Technology news supplied by the BBC

Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager

4:59pm Fri 19 Dec 14

The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online…

Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

10:38am Sat 20 Dec 14

Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a…

Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story

2:05pm Fri 19 Dec 14

Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing…

Millions deleted in Instagram purge

11:30am Fri 19 Dec 14

Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate…

Microsoft takes on tech scammers

12:33pm Fri 19 Dec 14

The US software giant takes legal action against firms it alleges have been offering bogus tech support in its name to…

Blackberry in revenue slide

8:57pm Fri 19 Dec 14

Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince…

'Slenderman' accused to stand trial

9:46pm Thu 18 Dec 14

Both girls accused of stabbing a Wisconsin classmate in order to please an online fictional character are competent to…

Nasa emails spanner into space

10:56am Fri 19 Dec 14

Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench from instructions sent up in an email.

Minecraft maker plans spin-off game

5:49pm Thu 18 Dec 14

Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title.

Sony hack is 'US security issue'

12:49am Fri 19 Dec 14

The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter,…

Net overseers hit by phishing attack

4:47pm Thu 18 Dec 14

Hackers have managed to penetrate the internal network used by the organisation that oversees the net's addressing…

Snapchat boss tearful at Sony hack

11:59am Thu 18 Dec 14

Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel left "devastated" as plans for his messaging app are leaked as part of the Sony Pictures…


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