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Samsung Galaxy Note 10: A note to steal your dreams

UNB: Before gloating over your existing phone, have a quick look at the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10. The latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy Series, the Galaxy Note 10 is a hotshot in the realm of advanced Smartphones. It’s difficult to think of a substitute from the other renowned brands in its price range. Read More »

Facebook’s Libra currency battered by defections, pushback

Dhaka (AP/UNB) – Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay and payments startup Stripe. Last week, PayPal became the first major company to drop out of ... Read More »

Facebook unveils its plan for oversight board

Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent “oversight” board to make decisions over how the network is moderated, reports BBC. The firm insisted the panel, which will hear its first “cases” in 2020, will have the power to override decisions it makes over contentious material and influence new policy. Read More »

Trend Micro finds IoT hot topic in cybercriminal underground

Global underground analysis reveals monetization of IoT attacks is increasing Hong Kong, China – Media OutReach – 12 September 2019 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released new research detailing a fast-growing market for IoT attacks. Cybercriminals from around the world are actively discussing how to compromise connected devices, and how ... Read More »

Huawei releases white paper on 5G Applications

Huawei released the “5G Applications Position Paper” here Tuesday at a forum on the sideline of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2019, looking forward to 5G application scenarios in the areas of enhancing broadband, media and entertainment, industrial manufacturing, and intelligent transportation. Read More »

End restrictions on movement, internet access of Rohingyas: HRW

Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday suggested that the Bangladesh government should end restrictions on Rohingyas’ freedom of movement and access to the internet and online communications. “Government restrictions have intensified following a failed attempt to repatriate refugees to Myanmar, a large rally by Rohingya refugees, and the killings of a local politician and four ... Read More »

10 university students win Samsung Coding Contest

Samsung Research & Development Institute Bangladesh (SRBD) awarded 10 university students for winning a Coding Contest held in the city in between June 21 and August 31. Over 900 university students participated in the second season of Coding Contest organised by SRBD, aiming to develop the knowledge and skills of the students and to bridge the gap between academia and ... Read More »

US plans for fake social media run afoul of Facebook rules?

Washington, Sept 4 (AP/UNB) — Facebook said Tuesday that the US Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company’s rules if agents create fake profiles to monitor the social media of foreigners seeking to enter the country. “Law enforcement authorities, like everyone else, are required to use their real names on Facebook and we make this policy clear,” Facebook ... Read More »

Dhaka cuts Rohingya camps off cellphone 3G, 4G services

Dhaka, Sep 3 (UNB) – Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Tuesday directed the mobile operators to suspend 3G and 4G services for a certain period every day in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps. Between 5pm and 6am, Rohingyas in the camp areas will only be able to make voice calls. People at the camp site will get 3G and 4G ... Read More »

Xiaomi launches Mi A3 with 32MP selfie, 48MP triple camera

Xiaomi, global technology leader, announced Mi A3, the latest smartphone in their lineup of Android One-powered phones with the world’s highest resolution camera setup. It succeeds Mi A2, world’s number one Android One smartphone previously. Mi A3 marks a shift in the design of the Mi A series. It brings a new design while retaining the functional aspects which made ... Read More »

Twitter CEO Dorsey’s account sent racist tweets after hack

Hackers briefly gained control of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account Friday, sending racist and vulgar tweets to his 4.2 million followers. Some of the tweets were up for about 30 minutes before Twitter took them down. The tweets included messages such as “Hitler is innocent” and, using a vulgarity, asked “bald skeleton head tramp,” apparently referring to Dorsey, to unsuspend ... Read More »

Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’

Security researchers at Google have found evidence of a “sustained effort” to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years. The attack was said to be carried out using websites which would discreetly implant malicious software to gather contacts, images and other data, reports BBC. Google’s analysis suggested the booby-trapped websites were said to have been visited thousands ... Read More »