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TikTok's young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts TikTok's young fans 'exploited' for digital gifts

Video-sharing app TikTok says it is "sorry" that some children and other young people have felt pressured into sending money to their favourite influencers on the app


Deadly poison suspected at facebook headquarters Deadly poison suspected at facebook headquarters

The deadly poison Sarin was possibly discovered Monday at a Facebook mailing facility in the San Francisco Bay Area


Facebook may be 'pivoting' to something worse Facebook may be 'pivoting' to something worse

Over the past few months, Mark Zuckerberg has spoken at length about his grand plan for fixing Facebook.…


30 years at Apple, Chief Design Officer Jony Ive quits 30 years at Apple, Chief Design Officer Jony Ive quits

Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer who is behind the look and feel of the iPhone or iMac that…


NASA engineers install robotic arm on Mars 2020 rover NASA engineers install robotic arm on Mars 2020 rover

The main arm includes five electrical motors and five joints, known as the shoulder azimuth joint, shoulder elevation joint, elbow joint, wrist joint and turret joint


Egypt's 4000-year-old Lahun pyramid opens to the public Egypt's 4000-year-old Lahun pyramid opens to the public

The pyramid is built during the reign of 12th dynasty pharaoh Senusret II, who ruled Egypt from 1897 BC to 1878 BC


 Govt to directly regulate Facebook, YouTube after September: Mustafa Jabbar Govt to regulate Facebook, YouTube after September

The announcement came at an event on Saturday in Dhaka's Shilpakala Academy organised by the Awami League to commemorate its 70th founding anniversary 


Dragonfly: Drone helicopter to fly on Saturn's moon Dragonfly: Drone helicopter to fly on Saturn's moon

Nasa will fly a drone helicopter mission to cost $1bn (£800m) on Saturn's moon, Titan, in the 2030s


'Terrifying' app that can undress women taken offline 'Terrifying' app that can undress women taken offline

An app that claimed to be able to digitally remove the clothes from pictures of women to create fake nudes has been taken offline by its creators


This AI-enabled robotic arm packs boxes quickly This AI-enabled robotic arm packs boxes quickly

Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled robotic arm that provides a more efficient way to pack boxes, saving time and money


Twitter will hide rule-breaking politicians' tweets Twitter will hide rule-breaking politicians' tweets

Twitter's critics say the platform does not enforce its rules evenly, allowing politicians to break its rules on abuse, harassment and incitement


Government to reduce internet bandwidth price from July 1: ICT Minister Internet bandwidth price to be reduced from July 1: Minister

The decision is taken in a bid to expedite the progress of the journey of “digital Bangladesh”, according to a PTD press release


Zuckerberg says company 'evaluating' deepfake video policy Zuckerberg says company 'evaluating' deepfake video policy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the company is evaluating how it should handle "deepfake"…


Israeli researchers explain how cells ingest food particles Israeli researchers explain how cells ingest food particles

Israeli researchers have deciphered the way that biological cells ingest food, which may lead to an…


US town pays up to ransomware hackers US town pays up to ransomware hackers

A town in Florida has paid $500,000 (£394,000) to hackers after a ransomware attack. The total…


Facebook to help France fight hateful content: govt aide Facebook to help France fight hateful content: govt aide

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met with French President Emmanuel Macron in May to discuss ways to combat hateful content


Facebook's Libra may be quite attractive in developing countries Facebook's Libra may be quite attractive in developing countries

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has taken a lot of criticism from Western government officials…


Lawyers for Huawei CFO ask Canadian justice minister to help Lawyers for Huawei CFO ask Canadian justice minister to help

China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens in what is widely believed to be a move to pressure Canada into releasing Meng


Google will no longer build its own tablets Google will no longer build its own tablets

Google's last release in the tablet category was the Pixel Slate in 2018


UK regulator tells Facebook, eBay to tackle sale of fake reviews UK regulator tells Facebook, eBay to tackle sale of fake reviews

The CMA said it had found more than 100 eBay listings offering fake reviews for sale between November and June, and identified 26 Facebook groups with people offering to write fake reviews


a2i working to ensure online services for all: Palak a2i working to ensure online services for all: Palak

a2i Programme has taken various initiatives to make the citizen services easier and hassle-free for the people


NASA's Juno spacecraft captures tumultuous clouds of Jupiter NASA's Juno spacecraft captures tumultuous clouds of Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a stunning compilation image of Jupiter's stormy northern hemisphere as it performed a close pass of the gas giant planet


NASA engineers install wheels on Mars 2020 rover NASA engineers install wheels on Mars 2020 rover

Within the next few weeks, the team expects to install the vehicle's robotic arm, the mast-mounted SuperCam instrument and the Sample Caching System


Palak applauds Digital Sylhet City Project advancement Palak applauds Digital Sylhet City Project advancement

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak recently observed the advancement of Digital Sylhet City Project taken by Bangladesh Computer Council


Error delays online pornography age-check scheme Error delays online pornography age-check scheme

An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites has been delayed a second time


Facebook AI researchers create world’s most detailed population density maps for Asia Pacific Facebook creates detailed population density maps

The latest map for Bangladesh can be downloaded on Facebook’s page on Humanitarian Data Exchange


Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback Facebook's currency Libra faces financial, privacy pushback

Facebook unveiled its much-rumored currency Tuesday and said it will launch publicly early next year with such partners as Uber, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal


Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes Prehistoric settlement in Turkey bears telltale signs of modern woes

The shape of these injuries indicates they may have been caused by hard clay balls found at Catalhoyuk that researchers suspect were used as projectiles from a sling weapon


Facebook Announces Project Libra, Plan to Bring Cryptocurrency to the Masses Facebook Announces Libra Cryptocurrency

Facebook provided an image of Calibra’s design—including a three-wave symbol that serves as the Libra’s equivalent of a dollar sign


Factory making shoes out of plastic bottles (Video) Factory making shoes out of plastic bottles (Video)

some of world’s biggest sportswear brands, such as Adidas and Nike, are trying to turn plastic waste into a raw material for clothes and shoes.


Sun’s history hidden in Moon’s crust: NASA Sun’s history hidden in Moon’s crust: NASA

Using sophisticated computer models, Saxena, Killen and colleagues think they may have finally solved the mysteries of the Sun and the Moon


Facebook set to unveil new cryptocurrency Facebook set to unveil new cryptocurrency

The world’s biggest social network is expected to outline details of a virtual currency launching next year that it hopes will avoid the rollercoaster volatility of “blockchain” technologies such as bitcoin


Samsung pushes launch of much awaited Galaxy Fold phone Samsung pushes launch of much awaited Galaxy Fold phone

Samsung's CEO promised that "we will not be too late"


New Apple MacBook apparently in the works

New Apple MacBook apparently in the works

According to the new listings, Apple registered seven unreleased Mac models including A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182 and A2251


Trump official pressed NASA on climate science Trump official pressed NASA on climate science

Once a skeptic about climate change, Jim Bridenstine came around to the prevailing view of scientists…


Facebook to rank comments to make conversations ‘meaningful’ Facebook to rank comments to make conversations ‘meaningful’

Facebook will now start showing comments on public posts more prominently when the comments have interactions from the page or the person who originally posted or from friends of the person who posted


Amid privacy firestorm, Facebook curbs research tool Amid privacy firestorm, Facebook curbs research tool

Facebook has made changes over the years to graph search and offered users privacy settings limiting what information is unearthed


Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages Instagram, PlayStation hit with outages

 An Instagram outage on Thursday left users of the Facebook-owned social network flocking to Twitter…


Hong Kongers alarmed by Google translation gaffe Hong Kongers alarmed by Google translation gaffe

Google mistranslates 'sad' as 'happy'

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