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Therapy patients blackmailed for cash after clinic data breach
Stolen data appears to have included personal identification records and notes about therapy sessions.
Facebook avoids Apple with cloud-gaming launch
The company's internet-streamed games will not work on iPhones or iPads at launch.
Facebook, Google and Microsoft 'avoiding $3bn in tax in poorer nations'
Facebook, Google and Microsoft should pay a global minimum rate of corporate tax, an aid charity says.
Mario Kart Live: Mixed-reality karts race around the home
Nintendo reveals a mixed-reality version of its top-selling game, but is it more than a gimmick?
Jack Ma's Ant Group set for record $34bn stock market listing
The Chinese firm is set for the biggest stock market listing ever, beating Saudi Aramco's $29bn flotation.
Pakistan's PM asks Facebook to ban Islamophobic content
It comes a day after Imran Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of "attacking Islam".
iPhone 12 launch causes NHS Covid-19 app confusion
Some owners of Apple's new phones get an error message when trying to run the contact-tracing app.
Covid: Laptop allocation for deprived pupils cut at some schools
One head teacher says he was "flattened" when the 61 laptops he was expecting was cut to 13.
Climate change: Technology no silver bullet, experts tell PM
Boris Johnson's techno-optimism ignores the need for big societal changes, experts warn.
Samsung Group titan Lee Kun-hee dies aged 78
Mr Lee helped to grow his father's small trading business into a global industrial powerhouse.
Why AI live fact-checked the 2020 US presidential debates
The software should be able to speed up the time in takes to separate truth from fiction.
Rashford's free meal tweets made into Google map
A man has made a Google map showing businesses offering free food for children during half term.
How the rAInbow AI chatbot is tackling domestic abuse
The rAInbow chatbot learns people's behaviour to help detect whether users are in an abusive relationship.
Fabric responds to temperature changes and other news
BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
Stormzy takes starring role in Watch Dogs: Legion video game
The grime star tells the BBC that video games can be a platform to speak out against injustice.
Domestic abuse: ‘Tech allowed him to track my location’
Two survivors of domestic abuse explain how technology was used by an abusive partner against them.
How AI farmed insects are helping to feed chickens
Artificial intelligence is helping produce a new kind of feed for farmyard chickens.
The explosive problem of 'zombie' batteries
Batteries that power mobile phones and other devices are causing fires because they are not disposed of properly.
The man who taught Uber how to say sorry
Economist John List had a bad ride with Uber and never got an apology, so he showed them the best way to do it.
The apps promising to improve your sex life
There are a growing number of apps that promise to help with sexual wellbeing, but are they effective?
Quest Sprout: 'The most wholesome thing on the internet'
Among the horrors of 2020, one small green hero has emerged to bring brief moments of joy.
How smart devices are exploited for domestic abuse
Two women explain how their partners turned internet-connected gadgets into a means of control.
Apple iPhone 12: The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter
A chip-making process pioneered in the Netherlands will let smartphones take the next leap forward.

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