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Google tracks your movements, like it or not

San Francisco, Aug 13 : Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing so. ...

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NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

The Mobile Service Tower is rolled back to reveal the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Fla. Cape Canaveral, Aug 12 : NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ...

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NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

The first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun is poised to blast off Saturday, on a mission to plunge into our star’s sizzling atmosphere and unlock the mysteries of the center of the solar system.   NASA’s car-sized, $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to launch on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida during ...

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Bangabandhu Satellite to play pivotal role in country’s development: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expressed her firm conviction that Bangabandhu Satellite would play a pivotal role in overall development of the country, opening up new opportunities for the learners of new generation.   “Through the satellite we would be able to know the whole world and our children would be able to learn about space and nuclear technology, ...

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Facebook donates $2.5 lakh for flood affected BD children

Dhaka, July 30 : In an effort to help the community with aid and recovery, Facebook has contributed $2.5 lakh to Save the Children to help children and their families in Bangladesh affected by flood and destruction caused by monsoon rains. “After heavy monsoon waters spread across Bangladesh in mid-June, threatening hundreds of thousands of refugees, the community activated Safety ...

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UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook

London, Jul 28 : The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia. The interim report by the House of Commons’ media committee to be released Sunday said democracy is ...

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UK MPs call for social media regulation

The UK faces a “democratic crisis” due to the spread of “pernicious views” and the manipulation of personal data, a parliamentary committee is set to warn. The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee has been investigating disinformation and fake news following the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.   In its first report it will suggest social media companies should face ...

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Family to auction Neil Armstrong’s personal collection

The personal collection of US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon 49 years ago on 20 July, will be auctioned by his family.   Containing over 2,000 items, the collection will go on sale in a series of three auctions with the first in November 2018 and other two in May and November 2019, ...

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Holocaust deniers won’t be banned from Facebook: Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: Cpllected New York, Jul 19 : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says while he finds Holocaust denial “deeply offensive,” he doesn’t believe that such content should be banned from Facebook. Speaking with Recode’s Kara Swisher, Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, said in an interview published Wednesday that he thinks there are things “that different people get wrong.” ...

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In China, yellow robots deliver snacks to your home

Along a quiet residential street on the outer edges of Beijing, a yellow and black cube about the size of a small washing machine trundles leisurely to its destination.   This “little yellow horse” is an autonomous delivery robot, ferrying daily essentials like drinks, fruit and snacks from the local store to the residents of the “Kafka” compound in the ...

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