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Sorry, folks, gig's up – it's a blue and black dress

Sorry, folks, gig's up – it's a blue and black dress

It is the question that has divided the internet: is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? The two-toned frock has sparked a fierce online debate, with users taking to social media to argue over what colours they see. The picture of the dress was first posted on Tumblr by Caitlin McNeill, a...

Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

Google's Vint Cerf warns of 'digital Dark Age'

Vint Cerf, a “father of the internet”, says he is worried that all the images and documents we have been saving on computers will eventually be lost. Currently a Google vice-president, he believes this could occur as hardware and software become obsolete. He fears that future generations will have little or no record of the...

How to talk to kids about internet safety

How to talk to kids about internet safety

Internet has had an undeniably profound and positive impact in Asia, and will continue to do so as the expansion of infrastructure sees a digital future for all in this region. At the same time, cyberspace undoubtedly presents a double-edged sword. Risks abound online, many of them threatening the most vulnerable among us, namely children. Data from the Boston Consulting Group on internet use among children in thirteen countries show that eight percent may have unknowingly subscribed to commercial services, one in 10 has potentially been subject to personal data misuse, and one in five potentially exposed to harmful contents. For these reasons, coupled with a lack of awareness as...

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After power, cable, internet also snapped at Khaleda’s office

After power, cable, internet also snapped at Khaleda’s office

Seven hours into the disconnection of power supply, the authorities severed internet and cable connections to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in Dhaka this morning. The office staff found the cable network snapped when they turned on the TV around 9:00am, said Shamsuddin Didar, a staff of BNP chairperson's media wing. The internet connection...

It’s unprecedented: Khaleda

It’s unprecedented: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has strongly condemned the authorities’ move to stop the utility services to her Gulshan office, terming it “cruel and the worst behaviour of the government”. “I am shocked … I have no words to react,” Khaleda said about severing the electricity, cable, internet, land and mobile phone connections at her...

Land, mobile phones at Khaleda’s office not reachable

People inside the Gulshan office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia cannot be reached over land and mobile phones since this afternoon. Besides, the people, especially journalists working in front of the office, are also facing similar problems. Internet modems – specifically of Grameenphone and Robi -- were not working in and outside Khaleda’s office from 2:00pm. However, the service was available using the Teletalk modem. The mobile phone connections in and outside the office were out of service in that area from around...

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Foreign workers seeking renewal of their work permits in Malaysia will have to undergo due procedures over the internet from March this year. The manual service at immigration counters will end from February 28, said Mustafa Ibrahim, director general of Malaysian immigration, today. “Permit renewal procedures will be carried out online from March.” “The temporary...

Internet will vanish: Google boss

Internet will vanish: Google boss

The end of the Internet is drawing near—or at least the Internet as we know it, reports CNBC. That's according to someone who knows a lot about the Internet. While speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said the current Internet will seem to vanish...

Passwords you shouldn't be using in 2015

Passwords you shouldn't be using in 2015

Almost all your important information in life these days is protected by a password, sometimes a simple one to crack. SplashData has announced their annual list of 25 most common passwords found on the internet, reports KWKT.com. If you have one of these, do yourself a big favor and change it before it's too late. "Passwords based...

This was the Internet’s worst, best year ever

This was the Internet’s worst, best year ever

This year was a hugely momentous one in the evolution of the global network of networks we call the Internet. Since its creation as a side project of a handful of academics and military researchers in the United States some 50 years ago, the Internet has grown to encompass the whole world. But 2014...

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