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China car app Didi updates safety measures after murder

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Didi Chuxing app is the world’s most popular ride-hailing service China’s leading car-hailing firm is overhauling its service following the murder of one of its users. It is suspending its carpooling service at night, while it is considering making an audio recording of all journeys. The proposals were […]

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Xbox Adaptive Controller a 'first' for disabled gamers

Details have been released of the first ever console controller designed and made specifically for disabled gamers. Microsoft says the Adaptive Controller will give people easier access to the games they love. Currently players have to rely on the work of specialist charities to adapt traditional controllers to meet their needs. The news comes as […]

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Pope warns nuns to use 'sobriety' on social media

Image copyright Getty Images The Pope has issued instructions telling nuns to use social media apps “with sobriety and discretion”. The document, titled Cor Orans, clarifies rules governing monastic life that were issued in 2016. It says that the guidance is intended to safeguard silence and recollection. The document mentions “social communications” rather than specific […]

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Facebook privacy: MEPs to press Zuckerberg

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg’s visit to Brussels will be less public than his testimony to Congress last month Facebook has confirmed its chief executive will meet leading members of the European Parliament to discuss privacy concerns in Brussels. The date of the meeting with Mark Zuckerberg has yet to be fixed […]

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NHS cyber-hero 'discussed bank hack role'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Hutchins has been detained in the US since his arrest last August The British cyber-security expert credited with thwarting a major ransomware attack is attempting to prevent a phone call transcript being used against him in the US courts. The document quotes Marcus Hutchins as saying that he […]

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'Laurel' or 'Yanny'? People can't decide

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption “It’s definitely Yanny, Laurel.” This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a “laurel”. Or a “yanny”. No one can decide. A widely shared audio clip has divided the internet into two warring tribes – those who hear “yanny” and those who hear “laurel”. The […]

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Smart SoPhy socks send data to your physiotherapist

These smart internet-connected SoPhy socks could enable you to be treated by a doctor or physiotherapist anywhere in the world. They have three sensors reading weight distribution, movement and orientation of the foot. The system visualises data for both patient and doctor to help with assessment and treatment. BBC Click finds out more. See more […]

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Kaspersky moves operations after spy claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Eugene Kaspersky founded Kaspersky Lab in 1997 Cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab has said it will relocate some of its operations from Moscow to Switzerland, after the US government and others accused it of spying on customers at the Russian state’s demand. The company said it had chosen Switzerland for its […]

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Twitter trolls' tweets to tumble down timeline

Image caption “Troll” tweets will be less visible Twitter says it is taking action against “trolls” that “distort and detract from the public conversation”, by making their tweets less visible. The social network has been trying to tackle abuse and harassment on its platform for several years. The company said it would now look at […]

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Keyless cars causing dozens of deaths

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many cars are now being made with keyless ignitions Dozens of people have been poisoned by carbon monoxide after failing to turn off the ignition on keyless cars, according to the New York Times. Its report found that 28 people had died and 45 others had suffered injuries since […]

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Sharing of school pupils' data put on hold

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The national pupil database compiles data from school censuses The government has halted researchers and others from accessing personal information about schoolchildren, it has emerged. The Department for Education said the step was a temporary move to modify the national pupil database’s approval process. But a spokesman was unable […]

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IS propaganda 'hidden on Internet Archive'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Online services have been under pressure to remove IS videos and other posts more quickly Supporters of the Islamic State group are using the Internet Archive to frustrate efforts to delete their online propaganda, a study suggests. The report analysed hundreds of thousands of links posted to two hidden […]