rental platform said a temporary ban, which was introduced in 2020, was popular with hosts.

24.06.2022 06:28 Two killed as Nio electric car falls from third floor office in Shanghai
Pictures show a gaping hole in the side of car maker Nio's Shanghai HQ, and a smashed vehicle below.

24.06.2022 07:18 Toyota recalls electric cars over concerns about loose wheels
The bZ4X is the Japanese motor industry giant's first mass-produced all-electric vehicle.

07.05.2022 03:11 Period tracking apps warning over Roe v Wade case in US
Digital rights group the Electronic Frontier Foundation says women must know how their data is being used.

23.06.2022 22:57 Netflix cuts 300 more jobs after subscriptions fall
In April the streaming giant reported its first subscriber loss in more than a decade.

23.06.2022 10:12 New Tesla factories losing billions of dollars, Musk says
Elon Musk said the Covid-19 lockdown in Shanghai was "very difficult" for the electric car maker.

23.06.2022 01:57 Twitter tests 'notes' feature with 2,500 word limit
The trial will allow some users to share "notes" beyond the normal 280-character limit for tweets.

22.06.2022 18:04 Meta board hears over a million appeals over removed posts
The Oversight Board, which oversees Facebook and Instagram, said only 47 were submitted by Meta itself.

22.06.2022 14:48 NHS warns of scam Covid-test texts
Fake messages tell recipients they have been in contact with a Covid case and should order a test.

22.06.2022 17:36 Chinese man jailed for sexual assault of Alibaba employee on work trip
The woman was assaulted after being made to drink on a work trip, and then fired after going public.

21.06.2022 15:52 Elon Musk: Billionaire's daughter cuts ties with her father
The tech billionaire's 18-year-old daughter has applied to legally change her name and gender.

20.06.2022 18:46 Can crumbling cookies sweeten UK data-protection plans?
Government proposals to move away from EU data-protection laws post-Brexit have had a mixed reaction.

20.06.2022 19:04 New rules proposed for buy now pay later
The loans are used by millions but ministers want checks on affordability and clearer advertising.

18.06.2022 03:05 Big Tech must deal with disinformation or face fines, says EU
Tighter EU rules will demand firms such as Google and Meta tackle disinformation on their platforms.

19.06.2022 05:51 Apple store workers vote to form first US union
The move by employees in Towson, Maryland, is the latest in a string of high-profile union campaigns in the US.

16.06.2022 04:15 Bitcoin: Will El Salvador's big crypto gamble pay off?
The cryptocurrency crash is hurting many investors, including one country that has bet big on Bitcoin.

16.06.2022 19:57 Apple battery lawsuit: Millions of iPhone users could get payouts in legal action
The tech giant is accused of secretly slowing down the performance of older models.

17.06.2022 08:27 Elon Musk hints at layoffs in first meeting with Twitter employees
The billionaire also discussed aliens in his first address to the social media firm's staff.

15.06.2022 16:51 Microsoft retires Internet Explorer after 27 years
Internet Explorer, once the most popular web browser, will no longer be accessible for most users.

15.06.2022 04:46 Netflix plans real-life Squid Game reality TV show with $4.56m prize
It will see 456 contestants compete in a series of challenges inspired by the dystopian drama.

14.06.2022 16:34 Bitcoin: Why is the largest cryptocurrency crashing?
The value of Bitcoin is at an 18-month low, as the cryptocurrency market continues to tumble.

14.06.2022 13:01 Instagram launches new parental controls in UK
Facebook owner Meta is rolling out new parental controls for Instagram and its VR platforms.

13.06.2022 18:25 Google engineer says Lamda AI system may have its own feelings
One of the firm's software engineers believes chats with an AI system suggest it has feelings.

14.06.2022 05:12 Musk to hold first meeting with Twitter staff this week
The Tesla boss has warned he may quit his takeover deal over the number of fake accounts on the platform.

14.06.2022 02:35 Amazon to begin drone deliveries in Lockeford, California this year
The shopping giant hopes to deliver parcels to shoppers by air for the first time later in 2022.

13.06.2022 02:06 Why you may have a thinking digital twin within a decade
Within 10 years people may be able to have a intelligent online version of themselves.

13.06.2022 11:06 Xbox: New Starfield, Minecraft and Forza gameplay unveiled
Microsoft shows off more than 30 forthcoming gaming experiences in its summer showcase.

11.06.2022 03:15 Medical gaming treating life-changing injuries
From strokes and Parkinson's to PTSD, severe conditions can be helped with game-based therapies.

12.06.2022 02:37 Samantha Cristoforetti: The astronaut taking TikTok to new heights
Samantha Cristoforetti has developed a huge following through her TikToks from on board the ISS.

10.06.2022 02:00 YouTube accused of not tackling Musk Bitcoin scam streams
YouTube is being criticised for failing to tackle a network of scammers streaming fake Elon Musk videos.

09.06.2022 21:17 Michael Owen: NFT tweet deleted after Advertising Standards Authority contact
Former England striker Michael Owen is rebuked by the Advertising Standards Authority over tweets about a non-fungible token project.

09.06.2022 05:56 Ministry of Defence acquires government's first quantum computer
The Ministry of Defence is embarking on a year-long project into the possibilities of quantum computing.

08.06.2022 14:58 At least 1,400 rural phone boxes protected from closing
New Ofcom rules will protect boxes in areas of poor mobile coverage or where they are needed for safety.

08.06.2022 13:27 UK will not copy EU demand for common charging cable
The EU has provisionally agreed new mobile devices must, by autumn 2024, use the same type of charger.

08.06.2022 04:43 Uber powers emergency food deliveries in Ukraine
Uber has built a "private-label" version of its delivery platform to help the UN deliver food and water.

07.06.2022 15:44 Apple announces buy now pay later, among iOS 16 plans
The tech giant is introducing the controversial service as part of its iOS 16 update.

07.06.2022 12:57 New UK centre will help fight information war
The new centre aims to boost UK's security through building expertise in cutting-edge technology.

07.06.2022 00:07 Elon Musk threatens to walk away from Twitter deal
The billionaire accuses the company of "thwarting" his requests to learn more about spam accounts.

06.06.2022 03:16 Digital fingerprints of a million child abuse images made
A new system for classifying images will help stop them being shared online, a UK charity says.

06.06.2022 02:01 China's plans to go to the Moon, Mars and beyond
China plans to put astronauts on the Moon and send probes to Mars and Jupiter. Why the grand plans?

02.06.2022 00:30 Sheryl Sandberg to leave Facebook after 14 years
Her departure comes as the social media company faces challenges, including a slowdown in ad sales.

29.06.2022 15:38 Dogs given their own treat-dispensing game console
Plugging into a television, Go Dogo rewards pets that successfully follow commands.

22.06.2022 08:01 Upskirt photos shared in Facebook groups, BBC finds
Meta says it has removed accounts and groups showing upskirting, after a BBC investigation.

28.05.2022 02:09 The man turning mud into eco-friendly 'concrete'
Gnanli Landrou has invented a special powder that turns earth into a greener version of concrete

27.05.2022 02:01 The 22-year-old 3D-printing schools
Maggie Grout has started an NGO that will 3D-print schools where access to education is not guaranteed.

26.05.2022 18:59 How graphene and algae could help build space habitats
Scientists are researching how people might construct homes to live on other planets.

28.06.2022 02:18 What parents need to know to keep their kids safe online
Teachers urgently want parents to understand the tech which could help to keep kids safer online.

27.06.2022 02:03 Will electric motorbike sales take off across Asia?
Soaring petrol prices could speed up the transition to electric much faster than expected.

24.06.2022 02:05 The staff shortage slowing down air cargo and bags
A lack of skilled cargo handlers is now hampering the booming air freight business too.

21.06.2022 02:16 Could nuclear desalination plants beat water scarcity?
Engineers are developing mobile, floating nuclear desalination plants to help solve water shortages.

14.06.2022 02:18 Could flat tyres soon be a thing of the past?
Airless tyres that do not puncture are getting close to market but some remain sceptical about them.

10.06.2022 02:08 Is it the end for the lush lawns of Los Angeles?
Tougher rules on watering gardens mean residents will have to consider alternatives to green grass.

07.06.2022 02:06 India's loan scams leave victims scared for their lives
Bogus apps are being used by hackers to access mobile phone data to threaten and blackmail victims.

31.05.2022 02:05 How artificial intelligence 'blew up' tennis
Coaches now have powerful tools which can find patterns in play that humans would struggle to see.

30.05.2022 02:10 The new airlines betting flying is about to take off
Many carriers went out of business during Covid but several seized a golden opportunity to launch.

27.05.2022 02:06 Soaring fertiliser prices force farmers to rethink
Research into replacements for nitrogen-based fertilisers has been spurred by high prices and climate concerns.

24.05.2022 13:45 Could hydrogen ease Germany's reliance on Russian gas?
Why hydrogen might be one route for Germany to move away from dependence on Russian imports.

20.05.2022 02:03 Could contact lenses be the ultimate computer screen?
Firms are developing smart contact lenses that can project data in front of the user's eye.

17.05.2022 02:05 Will swapping out electric car batteries catch on?
One Chinese carmaker has plans for thousands of stations in Europe where you can switch batteries.

16.05.2022 02:02 The new jet set - why private plane usage has soared
The pandemic led to more people using private jets, but is the increase set to continue?

13.05.2022 02:06 Why the volatile price of aluminium matters
From door frames to aircraft and food packaging - how soaring prices will impact the world economy.

10.05.2022 02:05 Why India's poorest children are falling further behind
Lack of access to smartphones and computers is widening the education gulf in India.