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The jumping space robot SpaceBok and other news

BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the week’s best technology news stories including: Virgin Galactic announces its plans to go public in a merger with a New York-listed investment firm British Airways is fined £183m ($230m) after half a million of its customers’ […]

Etika: Body found in search is missing YouTuber

Etika: Body found in search is missing YouTuber

Image copyright Etika/YouTube Police investigating the disappearance of YouTuber Etika have confirmed that they have found his body. The gamer, 29, whose real name is Desmond Amofah, was reported missing six days ago. His belongings were found on Manhattan Bridge on Monday. He had uploaded […]

Google city sparks fresh controversy

Google city sparks fresh controversy

Image copyright Sidewalk Labs Image caption An image from Sidewalk Labs’s plans for Toronto Sidewalk Labs, a sister company of Google, has published its plans to build a smart city in Toronto, sparking fresh controversy. In a 1,500-word document, the company laid out its ambitions […]

Facebook to identify French hate speech suspects

Facebook to identify French hate speech suspects

Image copyright Getty Images Facebook has agreed to give the names of French users who are suspected of using hate speech on its platform to the courts when requested. The deal is believed to be the first of its kind in the world. In the […]

Global phone networks attacked by hackers

Global phone networks attacked by hackers

Image copyright Getty Images Hackers targeted mobile phone networks around the world to snoop on specific users, according to a report. The level of access they gained to the networks meant they could have shut them down had they wanted to. US-Israeli security firm Cybereason […]

Sudan crisis: Internet restored – but only for lawyer

Sudan crisis: Internet restored – but only for lawyer

Image copyright Abdel-Adheem Hassan Image caption Abdel-Adheem Hassan says he will return to court on behalf of the rest of Sudan’s population A lawyer in Sudan has told the BBC that the internet has been restored after a three-week shutdown – but only for him. […]

Missing YouTuber Etika’s belongings found

Missing YouTuber Etika’s belongings found

Image copyright Etika/YouTube The belongings of a gaming YouTuber who has been missing for five days have been found on Manhattan Bridge in New York. Desmond Amofah, known as Etika, had uploaded an eight-minute video in which he talked about suicidal thoughts. Etika was known […]

Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

Facebook: Nick Clegg says ‘no evidence’ of Russian interference in Brexit vote

Image copyright PA There is “absolutely no evidence” Russia influenced the Brexit result using Facebook, the company’s vice-president, Sir Nick Clegg, has said. The former deputy PM told the BBC the company had carried out analyses of its data and found no “significant attempt” by […]

EE fined £100,000 for unlawful texts

EE fined £100,000 for unlawful texts

Image copyright Getty Images The Information Commissioner (ICO) has fined mobile network EE £100,000 for sending text messages to customers without their consent. The ICO says more than 2.5 million messages were sent in 2018. The purpose of the texts was to encourage EE customers […]

X-Prize winner: Children are not a product

X-Prize winner: Children are not a product

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: Andrew Ashe won the global learning X-Prize The winner of Elon Musk’s global learning X-Prize award says children should not become the “product” of large data-gathering companies. Andrew Ashe is a former teacher and the chief […]