BBC : Technology (28)

Water firms still using 'magic sticks'

Engineers from the majority of the UK's water firms still use divining rods to locate pipes, it emerges.

Drones scatter mosquitoes to fight diseases

The drones can release thousands of sterile male mosquitoes to reduce the insect population.

Iranian charged with Game of Thrones hack

Behzad Mesri is accused of leaking details of unaired episodes and demanding a $6m ransom from HBO.

More than 480 web firms record 'every keystroke'

More than 480 web firms use keystroke-tracking software, according to researchers at Princeton.

Regulator repeals US net neutrality rules

As expected, the Federal Communications Commission has pushed back net neutrality legislation.

Mosquito-spreading drone to fight diseases

The drones can release thousands of sterile male mosquitoes to reduce the insect population.

Tether crypto-currency operator reports $31m raid

Tether says it is taking steps to prevent thieves from cashing in the stolen funds.

Drone maker DJI in cyber-security row over bug bounty

The drone maker claims a researcher who contacted it had "unauthorised access" to its servers.

Hacking pioneer John Draper faces sex misconduct claims

A lauded hacker, known as Captain Crunch, is accused of unwanted sexual contact with teenagers.

Apple delays launch of smart speaker

The HomePod will now be released in early 2018 as the gadget still needs work, said Apple.

Apple delays launch of smart speaker

The HomePod will now go on release in early 2018 as the gadget still needs work, said Apple.

Germany bans children's smartwatches

Telecoms regulator says kids' smartwatches are spying devices and are to be banned under German law.

Gamers' anger halts Star Wars Battlefront II payments

EA temporarily suspends in-game purchases as it does not want controversy to "overshadow" its game.

Net filters help avoid dodgy domains

Consumers can get help to spot domains that are known to be used by phishing gangs and cyber-thieves

Unilad Facebook account blocked

The Facebook account for viral news website Unilad has been deleted.

Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January

The online talent network said it wanted to focus its investment elsewhere.

Cash Converters reveals customer data breach

The High Street pawnbroker warns customers passwords and delivery addresses were exposed.

Silicon Valley firms compete to hack R2-D2

Several top Silicon Valley companies took part in a competition to hack an R2-D2 robot.

Star Wars Battlefront II game faces further backlash

Players criticise the credits required to unlock heroes, as well as the inclusion of loot boxes.

Jack Dorsey saddened by Japan's 'Twitter killer'

The social network's chief reacts to reports that a killer used Twitter to lure suicidal victims.

UK cyber-defence chief accuses Russia of hack attacks

Russia is accused of having attacked Britain's media, telecommunications and energy sectors.

YouTuber Zoella apologises for old offensive tweets

The vlogger and influencer has now deleted the tweets from 2010.

Face ID iPhone X 'hack' demoed live with mask by Bkav

A Vietnamese cyber-security firm shows the BBC how a mask can be used to unlock Apple's new phone.

Votes in 18 nations 'hacked' in last year

Governments are turning to social-media-based campaigns to stifle dissent, warns a net freedom report.

UK supermarkets try face-based ID and payment system

The biometric system will let people buy alcohol and knives without needing to involve shop staff.

Handy app bans cleaner for being ill

A cleaner was fined and stopped from working for a London customer by a "gig economy" business.

HTC shows off all-in-one VR headset called Focus

HTC's Vive Focus virtual reality headset will initially be released in only China

Facebook critic Max Schrems faces partial setback

Max Schrems is told he cannot sue Facebook on behalf of 25,000 others but can do so personally.