The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.
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A mysterious hacking attack knocked notorious 'underground' website famed for illegal activity offline for two days.
Scientists design a flying robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile manoeuvres of the insect that inspired its design.
Stock exchanges around the world are finding new technologies to help make trades milliseconds faster.
The Dutch government has announced plans to give police much greater powers to fight cybercrime including the right to hack computers abroad.
Stephen Balkam of the Family Online Safety Institute (Fosi) discusses the difficulties social media organisations face in moderating content
An employee of US games network ESEA has been caught using the network to mine Bitcoins.
Mixed results and growing pains at the social network
Facebook changes its earlier stance on videos of people being decapitated which had been spread on its site, now saying it will remove them.
The US names Ukraine as the country with the worst record on protecting intellectual property and calls on its government to reverse the situation.
A digital camera that functions like an insect's compound eye is developed by US scientists.
The Mozilla Foundation has accused the makers of Finfisher surveillance software of falsely using the Firefox name
US scientists have developed RFID-enabled paper that could be used to create banknotes that are easy to authenticate.
Online universities, known as Moocs, are targeting teacher training, with the announcement of partnerships with schools of education.
The car that ended Scotland's auto industry
Nevada has become the first US state to allow residents to play poker online for money.
Publishing weathers the switch to digital
IBM scientists use a few dozen atoms as stars in their film A Boy and his Atom, which has garnered the title of world's smallest movie.
The UK's Publishers Association reveals that spending on digital books rose by 66% in 2012.
Apple raises $17bn (£10.9bn) via a bond sale, the biggest ever by a non-banking company, to help fund its plan for extra payouts to shareholders.
A competition which released billions of mobile call records in Africa has been used by IBM to redraw bus routes in Ivory Coast.