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Posted 25/03/2011

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The latest stories from the Technology section of the BBC News web site.

Insurer attacked for Facebook tie-up
A health insurer is criticised for advising members to use a Facebook-owned activity tracker without making the social network's involvement more clear.

Data roaming charges to end in EU
After its watered down plans were attacked in March, the EU reaches a deal to end mobile data roaming charges and define net neutrality rules.

Disney confirms selfie stick ban
Disney is banning selfie sticks at all of its theme parks over safety concerns, the company said.

Museum seeks BBC Micro repairers
A public appeal for people who can repair BBC Micro computers has been launched by a museum.

'Leap second' set to delay midnight
Midnight will come later tonight as for the first time in three years an extra second is added to the official time set by atomic clocks.

Legal battle over shot-down drone
A US court has found in favour of a drone owner who sued a man who shot his hexacopter out of the sky.

Facebook revenge-porn 'untraceable'
Facebook says it is unable to comply with a Dutch court order instructing it to help identify someone who posted a revenge-porn video clip on the site earlier this year.

Sony in $3.6bn fund raising plan
Shares in struggling Japanese electronics giant Sony fall more than 8% after it announces plans to raise $3.6bn through a sale of shares and bonds.

Uber managers arrested in France
Two managers of the taxi-ordering app Uber have been arrested in France over what authorities have described as an "illicit" service.

BBC forgotten list 'sets precedent'
The BBC has 'set a precedent' by publishing a list of links removed from Google searches, the corporation's policy boss says.