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  • 'Nazi pug' video-maker has no regrets
  • Mark Meechan was fined £800 after teaching a dog to give a Nazi salute.   More
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  • Spotify tests filter to block swearing in songs
  • The trial feature skips explicit tracks but only works on Apple devices and lacks a parental lock.   More
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  • Police 'visit funeral home to unlock dead man's phone'
  • Police in Florida are criticised for allegedly entering a funeral home to use a dead man's finger to unlock his smartphone.   More
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  • Russia Telegram ban hits Google and Amazon services
  • Google and Amazon have been caught up in Russian attempts to block the Telegram messaging app.   More
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  • Iran's banks banned from dealing in crypto-currencies
  • Iran bans its banks from using Bitcoin, amid money-laundering concerns.   More
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  • Apple's Shazam deal faces European probe
  • Seven countries asked the European Commission to review the purchase of the music identification app.   More
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  • Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws
  • The health secretary wants action from the sites on underage use, bullying and screen-time limits.   More
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  • 'TSB gave me access to someone's £35,000'
  • Computer chaos for customers continues as one man gets access to someone else's accounts.   More
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  • Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out
  • The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.   More
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  • GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?
  • Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.   More
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  • HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds
  • How does a free app with no adverts go about becoming a success with Hollywood actors whilst giving away thousands in cash?   More
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  • Facebook removes 'gay sex for rent' posts
  • An investigation found groups offering free accommodation for young men in exchange for sex.   More
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  • Google's SMS replacement ready to launch
  • Android phones are beginning to receive Google's feature-rich new service called Chat.   More
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  • German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge
  • Publishing giant Axel Springer has lost a long-running case seeking to limit the use of Adblock Plus.   More
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  • Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can
  • Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.   More
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  • Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws
  • A total of 1.5 billion international Facebook users will not be protected under GDPR.   More
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  • TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again
  • TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.   More
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  • Ikea's TaskRabbit app back online after data breach
  • The odd jobs marketplace has been investigating a "cyber-security incident".   More
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  • Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks
  • The rapidly changing value of crypto-currency has been turned into a mobile game.   More
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  • NHS website defaced by hackers
  • The digital vandalism was spotted by a security researcher and has since been fixed.   More
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  • Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada
  • Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.   More
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  • Are AI fairytales the future?
  • The first AI fairytale has been written by an algorithm, a company claims - a taste of future story-telling?   More
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  • Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps
  • US retailer Wish.com is admonished by UK ad watchdog for the third time since November.   More
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  • Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports
  • The Internet Watch Foundation found more than 78,000 website addresses with child abuse images in 2017.   More
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  • Iceland's Bitcoin heist suspect 'flees on PM's plane'
  • The man fled from Iceland to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the prime minister.   More
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  • NHS ransomware attack response criticised
  • MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.   More
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  • Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach
  • TaskRabbit says it is working with law enforcement, and its website is offline.   More
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  • Russia's Telegram block hits web users
  • Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.   More
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  • School warns over Roblox and Fortnite online games
  • Roblox and Fortnite enable players to talk to interact with each other via online chat.   More
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  • Facebook facial recognition faces class-action suit
  • Damages could amount to "billions of dollars", the judge says.   More
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  • T-Mobile fined over false ringtones
  • The firm paid $40m (£27m) over claims it employed false ringtones rather than fixing call problems.   More
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  • What Remains of Edith Finch wins Bafta's top games award
  • What Remains of Edith Finch scores an upset by beating Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice at the Baftas.   More
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  • Nintendo celebrates Bafta hat trick
  • Nintendo's Shinya Takahashi says he is "very happy" with the company's success at the Baftas.   More
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  • Hellblade: Our big risk paid off with five Bafta wins
  • Making a video game about mental health was worth the risk, says its creator.   More
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  • Tim Schafer: My games suffered 'bit rot'
  • The award-winning games designer says many of his classics became unplayable on modern machines.   More
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  • South Korea turns off loudspeaker broadcasts into North
  • South Korea says silencing the propaganda broadcasts will help set the mood for the inter-Korean summit.   More
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  • Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet
  • Biplap Deb cited the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata but his statement has attracted ridicule.   More
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  • Robo farmers
  • Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.   More
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  • Life of a meme
  • What do pictures of two guys pointing at each other and yelling tell us about how a meme begins and ends?   More
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  • Ninjas and nanobots
  • Is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a synthetic future?   More
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  • First timer
  • The big winner at the Bafta Games Awards was Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, including Best Performer - won by a video editor.   More
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  • Coffee trends
  • Coffee in five charts: How coffee drinking varies around the world.   More
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  • Bug hunters
  • Big rewards are available for hackers who can spot when websites have got their coding wrong.   More
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  • '600 apps had my data'
  • Data harvesting is a multi-billion dollar industry privacy campaigners believe is far too opaque.   More
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  • What does the future hold for humanoid robots?
  • Machines that can fully mimic natural body movements are still a long way off, says Will Jackson.   More
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  • Aubrey de Grey: Treating ageing as a curable disease
  • The scientist aims to develop therapies to repair damage at the molecular and cellular level.   More
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  • NanoMap: How uncertainty helps this drone fly
  • MIT CSAIL's NanoMap system enables drones to avoid obstacles while flying at 20 mph (32km/h)   More
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  • Visual effects behind Thor: Ragnarok
  • Click talks to Alexis Wajsbrot, the visual effects supervisor for Thor: Ragnarok.   More
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  • Amazon Echo trial to help elderly and disabled people
  • As many councils struggle with budget issues to deliver services such as social care, new technology is being used in one trial area.   More
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  • Robot visits a pub for Westworld promotion and other news
  • BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.   More
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  • Russia's Telegram ban 'failing'
  • The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.   More
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  • God of War: Giving gaming new emotions
  • The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.   More
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  • The helmet which gives firefighters 'X-ray vision'
  • The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters’ sight in poor visibility.   More
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  • Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off
  • Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.   More