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Google changes 'to fight piracy'

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

Anonymising router project shut down

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.

Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'

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

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

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

Internet trolls face longer sentences

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

Smart meters open to hack attack

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

Railways 'dead zones' for mobiles

A comprehensive study of mobile connectivity on railways reveals much of the network is a dead zone for commuters

Google earnings miss expectations

Internet giant Google reports third-quarter profits of $2.8bn, down 5% from the same period a year earlier, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.

UK coders triumph in Europe contest

Three youngsters from the UK triumph in a Europe-wide coding competition organised by Microsoft.

Paralysed groom walks down the aisle

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

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

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

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

VIDEO: Take a look at the Dr Who video game

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

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

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

VIDEO: Will thumbprint tech mean end of PIN?

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

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

VIDEO: The umbrella made of air

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

VIDEO: The world's fastest ambulance?

The world's fastest ambulance has been revealed at the Gitex technology show in Dubai.

VIDEO: How to be a secret agent for a night

The audience becomes part of the story in a interactive espionage-themed theatre experience.

Gaming final packs Seoul stadium

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

What laws currently cover trolling?

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


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