Technology news supplied by the BBC

China blocks virtual network use

11:15am Mon 26 Jan 15

China has blocked several popular services that let citizens skirt state censorship systems and reach banned sites.

Peers try to revive 'snooping law'

6:30pm Fri 23 Jan 15

UK net firms have criticised attempts to revive a "snoopers' charter" by adding it into draft legislation currently…

Malaysia Airlines website hacked

7:51am Mon 26 Jan 15

A hacker group attacks the official website of Malaysia Airlines, but the company says bookings and user data are not…

Emergency patch fixes Flash flaw

11:04am Fri 23 Jan 15

Adobe has released an emergency patch for a flaw in its Flash software that was being widely exploited by thieves.

Pinterest to 'unlock' data to help ads

11:24am Mon 26 Jan 15

Pinterest plans to make more use of its members' data to help marketers target their adverts.

Apple's Tim Cook salary up over 40%

3:37pm Fri 23 Jan 15

Tech giant Apple's chief executive Tim Cook's base salary was increased by nearly 43% in February last year, according…

Twitter battles Instagram links

11:23am Fri 23 Jan 15

The social network encourages celebrities and other high-profile users to share photos directly to Twitter.

US plans 'regulated' Bitcoin exchange

12:28pm Fri 23 Jan 15

High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by…

Reporter jailed for stolen data links

11:55pm Thu 22 Jan 15

A journalist with connections to the hacking collective Anonymous is sentenced to five years in jail after posting…

Drug drone crashes on Mexican border

11:28am Thu 22 Jan 15

A quadcopter drone carrying 3kg of illegal drugs crashes near the border between Mexico and the US.

Li Ka-shing set to buy O2 for £10bn

6:12pm Fri 23 Jan 15

Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing confirms his company is offering to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2…

India Uber resumes services in Delhi

7:33am Fri 23 Jan 15

The web-based taxi firm Uber restarts operations in Delhi, six weeks after it was banned over charges that one of its…







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