Government lays out plans to protect users online

The Online Safety Bill threatens media giants with big fines - but aims to protect political debate.
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US petrol supplies tighten after Colonial Pipeline hack

Some petrol stations run out of fuel in the US southeast as the Colonial Pipeline remains shut.
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Uber and Lyft set to offer free rides to US vaccine sites

The White House highlights the upcoming offer of free trips in the US by the ride-hailing firms.
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Pet and shopping scams surge during pandemic

The BBC highlights ways to avoid fraud following a 44% rise in online shopping fraud during Covid.
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NHS app ready to become vaccine passport next week

People will be able to use the app for travel - but only if they have received two vaccine doses.
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Tesla crash: Autopilot was off, says preliminary report

A car involved in a fatal crash in April had no-one in the driving seat when it was discovered.
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Apple's UK users deserve app price compensation, claim says

Legal action in the UK seeks compensation from Apple for high prices from a lack of competition.
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Colonial hack: How did cyber-attackers shut off pipeline?

Attacks on critical national infrastructure are an increasing concern, experts say.
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Meituan: China tech giant's shares slide over ancient poem

Shares in Meituan slumped after its boss reportedly shared, then deleted, a Tang dynasty poem.
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Actor sues TikTok for using her voice in viral tool

Bev Standing’s voice is used on the social-media platform's text-to-speech feature.
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The volunteers using 'honeypot' groups to fight anti-vax propaganda

Volunteers are busting anti-vaccine conspiracy theories with decoy Facebook groups.
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Contest inspires next generation of female code breakers

More than 6,500 pupils from across the UK took part in the CyberFirst Girls competition.
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Emily Taylor: Fuel pipeline cyber-attack is 'extortion'

There have been warnings of increased ransomware attacks, the chief executive of Oxford Information Labs says.
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Robot learns to brush hair and other tech news

LJ Rich looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.
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Gates divorce: Business 'as usual' for foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is likely to continue as now, Dr Beth Breeze says.
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Microchip shortage: Inside a factory racing to meet demand

Katie Silver tours a microchip factory in Singapore racing to meet demand amid a global shortage.
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Mind-boggling magnets could unlock plentiful power

Powerful magnets are bringing abundant, pollution-free electricity a step closer.
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'I was injured but the rescue boat found me in seconds'

How technology has helped emergency responders save lives during the pandemic.
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Taking an invention from idea to the marketplace

Lockdown spurred many people to invent new products, but how did they get to market?
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'I was terrible at crosswords so I built an AI to do them'

Dr Fill , a computer program, has just won one of the most prestigious crossword competitions in the US.
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Food giants respond to worries over packaging

The phasing out of single-use plastics gathers pace with big companies adopting alternatives.
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