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‘90pc Important Services To Be Digital By 2021’

July 11 2020 | TW News Correspondent

The government plans to provide 90 per cent of important services digitally by 2021.

As per the plan, 90 per cent citizens will be brought under internet facilities within next year.

State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak gave the information while addressing a virtual talk show on the creation of a digital marketplace under Food for Nation, an initiativ...
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Huawei: Why The UK Might Hang Up On 5G And Broadband Kit Supplier

July 11 2020 | TW News Correspondent

These are tense times for Huawei and the UK's telecoms providers.

The prime minister will shortly review use of the Chinese company's equipment, with MPs set to be informed of his decision on Tuesday.

It seems likely that Boris Johnson will set a deadline by which time the firm should stop being involved in the country's 5G netw...
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Facebook Civil-Rights Record Hammered In Own Review

July 09 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook's "vexing and heartbreaking" decisions are causing significant setbacks for civil rights, an audit commissioned by the company says.

The two-year-long review says its actions have left many activists "disheartened, frustrated and angr...
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Smartwatch Hack Could Send Fake Pill Reminders To Patients

July 09 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Smartwatch software used to help elderly patients could easily be hacked and abused, security researchers say.

Some of the watches are targeted mainly at dementia patients - and a hacker could even send a reminder to &...
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New Video Format 'Halves Data Use Of 4K And 8K TVs'

July 08 2020 | TW News Correspondent

A new video-encoding technology that promises to cut data use by at least half has been announced, after three years of talks involving some of the tech industry's larges...
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Bangladesh Wins Two Int’l Blockchain Olympiad Awards

July 07 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Two Bangladeshi teams which participated for the first time in the ‘International Blockchain Olympiad Award (IBCOL) 2020’ competition have won two...
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Facebook Frustrates Advertisers As Boycott Over Hate Speech Kicks Off

July 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

US civil rights groups have enlisted the multinationals to pressure the social media giant into taking concrete steps to block hate speech amid a national reckoning over racism

Advertisements for more than 400 brands including Coca-Cola and Starbucks are due to vanish from Facebook on Wednesday, after the failure of last-ditch talks to stop a boycott over hate speech on the site....
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Bill Gates Blames Social Media For Misinformation About Coronavirus

July 06 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has partly laid the blame on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, saying they can do better at kerbing the spread of misinformation about coronavirus.

“Can the social media companies be more helpful on these issues?" Gates said during an interview with Fast Company.

"What creativity do we have? Sadly, the digital tools probably have been a net contributor to s...
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Coronavirus: Why Singapore Turned To Wearable Contact-Tracing Tech

July 05 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Singapore's TraceTogether Tokens are the latest effort to tackle Covid-19 with tech. But they have also reignited a privacy debate.

The wearable devi...
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