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Bill Gates’ regret!

Bill Gates’ regret!

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, despite having made his mark on the world, has expressed his regret for not knowing any foreign language, a skill that Mark Zuckerberg used last year to impress a Chinese audience.   "I feel pretty stupid that I don't know any foreign languages," Gates said Wednesday in an online Reddit...

Hackers claim it is behind Facebook outages, other sites

Hackers claim it is behind Facebook outages, other sites

Internet sites including Facebook, the world's largest social network, Instagram and other popular sites suffered temporary outages on Tuesday and a hacker group associated with other recent high-profile attacks claimed it caused the outages. A Twitter account that purports to speak for hacker group "Lizard Squad" posted messages suggesting that it was behind an...

German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row

German rally leader quits in 'Hitler' row

The head of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement Pegida has quit after disparaging anti-refugee comments and a photo showing him apparently posing as Hitler emerged. Lutz Bachmann apologised for Facebook comments he made in which he reportedly called refugees "animals" and "scumbags". He did not mention the photo of him with Hitler-style hair and moustache. Meanwhile, thousands of...

Facebook claims it created 4.5 million jobs

Facebook claims it created 4.5 million jobs

A Facebook-commissioned study says the world's largest social network is making a tsunami-sized splash on the global economy, tech news website CNET reports. According to the study, conducted by Deloitte, Facebook added $227 billion to the global economy and helped to support 4.5 million jobs around the world in 2014. Released on Tuesday, the...

Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

Using social media such as Twitter and Facebook to gather data on human behaviour may be fraught with biases, scientists say. Behavioural scientists use social media to quickly and cheaply gather huge amounts of data about what people are thinking and doing but researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in the US and McGill University...

Facebook is making 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook is making 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook is working on extending its network beyond the social realm and into the professional world, reports technology-based news site Mashable. The company's new, enterprise-focused product will be similar to the functionality of its current site, with a newsfeed, groups and messaging capability, Mashable said quoting the Financial Times. However, it will also include collaborative...

10 rising social networks you should explore

10 rising social networks you should explore

Had enough of Facebook and Twitter? It may be time to switch up your go-to social network. With the daily explosion of startups, there are plenty of new social media tools popping up. These newer platforms could be working on the next big thing, so you'll want to keep an eye out. Here's a look...

Ansarullah team runs 117 web pages for jihad

As internet has been one of the main tools of communication, Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) is spreading the doctrine of jihad through 117 web pages including on Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, detectives said yesterday, after arrest of the pages' administrator. The group is disseminating not only militant ideology by uploading provocative contents but also running anti-state and anti-government propaganda on the platforms, they said. The Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested the pages' administrator, Mohammad Morshed Alam alias...

Govt seeks 17 Facebook users' info

Govt seeks 17 Facebook users' info

The government has asked the authorities of social networking platform Facebook to give information on 17 users. The request was served through seven requests from January to June this year. But the FB authorities have not served the requests of the Bangladesh government. "We respond to valid requests relating to criminal cases. Each and every...

Ghulam Azam family upset with BNP

Jamaat high-ups and family members of Ghulam Azam are very disappointed that the BNP gave them the cold shoulder over the Jamaat guru's demise and skipped his namaz-e-janaza, insiders of both parties said. Abdullahil Amaan Azmi, fourth son of Ghulam Azam, in a facebook post on Wednesday said that the "whole nation" was disappointed with the BNP's silence about his father's death although the entire world was mourning. "I'm not sure why," he wrote. Throwing an "open challenge" to the BNP, he...

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