• By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter 21 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images More consumers will use apps on their smartphone than a computer to do their banking by as early as next year, according to forecasts.Last year, 22 million people managed their current account on their phone, industry analyst CACI said.It has predicted that 35 million people - or 72% of the UK adult population -...

  • By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 20 May 2018 Image copyright Carlo Ratti Associati Image caption Winter, spring, summer or autumn? Take your pick in Milan's Four Seasons garden Everyone has a favourite season but if you visited Milan last month, you could have experienced all four in one place.The brainchild of Italian architect Carlo Ratti, the garden used climate-control technology to...

  • 20 May 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Creative The diagnosis of cancer and other diseases in the UK can be transformed by using artificial intelligence, Theresa May is to say.The NHS and technology companies should use AI as a "new weapon" in research, the PM will urge in a speech later.Experts say it can be used to help prevent 22,000 cancer deaths a year by 2033 while aiding the fight...

  • By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent 21 May 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images "Sharenting" - where parents share personal information about their children on social media - is the "weakest link" in risking online fraud and identity theft, warns Barclays.The bank says parents are compromising their children's future financial security with so much online...

  • 21 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Teensafe app monitors calls, texts and web browsing The Apple and Android IDs of more than 10,000 children were left unprotected on Amazon cloud servers for months, reports ZDNet.The data was found on one server run by Teensafe, which makes an app parents can use to monitor and control their child's phone use.Also exposed were plaintext...

  • 21 May 2018 Image copyright University of Greenwich The University of Greenwich has been fined £120,000 ($160,000) by the Information Commissioner.The fine was for a security breach in which the personal data of 19,500 students was placed online.The data included names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, signatures and - in some cases - physical and mental health problems.It was...

  • 21 May 2018 Related TopicsFacebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Zuckerberg previously answered two days of questions from US lawmakers In a change of plan, the public will be able to watch Mark Zuckerberg's response to European Parliament leaders' privacy concerns.The body's president, Antonio Tajani, has tweeted that tomorrow's 75-minute meeting...

  • 21 May 2018 Image copyright BeatsbyDre Image caption The Powerbeats headphones' advertising showed images of people using them while working up a sweat A US judge has ruled legal action against Apple over its Powerbeats headphones can go ahead "in part".Seven customers, from various US cities, say the headphones do not hold their charge for as long as Apple advertises and they are not as water-...

  • By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter 17 May 2018 Image caption Imogen Heap, who says technology could help us become "more human" Technology may have brought the music industry to its knees 20 years ago, but these days pop stars and record labels are using computing power to find new audiences and take fresh creative decisions.The benefits and pitfalls of this new technology are being debated at...

  • 18 May 2018 Image copyright iZettle PayPal has bought iZettle, a Swedish mobile payments company that sells a card-reader aimed at small businesses, for $2.2bn (£1.6bn).The move boosts PayPal's in-store presence at a time when competition in the online payments sector is increasing.The takeover comes less than three weeks after iZettle said it would list shares in Stockholm.At the time the...

  • 18 May 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Airbnb will automatically report homeowners' income to tax authorities in Denmark under a landmark move.It will make it easier to spot tax evasion by homeowners renting out rooms and properties via the site.Danish tax minister Karsten Lauritzen said the country wants a "sharing economy" to flourish, but on condition taxes are paid.The move -...

  • 18 May 2018 comments Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Which? said consumers had been let down by false speed claims for broadband services Which? says many UK households get half the broadband speed they pay for.Customers on a 38Mbps service received average speeds of 19Mbps, according to its findings, taken from 235,000 uses of its broadband speed checker tool.And those on super-fast...

  • 18 May 2018 Related TopicsFacebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cambridge Analytica's name has been taken down from the wall of the London office it occupied Cambridge Analytica has filed for bankruptcy in the US.The consultancy was at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal in which it was accused of improperly obtaining information on users....

  • 18 May 2018 Image copyright wademcmillan Image caption Photos are typically taken soon after people are arrested The four alleged owners of a website which publishes photos of people taken soon after they have been arrested, have been arrested themselves.The alleged owners of the mugshots.com website have been accused of extortion and a variety of other crimes.The US-based site asks anyone...

  • 18 May 2018 Image copyright Raden Two smart luggage firms have closed in May, with both blaming changes to airline policies regarding how lithium batteries can be taken on board planes.Raden and Bluesmart said the changes, by several major airlines in December 2017, had made business impossible.The new rules meant that luggage batteries had to be removable. The smart suitcases feature weight...

  • 17 May 2018 Image copyright Newscast Shares in online grocer Ocado have surged by 44% after it struck a deal with US retail giant Kroger.Ocado's technology will be used in the US exclusively by Kroger, which is one of the world's biggest grocery chains with annual sales of $122bn (£90bn).Under the terms of the deal, Kroger will also take a 5% stake in Ocado.The agreement is the latest in a...

  • By Rick Kelsey Reporter Victoria Derbyshire programme 17 May 2018 Image caption Davina is being trained in accountancy while homeless The UK technology sector grew 2.6 times faster than the UK economy as a whole last year, new figures show. One of the biggest growth areas was in compassionate tech, with new apps and online services helping society's most vulnerable."I ended up sofa surfing from...

  • By Mark Savage BBC Music reporter 17 May 2018 Image copyright YouTube Image caption Screenshots of the new YouTube Music app YouTube is launching a music streaming service, offering both videos and audio tracks, in an attempt to compete with the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.YouTube Music will combine millions of "official" tracks with the vast catalogue of rarities and remixes uploaded by...

  • 17 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Didi Chuxing app is the world's most popular ride-hailing service China's leading car-hailing firm is overhauling its service following the murder of one of its users.It is suspending its carpooling service at night, while it is considering making an audio recording of all journeys.The proposals were made 10 days after a 21-year-old air...

  • 16 May 2018 Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption CIA cyber-warfare tools were leaked to Wikileaks in 2017 A former CIA software engineer is the prime suspect in the leaking of a stolen archive of spy agency's secrets last year, US media have revealed.However after searching his home, prosecutors charged Joshua Schulte, 29, with having 10,000 child abuse images.He denies the charges and...