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Sri Lanka's social media ban: Smart, stupid, or spiteful? Sri Lanka's social media ban: Smart, stupid, or spiteful?

Shortly after the bombings in Sri Lanka, and the spread of inaccurate stories began, the government took the drastic decision to block social media


Google 'retaliating against harassment protest organisers' Google 'retaliating against harassment protest organisers'

Organisers of a series of walkouts in protest at Google's treatment of women have said they have since become victims of retaliation by the company


Donald Trump meets Twitter's Jack Dorsey at White House Donald Trump meets Twitter's Jack Dorsey at White House

US President Donald Trump has met Twitter's co-founder Jack Dorsey at the White House to discuss social media


Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake' Nasa lander 'detects first Marsquake'

The American space agency's InSight lander appears to have detected its first seismic event on Mars


Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in US next year Elon Musk expects 'robotaxis' to start in US next year

Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric car company Tesla, has said he expects the firm to have self-driving "robotaxis" on the road by 2020


Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues

Samsung is pushing back this week's planned public launch of its highly anticipated, $2000 folding phone after reports that reviewers' phones were breaking


Huawei Beijing welcomes top 10 Bangladeshi ICT talents Huawei Beijing welcomes top 10 Bangladeshi ICT talents

Top ten Bangladeshi students, selected through Huawei’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program titled “Seeds for the future 2019” 


Learn to curb cyber security threats Learn to curb cyber security threats

There have been many cyber security concerns involving scams and data breaches. It has become extremely vital to know how to protect your information more securely


Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day 2019 Google Doodle celebrates Earth Day 2019

On the Google search page, a series of animations introduce different unique and special birds and animals


Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds Are you using the most hacked password?

Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study


Ransomware ‘hero’ pleads guilty to US hacking charges Ransomware ‘hero’ pleads guilty to US hacking charges

 A British computer security researcher once hailed as a “hero” for helping stem a ransomware outbreak and later accused of creating malware


TED 2019: The start-ups launching in space The start-ups launching in space

Peter Beck is a space entrepreneur with a rocket and launch pad in New Zealand that has permission for flights "every 72 hours for the next 30 years"


Hacking 'hero' Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges Hacking 'hero' Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges

A British man hailed as a hero for stopping a global cyber-attack that was threatening the NHS has pleaded guilty to US malware charges


America's 1st female astronaut candidate dies America's 1st female astronaut candidate dies

 pilot Jerrie Cobb, who pushed for equality in space but never reached its heights, has died


Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders Facebook bans UK far right groups and leaders

Facebook has imposed a ban on a dozen far-right individuals and organisations that it says "spread hate".


WhatsApp’s latest feature blocks users from taking chat screenshots WhatsApp blocks users from taking chat screenshots

The latest WhatsApp beta update on Google Play Store shows a new development for biometric authentication


Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users Facebook scraped email contacts of 1.5 million users

Facebook "unintentionally" uploaded the email contacts of more than 1.5 million users without asking permission to do so, the social network has admitted


Samsung receives reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems, says to investigate Samsung receives reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems

Earlier this week, Samsung sent out its remarkable new folding smartphone to a number of media outlets


Facebook unintentionally uploaded email contacts of 1.5 million new users Facebook uploads email contacts of 1.5 million new users

The contacts were not shared with anyone and the company is deleting them, Facebook told Reuters in a statement, adding that users whose contacts were imported will be notified


TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban The online campaign that ended a beard ban

Three years ago workers at US grocery chain Publix began an online campaign to reverse a ban on facial hair


Scientists have detected the earliest Big Bang molecule in space Scientists have detected the earliest Big Bang molecule in space

Scientists are able to demonstrate the molecular ion in a lab in 1925 and study it, which sparked a decades-long search for HeH+ in space


Robotic dogs are now strong enough to haul trucks (Video) Robotic dogs are now strong enough to haul trucks (Video)

From navigating around complex rooms to opening doors, Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog , SpotMini, has a number of skills up its sleeve


India bans video sharing app Tiktok India bans video sharing app Tiktok

The app, which claims to have 500 million users worldwide including more than 120 million in India, has been fighting the effort to shut it down


Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior

The changes follow a large internal email chain started last month by employees sharing personal stories of experiencing misconduct


How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content? How can you stop your kids viewing harmful web content?

As concerns grow about the effect of harmful web content on children, we look at what tools are available for parents to regulate what kids see online


Scientists get new molecular insights on bone loss: report Scientists get new molecular insights on bone loss: report

The institute has started screening such small-molecule compounds


The first ever 3D print of heart with tissue, vessels The first ever 3D print of heart

People have managed to 3D-print the structure of a heart in the past, but not with cells or with blood vessels


World's largest airplane flies for first time World's largest airplane flies for first time

Achieving a maximum speed of 189 miles (302.4 km) per hour, the plane flew for 2.5 hours over the Mojave Desert at altitudes up to 17,000 feet


Social media users face difficulty in using Facebook, Instagram and Whatsup across the globe Social media users face difficulty across the globe

Users of Bangladesh also face problem in using social media including Facebook, Instagram and Whatsup


Facebook Spent $23 Million to Keep Mark Zuckerberg Safe Facebook Spent $23 Million to Keep Mark Zuckerberg Safe

Zuckerberg has drawn a base salary of $1 for the past three years, and his "other" compensation was listed at $22.6 million


Picture was clear, but black hole’s name a little fuzzy Picture was clear, but black hole’s name a little fuzzy

The team of astronomers who created the image of the black hole called it M87


Instagram Stories of some users exposed to strangers Instagram Stories of some users exposed to strangers

An Instagram bug showed Stories of accounts users don’t follow on their profile. This bug however did not affect private accounts, Instagram confirmed


Tech Tent: Should we relax about screen time Tech Tent: Should we relax about screen time

Plans for regulation of the internet and social media contained a long list of online harms. Among them was excessive screen use by teenagers


Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash Beresheet spacecraft: 'Technical glitch' led to Moon crash

Preliminary data from the Beresheet spacecraft suggests a technical glitch in one of its components caused the lander to crash on the Moon


SpaceX carries out first commercial launch SpaceX carries out first commercial launch

About 34 minutes after liftoff, the shiny silver satellite was successfully deployed


The woman behind the first black hole image The woman behind the first black hole image

A 29-year-old computer scientist has earned plaudits worldwide for helping develop the algorithm that created the first-ever image of a black hole


Google Wing launches first home delivery drone service Google Wing launches first home delivery drone service

The first home delivery drone service has been launched in Australia, after years of test flights


Facebook makes changes in its ongoing attempt to limit misinformation Facebook makes changes in its ongoing attempt to limit misinformation

Facebook announces more than a dozen updates about how it is addressing misinformation and other problematic content on Facebook, Messenger


Xiaomi's founder got a nearly $1 billion bonus and is donating it all to charity Xiaomi's founder got a nearly $1 billion bonus and is donating it all to charity

Xiaomi said in regulatory filing Wednesday that Lei Jun is receiving more than 636.6 million shares as a bonus for "his contributions to the company"

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