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Huge aluminium plants hit by ransomware attack
The Norwegian firm, which employs 35,000 people worldwide, has switched to manual controls at some plants.
Snapchat under scrutiny from MPs over 'addictive' streaks
Executives promise to examine a Snapchat feature which has been criticised as potentially addictive.
US politician sues Twitter over insults
A Republican congressman said the platform didn't crack down on "defamatory" tweets.
Vote Leave fined over thousands of unsolicited texts
The group could not prove that everybody who received its promotional message had consented.
Facebook: NZ attack video viewed 4,000 times
Facebook says 4,000 people viewed the original attack video and fewer than 200 watched it live.
MySpace admits losing 12 years' worth of music uploads
The social network has apologised for losing the data during a server migration.
Ocado sales hit by warehouse fire
The firm had more orders per week, but their average size was slightly lower.
UK space internet firm OneWeb ready for lift-off
OneWeb secures new funding enabling it to speed up plans for a global high-speed broadband network.
Christchurch shootings: Sajid Javid warns tech giants over footage
The home secretary says firms "must do more" after the New Zealand attack was shown live on Facebook.
WorldPay payments firm in $43bn sale to US rival
Payment processor WorldPay, once part of RBS bank, is sold to Fidelity National Information Services.
Christchurch shootings: Social media races to stop attack footage
Why was a video of the shootings shared on social media and what can be done about the wider threat?
Can you murder a robot?
Does it matter if we hurt a robot? And should we have rules to make sure they don't hurt us?
Hong Kong subway trains collide amid new signal system trials
Two trains collide during a new signal system trial, threatening travel disruption for millions.
How swarming drones will change warfare
Flocks of airborne robots are being developed, able to collaborate and overwhelm enemy defences.
Musk adds new Model Y to electric car line-up
The new mass-market electric vehicle has a base price of $39,000 and a 230-mile range.
Apple responds to Spotify complaints over App store
The tech giant has hit back over claims that its App store is unfair and levies a tax on developers.
Facebook loses chief product officer and Whatsapp head
The two resignations come a week after Mark Zuckerberg outlined plans for a "privacy-focused" platform.
UK cyber-security efforts criticised by audit office
The warning comes in a National Audit Office (NAO) assessment of the UK's national cyber-defence plan.
Prisoners in England to be taught code
The programme is modelled on the Last Mile project in the San Quentin prison in California.
Facebook blames server tweak for blackout issues
A server configuration change is blamed for global disruption to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Emma Haruka Iwao smashes pi world record with Google help
Emma Haruka Iwao calculates the value of pi to 31 trillion digits, after a lifelong fascination.
Uber planning stock market flotation 'in April'
The firm is reportedly planning a stock market flotation in April, hot on the heels of its rival Lyft.
'I ignored my children to play video games'
The number of people seeking help for addiction to video games is increasing, treatment centres say.
First look at Samsung S10 and Fold phones
The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with the new phones in Samsung's Galaxy range.
The basketball coverage directed and filmed by AI
The British Basketball League is testing a new way of filming games that picks the action using AI.
Haidilao: Robots staff China's top hotpot chain
Robot waiters and chefs form the future of hotpot chain Haidilao.
How Spatial and augmented reality could change work
The software allows people to chat and share images, videos and 3D models in augmented reality.
OWNAFC: Football fans call for refunds over club app
Fans say they feel misled by OWNAFC amid claims they could "take charge of a real life football club".
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite lets fans cast spells and rescue magic creatures
The company behind Pokemon Go reveals details of their new augmented reality game.
Why are Venezuelans seeking refuge in crypto-currencies?
As Venezuela staggers under political and economic crises, its citizens are embracing digital money.
Can AI help spice up your life?
How AI is helping to come up with new weird and wonderful spice combinations.
Drones: Six positive ways they can be used
Extended drone no-fly zones have come into force around airports, but the technology isn't all bad.
Meet Tengai, the job interview robot who won't judge you
Employers can make unconscious - and unfair - judgements about interviewees within a few seconds.
‘I sold my wedding presents to set up my company’
How tech firm Twilio was able to survive the global financial crisis and grow into a $14bn business.
How quantum sensing is changing the way we see the world
Quantum sensing could let us see what's underground, detect diseases earlier, even track a submarine.
If you die early, how will your children remember you?
Gaby Eirew has made it her mission to help parents leave precious video memories for children, in case they die young.
Massive Attack album stored in a painting using DNA
The album Mezzanine by Massive Attack has been stored using genetic information for the first time.
Post-apocalyptic video game Days Gone Days previewed
Marc Cieslak looks at the new survival video game Days Gone which is released on 26 April 2019.
‘Breathing’ robot pillow could aid sleep and other news
BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.
Could 5G and mixed reality transform the catwalk?
A mixed reality fashion show including computer animated skulls, tigers and lightning has taken place.
Gum shield helps spot signs of concussion
Fitted with sensors to monitor head trauma the device feeds real-time data to nearby medical staff.
Insect inspired winged drone makes a buzz and other news
BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the best tech news stories of the week.
Devil May Cry 5 review: Demon-hunting aplenty
Demons have invaded the city of Redgrave and only Dante and his companions can stop them.
'Super worried' about the planet - in Spain, Kenya, Bangladesh
Young people around the world on their fears about the effects of pollution and climate change.
Web creator discusses what went wrong
Sir Tim Berners-Lee says he feels problems such as data breaches, hacking and misinformation can be tackled.
The interview robot that doesn't make snap judgements
We are all susceptible to unconscious bias - making assumptions about people. Is a robot any better?
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