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British-built satellite launches from Russia

A British-built pollution monitoring satellite was launched into orbit on Friday. It broke free of Earth's gravity well...

Data on Australian fighter jets stolen by hacker

Sensitive information about Australia's F-35 stealth fighter and other military hardware was stolen during a cyberattack last year, it has emerged. ...

Google sought $1bn settlement from Uber

Google's sister company Waymo sought $1bn (£760m) from Uber in settlement talks over the alleged theft of self-driving technology, it has been reported. ...

Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $5,000

Bitcoin has again hit a new record-high valuation, tipping $5,200 (£3,900) despite experts continuing to express scepticism about the cryptocurrency's popularity. ...

House-sized asteroid 'narrowly' misses Earth

An asteroid the size of a large house passed by Earth early on Thursday morning at a distance of about 27,000 miles (44,000km). ...

£100m fighting fund to tackle terror online

Tech companies have begun investing huge amounts of money to help in the fight against extremism. Facebook, Google,...

Top computers would still miss killer UK storm

In a lunchtime broadcast on 15 October 1987, weather forecaster Michael Fish made a prediction that would come to define his career. ...

Zuckerberg sorry for 'tasteless' VR video

Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for a video showing him taking a virtual reality tour of a heavily damaged Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. ...

Social media sites face tax on online abuse

Social media sites face being made to pay for action to tackle online bullying, the Culture Secretary has announced. ...

Credit scoring firm says 15.2m records hacked

Credit reporting company Equifax has said 15.2m UK records were stolen in a cyberattack earlier this year and it has identified 693,665 British consumers whose details - including phone numbers and driving licence numbers...

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Spy Who Loved Me director Lewis Gilbert dies aged 97

Lewis Gilbert, the British director of a string of celebrated films including the 1965 Michael Caine hit Alfie and The Spy Who Loved...