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Three resists watchdog's call for 'fairer' mobile phone fees

Image copyright Getty Images The UK’s telecom regulator has said Three is the only major UK mobile network to have “refused” to automatically cut its customers’ monthly charge at the end of their contract’s lock-in period. As a result, Ofcom said, the firm’s subscribers would “overpay” unless they took action to change to another deal. […]

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Bianca Devins: The teenager whose murder was exploited for clicks

Image copyright @Escty Image caption Bianca Devins, surrounded by hearts, in an image she posted on Instagram in May Like many other teenagers her age, Bianca Devins lived her life online. The 17 year old had recently graduated from high school and was looking forward to starting a psychology course at a community college later […]

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Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon

An alternative to urban trees known as “bio-curtains” is being developed by a team of architects and scientists in London. The curtains use the power of algae to absorb carbon dioxide from the air. The architects EcoLogicStudio created the technology in collaboration with University College London and University of Innsbruck. A smartphone film by digital […]

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YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: ‘It starts to look like censorship’YouTube has defended its video recommendation algorithms, amid suggestions that the technology serves up increasingly extreme videos. On Thursday, a BBC report explored how YouTube had helped the Flat Earth conspiracy theory spread. But the company’s new managing director for the […]

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Police will 'struggle' to track criminals via 5G

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Investigations could be hindered if police cannot track criminals, warned Europol director European police forces may not be able to track criminals effectively over 5G mobile networks, Europol has warned. The pan-European agency’s director said it currently lacked tools that on 4G networks gave police the ability to eavesdrop on […]

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Hovering, gliding drone takes-off and other tech news

BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the week’s best technology news stories including: Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, comes under attack at a US Senate hearing New emojis, including a wheelchair user and people with a hearing aid, are revealed A hybrid drone which can hover, glide and takes-off vertically has been developed See […]

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Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Weeds can be used to make bioplastics for car parts Cars are responsible for a lot of the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming, but so is their manufacture. Could plastic made from weeds, modular designs and other innovations help the motor industry reduce its carbon footprint? Everyone […]

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MPs call for halt to authorities' use of facial recognition

Image copyright Reuters The police and other authorities should suspend use of automatic facial recognition technologies, according to an influential group of MPs. The House of Commons’ Science and Technology committee added there should be no further trials of the tech until relevant regulations were in place. It raised accuracy and bias concerns. And it […]

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Moon hoax? Five reasons why the landings were real

Fifty years since the Apollo 11 mission put astronauts on the Moon, conspiracy theories still abound about whether humans actually reached the lunar surface. BBC Click speaks to experts to dispel some of the myths surrounding the lunar landings. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick Do you have a view about this post? Leave […]

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Instagram hides likes count in international test 'to remove pressure'

Image copyright Instagram Instagram is hiding the number of likes on posts in several countries, including Australia and Japan, in order to “remove pressure” on users. The trial which begins Thursday, means users will see a user name “and others” below posts, instead of the number, on their feed. Instagrammers can still view the number […]

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The social media giant is accused of promoting videos arguing the Earth isn't round.

All around the world, there are conspiracy theorists who believe the Earth is flat. And their community seems to be growing, judging by attendance at flat Earth conferences and events. Flat Earthers say YouTube was key in helping them spread their message, but the Google-owned company says it’s taking action to prevent conspiracy videos from […]