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Cheap spyware used by stalkers
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:25:38 GMT

Stalkers and abusers are increasingly using cheap spyware to monitor and harass their victims, a new charity claims.

Jail over Silk Road bitcoin deals
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:53:10 GMT

Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.

Hack causes 'damage' at steel works
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:01:52 GMT

A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.

North Korea threatens US over Sony
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 16:54:02 GMT

North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.

S Korea holds cyber drill after hack
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:49:58 GMT

South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.

Gadget insurance complaints rise
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:04:49 GMT

The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.

Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:59:53 GMT

The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos. fraud network revealed
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:39:11 GMT

Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent

Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:05:38 GMT

Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.

China 'is against cyber attacks'
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:26:33 GMT

China is "against all forms of cyber attacks", its foreign minister says in a conversation with John Kerry about the Sony hacking controversy.

Millions deleted in Instagram purge
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:30:02 GMT

Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.

Microsoft takes on tech scammers
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:33:32 GMT

The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to unwitting consumers.

Internet problems hit food shoppers
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:42:28 GMT

Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.

'Slenderman' accused to stand trial
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:46:27 GMT

Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to stand trial, a judge says.

Blackberry in revenue slide
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:57:23 GMT

Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.

Nasa emails spanner into space
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:56:57 GMT

Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.

VIDEO: The rise of 'selfie sticks'
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:15:20 GMT

How handheld extendable poles for smartphones are growing in popularity around the world - along with their detractors.

Google 2014: World Cup tops searches
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:44:04 GMT

Who is Banksy?, Peaches Geldof and Hull City all feature on Google's end of year trends list.

VIDEO: TV technology for the 2020 Olympics
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:29:52 GMT

How Japanese broadcaster NHK is preparing for hi-tech coverage of the 2020 Olympics.

VIDEO: Festival celebrates indie gaming
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 09:34:29 GMT

Marc Cieslak visits GameCity which looks to promote the cultural benefits of playing games.

VIDEO: Testing out a hoverboard
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:06:09 GMT

The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.

VIDEO: Is this the future of bionics?
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:24:45 GMT

How motion capture technology is being used to create better prosthetics

VIDEO: The dog with 3D printed legs
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:34:21 GMT

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

VIDEO: 'Easy to hack companies like Sony'
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:53:43 GMT

Marc Maiffret, a former hacker who is now an internet security expert, says it is easy for a hacker to break into a company Sony.

VIDEO: DIY electronics making home 'smart'
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:11:19 GMT

The do-it-yourself electronics maker littleBits has released a "smart home" automation kit.

VIDEO: Testing Skype's real-time translator
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:16:02 GMT

Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in near real time.

VIDEO: Visiting the doctor via the internet
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:24:39 GMT

A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.

VIDEO: How to pay for goods in a heartbeat
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:53:39 GMT

The wearable technology which could change the way you pay for goods and services.

Tech that wants to get inside your head
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:12:03 GMT

How tech can help you concentrate better

What is FBI evidence for North Korea hack attack?
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:04:13 GMT

Why the FBI linked North Korea to the Sony hack attack

Digging for diversity in Botswana
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:55:59 GMT

Botswana's plans to move away from a reliance on diamonds

Hacker wars in the Ukraine conflict
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:25:13 GMT

Virtual battle for eastern Ukraine

A guide to the Sony Pictures hack
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:10:39 GMT

What we know about the devastating hack that hit Sony