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Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:29:45 GMT

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

Google changes 'to fight piracy'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:16:27 GMT

Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.

Anonymising router project shut down
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:15:34 GMT

A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.

Apple's iPhone sales boost earnings
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:32:40 GMT

Apple reports fourth-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.

Peers back revenge porn 'offence'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:37:24 GMT

The House of Lords agrees unanimously to make "revenge porn" a criminal offence in England and Wales.

Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:12:42 GMT

Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.

IBM pays $1.5bn to offload chip unit
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:26:24 GMT

IBM is paying $1.5bn to offload its loss-making chip manufacturing division to Abu Dhabi owned GlobalFoundries as it announces a 17% profits fall.

Minecraft city built in two years
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:00:42 GMT

A student from Delaware has spent two years constructing Titan City from 4.5 million Minecraft building blocks.

Internet trolls face longer sentences
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:22:17 GMT

People who post abusive messages online could face up to two years in jail under new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

BBC to publish 'forgotten' page list
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:25:36 GMT

The BBC is to publish a continually updated list of its articles removed from Google searches under the controversial "right to be forgotten" rule.

Facebook warning to US drugs officers
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:55:39 GMT

The US Drug Enforcement Administration has been told by Facebook to stop setting up fake accounts as part of its investigations.

'Secret' app denies tracking claims
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:35:53 GMT

Whisper, an app designed for people to share secrets anonymously, denies reports that it has been tracking users by location.

Apple reveals its thinnest iPad
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:18:03 GMT

Apple announces a refreshed line-up of tablets, adding its Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the latest iPad Air and iPad Mini computers.

UK builds child abuse image database
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:55:55 GMT

The UK is creating a national database of images of child sexual abuse seized during police raids on paedophiles and sites that trade in the content.

Twitter users respond to 'experiments'
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:50:58 GMT

The social media site tests ways to make timelines "interesting or entertaining" and releases Audio Card.

Smart meters open to hack attack
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:18:44 GMT

Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.

Paralysed groom walks down the aisle
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:38:31 GMT

Matt Ficarra, who was paralysed from the chest down in 2011, walked at his wedding in the US thanks to a robotic "exoskeleton".

African solar plan to power UK homes
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:33:33 GMT

Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.

VIDEO: Playing music with your brain
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:30:34 GMT

Could technology turn you into a musical virtuoso? LJ Rich looks at new ways to make music.

VIDEO: App helps you wake up with a stranger
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:43:49 GMT

The app that turns a global network of strangers into your alarm clock, with a dating twist.

VIDEO: Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:31:58 GMT

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:37:45 GMT

More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.

VIDEO: Take a look at the Dr Who video game
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:06:20 GMT

The BBC has produced a computer game called 'The Doctor and the Dalek', as part of the Make it Digital initiative to get more young people into computer coding.

VIDEO: Big league for gamers in Seoul
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:21:47 GMT

Tens of thousands of fans turn out to watch competitors play each other at the League of Legends World Championship in Seoul, South Korea.

VIDEO: Tech review: This week's headlines
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 07:41:35 GMT

A French bank allows its customers to pay people via tweets, plus other technology news

VIDEO: Will thumbprint tech mean end of PIN?
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:12:30 GMT

Credit and debit cards with thumb print sensors built in could one day do away with the need to use codes, PINs and passwords.

VIDEO: Close up with VR eye-tracking helmet
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:05:01 GMT

The Japanese start-up Fove has developed a consumer eye-tracking helmet for use in virtual reality environments.

VIDEO: The umbrella made of air
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:07:40 GMT

BBC Click looks at some of the week's technology highlights

Will we podcast in virtual reality?
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:07:22 GMT

Will virtual reality take podcasting into a new era?

Connecting India's offline millions
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:05:17 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring the internet to the country's masses

Gaming final packs Seoul stadium
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:30:34 GMT

On the ground at the League of Legends World Championship's final

What laws currently cover trolling?
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:07 GMT

What's the law on the people who abuse others online?

The zoo where humans are enclosed
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:01:29 GMT

The zoo where the animals roam free