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Dark web paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years

BBC / UK

Matthew Falder blackmailed victims into sending sexual images that he then shared on the dark web.

Plans drawn up for world's tallest wooden skyscraper

BBC / Technology

The 70-storey tower would be 90% wood and have trees and other foliage on every level.

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Probe after 'drone made helicopter crash'

BBC / Technology

Investigations are launched after a helicopter reportedly crashed after swerving to avoid a consumer drone.

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Facebook to seek verification by post for election ads

BBC / Technology

People wishing to take out ads naming political candidates will be sent a verification code in the post.

Sunday, Feb 18

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Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

BBC / Business

The government invites churches to let their spires be rented to improve the UK's mobile coverage.

Friday, Feb 16

21

Russia-Trump inquiry: Russians charged over US 2016 election tampering

BBC.com

The named Russians are indicted along with three Russian companies by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Facebook told to stop tracking in Belgium

BBC / Technology

Facebook is ordered to stop tracking people without consent, by a court in Belgium.

14

Call for women-only Uber Pools for London

BBC / Technology

Customers should be allowed to "choose who they share vehicles with", says Transport for London.

Patient's chest rebuilt with 3D print after tumour surgery

www.bbc.co.uk

Peter Maggs' chest wall was rebuilt using the technology after a large tumour was removed.

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Anger at Google image search 'peace deal'

BBC / Technology

The search giant will remove features from its image search to appease Getty Images.

11

Robots compete in skiing challenge and other news

www.bbc.co.uk

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

02

Is boasting good or bad for business?

www.bbc.co.uk

Sweden is one of the most innovative countries in the world, but the business culture discourages bragging.

Hot on Instagram - but is it art?

BBC / Technology

Should social media-friendly experiences designed to make striking photos be considered art?

Thursday, Feb 15

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UK and US blame Russia for 'malicious' NotPetya cyber-attack

BBC / UK

Britain and the US say the Russian military was behind the NotPetya attack which hit firms worldwide.

21

Instagram agrees to Russia censor demands

BBC / Europe

Service blocks access to corruption claim-related posts despite YouTube failing to meet similar demand.

15

'Phenomenal' robot surgery speeds up man's recovery

www.bbc.co.uk

Owen Veldhuizen says the surgery, which saw a robot used to operate on his heart, was "phenomenal".

Google Chrome launches default ad-blocker

BBC / Technology

The latest versions of the web browser will block "annoying intrusive" ads from today.

14

'Anti-Clinton' Wikileaks chat leaked

BBC / Technology

Leaked copies of a private chat suggest Wikileaks wanted a Republican candidate to become president.

13

Social networks 'too slow' on rights changes

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The European Commission wants Facebook, Google and Twitter to do more to protect consumer rights.

07

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

BBC / Technology

Snapchat's changes have sparked a backlash as users complain that it is more difficult to use.

03

Blade Runner 2049: How we recreated a character

www.bbc.co.uk

The filmmakers wanted one of the characters to appear in the new film looking as they did in 1982.

Wednesday, Feb 14

21

Quantum computers 'one step closer'

BBC / Science

Quantum computing has taken a step forward with the recent development of a silicon-based programmable quantum processor.

Apple's HomePod speakers can leave marks

BBC / Technology

The tech firm has said owners may have to re-oil surfaces if the ring marks do not fade.

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AI does grunt work on China's pig farms

BBC / Technology

Alibaba rolls out a system that analyses pig squeals and coughs to improve pork production.

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Search tool accesses firms' documents in the cloud

BBC / Technology

A website lets people freely look for sensitive data stored on servers at Amazon Web Services.

eSports' Overwatch League announces its first female player

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Kim "Geguri" Se-Yeon is the first female player in the history of the eSports Overwatch League.

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YouTube and Instagram face Russia bans

BBC / Technology

Russia's internet watchdog has ordered videos and images on the services to be blocked by end of day.

14

St Valentine: Does this 3D reconstruction show his face?

www.bbc.co.uk

A reconstruction is made of the saint's face, based on human remains thought to belong to him.

13

Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'

BBC / Technology

A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.

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The 3D projections that float in the air

www.bbc.co.uk

Researchers at Brigham Young University nicknamed it the Princess Leia project.