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  • Brazil blocks Facebook funds in WhatsApp row
  • A court in Brazil has frozen 19.5 million reais (£4.5m, $6.07m) of Facebook's funds in a dispute with secure messaging service WhatsApp over a criminal case.   More
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  • Oracle ordered to pay $3bn damages to HP
  • Electronics firm Hewlett Packard has been awarded $3bn (£2.26bn) in damages in a legal dispute with software giant Oracle.   More
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  • BMW and Intel plan robot car production
  • BMW, Intel and computer vision firm Mobileye have signed a deal to develop autonomous vehicles.   More
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  • Spotify accuses Apple of blocking app and using store as 'weapon to harm competitors'
  • Apple is accused of blocking Spotify's streaming service by demanding the firm uses the iTunes billing service.   More
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  • British Gas offers free electricity at weekends
  • British Gas is to offer free electricity for eight hours at weekends to two million customers who have smart meters installed.   More
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  • Oculus chief latest social media hack victim
  • Oculus chief executive Brendan Iribe is the latest in a string of tech bosses who have had their social media accounts hacked.   More
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  • Apple 'considering takeover' of Jay Z's streaming service Tidal
  • The US technology company is said to be considering a takeover bid for Jay Z's music-streaming service Tidal.   More
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  • Apple patents concert camera blocker
  • Apple patents for technology that could stop smartphone cameras being used at concerts.   More
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  • Hajj pilgrims to be given e-bracelets
  • Pilgrims travelling to Mecca next month will be given electronic bracelets as part of a safety crackdown ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.   More
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  • New delay for NHS 24 computer system roll out
  • A crisis-hit computer project for the NHS 24 telephone helpline will not be fully rolled out across Scotland until the end of next year - four years later than originally planned.   More
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  • Facebook wins appeal on Belgian tracking
  • Facebook has won a legal battle with the Belgian data authority over how it tracks non-users with cookies.   More
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  • Symantec security software had 'critical' flaws
  • Computer security company Symantec patches eight security holes discovered in its own security software.   More
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  • Facebook gives friends higher priority in News Feeds
  • Facebook is to give posts by users' friends and family greater prominence - a move that may challenge professional publishers.   More
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  • Facebook 'hack' victim exposes passport scam
  • An identity thief gains access to a Facebook account by sending a fake passport and asking the social network to turn off log-in approvals.   More
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  • World-Check terrorism database exposed online
  • Names of individuals and organisations listed in the Thomson Reuters World-Check Risk Screening database are leaked.   More
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  • 'Old school' synthesiser built 40 years on
  • Electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram's Mini Oramics synthesiser is built 40 years after being designed.   More
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  • Hands on with India's £3 smartphone
  • The BBC is given a first look at a smartphone costing less than £3, set to launch in India next week.   More
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  • CIA taps huge potential of digital technology
  • The CIA is working to ensure that advances in digital technology work to its advantage, and not against it, reports Gordon Corera.   More
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  • 'Robot lawyer' fights parking tickets
  • A chatbot programmed by a British teenager has successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets since its launch last year.   More
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  • US border authority seeks travellers' social media details
  • Travellers seeking visa waiver entry to the US may soon be asked to list their social media profiles, if a Department of Homeland Security proposal is enacted.   More
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  • AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation
  • An artificial intelligence system developed in the US successfully intercepts two attacking fighter jets in a combat simulation.   More
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  • Teachers fired over offensive private messages
  • Three US teachers lose their jobs after a private chat on messaging service Slack, in which they insulted pupils, was leaked.   More
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  • Payout of $10,000 for Windows 10 update
  • Microsoft agrees to pay a California woman $10,000 (£7,500) after an automatic Windows 10 update leaves her computer unusable.   More
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  • Airbnb challenges San Francisco over rental law
  • Airbnb is challenging the San Francisco city authorities on its plans to fine the website for unregistered hosts.   More
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  • EU referendum petition hijacked by bots
  • An online petition calling for a second EU referendum has been hijacked by automated bots adding false signatures.   More
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  • Snowden: Russian data collection plans 'dangerous'
  • US whistleblower Edward Snowden has criticised new anti-terrorism legislation approved by Russia's parliament.   More
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  • US Healthcare records offered for sale online
  • Three US healthcare organisations are reportedly being held to ransom by a hacker who stole data on hundreds of thousands of patients.   More
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  • Oculus lifts headset game restrictions
  • Virtual reality pioneer Oculus has removed software locks that stopped people playing games made for its headset on rival devices.   More
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  • Brexit: UK tech sector reacts to Leave vote
  • Now the UK has decided to leave the European Union, technology firms are left to wonder what the future holds.   More
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  • Privacy Shield: White House makes EU spying promise
  • The EU and US agree final changes to a new data protection agreement known as the EU-US Privacy Shield.   More
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  • Brexit: 'Surge' in searches on Irish passports, says Google
  • Google says there was a large spike in searches for Irish passport applications as news of the UK's decision to leave the EU broke.   More
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  • Uber to 'hide' surge pricing notifications
  • Uber is to hide surge pricing notifications for more users to make its app less "complicated".   More
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  • Fans angry over 'missing' iPhone 7 headphone socket
  • The iPhone 7 is not due to be revealed until the autumn, but already fans are angry over rumours it may be missing a key feature.   More
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  • Microsoft's hi-tech mosquito trap 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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  • Electric car sets world acceleration record
  • An electric racing car built by Swiss student engineers has broken the world record for acceleration by battery-powered vehicles.   More
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  • Software firm Twilio soars 88% on first day of trading
  • Shares in software firm Twilio soar almost 88% to $28.19 on their first day of trading in New York.   More
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  • Mark Zuckerberg masks Mac webcam and microphone
  • A photograph of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg shows tape has been used to cover his MacBook Pro's webcam and mic.   More
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  • Hasselblad is first mirrorless medium-format digital camera
  • Hasselblad unveils the first mirrorless medium-format digital camera that promises "ultra-high quality" photos from a compact body.   More
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  • The bottle that empties every drop of soap 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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  • Driverless cars take to streets of virtual Coventry
  • Driverless, automated cars are being tested in a new simulator at the University of Warwick.   More
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  • Robot salamander can walk and swim
  • A robot salamander that mimics the movement of the real thing is developed in Switzerland.   More
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  • Inside a robot-run warehouse
  • How a robot-operated warehouse can help a company make deliveries in hours or minutes   More
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  • Dixons Carphone boss says UK 'must stay in single market'
  • Dixons Carphone boss Seb James explains how the retailer is responding to the Brexit vote   More
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  • Google's SpotMini robot loads the dishwasher
  • A new dog-themed robot is shown loading a dishwasher with dirty glassware.   More
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  • Facebook thinks you're more likely to like its new like button
  • Users are more likely to like something if it has a thumbs up logo, rather than the Facebook logo, according to the social network.   More
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  • Young Leave voters abused online in days after European Union referendum vote
  • Two young Leave voters reveal how they've been accused of racism and xenophobia since revealing they voted for Brexit.   More
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  • Machine that steams and folds laundry and other tech news
  • BBC Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the best of the week's technology news   More
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  • Could inspiration from nature help robots to walk?
  • Building robots which are naturally balanced could help them walk says Dr Iida   More
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  • A fitness tracker and a ball thrower - top tech for dogs
  • BBC Click's Lara Lewington and CBBC's Hacker T Dog review tech for dogs   More
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  • The Simpsons airs live animated segment and other tech news
  • BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best of the week's technology news   More
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  • The father of trending
  • "What's trending?" is a common question online, but it wasn't long ago that we didn't have an easy way to answer.   More
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  • Emergency service
  • The world can be a dangerous place, but can smartphone apps really help protect us when things go wrong?   More
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  • Predicting the internet
  • Futurologist Alvin Toffler predicted everything from the rise of the Internet to the decline of the nuclear family, but he wasn't always right   More
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  • Brits wanted
  • As businesses grapple with how to respond to Brexit, Germany's capital is keen to open new doors to Britain's tech-savvy talent pool.   More
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  • Say, what?!
  • Tech firms promise auto-translation services that are near-instantaneous and accurate, but can businesses really rely on them?   More
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  • Snap, swipe, like
  • How are fashion retailers responding to the world of smartphones and social media?   More
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  • Virtual doctors
  • Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.   More
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  • Sure thing
  • Some online gambling gurus stand to profit if punters lose money following the bets they recommended.   More
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  • Game, dataset and match
  • As Wimbledon prepares to use emotion-tracking cameras at this year's tennis championships, sport is becoming increasingly digital for fans, players and venues alike.   More
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  • War on waste
  • Reducing global food waste by a quarter would mean there was enough to feed all the malnourished people in the world. Can tech help reach this goal?   More
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  • Generation stress
  • Checking our work emails and social media accounts at all hours of the day is making us more stressed, research suggests, but what can we do about it?   More
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  • E3 boots up
  • A look ahead to some of the biggest announcements and titles at 2016's E3 video games expo.   More
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  • Snow mobiles
  • Why is Norway - population five million - embracing electric cars with such enthusiasm?   More
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  • Guns gone?
  • Firearms are still readily available on Facebook despite recent promises to crack down.   More
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  • Tutor apps
  • In the stress of the exam season, tutors are offering their last-minute help through online services.   More
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  • Playtime at the office
  • Slides, table football, pets - there will be more to do in the office of the future than just work at a desk.   More
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  • Hidden forces
  • When Iran's top civil defence official said his country was preparing for major cyber-attacks from Saudi Arabia, perhaps even he did not think it would take such a short time for his warnings to become reality.   More
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  • Work, rest and play
  • Staff no longer have to be tied to the office and there are a growing number of companies helping them to combine work, travel and lifestyle.   More
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  • E3: Why are so many games being remastered?
  • Many big name games are being re-released with enhanced graphics, but Final Fantasy XII's producer says it's not about making a quick profit.   More