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Apple employee 'stole driverless car secrets'

Image copyright Reuters A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company’s self-driving car secrets and trying to flee to China with them. Xiaolang Zhang worked on Apple’s driverless car project but allegedly planned to move to Chinese autonomous vehicle start-up Xiaopeng Motors, the company says in court documents. He was arrested at […]

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PayPal told customer her death breached its rules

Image copyright Howard Durdle Image caption This photo of Lindsay and Howard Durdle was taken last year PayPal wrote to a woman who had died of cancer saying her death had breached its rules and that it might take legal action as a consequence. The firm has since acknowledged that the letter was “insensitive”, apologised […]

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Why was Elon Musk at the Thai cave rescue?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Elon Musk has tweeted that he visited the Thai rescue operation but did not share images of himself at the site Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk’s attempt to help the Thai cave rescue mission has attracted both praise and criticism. The SpaceX and Tesla chief posted on social media that […]

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UK slips further down global broadband league table

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Openreach is hiring 3,500 engineers to roll out ultra-fast fibre to 3 million more premises in the UK The UK has slipped from 31st to 35th place in the global broadband league tables, behind 25 other European countries, research suggests. Analysis of 163 million broadband speed tests across 200 […]

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Mobile phone warning road signs 'a UK first'

Image copyright PA Image caption Phones being used via a vehicle’s Bluetooth system or hands-free will not trigger the warning system A roadside system that detects if a mobile phone is in use in a passing vehicle is being piloted in a UK first. Despite being unable to pick up whether the driver is using […]

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Uber invests in Lime city scooter hire company

Image copyright AFP Image caption Lime scooters are available in lots of cities, including Paris Ride-hailing business Uber has announced a deal with scooter hire company Lime. Lime lets people hire scooters, electric bikes and pedal cycles in 46 cities. The deal means Uber users will be able to rent Lime’s scooters via the car-sharing […]

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Nazi-themed goods found on Amazon marketplace

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Amazon should be more active in policing its store, rights groups say Amazon is helping hate groups profit by letting them sell Nazi-themed goods on its store, a report suggests. The study found many hate groups were selling goods on Amazon’s store branded with Nazi imagery, including clothing, jewellery and […]

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Twitter 'shuts down millions of fake accounts'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Bots on Twitter are easy to spot and can be quickly shut down, say experts Twitter has shut down up to 70 million fake and suspicious accounts since May, according to the Washington Post. The suspensions and shutdowns were part of a concerted effort by Twitter to clear up the […]

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Smart home gadgets in domestic abuse warning

Image copyright Getty Images A list offering guidance to those affected by smart home devices being used to control or harass them within abusive relationships has been published online. It is largely aimed at women. A recent report by the New York Times detailed examples of “technology-facilitated abuse”. This involves devices being activated remotely in […]