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  • Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?
  • A stadium in LA confirms it uses facial recognition technology at pop concerts.   More
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  • New Facebook bug exposed millions of photos
  • Photos of up to 6.8 million Facebook users, including ones they never posted, could be accessed.   More
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  • Wetherspoons fake accounts to be exposed
  • Twitter must reveal the identity behind two parody accounts, the high court rules.   More
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  • Half of UK homes could get faster broadband
  • New research suggests that people have not taken up faster services, even though they are available.   More
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  • Tumblr returns to App Store after porn ban
  • The social network has returned to Apple's app store after revealing plans to ban adult content.   More
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  • Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves
  • The online retailer has teamed up with police in New Jersey to fight parcel theft with dummy packages.   More
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  • Grace Millane: New Zealand anger over Google naming murder suspect
  • Google named the man accused of killing UK backpacker Grace Millane in an email, which could be illegal.   More
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  • Bieber fans help YouTube Rewind become 'most disliked'
  • Beliebers voting against YouTube Rewind seem to have helped the video rack up negative feedback.   More
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  • Apple to create $1bn Texas base
  • The company says it expects to become Austin's biggest private employer.   More
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  • Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident
  • A leaked email sent to Uber bosses by a staff member arrived days before a car hit and killed a pedestrian.   More
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  • Bereaved mother criticises Facebook over baby ads
  • The woman says if companies were able to spot she had been pregnant, they should also have realised she was bereaved.   More
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  • Robot turns out to be man in suit
  • A robot has featured on Russian TV but turns out to be a man in a suit.   More
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  • Word processor pioneer Evelyn Berezin dies aged 93
  • Evelyn Berezin put the Data Secretary on sale in 1971, creating a new industry.   More
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  • Google hearing sees 'idiot' trending
  • A question about why typing "idiot" into Google throws up pictures of President Trump sees the term trend.   More
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  • When out-of-date code causes chaos
  • What is a digital certificate and why do they expire?   More
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  • Streets with UK's slowest and fastest broadband named
  • But uSwitch survey says homes in a Birmingham avenue have the fastest access.   More
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  • Twitter's Jack Dorsey answers critics of Myanmar meditation retreat
  • Twitter's chief executive says he needs to learn more about the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar.   More
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  • 'Meghan Markle' most googled person in UK in 2018
  • Firm's UK search results also featured the World Cup, Bitcoin and Black Panther highly.   More
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  • Ghana drones: Row over blood-delivery devices
  • A government-backed scheme for supplying medicine brings accusations of a "high-tech vanity project".   More
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  • Google chief denies political bias claims
  • US lawmakers accused firm of "programming" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.   More
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  • Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive
  • The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on bail.   More
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  • Instagram tightens eating disorder filters after BBC investigation
  • The photo network’s filters don’t always halt posts that can promote anorexia and bulimia.   More
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  • Is US military cloud safe from Russia? Fears over sensitive data
  • The BBC investigates a $10bn (£8bn) Pentagon contract to store sensitive data in a cyber-cloud.   More
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  • Child advice chatbots fail to spot sexual abuse
  • Two leading chat apps also struggled with questions about drugs and bulimia.   More
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  • Broadband customers to get automatic compensation
  • The automatic compensation code will apply only when the fault takes longer than two days to fix.   More
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  • Amazon sackings 'follow sales data leaks'
  • Amazon reportedly believes the staff had been abusing their access to an internal database.   More
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  • Dixons Carphone posts £440m loss in first half
  • The struggling retailer posts a £440m loss after it writes down the value of its Carphone Warehouse brand.   More
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  • Brexit: More than £100K spent on Facebook and other ads for May's deal
  • The government bought ads on Facebook, Twitter, Google and LinkedIn before Brexit vote was cancelled.   More
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  • Huawei Honor View20 and Samsung A8s have hole-punch cameras
  • Two smartphones with cameras encircled by their screens are launched within hours of each other.   More
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  • Apple denies iPhone sales ban in China
  • Chip-maker Qualcomm says it has won an injunction against Apple in a continuing dispute over intellectual property.   More
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  • Elon Musk has 'no respect' for US regulator
  • Tesla's co-founder says he has no respect for the regulator, which fined him over tweets about making the company private.   More
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  • VR helps investigate fires
  • A system developed by RiVR can scan a scene of real fire damage and then re-create the fire in VR.   More
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  • Are these robots the future of warfare?
  • The Ministry of Defence is carrying out its biggest ever exercise using autonomous vehicles in battle scenarios.   More
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  • Biohackers: ‘My hand chip could unlock my car door’
  • Biohackers want to make their bodies and brains function better by "hacking" their biology.   More
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  • VR game shows how fast 5G could be
  • VR games and lawnmower bots: How Ericsson is testing 5G   More
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  • Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space
  • The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back.   More
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  • China's new games censors take tough stance
  • A panel of experts bans nine mobile games and sends another 11 back for changes.   More
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  • Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone
  • The biggest obstacle to delivery drones isn't technology, it's regulation and public acceptance.   More
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  • Loneliness: Does being online make it worse?
  • We want to know what you think - does going online make you feel more lonely or less lonely?   More
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  • Seven things to watch as Google's CEO appears before Congress hearing
  • Google chief Sundar Pichai will answer questions from the House Judiciary Committee.   More
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  • Formula E: Why refreshed and recharged electric racing series is a must watch
  • Refreshed and recharged - Formula E is live on the BBC this season and there are plenty of reasons why it is a must watch.   More
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  • The bar where your cash is worthless
  • As more firms around the world refuse to take cash, does this mean the end for notes and coins?   More
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  • 'I was divorced and missed having company'
  • Rupert Hunt created flat-sharing website SpareRoom - and then ended up needing to use it himself after his marriage ended.   More
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  • How the star of Sheryl Sandberg dimmed
  • Facebook is in crisis. And the firm's chief operating officer, once the golden girl, is taking the heat.   More
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  • Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts
  • China's tech giant leads the market for telecoms infrastructure, and is second only to Samsung in smartphone sales.   More
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  • Bionic 3D-printed arm 'gives confidence' to young amputees
  • Open Bionics has developed the world's first medically-certified 3D-printed artificial arm   More
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  • Serkis on Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle visual effects
  • Andy Serkis has directed the new movie Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle using performance capture methods.   More
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  • Star Wars AT-ST stalks Devon and other technology news
  • BBC Click’s Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.   More
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  • Could HoloLens tech help save babies’ lives?
  • Students are shown virtual reality images to teach them about obstetric emergencies.   More
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  • Backpack bees give farmers a weather buzz and other news
  • BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at the best of the week's technology news stories.   More
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  • Could light bring us superfast mobile broadband indoors?
  • Superfast 5G mobile connectivity may not be able to reach inside buildings. Could light help?   More
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  • 'If you Google the word idiot, a picture of Donald Trump comes up?'
  • Google's Chief executive Sundar Pichai answered questions about the company in front of US lawmakers.   More
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  • How to be a spy in the digital age
  • The head of MI6 has just revealed a huge secret - his first ever mission. But being a spy is very different now.   More
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  • Cyber-plant drives towards light - and other tech news
  • BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.   More
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  • How 5G connectivity could keep these hi-tech cows healthy
  • How superfast mobile connectivity will help dairy farmers monitor the health of their cows.   More