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06.12.2022 05:01 Meta threatens to remove US news content if new law passes
Facebook's parent company says it will pull news from the platform in the US if a new media law passes.

05.12.2022 15:40 Covid restrictions hit iPhone maker Foxconn
The electronics manufacturer says its revenue in November is down 11% compared to the same month in 2021.

04.12.2022 03:57 Google opens its first UK centre making tech for disabled people
The research and development centre in London is the company's first of its kind outside the US.

05.12.2022 02:07 Taiwan's front-line battle against mobile phone fraud
How Taiwanese phone fraud fighters are able to warn the world about the latest scams.

03.12.2022 17:02 Kate Winslet: Parents feel powerless over children's social media use
The actress tells the BBC ministers should make firms enforce strict age limits on their platforms.

05.12.2022 02:42 Meta, Amazon, Twitter layoffs: 'Tech layoffs won't destroy American dreams of Indians’
Surbhi Gupta, who was laid off in the US, on the uncertainties she and other visa holders are dealing with.

04.12.2022 02:46 Callisto Protocol: Gory new game pushes horror to new limits
The Callisto Protocol has been cancelled in Japan for being too gruesome but its makers are unapologetic.

03.12.2022 03:36 'Merry Christmas': 30 years of the text message
In December 1992, the first SMS text message was sent to a mobile phone by an engineer in Berkshire.

02.12.2022 15:25 No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights
EU airlines will be able to install equipment that lets them provide 5G on board planes by June 2023.

02.12.2022 08:04 '5G makes my phone pretty worthless'
Some users are finding the next generation of mobile internet slow and patchy, three years after it launched.

02.12.2022 12:41 Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence
Elon Musk confirmed the rapper had violated Twitter's rules around inciting violence.

01.12.2022 12:21 Elon Musk's Starlink to help strengthen internet in remote UK places
World’s richest man’s company is involved in a trial to get isolated areas of the UK connected to the internet.

01.12.2022 08:54 Ex-FTX boss Bankman-Fried: 'I didn't try to commit fraud'
Sam Bankman-Fried says he has almost no money left after the collapse of the crypto exchange.

01.12.2022 02:08 Musk says Twitter feud with Apple boss 'resolved'
The Twitter boss says he met Apple's chief Tim Cook after he criticised the company.

30.11.2022 23:29 San Francisco to allow police 'killer robots'
The measure permits police to deploy robots equipped with explosives in extreme circumstances.

01.12.2022 15:10 Russian mercenary videos 'top 1bn views' on TikTok
The platform is said to be hosting hundreds of videos that celebrate the Russian Wagner group.

30.11.2022 22:09 UK strikes digital trade deal with Ukraine
The agreement is expected to improve cooperation on cyber security, AI and new technologies.

29.11.2022 19:13 Can age verification stop children seeing pornography?
As part of the Online Safety Bill, all sites that publish pornography will have to age-check their users.

01.12.2022 07:09 Foxconn: iPhone maker offers payments for finding new workers
Apple has warned shipments of the iPhone 14 would be delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

30.11.2022 04:59 Twitter ends Covid misinformation policy under Musk
The Twitter website says it stopped enforcing its misleading information policy on 23 November.

29.11.2022 17:55 Online Safety Bill: Plan to make big tech remove harmful content axed
Minister denies weakening the Online Safety Bill after dropping the "legal but harmful" material measures.

28.11.2022 19:20 Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy after FTX collapse
The collapse of FTX had already forced BlockFi to suspend most activity on its platform.

28.11.2022 22:41 Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising
Elon Musk says Apple has cut Twitter advertising and has threatened to remove it from the app store.

28.11.2022 19:25 Facebook: Meta fined €265m by Irish Data Protection Commission
Phone numbers and email addresses of up to 533m users appeared on an online hacking forum.

26.11.2022 02:10 Twitter: Romance, business and campaigns born on the platform
Three women share their stories of how being on Twitter has changed their lives for the better.

28.11.2022 08:21 The birth pangs of the Grand Theft Auto franchise
On its 25th anniversary, an early GTA producer reveals the trials faced by its original developers.

25.11.2022 05:15 Elon Musk says Twitter will offer 'amnesty' to suspended accounts
Several accounts - including Donald Trump's - have already been reinstated by the multi-billionaire.

25.11.2022 03:00 Why Donald Trump isn't returning to Twitter (for now)
How the former US president might lose money if he starts tweeting.

24.11.2022 18:26 Mercedes-Benz to introduce acceleration subscription fee
Owners of some Mercedes electric cars in the US can soon pay a $1,200 annual fee to speed up faster.

24.11.2022 07:33 Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant
It comes after protests broke out at the world's largest iPhone factory over pay and work conditions.

23.11.2022 18:53 China claims youth gaming addiction resolved
Children's access to video games has been strictly rationed in China because of addiction concerns,

23.11.2022 20:34 Meta claims US military link to online propaganda campaign
The campaign impersonated media outlets and activists but had "little or no engagement", Meta says.

22.11.2022 19:46 Instagram 'wrong' to take down drill music video
Meta's independent appeals body criticises the decision to remove the video and says it must be reinstated.

22.11.2022 19:15 Apple and Google face gaming and mobile browser probe
The UK competition watchdog launches a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers.

23.11.2022 02:12 'I wouldn't leave South Africa, I have a kid here'
South African software developers discuss what it means to them to do business in the country.

23.11.2022 12:31 China Covid: Angry protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou
Videos showed workers marching, with some confronted by people in hazmat suits and riot police.

21.11.2022 23:10 Twitter charity partners condemn Musk's 'dangerous' changes
Two of Twitter's most important civil rights partners criticise reinstatement of Trump and West accounts

21.11.2022 13:21 Twitter boss Elon Musk keeps conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off platform
Chief executive Elon Musk said he "had no mercy" for anyone using children's deaths for political gain.

22.11.2022 01:21 Are flying taxis getting closer to lift-off?
US air regulators said they would add flying taxis to the list of regulated aircraft.

22.11.2022 02:09 US tech layoffs: India workers face painful exit from the US
Indians are among thousands of educated and skilled immigrant workers laid off by US tech giants.

20.11.2022 21:49 FTX crypto exchange owes biggest creditors $3.1bn
FTX owes about $1.45bn to its top 10 creditors, according to its US bankruptcy court filings.

20.11.2022 06:17 Musk lifts Donald Trump's Twitter ban
The former US president's account is reinstated - but he says he sees no reason to return.

18.11.2022 14:52 Is this really the end of Twitter?
The BBC's technology editor looks at claims that Twitter may be heading for calamity.

18.11.2022 18:02 Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week
It comes amid reports that large numbers of workers have resigned from the social media platform.

17.11.2022 15:33 Lab-grown chicken safe to eat, say US regulators
It is the first time a meat product grown in a lab has been cleared for human consumption in the US.

17.11.2022 20:28 New FTX boss condemns crypto exchange's failure
John Ray says there was a "complete absence of trustworthy financial information" at the company.

17.11.2022 16:24 China urges military veterans to work at iPhone factory
The country wants retired military personnel to help boost production at the plant in Zhengzhou.

17.11.2022 14:22 World of Warcraft to go offline in China
A number of Activision Blizzard titles will disappear, following the end of an arrangement with publisher NetEase.

17.11.2022 02:54 Astronomer in Twitter limbo over 'intimate' meteor
An animated video of a meteor shower shared by Mary McIntyre was banned by Twitter's automated tools.

16.11.2022 20:15 What is behind the big tech companies' job cuts?
Thousands of redundancies have been announced by some of the largest firms in the industry.

16.11.2022 14:14 MrBeast overtakes PewDiePie as most-subscribed YouTuber
PewDiePie's almost 10 years of dominance have come to an end, as MrBeast reaches 112 million subscribers.

16.11.2022 11:23 Nvidia investigates melting graphics card cable reports
Social-media users share photos appearing to show damage to the cable supplied with the Nvidia RTX 4090.

17.11.2022 02:55 Elon Musk tells Twitter staff to work long hours or leave
Elon Musk says workers at the social media firm must be "hardcore" if they want to stay, reports say.

16.11.2022 04:47 People still booking Ubers in UK despite downturn
The boss of Uber UK says just as many people are using the app, despite the cost-of-living crisis.

16.11.2022 09:55 Deliveroo: UK-based food delivery firm quits Australia
The firm struggled to compete with rivals as well as facing pressure to improve workers' conditions.

16.11.2022 05:57 Amazon staff laid off as tech giants cut costs, according to LinkedIn posts
This week it was reported that the firm is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, around 3% of its office staff.

16.11.2022 21:56 Over a million are owed money by failed crypto exchange
Experts and watchdogs warn UK investors that when crypto firms fail, getting money back is unlikely.

16.11.2022 02:18 Byjus, Meta, Twitter: India tech workers fight back amid mass layoffs
Many young Indians who've lost their jobs are looking for ways to air their frustration and build support.

15.11.2022 16:06 Google to pay record $391m privacy settlement
The technology company tracked users' locations despite them opting out, a US investigation found.

14.11.2022 20:54 Biggest crypto exchange Binance urges new industry rules
The boss of Binance tells the G20 the collapse of a rival exchange shows crypto needs regulations.

15.11.2022 15:01 Suffolk Police apology over sex abuse victims' data on website
A police investigation is launched after the personal details of sexual abuse victims appear online.

13.11.2022 13:25 The fall of the FTX ‘King of Crypto’ Sam Bankman-Fried
How a crypto empire built on video game battles and beanbags came crashing down.

14.11.2022 23:56 Amazon layoffs 'being prepared' as sales slow - reports
The reductions could affect about 10,000 people at the e-commerce giant, reports suggested.

12.11.2022 02:42 Twitter chaos after wave of blue tick impersonations
Blue tick accounts impersonating major brands, politicians and celebrities have appeared on the platform.

11.11.2022 02:29 Ros Atkins On… Elon Musk and Twitter
Ros Atkins looks at the twists and turns of Elon Musk’s early days in charge of the social media platform.

12.11.2022 02:54 AI reunites Holocaust survivor with childhood photos
Google engineer develops technology to help identify Holocaust victims in archive photos.

11.11.2022 12:42 Australian police to Medibank hackers: 'We know who you are'
Authorities say they know the names of cyber-criminals behind "morally reprehensible" hack.

11.11.2022 13:20 Chris Rock to host Netflix's first live show
The comic will front a stand-up special as Netflix begins to experiment with screening live events.

11.11.2022 04:07 Ukraine war: Russians kept in the dark by internet search
Why users of Russia's top search engine are unlikely to get to the truth about the war in Ukraine.

10.11.2022 21:36 FTX woes: 'I'm waiting to get £2,000 back from crypto giant'
One user told the BBC he was able to lodge a withdrawal request on the beleaguered exchange.

11.11.2022 14:11 Twitter boss Elon Musk 'not above the law', warns US regulator
The warning from a US regulator came as Mr Musk reportedly warned bankruptcy is not out of the question for Twitter.

10.11.2022 19:35 Musk tells Twitter staff remote working will end
The boss of the social media firm also warns workers to prepare for "difficult times", reports say.

10.11.2022 03:49 God of War: Ragnarok 'accessibility needed to be better'
The studio behind God of War: Ragnarok on its hopes for more accessible blockbuster games in future.

10.11.2022 07:01 Elon Musk foreign ties worth looking at, Joe Biden says
The US president was asked whether Saudi Arabia helping the Tesla boss to buy Twitter should be probed.

09.11.2022 20:57 Facebook-owner Meta to cut 11,000 staff
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it was one of the most difficult changes in Meta's history.

09.11.2022 03:07 3D printed guns: Warnings over growing threat of 3D firearms
Police say they are seizing 3D printed weapons in greater numbers in the UK.

09.11.2022 19:37 Twitter lays off staff at its only Africa office in Ghana
The staff tell the BBC they are insulted after receiving an email about the need for cost cutting.

10.11.2022 15:20 Elon Musk: Twitter asks NI secretary what 'tosh' looks like
Twitter's owner responds to Chris Heaton-Harris after fake resignation rumours about the Tory MP.

09.11.2022 14:15 FTX: Cryptocurrency market rocked by near-collapse of exchange
FTX struck a bailout deal with larger rival Binance as it faced a "significant liquidity crunch".

08.11.2022 02:33 Stalking fears over PimEyes facial search engine
Privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has asked the UK privacy watchdog to investigate PimEyes.

09.11.2022 04:22 Elon Musk sells almost $4bn of Tesla shares
It comes less than two weeks after the world's richest man completed his $44bn takeover of Twitter.

07.11.2022 19:07 Stolen $3bn Bitcoin mystery ends with popcorn tin discovery
James Zhong pleads guilty to the 2012 hack as police find stash of 50,000 Bitcoin.

08.11.2022 07:01 Foxconn: iPhone maker bets on electric truck firm Lordstown Motors
The Taiwanese technology giant says it will invest up to $170m in Ohio-based Lordstown Motors.

08.11.2022 12:01 Hushpuppi: Notorious Nigerian fraudster jailed for 11 years in US
The FBI says ex-social media star Hushpuppi is one of the world's most high-profile money launderers.

07.11.2022 14:36 Facebook owner Meta expected to announce major job losses
The company faces difficult economic conditions and is investing heavily in its metaverse push.

08.11.2022 16:27 Tesla recalls 40,000 cars over power-steering fault
The recall affects the 2017-21 Model S and Model X vehicles.

07.11.2022 18:33 Instagram debuts new age-verification tools in UK and EU
Users changing their date of birth to that of an adult can upload a video of themselves to prove their age.

07.11.2022 15:22 Ten days of Twitter chaos
Elon Musk's first week-and-a-half at Twitter has been a rollercoaster of big changes.

06.11.2022 15:40 Twitter users jump to Mastodon - but what is it?
The little-known social network's user base has swelled after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter.

07.11.2022 15:11 Twitter will ban unlabelled parody accounts, says Elon Musk
The site's new owner says accounts failing to specify they are parodies will be permanently suspended.

04.11.2022 02:11 Billions being spent in metaverse land grab
Corporations, speculators and individuals have spent nearly $2bn (£1.75bn) on virtual plots.

05.11.2022 17:35 Twitter UK staff get deadline over cuts consultation
Hundreds affected by Twitter's worldwide job cuts have three days to elect a representative.

03.11.2022 07:05 TikTok says staff in China can access UK and EU user data
The Chinese-owned platform said the policy is "based on a demonstrated need to do their job".

02.11.2022 19:44 Apple store Glasgow workers unionise in UK first
The UK's first Apple retail workers union has been formed, following US action.

02.11.2022 14:24 Tinder: More pay for dating app despite cost-of-living crisis
The number of paid subscriptions to the dating app rose sharply in July to September.

02.11.2022 16:58 Manchester Arena's weapon scanning tech questioned
Technology used in the Manchester Arena to find weapons has limitations, according to a report.

02.11.2022 13:30 Haaland or Halland? Fans asked to spellcheck tweets
The director of Visit Halland says the region's hashtag is now filled with photos of the footballer.

02.11.2022 08:20 China Covid: Area around world's biggest iPhone plant locked down
The move may have an impact on production of the new iPhone 14, which is made at Foxconn's factory.

03.11.2022 14:15 Twitter to lose magic with blue tick fee, says ex exec
Twitter's former global communications head tells BBC News he is worried about Elon Musk's plans.