BBC Technology News

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  • Women write better code, study suggests
  • Computer code written by women has a higher approval rating than that written by men - but only if it is not obvious that the coders are female, new research suggests.   More
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  • Paedophiles use Facebook to swap images
  • Paedophiles are using secret groups on Facebook to post and swap obscene images of children, a BBC investigation finds.   More
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  • Quake mobile app invites public test
  • A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists.   More
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  • Anne Frank's diary removed from website
  • The Diary of Anne Frank has been removed from book repository Wikisource after the site became aware it had fallen foul of copyright law.   More
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  • Uber offers £20m 'safe ride' settlement
  • Uber wants to settle two lawsuits regarding safety regulation but the sum amounts to around $1 per person.   More
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  • GCHQ computer hacking ruled lawful
  • Britain's spies are not breaking the law when they secretly hack into computers and smart phones, a tribunal rules.   More
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  • Streetmap loses Google court challenge
  • A website that accused Google of abusing its "dominant position" in the online search market by "driving traffic" to Google Maps has lost its High Court action.   More
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  • Facebook loses in French nudity case
  • The Paris appeal court rules that Facebook can be sued under French - not Californian - law, in what is seen as a test case.   More
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  • Nidar: India launches 'lightest gun' weighing 250g
  • Two years after India launched Nirbheek, a handgun pitched as the country's 'first gun for women', a state-run arms factory launches a similar gun which it says is lighter and cheaper.   More
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  • VTech 'is responsible' for kids' data
  • The UK's data privacy watchdog confirms that VTech remains responsible for protecting users' data despite changes to its terms and conditions.   More
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  • Facebook ‘colonialism' row stokes distrust
  • Comments by a Facebook board member could put Mark Zuckerberg's global plans on the back foot.   More
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  • Lego children's prosthetic wins award
  • A prosthetic arm that allows children to design their own Lego accessories wins an innovation award in Paris.   More
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  • Woman, 82, denies Redford film piracy
  • An 82-year-old woman accused of illegally pirating a Robert Redford film receives a £600 demand.   More
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  • VIDEO: A millennium spent in the cloud
  • The visual effects supervisor behind The Walk talks about using the cloud to bring the film to life   More
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  • VIDEO: 'Social cinema' series debuts on Instagram
  • BBC Click talks to the team behind a "social cinema" film.   More
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  • VIDEO: The robot that camouflages itself
  • BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news.   More
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  • VIDEO: The rolling, HD security camera
  • How a remote controlled rolling camera could protect your home and other home security technology reviewed   More
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  • VIDEO: Google boss asked 'what do you get paid?'
  • Google's UK head, Matt Brittin, is asked about his salary as he appeared before the Public Accounts Committee.   More
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  • VIDEO: Artificial intelligence buys stocks
  • Hedge funds are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence in order to spot trends to try to make money for their customers   More
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  • VIDEO: Is self-publishing hot right now?
  • As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?   More
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  • VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed
  • The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.   More
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  • VIDEO: The traffic cones with built-in fans
  • Why a Japanese engineer is taking a lateral approach to problem solving   More
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  • VIDEO: Inventor of early TV technology recognised
  • Scottish inventor Alexander Bain is awarded an Emmy for services to technology and engineering, nearly 140 years after his death.   More
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  • Is Google feeling unloved?
  • Is Google finding it difficult to stick to its principles?   More
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  • Can technology help build a perfect country?
  • Can technology help build a perfect country?   More
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  • Fruit and veg goes digital in South America
  • The apps aiming to shake up grocery shopping in South America   More
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  • Is self-publishing coming of age?
  • How easy is self-publishing?   More
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  • Why do mobile phones still work in jail?
  • Why are illicit mobiles still in prisons?   More
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  • How social media is transforming the fashion industry
  • How social media is transforming the fashion industry   More
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  • Could Vietnam become the next Silicon Valley?
  • Why tech entrepreneurs are choosing South East Asia over California   More