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Facebook and Samsung donate thousands of devices to NHS

2 hours 13 min ago
Samsung will donate 2,000 smartphones, while Facebook is offering its video-calling screen Portal.

Coronavirus: Call for apps to get fake Covid-19 news button

2 hours 21 min ago
Campaign for Countering Digital Hate says social networks are "missing a trick" combating the issue.

Tesla cuts staff pay as coronavirus halts production

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 14:35
Non-essential workers will be placed on furlough without pay and executives will take a 30% pay cut.

Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 14:13
Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.

Facebook releases couples-only messaging app

Wed, 04/08/2020 - 02:01
The new service claims to be a "private space" for couples but has the same data privacy policy as Facebook.

Coronavirus: Twitter boss pledges $1bn for relief effort

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:23
Jack Dorsey said he would give 28% of his wealth towards efforts to "disarm" the pandemic.

How to be sociable without leaving your home

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:37
BBC Click's Chris Fox looks at how you can use technology to keep a social life while stuck at home.

Zoom banned by Taiwan's government over China security fears

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 13:13
Order follows revelations that some Zoom traffic was "mistakenly" routed through China.

Coronavirus: YouTube tightens rules after David Icke 5G interview

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 12:34
Videos will now be deleted if they falsely link coronavirus to 5G mobile networks.

Pixel 4: Google addresses Face Unlock problem five months later

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 11:18
A security concern with the Pixel 4 Face Unlock feature is patched, five months after launch.

Coronavirus: 'Reading about virus online makes me anxious'

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 07:15
Parents are urged to consider their children's mental health as they are kept indoors.

Short-form streaming app Quibi launches to rival Netflix

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 03:33
BBC's technology reporter tests if Quibi's platform with 10-minute or shorter videos could get viewers hooked.

Drones in Africa: How they could become lifesavers

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 00:24
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame says drones will become important for his nation, but can they really deliver?

Coronavirus: Offline sex workers forced to start again online

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 00:04
Increased competition and privacy risks are some of the challenges facing workers making the switch.

Coronavirus: Exercise bike firm Peloton stops live classes

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 18:00
The bike firm has paused live classes just days after an employee tested positive for Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Call for single EU tracking app with data protection

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 17:41
EU data watchdog calls for a single, privacy-centred virus app, instead of dozens of national ones.

Elderly Israelis beat isolation with tech lessons

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 15:20
Tech innovators are giving older Israelis online lessons to overcome Covid-19 isolation.

Airbnb hosts defy lockdown laws with 'Covid-19 retreats'

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 13:35
Government criticises "dangerous and irresponsible" listings of coronavirus isolation properties.

The iShield: Apple to design and make medical gear

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 03:16
Tech giant Apple is designing and making more than 1m face shields a week to ship to medical workers.

Coronavirus: Video games add 'stay at home' Covid-19 adverts

Mon, 04/06/2020 - 00:04
Candy Crush Saga, Dirt Rally 2.0 and Sniper Elite 4 are among titles that show a government campaign.