Sunday, 01 Nov, 2020

Tech

US Election: Facebook chief Zuckerberg warns ‘risk of civil unrest’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the company has been taking steps to address the increased risk of potential civil unrest associated with the November 3 US presidential election. “I’m worried that with our nation so divided and election results

Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee dies at 78

Samsung Electronics has announced the death of its chairman, Lee Kun-hee. The company says he died on October 25th with family including his son, vice-chairman Lee Jae-yong, at his side. He was 78. A cause of death was not given, but Lee had been incapacitated for many years after

Grameenphone observes ‘Security Day’

Cybersecurity has become the top priority in the new-normal era to ensure safe access, data protection, secure connectivity, and privacy.   Grameenphone, the connectivity partner to the Digital Bangladesh journey, expresses its firm commitment by observing “Security

Google removes 3 popular apps over collection of kids' data

Google removes apps from its Play Store periodically when the apps are caught violating its policies. In the latest instance, the Android maker has deleted three popular apps used by kids from the Play Store after it received concerns from International Digital Accountability Council

iPhone 12 Pro so expensive in India that you can fly to Dubai to buy it, come back, and still save money

Apple launched four new iPhones including the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Out of all the four new releases, only two will be available in India for now- the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro.  Soon after the new iPhones were announced, Apple

Huawei 'forging forward' despite Trump sanctions

Chinese phone maker Huawei said it was doing its best "to survive and forge forward" despite US sanctions. Huawei is one of a handful of Chinese tech firms targeted by Donald Trump on the grounds of national security. The phone maker had been busy stockpiling its supply of

NASA and Nokia building 4G network on the moon

If you're unable to get a cell phone signal when you walk your dog around the block, this will really make your blood boil: NASA is putting a 4G network on the moon. To reach its 2028 goal to build a lunar base and eventually sustain a human presence on the moon, NASA awarded $370

Internet, dish shutdown postponed 

Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) and Cable Opertator of Bangladesh (COAB) have agreed to continue their services following request of post and Telecommunication minister and state minister for ICT. Country’s Internet Service Providers earlier decided to

Apple introduces iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max with 5G

Apple today announced iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, introducing a powerful 5G experience and advanced technologies that push the boundaries of innovation for users who want the most out of iPhone.  iPhone 12 Pro models feature a new design and edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR

Facebook to ban ads discouraging vaccination

Facebook will ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated, the social media company announced on Tuesday, as it launches a new public health campaign aimed at spreading flu vaccine information. The changes are a departure from Facebook’s previous policy, which

ICT division to provide help to victims of hacked Facebook account

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division of the government is setting up 'Cyber Security Help Desk' to provide technical and legal assistance for victims of hacked Facebook accounts. State Minister for ICT Junaid Ahmed Palak came up with the information while

CodersTrust creates ICT possibilities for returned jobless expats

Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi expatriates, who either have returned home after losing their jobs in abroad or have failed to go back to their workplaces due to Covid-19 pandemic, are now eyeing on a new opportunity in the field of information and communication technology-ICT here

Facebook takes a big step in linking Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp

Some Instagram users will now be able to message their friends on Messenger, without needing a Facebook account. The move is the first step in Facebook's plan to integrate Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, announced last year.  The effort could effectively cement

TikTok: US judge halts app store ban

TikTok has avoided a government-ordered block on new downloads in the US after a judge issued a temporary injunction. The video-sharing app had faced being removed from Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play marketplace at midnight local time in Washington DC. Existing

Thailand takes first legal action against FB, Twitter over content

Thailand began legal action on Thursday against Facebook and Twitter for ignoring requests to take down content, in its first such move against major internet firms. The digital ministry filed legal complaints with cybercrime police after the two social media companies missed 15-day

Apple CEO Impressed by Remote Work, Sees Permanent Changes

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said he's been impressed by employees' ability to operate remotely and predicted that some new work habits will remain after the pandemic. During an interview at The Atlantic Festival on Monday, Cook said Apple created products

US to block access to TikTok, WeChat

The Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration's executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect. The Department said Friday that as of Sunday, any moves to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok on an app

TikTok: YouTube launches rival to be tested in India

YouTube has announced it will test a beta version of its new TikTok rival in India. YouTube Shorts will limit videos to 15 seconds, and the platform will feature creator tools that are similar to Chinese-owned TikTok's. India banned TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps in June as

TikTok rejects Microsoft bid at eleventh hour

Microsoft has said that its offer to buy the US operations of hugely popular video-sharing app TikTok has been rejected, paving the way for Oracle to make a last-minute bid. US President Donald Trump gave a 15 September deadline for the Chinese-owned app to sell or shut down. The

Sabhanaz Rashid Diya made Facebook’s Bangladesh affairs officer

Sabhanaz Rashid Diya has been appointed as Bangladesh Affairs Officer in the Public Policy Department of Facebook.  A virtual Facebook meeting was held with Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar in this regard on Monday.  She was appointed in April this