Fifth CAN Info-Tech fair to be held in Bharatpur Monday, January 6th, 2020

CHITWAN: The fifth edition of the CAN Info-Tech trade fair is to be held in Bharatpur of Chitwan from February 7 to 11. The fair is to be organized by Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) Chitwan branch. CAN Chitwan announced this through a news conference here today. The fair will be held at the..

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NHRC’s attention drawn towards IT bill Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

KATHMANDU: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that its attention has been drawn towards the passage of Information Technology Bill, brought curtailing the freedom of expression, from the Development and Technology Committee of the Parliament. A press release issued by NHRC..

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Facebook says investigating data exposure of 267 million users Thursday, December 19th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Facebook on Thursday said it is investigating a report that a database containing names and phone numbers of more than 267 million users was exposed online. The database was made available for download last week on an online hacker forum that apparently belonged to a crime..

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YouTube bans ‘implied’ threats Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): YouTube broadened its anti-harassment policies on Wednesday to include a ban on "implied" threats along with insults based on race, gender identity or sexual orientation. "We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as..

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Ncell To Expand Services Targeting Business Houses Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Telecommunication service provider Ncell is introducing new services targeting business enterprises by using its network and infrastructure. Sushil Bista, enterprise head of Ncell, said that Ncell was introducing Ncell Data Centre service, vehicle tracking system and field force..

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Google’s Sundar Pichai named CEO at parent firm Alphabet Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Google chief executive Sundar Pichai will assume the CEO role at parent firm Alphabet in a shakeup at the top of the Silicon Valley titan, the company said Tuesday. Pichai will take over from Larry Page, a co-founder of the internet giant, at the holding firm which includes..

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US threatens 100% tariffs on French goods over digital tax Monday, December 2nd, 2019

WASHINGTON: The United States on Monday threatened to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on $2.4 billion in French goods in retaliation for a digital services tax it says is discriminatory. French sparkling wine, yogurt and Roquefort cheese are on the list of goods that could be targeted as soon..

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Google shifts rules for political ads, pressuring Facebook Thursday, November 21st, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Google's tightening of its political ad policy could help reduce the spread of misinformation on election campaigns, but at a cost for lesser-known candidates. The move by Google placing restrictions on how advertisers can target specific groups of voters also adds to the..

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Amazon appeals $10B Pentagon contract won by Microsoft Thursday, November 14th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Amazon is protesting the Pentagon’s decision to award a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft, citing “unmistakable bias” in the process. Amazon’s competitive bid for the “war cloud” project drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business..

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‘Email phishing’ emerging as new form of cybercrime Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Achyut Regmi, KATHMANDU: 'Phishing' has been emerging as a new form of cybercrime with the growing use of social networking sites. The Metropolitan Crime Division said lately it has been receiving 10-15 complaints about 'email phishing' on a daily basis. The Oxford Learner's Dictionary defines the..

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Facebook is deleting the name of the potential whistleblower Friday, November 8th, 2019

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, SAN FRANCISCO, (AP): Facebook says it is deleting the name of the person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who triggered a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions. The company said Friday that mention of the..

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Facebook ‘news tab’ seeks to reboot its role with media Friday, October 25th, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Facebook on Friday began rolling out its dedicated "news tab" with professionally produced content -- the latest move by the social network to promote journalism and shed its reputation as a platform for misinformation. The tab, being tested with some US users, will be..

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