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Google, Facebook, YouTube be brought under tax net: HC

Technology Desk : The High Court has ordered the government to collect revenue from internet-based service organisations for all types of transactions, including advertisements, domain selling and licence fees. Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon are named as such organisations. ...

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NASA Tess spacecraft to prowl for planets as galactic scout

  Technology Desk : Look up at the sky tonight. Every star you see — plus hundreds of thousands, even millions more — will come under the intense stare of NASA’s newest planet hunter. Set to lift off early next ...

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Launching of Bangabandhu-1 now May 4

   Photo: Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1. Mirror Desk :  After a couple of rescheduling, Bangladesh’s first commercial satellite Bangabandhu-1 will be flying to space on May 4. Bangabandhu-1 project director Md Mesbahuzzaman confirmed the new schedule to Reporter  over ...

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Hardly ‘friends’: Zuckerberg fends off senators on privacy

Technology Desk : Under fire for the worst privacy debacle in his company’s history, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg batted away often-aggressive questioning Tuesday from lawmakers who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians ...

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Facebook admits to secretly deleting CEO’s texts

Technology Desk : Facebook has been secretly deleting some messages CEO Mark Zuckerberg sent through its Messenger application, an option that hasn’t been available to most of the social network’s 2.2 billion users. The company says it has been removing ...

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Scientists harvest 1st vegetables in Antarctic greenhouse

Technology Desk : Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other planets. Researchers at Germany’s Neumayer Station III ...

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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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