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The FCC is expected to vote to overturn Obama-era laws relating to net neutrality. We asked people in Washington what they thought about that.

This week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide on whether to repeal an Obama-era law that protects "net neutrality".

Origami muscles  13 Dec 2017
The artificial muscles can be programmed with a range of motions including twisting and rotation.

Three men admit creating and running Mirai, a botnet used to block access to much of the web.

Visitors to an Argentine branch of the coffee chain are targeted with crypto-currency malware.

The Ministry of Justice has released footage of a gang caught using a drone to deliver contraband to prisons.

DanTDM became successful by streaming videos of himself playing Pokemon and Minecraft.

The video also gains permission to access Twitter account and can spy on private communications.

A small, independent ISPs manages to get speeds of 3.5 megabits from broadband over wet string.

Lectures and essays by Islamist extremists have been shared on the Microsoft-owned social network.

Silicon Valley giants are focusing heavily on artificial intelligence and its future applications.

Other most searched topics included the UK general election and the crypto-currency Bitcoin.

How data is being used to help monitor crime in Rio de Janeiro.

Restaurants face having to seek planning permission if they heavily use food delivery apps.

Matt Hancock calls it "something of a disappointment" that he has to state it publicly.

The MoneyTaker group has also stolen banking documents that may be used in future attacks.

Gamers as young as 11 bet using virtual weapons within video games which are then exchanged for cash.

The advertising giant is to change its tax arrangements in about 30 countries after a similar move in the UK.

The BBC understands that an independent ethics watchdog will recommend new laws on online content.

The SEC halts an initial coin offering and warns consumers of the dangers of crypto-currency investment.

A former executive for the social network has blasted social media for "ripping society apart".

The platform sent a tweet addressing the "53 people" that have watched the film 18 days in a row.

The man who created Player Unknown's Battlegrounds talks to Radio 1's Gaming Show about the problem of developers copying ideas.

Skin betting websites let players gamble with virtual items from online games as currency.

Does the crypto-currency Bitcoin really use more electricity than Ireland?

Care for all  11 Dec 2017
These are the choices faced by many families living in Kenya's slums. Could technology help?

Rivalry against Spotify and augmented reality ambitions are two possible reasons for the takeover.

Robots can "set us free" by taking over routine everyday tasks says Labour's deputy Tom Watson.

Facebook shares its internal policy for dealing with harassment.

Bitcoin rises 17% to above $18,000 on its futures debut, a move seen as legitimising the currency.

A researcher finds more than 460 models have the hidden software pre-installed.

Germany's spy agency says China is using the site to gather information on politicians.

The music recognition app already makes most of its money by referring music buyers to Apple's iTunes.

A woman raped by a driver in Delhi says executives got her medical records after doubting her story.

The game streaming site has been criticised for tolerating a growing number of 'sexual streamers'

Three people share their experiences of buying Bitcoin.

Two of the world's most popular online music streaming services are buying shares in one another.

Fitness app Strava analysed 24.7m runs and 31m bike rides logged across the UK this year.

The company has fixed a flaw in its HomeKit that let unauthorised people control smart home gadgets.

There was also a major reveal for Hideo Kojima's highly anticipated game Death Stranding.

The two high school students' Envirocache encourages youngsters to go on nature treasure hunts.

Chat and pay  7 Dec 2017
People are paying friends, family and firms through their social media apps.

The taxi app firm failed to respond to official requests about its management, the city council says.

The digital currency has seen its value more than double in the last month in a volatile journey.

UK YouTuber Daniel Middleton, who goes by DanTDM, earned the most money this year, according to Forbes.

The long-running compilation series produced four of the biggest-selling albums of the year.

A photo of Bollywood star's 250,000-plus unread emails sparks a search for the most bloated inbox online.

The currency is currently too "volatile" to be a good option for customers, the gaming service says.

The city is concerned about the safety of pedestrians if there are also many robots on the pavements.

The Australian Securities Exchange says it is the first global market to switch to the technology.

The European Court of Justice says luxury firms have the right to restrict online sales to protect their brands.

An algorithm developed by the DeepMind team claims victory against a world-beating AI chess program.

Baroness Shields says that MPs should not be sharing passwords with their staff.

Chinese gamers will be able to play a selection of Wii games on the Nvidia Shield.

Google plans to stop Amazon's Fire TV devices being able to use YouTube from the start of 2018.

Plans to introduce a "frowning pile of poo" emoji are flushed from the latest proposals.

Kamal Ahmed and Tina Daheley are among BBC journalists who will take part in events targeted at pupils.

The case is the first of its kind since Singapore introduced new laws regulating home sharing in June.

Big names like Apple and Facebook were talking about China's internet in Wuzhen this week.

The donation comes from the estate of famed sound pioneer and Cambridge PhD student Ray Dolby.

Reporter Kat Hawkins tried out prosthetic feet designed for skiing and snowboarding.

A report from charity Childnet has found that one in 10 teens reports receiving threats of sexual violence.

Look at me  5 Dec 2017
Live streaming in Asia has boomed thanks to a massive youth market who spend big through mobile apps.

Hola mundo  5 Dec 2017
Babbel, one of the world's most popular language learning websites, was set up by friends after one of them wanted to learn Spanish.

The health secretary told the social network to "stay away from my kids" with its app for under-13s.

Researchers claim to have found millions of customer names, phone numbers and keystroke activity.

A new craze for "crypto-collectibles" slows down transactions on the popular blockchain.

A US study has offered a comprehensive look at the damage a drone colliding with an aeroplane could do.

Rikki Chew admitted two offences of disclosing a private photo with intent to cause distress.

The new cab costs £55,599 up from £45,000 for the newest petrol equivalent.

Self-drive taxis will be tested in Japan next spring and could be on the roads by early 2020s.

Sex offenders learn how young people communicate online and use this to abuse them, police say.

YouTube's CEO says some users are exploiting the Google-owned website to "mislead or even harm".

Dangerous milk  4 Dec 2017
The tech tackling fake baby formula, dodgy drugs, conflict diamonds and fishy fish.

The BBC will stream its first programme in ultra-high definition and high dynamic range colour.

Newsbeat gets a tour of the new Facebook HQ as they launch their mentoring scheme for small businesses.

The claim was made half in jest by Ed Sheeran during a media interview.

The crypto-currency remains popular with criminals, the police have warned.

The Information Commissioner's Office says it is making enquiries about MPs giving staff their logins.

Mac owners who upgraded to remove a serious security bug may still be vulnerable to the loophole.

The inquiry will examine whether the disruption by digital platforms has harmed media consumers.

US social media giant says 2,300 people will work for the company in the UK by the end of 2018.

President Maduro says the Petro crypto-currency will be backed by the country's oil and gas wealth.

The bank emailed 290,000 customers on Saturday following warnings about Russian security software.

The government says it accepts the Investigatory Powers Act is "inconsistent with EU law".

Powering up  30 Nov 2017
They won't give you superhuman strength, but exoskeletons are making physical tasks easier.

A security bug in the new Mac operating system has raised concerns that the firm's standards are slipping.

Super vision  27 Nov 2017
Imagine pointing your phone's camera at any object and being given useful information about it.

China's biggest social media company is developing new apps which use artificial intelligence.

Help is on its way!  23 Nov 2017
Not every country has a single number to call in an emergency. One start-up is trying to change that.

Click gets exclusive access to a factory in Shenzhen to see how the new OnePlus 5T phone is made.

In the last four years there have been more than 200 school shootings in the United States.

Rory puts Google's language translating headphones through their paces, with varying results.

Can't write code?  20 Nov 2017
After creating her own app without knowing how to programme, Tara Reed is teaching others to do the same.

BBC Click's Nick Kwek looks at some of the best of the week's technology news stories.

A new research lab is looking to find the best ways to train robots to work with people.

The console can display 4K 60 frames-per-second graphics in high dynamic range.