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No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights
EU airlines will be able to install equipment that lets them provide 5G on board planes by June 2023.
02.12.2022 - 14:25

Elon Musk suspends Kanye West from Twitter for inciting violence
Elon Musk confirmed the rapper had violated Twitter's rules around inciting violence.
02.12.2022 - 11:41

'5G makes my phone pretty worthless'
Some users are finding the next generation of mobile internet slow and patchy, three years after it launched.
02.12.2022 - 07:04


Russian mercenary videos 'top 1bn views' on TikTok
The platform is said to be hosting hundreds of videos that celebrate the Russian Wagner group.
01.12.2022 - 14:10

Elon Musk's Starlink to help strengthen internet in remote UK places
World’s richest man’s company is involved in a trial to get isolated areas of the UK connected to the internet.
01.12.2022 - 11:21

Ex-FTX boss Bankman-Fried: 'I didn't try to commit fraud'
Sam Bankman-Fried says he has almost no money left after the collapse of the crypto exchange.
01.12.2022 - 07:54

Foxconn: iPhone maker offers payments for finding new workers
Apple has warned shipments of the iPhone 14 would be delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
01.12.2022 - 06:09

Musk says Twitter feud with Apple boss 'resolved'
The Twitter boss says he met Apple's chief Tim Cook after he criticised the company.
01.12.2022 - 01:08


San Francisco to allow police 'killer robots'
The measure permits police to deploy robots equipped with explosives in extreme circumstances.
30.11.2022 - 22:29

UK strikes digital trade deal with Ukraine
The agreement is expected to improve cooperation on cyber security, AI and new technologies.
30.11.2022 - 21:09

Twitter ends Covid misinformation policy under Musk
The Twitter website says it stopped enforcing its misleading information policy on 23 November.
30.11.2022 - 03:59


Can age verification stop children seeing pornography?
As part of the Online Safety Bill, all sites that publish pornography will have to age-check their users.
29.11.2022 - 18:13

Online Safety Bill: Plan to make big tech remove harmful content axed
Minister denies weakening the Online Safety Bill after dropping the "legal but harmful" material measures.
29.11.2022 - 16:55


Musk feuds with Apple over Twitter advertising
Elon Musk says Apple has cut Twitter advertising and has threatened to remove it from the app store.
28.11.2022 - 21:41

Facebook: Meta fined €265m by Irish Data Protection Commission
Phone numbers and email addresses of up to 533m users appeared on an online hacking forum.
28.11.2022 - 18:25

Crypto firm BlockFi files for bankruptcy after FTX collapse
The collapse of FTX had already forced BlockFi to suspend most activity on its platform.
28.11.2022 - 18:20

The birth pangs of the Grand Theft Auto franchise
On its 25th anniversary, an early GTA producer reveals the trials faced by its original developers.
28.11.2022 - 07:21


Twitter: Romance, business and campaigns born on the platform
Three women share their stories of how being on Twitter has changed their lives for the better.
26.11.2022 - 01:10


Elon Musk says Twitter will offer 'amnesty' to suspended accounts
Several accounts - including Donald Trump's - have already been reinstated by the multi-billionaire.
25.11.2022 - 04:15

Why Donald Trump isn't returning to Twitter (for now)
How the former US president might lose money if he starts tweeting.
25.11.2022 - 02:00


Mercedes-Benz to introduce acceleration subscription fee
Owners of some Mercedes electric cars in the US can soon pay a $1,200 annual fee to speed up faster.
24.11.2022 - 17:26

Foxconn: iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant
It comes after protests broke out at the world's largest iPhone factory over pay and work conditions.
24.11.2022 - 06:33


Meta claims US military link to online propaganda campaign
The campaign impersonated media outlets and activists but had "little or no engagement", Meta says.
23.11.2022 - 19:34

China claims youth gaming addiction resolved
Children's access to video games has been strictly rationed in China because of addiction concerns,
23.11.2022 - 17:53

China Covid: Angry protests at giant iPhone factory in Zhengzhou
Videos showed workers marching, with some confronted by people in hazmat suits and riot police.
23.11.2022 - 11:31

'I wouldn't leave South Africa, I have a kid here'
South African software developers discuss what it means to them to do business in the country.
23.11.2022 - 01:12


Instagram 'wrong' to take down drill music video
Meta's independent appeals body criticises the decision to remove the video and says it must be reinstated.
22.11.2022 - 18:46

Apple and Google face gaming and mobile browser probe
The UK competition watchdog launches a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers.
22.11.2022 - 18:15

US tech layoffs: India workers face painful exit from the US
Indians are among thousands of educated and skilled immigrant workers laid off by US tech giants.
22.11.2022 - 01:09

Are flying taxis getting closer to lift-off?
US air regulators said they would add flying taxis to the list of regulated aircraft.
22.11.2022 - 00:21


Twitter charity partners condemn Musk's 'dangerous' changes
Two of Twitter's most important civil rights partners criticise reinstatement of Trump and West accounts
21.11.2022 - 22:10

Twitter boss Elon Musk keeps conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off platform
Chief executive Elon Musk said he "had no mercy" for anyone using children's deaths for political gain.
21.11.2022 - 12:21


FTX crypto exchange owes biggest creditors $3.1bn
FTX owes about $1.45bn to its top 10 creditors, according to its US bankruptcy court filings.
20.11.2022 - 20:49

Musk lifts Donald Trump's Twitter ban
The former US president's account is reinstated - but he says he sees no reason to return.
20.11.2022 - 05:17


Twitter locks staff out of offices until next week
It comes amid reports that large numbers of workers have resigned from the social media platform.
18.11.2022 - 17:02

Is this really the end of Twitter?
The BBC's technology editor looks at claims that Twitter may be heading for calamity.
18.11.2022 - 13:52


New FTX boss condemns crypto exchange's failure
John Ray says there was a "complete absence of trustworthy financial information" at the company.
17.11.2022 - 19:28

China urges military veterans to work at iPhone factory
The country wants retired military personnel to help boost production at the plant in Zhengzhou.
17.11.2022 - 15:24

Lab-grown chicken safe to eat, say US regulators
It is the first time a meat product grown in a lab has been cleared for human consumption in the US.
17.11.2022 - 14:33

World of Warcraft to go offline in China
A number of Activision Blizzard titles will disappear, following the end of an arrangement with publisher NetEase.
17.11.2022 - 13:22

Elon Musk tells Twitter staff to work long hours or leave
Elon Musk says workers at the social media firm must be "hardcore" if they want to stay, reports say.
17.11.2022 - 01:55

Astronomer in Twitter limbo over 'intimate' meteor
An animated video of a meteor shower shared by Mary McIntyre was banned by Twitter's automated tools.
17.11.2022 - 01:54


Over a million are owed money by failed crypto exchange
Experts and watchdogs warn UK investors that when crypto firms fail, getting money back is unlikely.
16.11.2022 - 20:56

What is behind the big tech companies' job cuts?
Thousands of redundancies have been announced by some of the largest firms in the industry.
16.11.2022 - 19:15

MrBeast overtakes PewDiePie as most-subscribed YouTuber
PewDiePie's almost 10 years of dominance have come to an end, as MrBeast reaches 112 million subscribers.
16.11.2022 - 13:14

Nvidia investigates melting graphics card cable reports
Social-media users share photos appearing to show damage to the cable supplied with the Nvidia RTX 4090.
16.11.2022 - 10:23

Deliveroo: UK-based food delivery firm quits Australia
The firm struggled to compete with rivals as well as facing pressure to improve workers' conditions.
16.11.2022 - 08:55

Amazon staff laid off as tech giants cut costs, according to LinkedIn posts
This week it was reported that the firm is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, around 3% of its office staff.
16.11.2022 - 04:57

People still booking Ubers in UK despite downturn
The boss of Uber UK says just as many people are using the app, despite the cost-of-living crisis.
16.11.2022 - 03:47

Byjus, Meta, Twitter: India tech workers fight back amid mass layoffs
Many young Indians who've lost their jobs are looking for ways to air their frustration and build support.
16.11.2022 - 01:18


Google to pay record $391m privacy settlement
The technology company tracked users' locations despite them opting out, a US investigation found.
15.11.2022 - 15:06

Suffolk Police apology over sex abuse victims' data on website
A police investigation is launched after the personal details of sexual abuse victims appear online.
15.11.2022 - 14:01


Amazon layoffs 'being prepared' as sales slow - reports
The reductions could affect about 10,000 people at the e-commerce giant, reports suggested.
14.11.2022 - 22:56

Biggest crypto exchange Binance urges new industry rules
The boss of Binance tells the G20 the collapse of a rival exchange shows crypto needs regulations.
14.11.2022 - 19:54


The fall of the FTX ‘King of Crypto’ Sam Bankman-Fried
How a crypto empire built on video game battles and beanbags came crashing down.
13.11.2022 - 12:25


AI reunites Holocaust survivor with childhood photos
Google engineer develops technology to help identify Holocaust victims in archive photos.
12.11.2022 - 01:54

Twitter chaos after wave of blue tick impersonations
Blue tick accounts impersonating major brands, politicians and celebrities have appeared on the platform.
12.11.2022 - 01:42


Twitter boss Elon Musk 'not above the law', warns US regulator
The warning from a US regulator came as Mr Musk reportedly warned bankruptcy is not out of the question for Twitter.
11.11.2022 - 13:11

Chris Rock to host Netflix's first live show
The comic will front a stand-up special as Netflix begins to experiment with screening live events.
11.11.2022 - 12:20

Australian police to Medibank hackers: 'We know who you are'
Authorities say they know the names of cyber-criminals behind "morally reprehensible" hack.
11.11.2022 - 11:42

Ukraine war: Russians kept in the dark by internet search
Why users of Russia's top search engine are unlikely to get to the truth about the war in Ukraine.
11.11.2022 - 03:07

Ros Atkins On… Elon Musk and Twitter
Ros Atkins looks at the twists and turns of Elon Musk’s early days in charge of the social media platform.
11.11.2022 - 01:29


FTX woes: 'I'm waiting to get £2,000 back from crypto giant'
One user told the BBC he was able to lodge a withdrawal request on the beleaguered exchange.
10.11.2022 - 20:36

Musk tells Twitter staff remote working will end
The boss of the social media firm also warns workers to prepare for "difficult times", reports say.
10.11.2022 - 18:35

Elon Musk: Twitter asks NI secretary what 'tosh' looks like
Twitter's owner responds to Chris Heaton-Harris after fake resignation rumours about the Tory MP.
10.11.2022 - 14:20

Elon Musk foreign ties worth looking at, Joe Biden says
The US president was asked whether Saudi Arabia helping the Tesla boss to buy Twitter should be probed.
10.11.2022 - 06:01

God of War: Ragnarok 'accessibility needed to be better'
The studio behind God of War: Ragnarok on its hopes for more accessible blockbuster games in future.
10.11.2022 - 02:49


Facebook-owner Meta to cut 11,000 staff
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said it was one of the most difficult changes in Meta's history.
09.11.2022 - 19:57

Twitter lays off staff at its only Africa office in Ghana
The staff tell the BBC they are insulted after receiving an email about the need for cost cutting.
09.11.2022 - 18:37

FTX: Cryptocurrency market rocked by near-collapse of exchange
FTX struck a bailout deal with larger rival Binance as it faced a "significant liquidity crunch".
09.11.2022 - 13:15

Elon Musk sells almost $4bn of Tesla shares
It comes less than two weeks after the world's richest man completed his $44bn takeover of Twitter.
09.11.2022 - 03:22

3D printed guns: Warnings over growing threat of 3D firearms
Police say they are seizing 3D printed weapons in greater numbers in the UK.
09.11.2022 - 02:07


Tesla recalls 40,000 cars over power-steering fault
The recall affects the 2017-21 Model S and Model X vehicles.
08.11.2022 - 15:27

Hushpuppi: Notorious Nigerian fraudster jailed for 11 years in US
The FBI says ex-social media star Hushpuppi is one of the world's most high-profile money launderers.
08.11.2022 - 11:01

Foxconn: iPhone maker bets on electric truck firm Lordstown Motors
The Taiwanese technology giant says it will invest up to $170m in Ohio-based Lordstown Motors.
08.11.2022 - 06:01

Stalking fears over PimEyes facial search engine
Privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch has asked the UK privacy watchdog to investigate PimEyes.
08.11.2022 - 01:33


Stolen $3bn Bitcoin mystery ends with popcorn tin discovery
James Zhong pleads guilty to the 2012 hack as police find stash of 50,000 Bitcoin.
07.11.2022 - 18:07

Instagram debuts new age-verification tools in UK and EU
Users changing their date of birth to that of an adult can upload a video of themselves to prove their age.
07.11.2022 - 17:33

Ten days of Twitter chaos
Elon Musk's first week-and-a-half at Twitter has been a rollercoaster of big changes.
07.11.2022 - 14:22

Twitter will ban unlabelled parody accounts, says Elon Musk
The site's new owner says accounts failing to specify they are parodies will be permanently suspended.
07.11.2022 - 14:11

Facebook owner Meta expected to announce major job losses
The company faces difficult economic conditions and is investing heavily in its metaverse push.
07.11.2022 - 13:36


Twitter users jump to Mastodon - but what is it?
The little-known social network's user base has swelled after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter.
06.11.2022 - 14:40


Twitter UK staff get deadline over cuts consultation
Hundreds affected by Twitter's worldwide job cuts have three days to elect a representative.
05.11.2022 - 16:35


Billions being spent in metaverse land grab
Corporations, speculators and individuals have spent nearly $2bn (£1.75bn) on virtual plots.
04.11.2022 - 01:11


Twitter to lose magic with blue tick fee, says ex exec
Twitter's former global communications head tells BBC News he is worried about Elon Musk's plans.
03.11.2022 - 13:15

TikTok says staff in China can access UK and EU user data
The Chinese-owned platform said the policy is "based on a demonstrated need to do their job".
03.11.2022 - 06:05


Apple store Glasgow workers unionise in UK first
The UK's first Apple retail workers union has been formed, following US action.
02.11.2022 - 18:44

Manchester Arena's weapon scanning tech questioned
Technology used in the Manchester Arena to find weapons has limitations, according to a report.
02.11.2022 - 15:58

Tinder: More pay for dating app despite cost-of-living crisis
The number of paid subscriptions to the dating app rose sharply in July to September.
02.11.2022 - 13:24

Haaland or Halland? Fans asked to spellcheck tweets
The director of Visit Halland says the region's hashtag is now filled with photos of the footballer.
02.11.2022 - 12:30

Elon Musk says $8 monthly fee for Twitter blue tick
Critics say the change could make it harder for people to find reliable sources on the social media site.
02.11.2022 - 10:52

China Covid: Area around world's biggest iPhone plant locked down
The move may have an impact on production of the new iPhone 14, which is made at Foxconn's factory.
02.11.2022 - 07:20


Is it goodbye - finally - to the fax machine?
Ofcom is consulting on changes to telecoms rules that could see fax machines become obsolete.
01.11.2022 - 16:10

Elon Musk dissolves Twitter's board of directors
The multi-billionaire has cemented his control over the company by becoming its chief executive.
01.11.2022 - 07:46

New EU law could open up messaging and app buying
The Digital Markets Act designed to curb the market power of big-tech is starting to come into force.
01.11.2022 - 05:15


Instagram bug tells some users accounts are suspended
Some have received a message saying their account has been stopped for 30 days.
31.10.2022 - 16:20

UK battery firm Britishvolt near collapse as it seeks funding
Britishvolt could run out of money after the government refused to advance £30m in funding.
31.10.2022 - 15:54

UK watchdog warns of emotion-analysis tech risks
Immature biometric technologies are as unscientific as the magic sorting hat in Harry Potter., the ICO warns.
31.10.2022 - 15:33


Apple: Chinese workers flee Covid lockdown at iPhone factory
Video shared online shows people jumping a fence to escape the plant, owned by Foxconn, in Zhengzhou.
30.10.2022 - 17:35