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  • Ransomware 'here to stay', warns Google study
  • Cyber-thieves made at least $25m from ransomware in the last two years suggests research by Google   More
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  • UK government's drone collision report criticised
  • An alliance of drone manufacturers has called for the Department for Transport to release its methodology.   More
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  • Jeff Bezos: Five things you may not know about Amazon's founder
  • Five things you didn't know about the man whose wealth overtook Bill Gates's for a day.   More
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  • UK mobile coverage winners revealed in study
  • EE has best mobile coverage in England but Vodafone is better in Northern Ireland finds RootMetrics.   More
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  • Porsche to recall 22,000 cars over emissions software
  • Germany's transport minister orders move to remove what he says is illegal emissions-controlling software.   More
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  • Facebook calls for a more people-centric security industry
  • Cyber-experts need to concentrate on reducing harm not technical proficiency, says Facebook security head   More
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  • Google tests auto-play videos in search results
  • Some users are seeing movie trailers automatically start in their search results.   More
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  • Apple faces $506m patent dispute payout
  • A judge more than doubles an existing fine after Apple fails to abide by the verdict.   More
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  • Amazon launches Prime Now in SE Asia
  • US e-commerce giant goes into its first head-to-head battle with Alibaba in the region.   More
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  • Overwatch trolls face tougher penalties
  • Players reported for constant "bad behaviour", such as verbal abuse or time-wasting, will be banned.   More
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  • Facebook flush with advertising money
  • The social media company's profits jumped 71%, amid strong advertising spending and user growth.   More
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  • Hack on Italy's largest bank affects 400,000 customers
  • Data from 400,000 accounts belonging to Italy's biggest bank are thought to have been exposed.   More
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  • Premier League wins anti-piracy court order
  • Ruling will allow the league to combat the illicit use of devices such as pre-loaded IPTV and Kodi boxes.   More
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  • Watchdog extends reach over crypto-cash investment
  • US crypto-currency investments or Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are facing stricter regulation.   More
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  • US Uber will charge for lost item return
  • Passengers will face a $15 (£11.50) fee if they want lost property returned.   More
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  • Bitcoin fraud suspect Vinnik charged by US grand jury
  • He is said to be part of a gang accused of laundering billions through the digital currency.   More
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  • Adobe to kill off Flash plug-in by 2020
  • Once the go-to plug-in for video, the technology has been usurped by more reliable and secure apps.   More
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  • New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040 in UK
  • Ministers have also unveiled a £255m fund to help councils introduce steps to deal with pollution   More
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  • Musk and Zuckerberg clash over future of AI
  • Musk has hit back at comments that his doomsday view of AI is irresponsible.   More
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  • Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death
  • The graphics program will remain available on the app store, Microsoft says.   More
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  • Trump says Apple will build three 'big' new plants in US
  • President Trump says Apple is planning three new manufacturing plants in the United States.   More
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  • Robot vacuum company mulls selling maps of homes
  • The creator of the iRobot Roomba says it could help make homes smarter.   More
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  • Google SOS Alerts added to search results and maps
  • Internet giant assembles helpful information about unfolding disasters in its Search and Maps tools.   More
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  • India says no to driverless cars to protect jobs
  • Transport minister says the country will not be developing autonomous cars in order to protect jobs.   More
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  • Electric Mini to be built in Oxford
  • A fully electric version of the Mini is to be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW says.   More
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  • Alphabet profits rocked by EU fine
  • Google parent Alphabet reports revenues rose in the second quarter but profits drop by almost a third.   More
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  • Park's 'Pokemon permit' plan blocked
  • Rules to stop Pokemon Go players "overrunning" parks in Milwaukee are suspended.   More
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  • Wisconsin company Three Square Market to microchip employees
  • Three Square Market says 50 employees have already signed up for the $300 (£230) chip.   More
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  • Sweden data leak 'a disaster', says PM
  • The Transport Agency exposed reams of sensitive data during an outsourcing process.   More
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  • World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland
  • The revolutionary technology allows wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for current turbines.   More
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  • Electricity shake-up could save consumers 'up to £40bn'
  • New rules will encourage UK consumers to generate and store their own power, ministers say.   More
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  • UK to bring in drone registration
  • Drone owners will also be required to pass a safety awareness test.   More
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  • Uber rival Grab to raise $2.5bn in fresh investments
  • China's Didi Chuxing and Japan's Softbank are backing the ride-hailing firm with extra funding.   More
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  • YouTube to redirect searches for IS videos
  • People looking for extremist Islamist propaganda will be shown clips denouncing terrorism instead.   More
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  • C-Turtle: The landmine-detecting robot 'turtle'
  • The disposable robot is made from cardboard and powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero computer.   More
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  • MoneySuperMarket fined for sending seven million unwanted emails
  • The price comparison website sent seven million emails to people who had opted out of receiving messages.   More
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  • AI demo picks out recipes from food photos
  • Researchers in the US develop an algorithm that appears to have a penchant for desserts   More
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  • AlphaBay and Hansa dark web markets shut down
  • The AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were known for trade in drugs, weapons and malware.   More
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  • Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam
  • Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university.   More
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  • Kodi magazine 'directs readers to pirate content'
  • The guide is being investigated by the Federation Against Copyright Theft.   More
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  • Robot 'drowns' in fountain mishap
  • The wheeled security robot in Washington DC tumbled into a fountain at an office building.   More
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  • Inside Facebook's virtual reality chat room
  • Facebook hopes the feature will be the "most immersive" way for Oculus Rift owners to chat online.   More
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  • How facial recognition could replace train tickets
  • A system designed to replace the need for tickets on trains is being tested in the UK.   More
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  • Ransomware spike blamed on easy-to-use malware builders
  • Experts blame a spike in ransomware on user-friendly versions that are free to download.   More
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  • Paying with Bitcoin? That'll do nicely
  • Visit the high-end art gallery in London that accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as payment.   More
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  • How easy is it to hack a cash machine?
  • After cash machines were hacked in Thailand and Taiwan Click asks if it could happen again.   More
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  • World's first floating offshore wind farm in Scotland.
  • Each wind turbine is taller than Big Ben and the farm can power 20,000 homes.   More
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  • YouTuber Jack Jones says sorry for racist and homophobic outburst
  • The star apologises to anyone who felt offended by his words and says he was just "lashing out".   More
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  • This Tinder couple have finally met - after three years of messaging each other
  • Michelle Arendas and Josh Avsec, who messaged each other just 10 times in three years, finally meet in person.   More
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  • Living dragonfly drones take flight
  • Researchers hope to use the insect to get to areas larger drones cannot reach.   More
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  • The house being built by robots and 3D printers
  • A three-storey house is being designed, planned and built predominately by robots and 3D printers.   More
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  • Driving a car made from biodegradable materials
  • The four-seater car is made from sugar beet, coated with flax and mixed with bio-plastic.   More
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  • 3D-printed structures change shape when heated
  • The 3D-printed structures that could be used for space missions or heart surgery.   More
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  • Bitcoin goes arty
  • The global art market is not known for tech innovation, so why is Bitcoin proving increasingly popular?   More
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  • Who is the laziest?
  • How live streaming of player data is giving sports fans unprecedented levels of analysis.   More
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  • Bitcoin battle
  • The Bitcoin community must agree how to tackle a slowdown in transaction times to avoid a schism.   More
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  • Chatbot docs
  • Could health apps and AI-powered chatbots replace your traditional local doctor?   More
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  • Overwatch's ambition
  • Activision Blizzard reveals who has spent about $20m to buy the first Overwatch League teams.   More
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  • Liar! Liar!
  • False news stories have plagued the internet, but are apps and algorithms the best way to spot them?   More
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  • Far from crude
  • How oil firms are using ever more ingenious ways to find and extract crude oil.   More
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  • Net neutrality battle
  • Some internet giants and activists will participate in a day of action to oppose changes to net neutrality rules.   More
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  • Guiding lights
  • Can girlguiding encourage more girls to take up science, technology, economics and maths?   More
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  • Countdown to D-Day
  • The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) start next year, but many firms are ill prepared.   More
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  • Intelligent energy
  • Future Energy: How artificial intelligence can be used to make power stations run more efficiently.   More
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  • F1 tech for babies
  • F1 tech has influenced sectors from aeronautics to public transport - now healthcare is benefiting.   More
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  • Shoddy data-stripping exposes firms to hack attacks
  • User names, employee IDs and unique identifiers are found in a survey of data on corporate websites   More
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  • Ukraine braces for further cyber-attacks
  • A month on from the NotPetya attack, many in Ukraine are ready for further cyber-strikes.   More
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  • Hiding out among the net's criminal class
  • Researchers who rub shoulders with cyber thieves talk about how they profile the gangs and scams.   More
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  • China set to launch an 'unhackable' internet communication
  • China might not have the lead in research but its application of secure networks is leading the way.   More