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Facebook: Most users may have had public data ‘scraped’

Technology Desk : Facebook’s acknowledgement that most of its 2.2 billion members have probably had their personal data scraped by “malicious actors” is the latest example of the social network’s failure to protect its users’ data. Not to mention its ...

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Oil to solar: Saudis push to be renewable energy powerhouse

Technology Desk : Saudi engineers whip up a simulated sandstorm to test a solar panel’s durability at a research lab, the heart of the oil-rich kingdom’s multibillion dollar quest to be a renewable energy powerhouse. The world’s top exporter of ...

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Bangabandhu-1 set for Apr 24 launch, reaches Kennedy Space Center 

A portion of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, from where Bangabandhu-1 will be launched by SpaceX. (Image: Space X) Bangladesh’s first satellite to be launched into outer space, Bangabandhu-1, has been safely transported to its launch site, ...

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China’s space lab set for fiery re-entry

China’s defunct space lab, Tiangong-1, should fall to Earth over the weekend. At over 10m in length and weighing more than 8 tonnes, it is larger than most of the man-made objects that routinely re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. China has lost ...

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Bangabandhu-1 leaves space center for testing Thursday

Concept image of Bangabandhu 1 satellite in space. Photo: Collected Technology Desk : The Bangabandhu satellite-1, the first geostationary communications satellite of Bangladesh, is scheduled to leave the manufacturing station in France on Thursday for Cape Carnival Launch Pad in ...

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Deleting Facebook’s billions: stock sinks as outrage swells

Technology Desk : Mark Zuckerberg might want to delete the last ten days from his timeline and everyone else’s. In a little more than a week, Facebook has turned from one of the market’s darlings to a stock investors are ...

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Twitter to ban cryptocurrency ads, joining Facebook, Google

Technology Desk : Twitter says it will ban or restrict advertisements related to cryptocurrencies in an attempt to crack down on fraud. The move follows similar steps by Facebook and Google earlier this year. Twitter said the new rules will ...

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Mozilla, Tesla, other businesses take a Facebook pause

Mozilla, Tesla and other companies are distancing themselves from Facebook following revelations of a major leak of user data to political consultants associated with the 2016 Trump campaign. While the actions will not likely be permanent and won’t have much ...

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Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook data debacle

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for the data debacle that has upended the social media giant and said he was ready to testify before Congress, a media report said. “The short answer is I’m happy to if it’s the ...

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US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are on their way to the International Space Station. A Soyuz rocket carrying the three men blasted off Wednesday from the Russia-leased Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan. On board the capsule were NASA ...

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