Home / Technology (page 20)

Technology

WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users, and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber actor”. A fix was rolled out on Friday.The attack was developed by Israeli ...

Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg rejects call to break up Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected the call for breaking up his company, saying the size of Facebook is actually a benefit to its users and the security of the democratic process. In an interview with French broadcaster France 2, Zuckerberg dismissed the claim made by his long-time friend and Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes that it is time to break ...

Read More »

Telenor, Axiata in talks to merge Asian operations

Two Asian telecom giants — Malaysia-based Axiata Group Bhd and Norwegian Telenor Group — are in talks to merge their Asia operations to gain a bigger foothold in the region’s mobile phone market. They are in discussions regarding a potential non-cash combination of their telecom and infrastructure assets in Asia (MergeCo), in which Telenor would take a majority stake. The ...

Read More »

Life-saving kidney delivered by drone

A donor kidney has been delivered to surgeons at a US hospital via drone, in the first flight of its kind. Many see huge potential for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) delivering medical products, with some drones already doing so in Africa. The US flight required a specially-designed drone which was able to maintain and monitor the organ.It is hoped that ...

Read More »

Facebook considering its own bitcoin for payments

Photo: The logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York’s Times Square. San Francisco, May 4 : The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook plans a cryptocurrency-based payment system that it could launch for billions of users worldwide. The system would use a digital coin similar to bitcoin, but different in that ...

Read More »

10 Bangladeshi talents receive training in China under Huawei’s CSR prog

Shenzhen (China), May 3 : Graduation ceremony of Huawei’s biggest CSR program ‘Seeds for the Future 2019’ was held in Shenzhen, China at the headquarters of the company where 10 Bangladeshi ICT talents selected from five renowned received extensive training on technologies. Yan Lei, Huawei Public Relationship Director, and 10 other students from Ethiopia were present . This year, the ...

Read More »

NASA’s InSight lander captures sunrise, sunset on Mars

Sunset form Mars. Photo: Collected Los Angeles, May 2 : NASA’s InSight lander has captured a series of images of sunrise and sunset on Mars recently, according to a release of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California on Wednesday. A camera on the spacecraft’s robotic arm snapped the photos on April 24 and 25, the 145th Martian day of ...

Read More »

Chandrayaan 2, India’s second mission to moon, delayed

India’s second mission to the moon has been delayed again and will be launched during the July 9 to 16 window period, the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said Wednesday. Earlier, Chandrayaan 2 was to be launched between March 25 and April end. “For the required trajectory, the satellite can be launched only during certain window periods and since the ...

Read More »

Robotics startup that made cute toy Cozmo shuts down

Photo: Anki Cozmo coding robot is on display at CES International in Las Vegas. San Francisco, Apr 30 : A startup that tried to advance the dream of intelligent robots in the home with its toy robot Cozmo is shutting down. San Francisco-based Anki says it’s laying off its employees on Wednesday after failing to raise enough money to keep ...

Read More »

How to stop third-party apps from scanning your Gmail inbox

Although Google ensures security on its widely used platform – Gmail, it is not unlikely if third-party app makers are still able to peek into your emails. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal last year, Google still allows hundreds of software makers to scan through your Gmail inboxes. These third-party app makers then steal personal information, based ...

Read More »