We are living through a decisive moment. The COVID-19 pandemic’s devasting impact is reaching every corner of the world. As we look back at this period, we will see history divided into a pre-COVID and a post-COVID world.
Every time a woman journalist receives threats of physical and sexual violence, cyber attacks and surveillance, public humiliation, damage to her professional & personal credibility, the driving forces behind these intents are deeply rooted misogyny, sexism and abuse of power.
When Myanmar’s military seized power from the elected government in February, one of its first actions was to further squeeze the already restricted free flow of information in the country.
Digital Healthcare Solutions has recently celebrated the International Women’s Day by supporting over 450,000 women in Bangladesh with maternity free health cashback, access to doctors and specialists.Since its inception, DH has been relentlessly working to mitigate the gap between rich and poor, rural and urban people in the health sector of Bangladesh, said a press release.
Dhaka, Mar 14: An effective information exchange network may be considered and agreed in the first case by all the member states to ensure freedom and safety of navigation overcoming overall maritime challenges in the Indian Ocean and to readily…
by Peter Bofinger Peter Bofinger identifies the cryptocurrency’s Achilles heel. Following the steep rise in the price of Bitcoin since autumn 2020, public interest in this cryptocurrency has been reignited. Yet the massive drop in price since its peak on…
By Samira Sadeque It is crucial to ensure that any transition to a digital economy has mechanisms in place that are non-digital to avoid “double exclusion”, according to Shahrashoub Razavi, director of the social protection department at the International Labour…
Dhaka, Feb 4 – Bangladesh held onto its progress in the ICT sector in the Global Connectivity Index (GCI) 2020 even amid the pandemic.
Dhaka, Jan 23 – The diabetes journey application and the country’s first diabetes treatment guideline were disseminated Friday among doctors. The application will work based on the “Diabetes Care BADAS Guideline”.
Forbes has published the list of 100 digital stars of Asia on Monday which features Bangladeshi actress Pori Moni, along with other celebrated Asian superstars and celebrities.
Dhaka, Dec 02 – The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday cleared four development projects, including Tk 693-crore to install the third submarine cable.
A total of 703 insolvent students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) will get interest-free loans to purchase smartphones to enable them continue their online academic activities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dhaka, Nov 14 – Sadat Rahman, 17, from Bangladesh has won the International Children’s Peace Prize 2020. The award was presented to Sadat on Friday by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai during a ceremony in the Netherlands.
Jerusalem, AP/UNB, Nov 07 – Facebook says it has taken down several fake accounts based in Iran that had voiced support for protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump’s threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump’s order hampers their free speech, reports AP.
Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been given permanent residency in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told state-run news agency RIA Novosti.
About 100 million rural people in Bangladesh are going to get high-speed internet access by the end of 2020.
Facebook has removed 276 accounts that used fake profiles to pose as right-leaning Americans and comment on news articles, often in favor of President Donald Trump, the company announced Thursday, reports AP.
Alongside protests on the streets, netizens, especially women, have resorted to digital protests to raise their voices against sexual assault, harassment and torture of women.
TikTok says a video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together.
Despite the government’s pro-digital approach, 54 percent rural households in Bangladesh do not have access to internet, a new study shows, as experts fear the ‘digital divide’ could hinder e-governance progress.
Washington, Sept 11 – Microsoft said Thursday it thwarted recent cyberattacks from China, Russia and Iran targeting both Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns, as technology giants scrambled to protect election security less than two months ahead of the US vote.
Dhaka, Sept 10 – The a2i Programme has succeeded at the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) awards for the 7th consecutive time.
Dhaka, September 02- Students of public and private universities will be provided with Internet bandwidth of state-owned mobile operator Teletalk at a nominal price to help continue their online education activities.
The US retail giant Walmart has said it will team up with Microsoft to make a bid for the US operations of TikTok. Walmart told the BBC it thought a deal with the Chinese video-sharing app would help it expand…
Google’s own engineers were troubled by the way the company secretly tracked the movements of people who didn’t want to be followed until a 2018 Associated Press investigation uncovered the shadowy surveillance, according to unsealed documents in a consumer fraud…
Three-year initiative to identify connectivity gaps in 35 countries is a critical first step in connecting every school to the internet
Los Angeles, Aug 25 – TikTok on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over an executive order banning any US transactions with its parent company ByteDance.
18 August 2020 – Countries across Asia and the Pacific are using new technologies to contain the global pandemic and mitigate its impact, the UN’s regional socio-economic development arm has said, as governments and experts work together to identify ways…
Urging the government to improve telecommunication infrastructures, Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers’ Association (BMPCA) on Tuesday placed a five-point recommendation to ensure uninterrupted high speed internet service at low cost.