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Jeremy Hunt threatens social media with new child-protection laws

BBC

The health secretary wants action from the sites on underage use, bullying and screen-time limits.

Saturday, Apr 21

03

HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds

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How does a free app with no adverts go about becoming a success with Hollywood actors whilst giving away thousands in cash?

Friday, Apr 20

21

Russian crackdown on Telegram app 'failing'

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The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.

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GDPR: Are you ready for the EU's huge data privacy shake-up?

BBC / Technology

Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.

17

Ofcom seeks to scrap local TV roll-out

BBC / Technology

The media regulator says launching more local TV stations in the UK is not viable.

15

German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge

BBC / Technology

Publishing giant Axel Springer has lost a long-running case seeking to limit the use of Adblock Plus.

14

Facebook removes 'gay sex for rent' posts

BBC / Technology

An investigation found groups offering free accommodation for young men in exchange for sex.

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Google's SMS replacement ready to launch

BBC / Technology

Android phones are beginning to receive Google's feature-rich new service called Chat.

Robot visits a pub for Westworld promotion and other news

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BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

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God of War: The single dad opening gaming up to new emotions

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The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

02

How a farmer's death spurred robotic innovation

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Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.

Meet the robots that can pick and plant better than we can

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Farmers are turning to robots to plant seedlings and pick produce because of human worker shortages.

Thursday, Apr 19

14

Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

BBC / Technology

A total of 1.5 billion international Facebook users will not be protected under GDPR.

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Ikea's TaskRabbit app back online after data breach

BBC / Technology

The odd jobs marketplace has been investigating a "cyber-security incident".

TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again

BBC / Technology

TalkTalk has again been named the most complained-about broadband company in the UK, in the latest report from the telecoms regulator Ofcom. For every 100,000 TalkTalk customers, about 31 made a complaint to Ofcom about the company's…

The helmet which gives firefighters 'X-ray vision'

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The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters’ sight in poor visibility.

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Nasa's Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

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Nasa's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

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Why India's Paytm isn't afraid of WhatsApp

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India's youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West.

Wednesday, Apr 18

19

NHS website defaced by hackers

BBC / Technology

The digital vandalism was spotted by a security researcher and has since been fixed.

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Are AI fairytales the future?

BBC / Technology

The first AI fairytale has been written by an algorithm, a company says - a taste of future story-telling?

13

Bitcoin heist suspect flees in Iceland jailbreak

BBC / News

The man fled from Iceland to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the prime minister.

12

Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks

BBC / Technology

The rapidly changing value of crypto-currency has been turned into a mobile game.

10

School warns over Roblox and Fortnite online games

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Roblox and Fortnite enable players to talk to interact with each other via online chat.

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Minister ridiculed for saying ancient India invented internet

BBC / News

Biplap Deb cited the ancient Hindu epic Mahabharata but his statement has attracted ridicule.

07

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

BBC / Technology

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.

02

Google's 3D scans aim to preserve historical sites

BBC.com

High resolution 3D scans of more than 25 historical sites from around the world are being released.

Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps

BBC / Technology

US retailer Wish.com is admonished by UK ad watchdog for the third time since November.

Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

BBC / Technology

The Internet Watch Foundation found more than 78,000 website addresses with child abuse images in 2017.

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NHS ransomware attack response criticised

BBC / UK

MPs say it is "alarming" plans to improve cyber-security after the Wannacry attack have not been agreed.

Tuesday, Apr 17

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Russia's Telegram block hits web users

BBC / Technology

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.