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Would using an eye scanner make mobile banking secure?

TSB customers will be able to try out iris scanning technology to access their bank account.

Luxury phone-maker Vertu collapses

The maker of leather-cladded gemstone-studded phones will be liquidated, the BBC understands.

Can a Microsoft app for the blind guess Rory's mood?

BBC Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones tries out Microsoft's new 'Seeing AI' app for the visually impaired.

Child, 10, investigated for sexting, figures show

A BBC investigation has discovered a child aged just 10 years old has been investigated by Essex Police for sexting - sending sexual pictures or messages via mobile or other devices.

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Almost 400 children under the age of 12 have been spoken to by police in the last three years in England and Wales.

Figures obtained by the BBC show the number of cases where children have taken explicit pictures of themselves and sent them to others.

It is illegal to possess, take or distribute images of someone who is under 18, including of yourself.