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What3words: ‘Life-saving app’ divides opinion

A woman rescued from near Everest’s base camp after a fall, a business traveller caught up in a terrorist attack in Somalia and a diving accident in the Maldives. Three successful ...

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps

Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps as part of an investigation it launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal. The suspended apps ...

Microsoft president: Don’t move fast and break things

Some US tech firms have gained a reputation for being willing to launch products before it is clear whether they could be damaging to society. But Microsoft’s president, Brad ...

Huawei Mate 30 phones launch without Google apps

Huawei has launched its latest smartphones without many of the apps typically pre-installed on Android handsets. The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro both lack YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail ...

Huawei: Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban

Microsoft’s president has called on the US to end a ban on it supplying Huawei with Windows software for the Chinese company’s computers. Huawei was blacklisted by the ...

Booking.com still duping customers, says watchdog

Booking.com is continuing to mislead its customers despite a crackdown by regulators, claims a new report. The Competition and Markets Authority ruled this year that booking sites ...

Instagram clamps down on diet and cosmetic surgery posts

Instagram has announced stricter measures on posts related to weight loss products and cosmetic surgery. Some posts will be hidden from under 18s while others promoting “miraculous” ...

BBC launches ‘digital wellbeing’ Own It app for children

The BBC has created a “wellbeing” smartphone app called Own It aimed at children. It monitors how young people interact with friends and family online and through messaging ...

Amazon Echo screen flicker angers owners

BBC News has seen dozens of complaints about screen flickers affecting the Amazon Echo Spot and Amazon’s response. One owner, in Hampshire, said his device had started to flicker ...

Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding

Gatwick has become the UK’s first airport to confirm it will use facial recognition cameras on a permanent basis for ID checks before passengers board planes. It follows a self-boarding ...