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First Heartbleed hacker arrested

A 19-year-old Canadian citizen is charged with hacking into the Canada Revenue Agency's website, becoming the first arrest in relation to the Heartbleed security breach.

Galaxy S5 fingerprint sensor hacked

German security researchers say that a spoof fingerprint can be used to unlock Samsung's new handset and steal money.

Virgin apologises for email glitch

Virgin Media has apologised after some of its customers received hundreds of unwanted emails because of a distribution list error.

Bungie 'fires' Halo games composer

The composer of the music featured in the original Halo video games says his job has been "terminated without cause" by developer Bungie.

Hard-disk firm warns of data breach

French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.

MtGox exchange put in administration

The Bitcoin exchange MtGox has been placed in administration by a Japanese court and it is expected that bankruptcy proceedings will be started.

US Airways apologises for porn tweet

US Airways apologises after an explicit photo was sent from its official Twitter account in response to a customer complaint.

Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds

The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.

Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall

Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.

Privacy fears over FBI database

A facial recognition database being built by the FBI could contain over 52m images by 2015 causing concern to privacy campaigners

MtGox chief refuses to travel to US

The founder of MtGox - once the world's biggest Bitcoin exchange - refuses to travel to the US to testify about losing large amounts of the virtual currency.

City to get ultra-fast broadband

A new fibre optic network is to be created in York to provide ultra-fast broadband speeds throughout the city.

NSA stories take Pulitzer Prize

The Guardian and Washington Post newspapers share the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism for a series of stories on US electronic spying.

Dutch unveil glow in the dark road

Streetlights on a 500m stretch of highway in the Netherlands are replaced by glow in the dark road markings in a pilot project.

Android devices await Heartbleed fix

One week after the Heartbleed bug was announced millions of Android devices remain vulnerable to the bug despite Google creating a fix.

Google buys solar drone maker

Internet search giant Google buys US high-altitude solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.

Pentagon eyes drone wi-fi hotspots

The US defence department is working on how to use old drones to provide wi-fi in remote locations, such as on the battlefield.

EU Sentinel returns first images

The first images come back from the radar satellite launched as part of the European Union's new flagship Earth-observation project.

Men 'giving up' books to go online

A new study finds men prefer to watch film adaptations than read the original book, with 30% admitting they have not read a book since school.

VIDEO: A look inside a 'Cybersquat'

BBC Click's Jen Copestake spent a week in one of the most renowned squats in Barcelona, following the developers of Bitcoin tools and other open source software.

VIDEO: Firm creates drone fitted with Taser

Spencer Kelly meets the team behind a drone which can fire 80,000 volts of electricity through a wired dart.

VIDEO: Will Jelly repeat Twitter's success?

Biz Stone discusses his new social app Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out.

AUDIO: Google buys high-altitude drone firm

Internet giant Google has bought high-altitude drone firm Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed sum.

VIDEO: Sensors to prevent pain for amputees

Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed three-directional pressure sensors which they say could prevent dangerous sores for thousands of patients

AUDIO: Woman's £2600 Neil Diamond mobile bill

A phone user has been charged £2600 for downloading a Neil Diamond album abroad.

VIDEO: A week through Google Glass

The BBC's Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tried out Google Glass for a week, documenting his work and home life.

VIDEO: Mumsnet target of Heartbleed hackers

A leading UK site for parents and the Canadian tax authority have both announced they have had data stolen by hackers exploiting the Heartbleed bug.

VIDEO: Video gamers storm London Book Fair

Video game designers storm the London Book Fair

VIDEO: The rise of the hospital Robot

Remote presence bots help doctors visit hospital wards

Syria: Report shows how foreign fighters use social media

Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media


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