HQ Trivia: The free app giving away thousands of pounds

How does a free app with no adverts go about becoming a success with Hollywood actors whilst giving away thousands in cash?

GDPR: Are you ready for the EU’s huge data privacy shake-up?

Organisations have just seven weeks to prepare for a major shake-up to EU data privacy laws.

Russia’s Telegram ban ‘failing’

The messaging app is working around attempts to block it by authorities.

German supreme court rejects ad-block challenge

Publishing giant Axel Springer has lost a long-running case seeking to limit the use of Adblock Plus.

Facebook removes ‘gay sex for rent’ posts

An investigation found groups offering free accommodation for young men in exchange for sex.

Google’s SMS replacement ready to launch

Android phones are beginning to receive Google’s feature-rich new service called Chat.

Robot visits a pub for Westworld promotion and other news

BBC Click’s Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week.

God of War: Giving gaming new emotions

The team behind God of War tell Newsbeat the gaming industry is maturing to tackle more complex emotions than ever before.

Robo farmers

Farmers are working on robotic solutions due to a shortage of human workers to pick difficult crops.

Facebook to exclude billions from European privacy laws

A total of 1.5 billion international Facebook users will not be protected under GDPR.

Ikea’s TaskRabbit app back online after data breach

The odd jobs marketplace has been investigating a “cyber-security incident”.

TalkTalk and Vodafone top complaints chart again

TalkTalk, Vodafone and BT drew the most complaints for their services, the regulator says.

The helmet which gives firefighters ‘X-ray vision’

The C-Thru lens uses augmented reality to improve firefighters’ sight in poor visibility.

Nasa’s Tess: Planet-hunting satellite lifts off

Nasa’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (Tess) searches for new planets.

Why India’s Paytm isn’t afraid of WhatsApp

India’s youngest billionaire, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, says Indian firms are ready to challenge the West.

NHS website defaced by hackers

The digital vandalism was spotted by a security researcher and has since been fixed.

Are AI fairytales the future?

The first AI fairytale has been written by an algorithm, a company claims – a taste of future story-telling?

Iceland’s Bitcoin heist suspect ‘flees on PM’s plane’

The man fled from Iceland to Sweden on a passenger plane reportedly also carrying the prime minister.

Bitcoin peaks and falls become race tracks

The rapidly changing value of crypto-currency has been turned into a mobile game.

Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook asks permission to expand use of facial recognition technology.

Google’s 3D scans aim to preserve historical sites

High resolution 3D scans of more than 25 historical sites from around the world are being released.

Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps

US retailer Wish.com is admonished by UK ad watchdog for the third time since November.

Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

The Internet Watch Foundation found more than 78,000 website addresses with child abuse images in 2017.

Russia’s Telegram block hits web users

Russia blocks millions of IP addresses in move to shut down Telegram messaging platform.

Life of a meme

What do pictures of two guys pointing at each other and yelling tell us about how a meme begins and ends?

T-Mobile fined over false ringtones

The firm paid $40m (£27m) over claims it employed false ringtones rather than fixing call problems.

Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

TaskRabbit says it is working with law enforcement, and its website is offline.

‘Lazy hackers’ turn to automated attack tools

Sophisticated bots are doing the hard work of breaking down digital defences, suggests study.

Will technology destroy our democracy?

Author Jamie Bartlett says there is a compatibility problem between democracy and technology.

Netflix overseas sales set to overtake US

The streaming service now has 125 million subscribers, after adding 7.4 million more in the first quarter.