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  • Anonymous Pro-Brexit ads on Facebook say 'bin Chequers'
  • A senior MP questions how a pro-Brexit website can run adverts without saying who has paid for them.   More
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  • Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg
  • The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.   More
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  • Google takes down travel visa ads
  • Many sites have been charging high rates since 2010 but Google has finally taken some of the ads down.   More
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  • Online sellers 'pay for positive reviews'
  • A Which? investigator was hired to write high-rated reviews online in return for free goods.   More
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  • Facebook sued over video viewing figures
  • Legal action brought by advertisers claims the social network knew about problems in metrics in 2015.   More
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  • eBay revs up to take on Auto Trader in car ads
  • The online marketplace is acquiring Motors.co.uk, making it a "leading alternative" to Auto Trader.   More
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  • Tiny companion phone released in Japan
  • The mobile is designed as a companion device for those who already own bigger smartphones.   More
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  • Amazon creates 1,000 'highly skilled' jobs in three UK cities
  • Online retailer adds hundreds of "Silicon Valley" jobs in Manchester, Edinburgh and Cambridge.   More
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  • 'Why we faked our Facebook wedding in Kinshasa'
  • Successful, educated and attractive - Arlène Agneroh's friends said the only thing she was missing was a husband.   More
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  • Mitsubishi windows shine 'alarmingly realistic' fake sunlight
  • Mitsubishi has developed a new indoor lighting system that mimics blue skies, sunrises and sunsets.   More
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  • Grand Theft Auto 'cheats' homes raided
  • A court grants search warrants and freezes the assets of five people accused of making cheat software.   More
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  • Twitter's 'Russia-Iran' troll tweet trove made public
  • Millions of tweets published by suspected state-linked accounts are made public by Twitter.   More
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  • Google unshackles Android-device firms
  • Phone and tablet companies will be able to experiment with alternative versions of Android.   More
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  • eBay files lawsuit against Amazon over 'seller recruitment'
  • In a lawsuit, eBay says the retail giant used its internal message system to recruit sellers.   More
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  • Spotify ad banned for causing 'distress' to children
  • The advert mimicked a horror movie and was likely to scare youngsters, the ad authority says.   More
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  • Huawei's Watch GT has no time for Android's Wear OS
  • The Chinese technology company ditches Google's Wear OS in favour of its own smartwatch operating system.   More
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  • Children 'blackmailed' for sexual images in online video chats
  • One in 10 children have been asked to remove their clothes over online video chats, says the NSPCC.   More
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  • Portal: Facebook's new home gadget
  • Facebook's Portal offers video chat around the home - but do consumers trust Facebook enough?   More
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  • The world’s first fully-autonomous indoor farm
  • The world’s first fully-autonomous indoor farm in San Carlos, California, is now operational.   More
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  • Amsterdam's canal boats go electric
  • All of Amsterdam's boats must go electric by 2025, but switching to electric is not straightforward.   More
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  • Mobile wi-fi hotspots reviewed
  • Lucy Hedges reviews the Skyroam Solis, Glocalme G3 and TP-Link M7450 mobile wi-fi hotspots.   More
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  • Just Eat listings include takeaways given zero ratings for hygiene
  • Outlets rated zero by the Food Standards Agency are among those listed on the food ordering app.   More
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  • Unilad web publisher bought by LADbible
  • The move safeguards more than 200 jobs at the viral publisher, which collapsed with debts of £6.5m.   More
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  • The story behind your PlayStation username
  • PlayStation's long-awaited new feature means weird and embarrassing names will be no more.   More
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  • What's the point of concept cars?
  • Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why spend millions on them if they're never going to make it into production?   More
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  • How U2's technology is changing concerts for the better
  • The band's groundbreaking stage show is designed to ensure everyone has a front-row seat.   More
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  • When can I buy a 5G phone and how much will it be?
  • Superfast 5G mobile will require new handsets, but will the new services justify the extra expense?   More
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  • Why has Twitter banned 1500 accounts and what are NPCs?
  • The Trump-supporting right has a new favourite meme and they're trolling opponents far and wide.   More
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  • Could chip fat help dirty shipping clean up its act?
  • Ships are the lifeblood of global trade, but their fuel is highly polluting. What's the answer?   More
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  • Spotify: Albums are alive and kicking in the streaming age
  • As the UK's celebrates National Album Day, Spotify says albums "can still be absolutely monumental".   More
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  • Climate change: Is your Netflix habit bad for the environment?
  • The IT sector's share of global electricity consumption is predicted to increase rapidly.   More
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  • Virtual lives: Could VR change how we think of others?
  • Researchers are studying whether controlling a virtual reality body can affect real life behaviour.   More
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  • How to boost the alarm in your smartphone
  • Kate Russell on how to make sure you never sleep through your alarm again.   More
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  • Yusaku Maezawa: Why I've bought a ticket to the Moon
  • Space X's mission to the Moon will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.   More
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  • The hi-tech trousers inspired by Wallace and Gromit
  • Researchers inspired by a Wallace and Gromit film have developed trousers with artificial muscles.   More
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  • Hi-tech glasses offer alternative to bifocals
  • The regular prescription lenses can change to bifocals and back again at the touch of a button.   More
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  • Facebook job not lobbying, says Sir Nick Clegg
  • Sir Nick Clegg talks about how he got his new Facebook job and what he will be doing for the social media giant.   More
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  • Take a tour of U2's ground-breaking stage
  • Bassist Adam Clayton shows us around (and through) U2's 30-metre long "barricage".   More
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  • 'Facebook baby ads taunted me after stillbirth'
  • Anna England Kerr was shown ads for cots, cribs and IVF, despite trying to turn them off.   More
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  • Pepper the robot tells MPs about artificial intelligence
  • Pepper the robot answers questions from MPs on the education select committee about helping to care for older people.   More
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  • The Facebook cleaners: 'I've seen hundreds of beheadings'
  • What's it like to be someone who watches banned content on social media so you don't have to?   More