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A dress with 3D-printed petals and other tech news

BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the week’s best technology stories including: Hackers steal $41m (£31m) worth of Bitcoin in a major crypto-currency heist Google unveils a new range of Pixel 3a smartphones Model Jourdan Dunn wears a dress at New York’s Met Gala made of 37 3D-printed petals See more at Click’s […]

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Amazon accused of failing pregnant workers

A US woman is suing Amazon, alleging that she was sacked because she was pregnant, raising more questions about working conditions in its warehouses. According to tech news site CNET, the online retailer has been involved in seven similar legal cases brought by pregnant warehouse workers in the past eight years. And all of these […]

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China replaces PUBG with patriotic game

Image copyright TencentImage caption Tencent had been testing a mobile version of PUBG Chinese internet giant Tencent has scrapped the launch of a hit video game in China, after failing to get regulatory approval. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PubG) is a battle-royale video game, similar to the global hit Fortnite, in which 100 players fight for survival. […]

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Binance exchange hackers steal bitcoins worth $41m

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Binance says it will cover the cost of the stolen bitcoins Hackers have stolen $41m (£31m) worth of Bitcoin in a major crypto-currency heist. The Binance exchange, which stores Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies for members, said hackers took 7,000 bitcoins in one go. Withdrawals have now been suspended on the […]

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Connecting my bird box camera to the web

Image copyright AFP Since my parents retired, they have spent more and more time enjoying the birds that visit their garden. The British Trust for Ornithology estimates that the public spends more than £200m on bird food each year, so my parents are not alone. My dad even got into a battle of wills with […]

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Russia tightens grip on its national net

Image copyright EPAImage caption The government says the bill will reduce Russia’s reliance on foreign internet servers Russia has formally adopted a law that gives its government more control over its domestic internet. The law means the systems that exchange data between the networks forming the Russian internet must share more information with government regulators. […]

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German arrests as police attack dark web drugs market

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Police say Colombian cocaine was traded on the illegal network Police in western Germany have arrested three men suspected of running the world’s second-largest dark net marketplace for illegal drugs, stolen data and malicious software. The FBI took part in the investigation and arrested two alleged drug-dealers in Los Angeles, […]

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E-voting by touch-screen trialled in local elections

Image copyright Feng HaoImage caption Feedback had been positive, said the team who developed the new system. Voters in Gateshead are being invited to vote twice in the local elections – via the traditional ballot box and on a touch-screen computer. Only their ballot paper vote will count, with the e-voting just a trial. E-voting […]

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Google to ‘auto-delete’ web tracking history

Image copyright Getty Images Google is to offer users the option of automatically deleting their search and location history after three months. The search giant already allows users to manually delete the data it scoops up when they use its products such as YouTube, Maps and Search. Now, in a bid to offer more control […]