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‘Is our life just worth a photo?’: the tragic death of a couple in Yosemite

More than 10,000 Instagram fans followed Meenakshi Moorthy and Vishnu Viswanath’s travels. But their mysterious death raises concerns about selfie culture

Killer robots will only exist if we are stupid enough to let them

As long as humans are sensible when they create the operating programs, robots will bring enormous benefits to humanity, says expert

Facebook hit with class action lawsuit over collection of texts and call logs

Plaintiffs claim social network’s ‘scraping’ of information including call recipients and duration violates privacy and competition law

Big data for the people: it’s time to take it back from our tech overlords

A small number of companies have become extraordinarily rich by harvesting our data. But that wealth belongs to the many

May I have a word about… job titles

If you pay attention when you’re a learning receptor unit you may grow up to become a couranteer

Unilever threat ‘is #MeToo moment for digital advertising’

Former UK boss of ad giant says anti-digital platform sentiment ‘has stepped up a gear’

Missed the bitcoin boom? Five more baffling cryptocurrencies to blow your savings on

Regretting not spending a few hundred quid on bitcoin five years ago? Get ahead of the speculators by spending thousands of dollars on a imaginary cat or the Paris Hilton-backed LydianCoin

Amazon Echo, Google Home or Sonos One: which smart speaker should I buy?

Voice-control devices that can play music, answer questions and buy goods are one of the hottest gifts this Christmas. Here’s what they can do – and our pick of the best buys

YouTube to clamp down on disturbing kids’ videos such as dark Peppa Pig

Site announces measures to flag, review and restrict content that is inappropriate for children but doesn’t breach wider guidelines

WhatsApp: inside the secret world of group chat

When WhatsApp launched it quickly became the main messaging service for groups of friends and family.

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