Technology news supplied by the BBC

Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids

12:23pm Fri 6 Mar 15

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests.

Amazon opens Alibaba shop in China

11:52am Fri 6 Mar 15

Amazon, the US online retail giant, has opened another shop on rival Alibaba's Tmall marketplace in China.

UK 'needs action' on driverless cars

2:59am Fri 6 Mar 15

The government needs to work out how driverless cars will be introduced onto UK roads, an influential group of MPs has…

'Nearly 50,000' pro-IS Twitter feeds

3:56am Fri 6 Mar 15

There are approximately 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State, a new US study claims.

Wind-up radio inventor to be honoured

5:19am Fri 6 Mar 15

Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, is to be appointed CBE for services to intellectual property in a…

Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail

1:06pm Thu 5 Mar 15

An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.

Data roaming to stay, EU proposes

1:47pm Thu 5 Mar 15

MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some…

Hotel chain confirms hack attack

3:45pm Thu 5 Mar 15

Hotel chain Mandarin Oriental has confirmed that credit card data has been stolen in a hack attack on the company's…

Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch

12:44am Wed 4 Mar 15

Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first…

Bogus tech support call turns nasty

3:37pm Thu 5 Mar 15

A conman threatened to kill a man who challenged him about the fake tech support scam he was involved with, reports…

Lords want drone owners register

12:02am Thu 5 Mar 15

The House of Lords EU Committee calls for a drone register to be set up which owners of unmanned aircraft would have…

China and US clash over backdoors

1:22pm Wed 4 Mar 15

China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share…


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