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Google chief denies political bias claims

Image caption Google collects “mountains” of data about users, said US politicians Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of …

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The pub where your cash is worthless

Image copyright Phil Coomes Image caption Visitors to this pub can’t pay for their drinks or food with cash Cashless establishments may be safer and more convenient, but are they more popular with the public at large? After yet another break-in at south London pub the Crown and Anchor, Arber …

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Fortnite: Gamer charged with assault during live stream

Image copyright Getty Images A Sydney gamer has been charged after he was heard allegedly assaulting a woman during a live stream of the hugely popular game Fortnite. The 26-year-old man who goes by the handle MrDeadMoth was arrested after someone saw the video and reported it to police. In …

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Canada Moose Cree First Nation to get drone deliveries

Image copyright Drone Delivery Canada Image caption Moose Factory island is difficult to transport goods to when the river freezes and thaws Residents of a remote First Nation island in northern Ontario will begin receiving goods by drone next year. The Moose Cree First Nation has signed a C$2.5m (£1.5m) …

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Teen jailed for email bomb hoaxes

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeorge Duke-Cohan’s arrest by NCA officers was captured on a bodycam A teenager who sent thousands of hoax bomb threats to schools and triggered an American airline security scare has been jailed for three years. George Duke-Cohan, 19, sparked nationwide panic and …

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Huawei: The rapid growth of a Chinese champion in five charts

Image copyright Reuters Huawei is the poster child for China’s dynamic tech sector. It has grown phenomenally in recent years, from a small manufacturer of telephone exchange switches, to become a global leader in the tech industry. While the brand is familiar to many from its mobile phone handsets, Huawei …

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Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A court sketch shows Meng Wanzhou during her bail hearing at the Supreme Court of British Columbia The chief financial officer of the Chinese telecoms giant Huawei faces fraud charges in the United States, a Canadian court hearing has revealed. Meng Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei’s …

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What's going on with Huawei?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Huawei is now the second biggest smartphone-maker after Samsung Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been the focus of international scrutiny, with several countries raising security concerns about its products. Then on 1 December, the company’s chief financial officer was arrested in Canada. A bail hearing …

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The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

Image copyright IBM Image caption Chieko Asakawa received Japan’s Medal of Honour for her contribution to accessibility research An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she’s worked to create technology – now with a big focus on …

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Data problems hit O2 mobile network

Image copyright Getty Images Millions of smartphone users in the UK have lost their data services after the O2 network suffered technical problems. O2 has 25 million customers, but also provides services for the Sky, Tesco, Giffgaff and Lycamobile networks which have another seven million users. Many users took to …

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