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Microsoft admits disabling anti-virus software for Windows 10…

  IT Live: Microsoft has admitted that it does temporarily disable anti-virus software on Windows PCs, following an competition complaint to the European Commission by a security company. In early June, Kaspersky Lab filed the complaint against Microsoft. The security company claims the software giant is abusing its market dominance by steering users to its own anti-virus... details

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

IT Live:  Google is stepping up its efforts to block "extremist and terrorism-related videos" over its platforms, using a combination of technology and human monitors. The measures announced Sunday come on the heels of similar efforts unveiled by Facebook last week, and follow a call by the Group of Seven leaders last month for the online giants to do more to curb online extremist... details

Mobile operators paid Tk 855cr revenue in FY 2016-17

  Live Correspondent: The six existing mobile phone operators of the country have paid Tk 855.01 crore as revenue in the 2016-17 fiscal year. State minister for post and telecommunications Tarana Halim came up with the information while replying to a tabled starred question from Sukumar Ranjan Gosh (Munshiganj-1) at the Parliament on Tuesday. She further informed that... details

ICT Division’s website retrieved

  Live Correspondent: The government’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Division’s website has been retrieved, hours after it was hacked. Since Saturday afternoon, users have failed to access the official site, ictd.gov.bd. An ICT Division spokesperson said it believed after their initial findings that Indian hackers were behind the cyber attack. It is suspected... details

Amazon CEO asks Twitter followers how to donate his money

    IT Live: Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) billionaire founder Jeff Bezos on Thursday turned to an unusual source of inspiration for how to donate part of his wealth: Twitter. “I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now – short term – at the intersection of urgent need and lasting impact,” Bezos, one of the world’s richest... details

Bangladesh wins WSIS award for 4th time

    Live correspondent: For the fourth consecutive year, Bangladesh has won the world’s most prestigious award for excellence in information technology – the “World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)” award – for innovative initiatives of Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office.   A2i’s innovation projects titled... details

Facebook building feature to let users subscribe to news publications

  IT Live: Facebook may soon help its users do something unfamiliar on the platform: pay for news. The social-media giant is building a feature that would allow users to subscribe to publishers directly from the mobile app, according to people familiar with the matter. The feature, long-requested by publishers, is expected to roll out by the end of 2017, three of the people... details

BTRC cuts off internet provider for assisting militants

    Live Correspondent: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has cancelled the licence of an internet service provider in Dhaka for allegedly assisting militant activities. The decision of scrapping licence of Dhaka Fiber Net was taken on Monday, said Zakir Hossain Khan, senior assistant director general (engineering and operation) of the BTRC. The... details

Samsung introduces first HDR QLED gaming monitors…

    IT Live: Samsung has introduced an impressive new line of QLED displays aimed at “virtual competition” and set to “deliver the ultimate gaming experience”. Leading the pack is the ultra-wide 49-inch curved CHG90, which sports a 32:9 aspect ratio, 3,840×1,080 double full HD (DFHD), a 144hz screen refresh rate, and four-channel scanning technology that deters... details

Facebook will lease its first San Francisco office

    IT Live: Facebook is finally getting an office space in San Francisco, and is currently considering several different locations, one of which will house up to 100 Instagram employees, an industry source familiar with the lease plan confirmed to TechCrunch.   Earlier today, The Registry reported Facebook is in talks for a space at 181 Fremont in the South Of Market... details

President greets Tulip, Rushnara, Rupa on their re-win in UK parliament

  Live Correspondent: President M Abdul Hamid today congratulated three Bangladeshi-origin British politicians -- Bangabandhu's granddaughter Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Dr Rupa Huq on their reelection in the United Kingdom parliament polls. President Hamid in a message expressed his heartiest congratulations to three daughters of Bangladesh saying that they have... details

‘1,200 unions brought under broadband internet coverage’

    IT Live: State minister for Posts and Telecommunication Tarana Halim has said that Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Limited (BTCL) has brought 1,200 unions under optical fibre network for ensuring broadband internet facility throughout the country. “The government is working to bring all rural unions under optical fibre network aiming for a digital Bangladesh,” the... details

Razzak receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Kolkata

    Live Correspondent: Calcutta Tele-Cine Society has honored Nayokraj Razzak with a Lifetime Achievement award. The honor was handed over to him by Nazrul Manje of South Kolkata on Sunday evening. Besides Razzak, the event was also attended by popular bandwagon artist Ayub Bachchu, music artist Habib and Kona, film director Amitabh Reza, story-writer Gausul Azam Shaon and... details