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  • Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager
  • The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.   More
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  • FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
  • The US Federal Bureau of Investigation says North Korea was behind a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures over a film about its leader Kim Jong-un.   More
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  • Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
  • Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.   More
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  • Millions deleted in Instagram purge
  • Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.   More
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  • Microsoft takes on tech scammers
  • The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.   More
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  • Blackberry shares drop on earnings
  • Shares in Blackberry drop nearly 6% as the troubled smartphone maker reports a larger-than-expected drop in revenue during the third quarter.   More
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  • 'Slenderman' accused to stand trial
  • Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.   More
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  • Nasa emails spanner into space
  • Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.   More
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  • Minecraft maker plans spin-off game
  • Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title.   More
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  • Sony hack is 'US security issue'
  • The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.   More
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  • Net overseers hit by phishing attack
  • Hackers have managed to penetrate the internal network used by the organisation that oversees the net's addressing system.   More
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  • Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack
  • Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures hack.   More
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  • Windows browser choice system ends
  • A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years   More
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  • Valve limits sales of Russian games
  • The plunging value of the Russian rouble has led game maker Valve to impose limits on its online store.   More
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  • Mobile deal to reduce 'not-spots'
  • Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.   More
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  • New Blackberry 'back to its roots'
  • Blackberry launches what it calls a "no-nonsense" smartphone in a bid to win back business customers.   More
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  • VIDEO: The rise of 'selfie sticks'
  • How handheld extendable poles for smartphones are growing in popularity around the world - along with their detractors.   More
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  • Google 2014: World Cup tops searches
  • Who is Banksy?, Peaches Geldof and Hull City all feature on Google's end of year trends list.   More
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  • VIDEO: TV technology for the 2020 Olympics
  • How Japanese broadcaster NHK is preparing for hi-tech coverage of the 2020 Olympics.   More
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  • VIDEO: Festival celebrates indie gaming
  • Marc Cieslak visits GameCity which looks to promote the cultural benefits of playing games.   More
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  • VIDEO: Is this the future of bionics?
  • How motion capture technology is being used to create better prosthetics   More
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  • VIDEO: The dog with 3D printed legs
  • BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights.   More
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  • VIDEO: 'Easy to hack companies like Sony'
  • Marc Maiffret, a former hacker who is now an internet security expert, says it is easy for a hacker to break into a company Sony.   More
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  • VIDEO: DIY electronics making home 'smart'
  • The do-it-yourself electronics maker littleBits has released a "smart home" automation kit.   More
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  • VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator
  • Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.   More
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  • VIDEO: Visiting the doctor via the internet
  • A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.   More
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  • VIDEO: How to pay for goods in a heartbeat
  • The wearable technology which could change the way you pay for goods and services.   More
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  • VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot
  • The US military has been showing off its latest catch.   More
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  • Social shopping takes off in Asia
  • The latest trend driving Asian spending sprees   More
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  • Sony Pictures hack - whodunnit?
  • Is North Korea the most obvious suspect?   More
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  • A guide to the Sony Pictures hack
  • What we know about the devastating hack that hit Sony   More
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  • VIDEO: The boy who can't forget Star Wars
  • Meet the self-proclaimed 'geek actor'   More
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  • Quantum thinking: Cats to computers
  • An interactive journey through quantum theory   More
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  • Virtual galleries open new markets for art
  • Online art sales boom, led by Chinese buyers   More
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  • Thwarting retail's 'returnaholics'
  • The tech thwarting shopping's "returnaholics"   More