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Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours
Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.
October 20, 2017 4:21pm UTC

Bitcoin boom prompts growth of coin-mining malware
The coin-mining software can grab processor power and drain phone batteries quickly, warn security firms
October 20, 2017 2:18pm UTC

Middlesbrough modified Kodi box trader gets suspended jail term
Brian Thompson had planned to argue the law in connection with the boxes was a "grey area".
October 20, 2017 5:31pm UTC

Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end
The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.
October 19, 2017 11:03pm UTC

Players ‘applaud’ Xi Jinping in Tencent game
The game, which celebrates the Communist Party Congress, lets users "clap" Xi Jinping by tapping their phone screen
October 20, 2017 12:40pm UTC

How games firm made Destiny 2
Newsbeat has been given exclusive behind the scenes access to Bungie, the gaming studio behind the Halo and Destiny franchises.
October 20, 2017 4:24am UTC

Famous Irishmen subject of Westminster Wiki editing spree
Someone with a Westminster IP address has been editing web entries on famous Irish people.
October 20, 2017 1:04pm UTC

MH370: Malaysia in talks with US firm to restart plane search
The Malaysian government is exploring a "no find-no fee" style deal with Texas-based company Ocean Infinity.
October 20, 2017 2:26pm UTC

Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe was assigned data-processing patents by technology company SRC Labs.
October 19, 2017 12:25pm UTC

How does this look? Be your own virtual make-up artist
French cosmetics chain Sephora is using augmented reality so that customers can try on make-up virtually, before buying it.
October 19, 2017 2:37pm UTC