Technology


China Exposes Rampant Data Fraud in Provinces Monday, July 9th, 2018

After a decade of crackdowns on statistical fraud, the accuracy of China's economic data has gotten no better and may be getting worse, official findings suggest. A report presented to China's top legislature on June 20 found an astonishingly high incidence of false economic data provided by local..

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Twitter lights up for rival ‘#WordCup’ Monday, June 18th, 2018

PARIS, (AFP): While millions of people are tuning in to watch the World Cup and commenting about it online, thousands more on Twitter are talking about what appears to be a similar but equally riveting event, the #WordCup. "In #Paris, where cafe seating famously faces the street for optimal..

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NTC’s 3G service expanded to 80 places in Dhaulagiri Zone Sunday, June 17th, 2018

BAGLUNG: Nepal Telecom has expanded its 3G service to 80 places in Dhaulagiri Zone, an increment from 21 earlier. Baglung has most 40 places having access to the service. Likewise, there are 16 places having access to the service in Myagdi and 10 in Parbat and Mustang each. 2G service is still..

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Cyber crimes on the rise in the valley Thursday, May 31st, 2018

KATHMANDU: The cyber crimes in Kathmandu valley are on the rise with people's increased access to social networking sites. A total of 1,176 cyber crimes have been registered in the last 10 months of the ongoing fiscal year at the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD). The cyber crimes' cases..

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‘Foreign Employment App’ introduced Friday, May 25th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 'Foreign Employment App' has been introduced with an aim to provide information to workers heading abroad for migrant work. The Sajha Sawal Media on Thursday made public the application coinciding with its fifth anniversary. Media's Editor Anil Adhikari said the app was introduced..

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Microsoft launches $25M program to use AI for disabilities Monday, May 7th, 2018

By MATT O’BRIEN,SEATTLE, (AP): Microsoft is launching a $25 million initiative to use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. CEO Satya Nadella announced the new “AI for Accessibility” effort as he kicked off Microsoft’s annual conference for..

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NASA launches InSight spacecraft to Mars to dig down deep Saturday, May 5th, 2018

By MARCIA DUNN, CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. In a twist, NASA launched the Mars InSight lander from California rather than Florida’s..

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Technology gains help US stocks cancel out early losses Friday, May 4th, 2018

By MARLEY JAY, NEW YORK (AP) — Modest gains for technology companies have helped U.S. stocks recover almost all of an early loss Thursday. Major indexes are little changed as banks fall along with interest rates and weak first-quarter results hit several health care companies. Tesla is skidding..

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Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks Friday, April 20th, 2018

NEW YORK (AP): An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users — raising questions about the usefulness of such audits. Facebook..

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DoCR launches information system to systematize SSA scheme Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Department of Civil Registration (DoCR) has launched an information system to systematise the social security allowance (SSA) scheme. According to Department's social security section section's officer Sabitra Basnet, names of scheme beneficiaries have been entered into the system...

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I am sorry: Zuckerberg faces congressional inquisition Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP): After privately assuring senators that his company will do better, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is undergoing a two-day congressional inquisition that will be very public — and possibly pivotal for the massive social networking company he created. Zuckerberg visited with..

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Facebook users to learn if they were part of privacy scandal Monday, April 9th, 2018

NEW YORK (AP): Get ready to find out if your Facebook data has been swept up in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Starting Monday, the 87 million users who might have had their data shared with Cambridge Analytica will get a detailed message on their news feeds. Facebook says most of the affected..

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Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica Friday, April 6th, 2018

NEW YORK (AP): Facebook’s No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told NBC’s “Today” show that at the time, Facebook received..

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Facebook use during office time restricted Saturday, March 24th, 2018

JAJARKOT: The Bheri municipality has restricted facebook use during office time.  A meeting of municipality held on Friday banned the use of social networking site, facebook, saying that more engagement on facebook during office time would affect daily performance of employees, shared Deputy Chief..

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Fed up with Facebook? Here’s how to break it off Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

By BARBARA ORTUTAY, NEW YORK (AP): Fed up with Facebook? You’re not alone. A growing number of people are deleting it, or at least wrestling with whether they should, in light of its latest privacy debacle — allegations that a Trump-linked data-mining firm stole information on tens of millions..

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