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  • 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.   More
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  • '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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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).   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • WhatsApp users to receive adverts
  • WhatsApp changes its privacy policy so that businesses can send messages to people using the service.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors
  • Microsoft's Excel has been blamed for some errors in academic papers on genomics.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • Uber adds advance bookings in London
  • Transport app Uber allows customers in London to book journeys up to 30 days in advance.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak
  • New independent data suggests that the augmented reality craze is beginning to cool off.   More
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  • Google punishes sites with pop-up adverts
  • Google will give a lower search ranking to sites with "frustrating" pop-up ads from 2017.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • Wikileaks criticised on sensitive data
  • Wikileaks has been criticised for not doing enough to screen sensitive information found in documents released via the site.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • Facebook launches Lifestage app for school teens
  • Facebook has launched a new social media app, without privacy settings, aimed at young people in school.   More
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  • Can political apps send more young people to the polls?
  • Will smartphone apps encourage more young people to go to the polls?   More
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  • Windows 10 update stops webcams working
  • Millions of people are reporting that a Windows 10 update has stopped their webcams from working.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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?   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • Driverless taxis roam Singapore streets
  • Driverless taxis are being tested on the streets of Singapore for the first time.   More
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  • Flipped 3D printer makes giant objects
  • A 3D printer that can produce large items such as plane parts is developed.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • Meet the robots in Amazon's UK warehouses
  • These robots are being rolled out to Amazon's warehouses across the UK.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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   More
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  • Low-cost underwater drone explores SS Tahoe shipwreck
  • An underwater drone has been developed which aims to make exploration more affordable and accessible.   More
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  • Why fencing with a drone could make it smarter
  • The drones being taught to avoid moving obstacles in real-time   More
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  • 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   More
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  • Love to chat
  • As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?   More
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  • 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.   More
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  • 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?   More
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  • Found on Facebook
  • How a simple post on social media ended a Russian woman's 40-year search for her father.   More
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  • Super Soaker
  • 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   More
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  • Take me to paradise
  • Airlines and travel companies are trying to extend their reach into interactive entertainment.   More
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  • Paranoid parents?
  • Can tech help busy working parents keep tabs on their toddlers or does it simply make them feel more guilty and paranoid?   More
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  • Cold Turkey
  • 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.   More
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  • Split personality
  • Who has your data? So much of our private details are stored in the cloud, but where is that exactly, and is it secure?   More
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  • Screen test
  • TV show Mr Robot has won a strong following among hackers for its accurate portrayal of how hacks can happen   More
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  • How HoloLens is helping Nasa design the next Mars rover
  • Nasa has teamed up with Microsoft to help scientists collaborate on Mars research   More
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  • Technology explained: What is augmented reality?
  • Millions of people are playing Pokemon Go - a mobile game that blends the real world with computer graphics.   More
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  • Inside a factory making robot waiters and waitresses
  • Meet the people making robot waiters and waitresses for restaurants in China   More
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  • 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.   More