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Instagram star Daryl Aiden Yow used stock image photos

Big brands including Sony and Uniqlo had worked with Daryl Aiden Yow because of his online fame.

The man who was fired by a machine

When a machine decided Ibrahim Diallo no longer worked at his office there was little any human could do.

Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC

The World Cup 4K HDR trial is being extended to Wimbledon - Sky Q viewers will also benefit.

Fake Fortnite Android apps spread across internet

Security experts warns the fake apps look realistic but in fact only make money for scammers.

Intel boss Brian Krzanich resigns over relationship

The company says Brian Krzanich is leaving because of "a violation of Intel's non-fraternisation policy".

Xbox steps back on VR plans

There are "no plans" for virtual reality on Xbox One X after all, Microsoft confirms.

O2 changes post policy after racist hate mail sent out

The phone company acts after mail is addressed to "Mr Isis Terroriste" and "Mr Getout Ofengland".

Council demanded payment card details via email

A London local authority requested security codes among other details be sent via a Word document.

The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.

'Disastrous' copyright bill vote approved

Critics call it a "dark day" as an EU committee adopts two controversial changes to copyright law.

Tesla sues former worker for hacking

Tesla says it has suffered "significant" damages as a result of the alleged theft.

BT fined for five million spam emails

BT fined for sending nearly five million emails promoting three charities to customers.

Bithumb: Hackers 'rob crypto-exchange of $32m'

One of the largest crypto-currency exchanges says thieves have seized $31.6m worth of its funds.

Facebook ordered to explain deleted profile

The social network has been ordered by a UK judge to reveal who told it to delete the profile of a jazz musician

The $300 system in the fight against illegal images

The owner of an image hosting platform is fighting back against illegal material with a low-budget solution.

Vault 7: CIA engineer Joshua Schulte charged with data leak

Software engineer Joshua Schulte released information on how the CIA can take over iPhones.

Rural residents hang up on mobile banking, regulator finds

Fewer than a quarter of those living in rural areas use a smartphone for banking, regulator finds.

Amazon Echo comes to Marriott hotels

Marriott says digital assistant Alexa will be installed in some of its US properties.

Tesla chief Elon Musk accuses worker of sabotage

Tesla chief Elon Musk says an employee carried out "extensive and damaging sabotage".

Missing Norfolk man in 'lucky' police drone rescue

Peter Pugh, 75, was found up to his armpits in marshland nearly a day after going missing.

YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

The platform will charge a fee for an ad-free experience with the ability to download content.

Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia

The company breached consumer law by refusing to fix devices once serviced by third parties.

Facebook cuts out gun-accessory ads for children

The change means children will no longer see ads for scopes, holsters and other gun accessories.

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

The Chinese telecoms company says worries about who controls it are "ill informed".

Tomorrow's Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?

Urban spaces are congested and polluted, so do we all need to get on our bikes?

Burger King apologises for social media ads

Burger King offering a reward to women who get pregnant by players adds to wave of sexism.

Instagram reaches a billion users - and other things we learnt from boss Kevin Systrom

In an exclusive interview with Newsbeat its boss says: "We want to make sure we're a positive force".

Feeling the heat?

As demand for air conditioning goes through the roof, what are the implications for our planet?

What's it thinking?

"Deep learning" algorithms are becoming so complex their creators don't understand how they work.

Female unfriendly

How using off-putting language can mean people you want to apply for a job don't bother.

Electric thrills

Electric motorbikes are fast, clean, and quiet - could they eclipse electric cars?

The beauty of vloggers

More money is being spent on make-up than ever before. How much do we spend, and has YouTube influenced what we buy?

Tomorrow's Cities: How Barcelona shushed noise-makers with sensors

Citizens take control of their own cities with low-cost sensors.

Are you scared yet? Meet Norman, the psychopathic AI

Norman is an artificial intelligence which sees death and destruction in everything.

Dangerous waters

In a warming world, extreme weather and natural disasters are on the rise. Can tech help us prepare?

'I bought my mum a flat'

How peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms are overcoming trust issues to help us make cash from our stuff.

Pokemon reinvented

Nintendo and Game Freak have brought Pokemon as close to a reboot as the series has ever come by announcing new games.

Bitter on Twitter

Experts take us through the dos and don'ts of social media interactions with customers.

GDPR quiz

Test your knowledge of how the EU's data protection law could affect you.

What is GDPR?

A new EU law that changes how companies use our personal information kicks in on 25 May.

Who's testing the World Cup 2018 football?

Telstar 18 - the official World Cup 2018 ball - gets put through its paces at a British university.

The 3D magnets that go inside your body plus other news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Aira helps blind people see through the eyes of others

Aira is a new service using technology to give visually impaired people more freedom.

The 360 degree phone camera 'revolution'

BBC Click's Dan Simmons looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

Fifa's hi-tech World Cup 'performance tracker'

Each team in the 2018 World Cup has been given access to data from Fifa's optical tracking system.

The AI developed to identify and count wild animals

University researchers are using deep neural networks to study wildlife and enhance conservation.

Will Norway's electric plane take off?

A battery-powered plane that could mean guilt-free travel is part of a plan to tackle climate change.

'They stuck my face on to a porn clip'

Indian reporter Rana Ayyub got rape and death threats because of a tweet falsely attributed to her.

Elijah Wood reveals techno-horror VR game at E3

Virtual reality game Transference presents the memories of a "traumatised mental patient"."

WHO: Gaming addiction 'a mental health condition'

For millions, it is a harmless hobby but for some it can become more than that.

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