Friday, 17 Sep, 2021

Tech

Cybercrimes galore on social media

Social media has turned into a tool for committing various crimes as the communication apps, especially facebook-run platforms, are being used for character assassinations, sexual harassment as well as extortion. In most cyber-crimes, the victims are women in rural areas. Criminals

Mackenzie Scott gives away £2bn more

Billionaire MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has donated another $2.7bn (£1.9bn) to a range of charities. Ms Scott said in a blog post that she wanted to give the money to those "that have been historically underfunded and overlooked". She wrote

Windows 10 to be retired in 2025, as new OS unveils

Microsoft says it will stop supporting Windows 10 in 2025, as it prepares to unveil a major revamp of its Windows operating system later this month. When Windows 10 was launched, Microsoft said it was intended to be the final version of the operating system. But from 14 October

Propaganda on against PM on social media

The ministries and authorities concerned seem failed to address the character assassination of people of different classes as evil doers continue to post unhealthy contents in absence of laws. Caring a hoot to the government’s inaction, such heinous acts are even being carried

Facebook gets VAT registration from NBR

Social media platform Facebook on Sunday got Value Added Tax (VAT) registration from the National Board of Revenue (NBR). The NBR in July 2019 slapped conditions for tech giants to either set up offices in Bangladesh or appoint agents such that the government can collect VAT on the

Toggi launches air purifier device

Bangladeshi tech company, Toggi Services has launched an electric air purifier device from its own brand which is available at ecommerce platform only. Made with German method, the Toggi-branded air purifier is capable of cleansing confined air covering up to 30 cubic meters area for

Meat giant JBS pays $11m in ransom to resolve cyber-attack

The world's largest meat processing company has paid the equivalent of $11m (£7.8m) in ransom to put an end to a major cyber-attack. Computer networks at JBS were hacked last week, temporarily shutting down some operations in Australia, Canada and the US. The payment was

How Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Other Billionaires Avoided Paying Income Tax

Several of the world's most prominent billionaires paid minimal to no federal income tax in some years, ProPublica reported on Tuesday, citing confidential Internal Revenue Service records it had reviewed. The world's wealthiest individual, Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos, did

Websites begin to work again after major breakage

A number of leading websites stopped working for a time on Tuesday, including Amazon, Reddit and Twitch. The UK government website - gov.uk - was also down as were the Financial Times, the Guardian and the New York Times. Affected websites displayed the message: "Error 503

Major media websites go down worldwide

Multiple websites operated by news outlets including the Financial Times, CNN, and Bloomberg News were down across the globe on Tuesday. Qatar-based Al Jazeera Media Network was also affected. France’s Le Monde newspaper started showing error messages that appeared on the website

ANOM: Over 800 arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app

More than 800 suspected criminals have been arrested worldwide after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, officials say. The operation, jointly conceived by Australia and the FBI, saw devices with the ANOM app secretly distributed among criminals, allowing

France fines Google $268M for unfair online ads treatment

France’s anti-competition watchdog decided Monday to fine Google 220 million euros ($268 million) for abusing its “dominant position” in the online advertising business, an unprecedented move, the body said. Practices used by Google “are particularly serious

Social Media Turns Terrible

The social media sites like TikTok, Likee, Bigo Live and Facebook have turned into platforms for carrying out various anti-social activities and horrific crimes. In the name of freedom of speech, a section of people is using social media for character assassination, social humiliation

BTRC sets monthly broadband internet connection fees

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has fixed maximum monthly fees for broadband internet connections across the country. As per to new ceilings, internet users will have to pay Tk 500 for 5 Mbps, Tk 700 to Tk 800 for 10 Mbps, and Tk 1,100 to Tk 1,200 for 20 Mbps.

G7: Rich nations confident on reaching tech tax deal

Finance ministers from the G7 group of leading economies are confident of striking a deal on taxing multinational companies at their meeting in London. The agreement is expected to include a global minimum rate of corporation tax. It would target tech giants such as Amazon and

Facebook suspends Trump accounts for two years

Facebook Inc has suspended former US President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts for two years. He was barred indefinitely from both sites in January in the wake of posts he made on the US Capitol riots, but last month Facebook's Oversight Board criticised the

Nasa to launch baby squid to International Space Station

More than 100 baby squid and 5,000 microscopic animals are set to be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday. The creatures, along with other equipment for experiments, will head to the ISS aboard Space X's Falcon 9 rocket. It hoped that the experiments

Bezos to hand over Amazon CEO reins on July 5

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Wednesday that he will hand over operational control to his successor on July 5, leaving as the e-commerce giant flexes its muscles in television and cloud. Bezos is ceding his chief executive role to Andy Jassy, who heads Amazon Web Services, the

Bangladesh perfect example of innovation-driven development: Sajeeb Wazed

The ICT Adviser to the Prime Minister, Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed Joy highlighted how Bangladesh harnessed the power of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) to achieve its transformative socio-economic development during the past decade at the UN. He was delivering a keynote speech at a

DataBird, Bangladesh’s leading Internet group, raises $3m bridge round

DataBird, Bangladesh’s leading Internet group, recently raised $3 million in funding led by Skycatcher, a global Internet and software investor. Previously, the company raised a Seed round of $4m in 2018, says a press release. DataBird is the parent to Bangladesh’s leading