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Almost half of UK internet users 'harmed' online

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many were worried about what children see and do online Almost half of internet users in the UK have suffered “harm” online, suggests research. The harms include bullying and harassment as well as attacks by malware or cyber-thieves. The study by regulator Ofcom sought to quantify the type and […]

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Google admits changing phone settings remotely

Image caption Android Pie is the latest version of Google’s operating system. Google has apologised after Android phone users noticed that the battery saver setting was remotely activated last week without their consent. The battery saver affects how often apps update and work in the background. The firm took to discussion website Reddit to explain […]

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The robot child patient for doctors and other news

BBC Click’s Omar Mehtab looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including: Google is fighting plans to extend the ‘right to be forgotten’. Controversial new copyright laws have been approved by members of the European Parliament. Gaumard Scientific has developed a robot called Pediatric Hal which looks like a five-year-old child for medical […]

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Google defends Trump election reaction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many worried Google workers contacted Sundar Pichai in the wake of the Trump victory Google has defended the way its bosses greeted the election of Donald Trump, after criticism by right-wing media. A video published on Wednesday by the Breitbart website shows senior executives commenting the morning after the […]

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Facebook animal trade exposed in Thailand

Image copyright Traffic Image caption Among the species for sale were Asiatic black bears and common palm civets More than 1,500 listings of live animals for sale have been found on Facebook in Thailand by a wildlife trafficking watchdog. Traffic, which monitors such activity, said many of the species, despite having international protection, were not […]

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Splatoon and Journey design secrets revealed

An exhibition exploring the design work of hit video games including Splatoon, Journey and No Man’s Sky has opened in London. It provides a rare insight into the design processes at often secretive developers such as Nintendo. Curator Marie Foulston from the V&A said it was important for design spaces to “embrace and elevate” video […]