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China cracks down on celebrity online culture
Weibo is to remove a list ranking celebrities by popularity on social media amid state criticism.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 18:13

Huawei revenue sees biggest ever fall
Revenue from its consumer business, which includes phones, fell by nearly half.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 16:31

Apple to scan iPhones for child sex abuse images
Apple announces it will implement a system to scan US iPhones for images of child sexual abuse.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 01:17

Why artificial intelligence is being used to write adverts
Advertisers are increasingly using artificial intelligence to come up with their winning slogans.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 01:06

Facebook: Damian Collins and US politicians criticise data ban
Damian Collins accuses the company of shutting down legitimate research to protect its own interests.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2021 20:21

Google Maps warns drivers about emission charges
Drivers heading through London or Paris will receive a warning about clean-air fees and fines.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2021 18:37

Cross words over New York Times puzzle change
The US-based publication is cutting third party support for its popular crossword puzzles.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2021 17:05

TikTok tests Snapchat style vanishing video stories feature
The news comes as Facebook's WhatsApp starts to roll out a disappearing photos and videos feature.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2021 07:58

Nearly a third of waking hours spent on TV and streaming, Ofcom says
Older people watched more linear TV while on-demand is big hit with younger audience.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2021 01:15

How smart buildings could transform our experience of work
Lara Lewington visits a new smart office block to see how technology could transform working lives.
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 15:27

Facebook and academics row over data access
The social network accuses researchers of putting people's privacy at risk.
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 13:37

WhatsApp 'view once' brings disappearing photos and videos
The "view once" feature lets users open an image one time only before it is deleted forever.
bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 12:51

MP Maria Miller wants AI 'nudifying' tool banned
A website that allows people to undress a photograph in seconds is gaining lots of users.
bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 12:26

Li Auto: China Tesla rival plans Hong Kong secondary listing
The move comes as Chinese firms listed in the US face increasing scrutiny by Beijing and Washington.
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 05:10

CEO Secrets: Airbnb boss shares his business advice
Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, shares his business advice for the CEO Secrets series.
news.bbc.co.uk | 04-Aug-2021 01:11

Tokyo 2020: TikTok becomes the unofficial behind-the-scenes Olympic channel
The short-form video platform is giving fans unprecedented insight into the athletes' experience.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2021 18:59

Blizzard Entertainment president steps down
J Allen Brack quits the Call of Duty and Warcraft game-maker, amid staff protests and allegations of a sexist workplace culture.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2021 18:12

Shares slide after China brands online games 'electronic drugs'
In recent months Beijing has cracked down on China's technology and private education industries.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2021 08:21

Official recommends rerun in Amazon union fight
A National Labor Relations Board official wants another union vote for Amazon workers in Alabama.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2021 02:38

Twitter works with news sites to tackle disinformation
Twitter announces it will cooperate with two news agencies to promote more reliable information.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2021 01:16

NHS Covid-19 app in England and Wales tweaked to notify fewer contacts
The app in England and Wales will now only alert contacts from the previous two days in asymptomatic cases.
news.bbc.co.uk | 03-Aug-2021 00:08

Warship positions faked including UK aircraft carrier
Nearly 100 naval ships may have had their locations faked through manipulation of AIS safety system.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2021 19:14

Anti-Semitic social posts 'not taken down' in 80% of cases
A report tracking hundreds of anti-Semitic social posts finds firms fail to act in 80% of cases.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2021 14:24

Afterpay: Jack Dorsey's Square in Australia's biggest buyout
The $29bn deal for Afterpay will create an instalments payment giant in a hugely growing sector.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2021 04:04

Zoom settles US class action privacy lawsuit for $86m
The video conferencing firm denies wrongdoing, but has agreed to boost security measures.
news.bbc.co.uk | 02-Aug-2021 00:34

Sky News Australia barred for week by YouTube over Covid misinformation
The digital giant bans the channel from uploading new content for a week over misinformation breaches.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Aug-2021 12:22

The perfect storm striking World of Warcraft
All of a sudden, WoW players are in revolt, and its competitors are having a boom.
news.bbc.co.uk | 01-Aug-2021 01:18

Elon Musk: 'I don't want to be CEO of anything'
Elon Musk reiterated on Friday that he doesn't want to be Space X or Tesla boss. What's going on?
news.bbc.co.uk | 31-Jul-2021 02:39

Facebook, Google expect jabs for office return
The tech companies will require vaccination for returning in-office employees as Covid-19 cases rise in US
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2021 16:29

Untethered bi-pedal robot runs 5km and other tech news
Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2021 10:06

Didi: Chinese ride-hailing giant denies plans to go private
Didi shares surged by almost 50% in pre-market trade after a report that it planned to go private.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2021 05:40

The fungus and bacteria tackling plastic waste
Bacteria, fungus and enzymes can all digest plastic, but can they work at a useful commercial scale?
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2021 01:04

A US company has turned a former coal plant into a gas-fired Bitcoin mine
Environmentalists have criticised the gas-fired mine but the company says it offsets its emissions.
news.bbc.co.uk | 30-Jul-2021 01:00

Amazon predicts slower sales growth as Covid boost eases
The tech giant says third quarter sales growth will be slower as customers return to physical shops.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2021 23:41

Rick Astley rolls into a billion YouTube views
Rickroll meme helps Never Gonna Give You Up reach new heights.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2021 19:28

Google to ban sugar-daddy apps from Play Store
Apps focused on "compensated sexual relationships" will be prohibited from 1 September.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2021 18:30

Older Kindles may lose internet connection, Amazon warns
Amazon tells customers older Kindles might lose their ability to connect online.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2021 14:27

NHS Covid-19 app pings rise by over 70,000 to new record
The number of coronavirus alerts hits a new record, with nearly 690,000 sent in England and Wales.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2021 13:16

Google app charges targeted by mass legal claim
A new legal action seeks compensation for all UK Android users who buy apps on Google Play.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2021 08:50

Uber slides over reports SoftBank selling 45 million shares
Japan's SoftBank is selling the shares to cover losses in other investments, according to one report.
news.bbc.co.uk | 29-Jul-2021 07:03

Facebook warns growth set to slow 'significantly'
The technology giant said on Wednesday that the third and fourth quarters would see advertising sales drop.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2021 23:32

Activision Blizzard staff walk out over harassment claims
Employees of the company behind Call of Duty are angry over allegations of sexism and harassment.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2021 21:44

Former eBay supervisor jailed for cyber-stalking critics
A former police captain turned eBay employee harassed critics of the online-auction company.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2021 16:56

Ofcom appoints online safety head to take on big tech
Anna-Sophie Harling will have responsibility over how big technology companies regulate harmful speech.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2021 16:15

Covid-19: The pandemic explored in maps and data
Political scientist Dr Robert Muggah looks at the effects of the pandemic and national lockdowns.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2021 14:47

Intel chief warns of two-year chip shortage
Pat Gelsinger talks chip crisis, China and how the firm intends to fight back in the marketplace.
news.bbc.co.uk | 28-Jul-2021 14:18

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