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The US government's tax collection agency says attackers fooled its computers into generating more than 100,000 tax return Pin codes.
Twitter announces it is starting to place video ads and prioritised tweets at the top of its users' timeline feeds.
Google banishes banner ads built in Adobe Flash from its advertising networks, the company has announced.
A range of cybersecurity experts warn parents to beware of buying VTech's electronic toys following its handling of a recent hack attack.
Two US human rights charities launch an appeal for donations of old memory sticks to aid those distributing material banned in North Korea.
Google's self-driving technology should be considered a legal driver, the US highways authority says.
Hedge funds are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence in order to spot trends to try to make money for their customers
Plans to give firm legal backing to computer hacking by Britain's spies do not do enough to protect privacy, a watchdog has warned.
More than three-quarters of 10 to 12 year olds in the UK have social media accounts, even though they are below the age limit, a survey for CBBC Newsround suggests.
The chief executive of Google, Sundar Pichai, has been awarded $199m (£138m) in shares, a regulatory filing reveals.
Facebook has been given three months to stop tracking non-members of its social network without their consent in France.
US authorities acknowledge a data breach affecting the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security - but downplay its severity.
As more and more writers choose to self-publish, how are these author-entrepreneurs changing the bookselling industry?
A man charged with crashing a drone into the Empire State Building has apparently tweeted that a policeman had told him it was "fine" to fly there.
The Metropolitan Police says it is considering using eagles to intercept drones amid concerns that they are increasingly being used to commit crime.
An online archive of old computer viruses attracts more than 100,000 visitors in its first four days.
India's telecoms regulator blocks Facebook's limited free internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.
Why a Japanese engineer is taking a lateral approach to problem solving