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Satellites to safety apps: 10 new uses of technology to help people in 2018

December 26 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The year 2018 saw governments around the world utilising information and communications technology, as well as other means, to improve quality of life.

From stopping child trafficking to mapping slums or delivering medicines, governments and companies found new ways to use technology in 2018 to help...
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Facebook removes hundreds accounts linked to Myanmar army

December 19 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook has removed hundreds of pages and accounts in Myanmar with hidden links to the military, the platform said on Wednesday, as the company scrambles to respond to criticism over failures to control hate speech and misinformation.

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Facebook Messenger gets Boomerang, Selfie features

December 19 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook has rolled out Boomerang and Selfie features in its Messenger platform. Alongside, it has also introduced new AR stickers

"Starting today, there are now five modes to Messenger's camera including everyone's favourite video-looping effect, Boomerang, to make Messenger posts more interactive and fun," the company said in a blog post on Mond...
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YouTube removes 7.8 million videos, 224 million comments in 3 months

December 18 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Back in April, YouTube had launched a quarterly YouTube Community Guidelines Enforcement Report as part of this ongoing commitment to transparency. Further to the commitment, the company is now expanding the report to include additional data like channel removals, the number of comments removed, and the policy reason why a video or chan...
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Bangladeshi student win NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018

December 15 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Sadid Bin Hasan from Bangladesh along with his team ‘SpaceTrove’ recently won the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018. He will be representing San Francisco and Mountai...
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Canada frees Huawei CFO on bail; Trump might intervene

December 13 2018 | TW News Correspondent

A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of US authorities that sparked a diplomatic dispute.

 

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s [HWT.UL] chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder, faces...
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7 more companies get land at Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City

December 11 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Seven more companies were allotted land at the industrial zone of Bangabandhu Hi-Tech City in Gazipur.

Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority (BHTPA) handed over the 20.41 acres of land to the companies for the next 40 years after signing the treaty.

The contract was signed formally at the...
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Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou arrested in Canada

December 06 2018 | TW News Correspondent

The daughter of the founder of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States.

 

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei's chief financial officer and deputy chair, was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December.

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Google Doodle celebrates Tareque Masud’s birthday

December 06 2018 | TW News Correspondent

Google, world’s largest web search engine, on Thursday (December 6) created a special doodle marking the 62th birth anniversary of visionary Bangladeshi late filmmaker Tareque Masud Ahmed.

 

Google‘s new Doodle features a sketch of Tareque Masud's renowned Bangla film ‘Matir Moyna’ (The Clay Bird).

 

Matir Moyna, directed by Tareque Masud him...
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