Category: Internet

Google faces damages claim from French competitor 1PlusV

Ref: French search engine company 1PlusV said it is suing Google for 295 million euros ($417.7), alleging the company used its market dominance to block the development of alternative services.

The French company is one of four, including Microsoft, that has accused Google of abusing its dominant position by demoting rival sites in search results and giving preference to its own services. The allegation has triggered an investigation by the European Commission.

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M&S customers hit by Epsilon e-mail hack

Ref: Marks and Spencer customers have been warned to expect an increase in spam e-mail after hackers stole their details.

The company has contacted users of its online service to warn them about the data breach, which was part of a wider attack on marketing firm Epsilon.

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New Chrome ready for the world

Ref: Google on Tuesday released a finished version of its speedy new Chrome Web browsing software for desktop or laptop computers.

The latest version of Chrome promised quick and responsive handling of software running in the Web browser. Read more →

Facebook ends on March 15th !

Ref: Facebook will be shut down in March, as managing the site has become “too stressful”, announced Mark Zuckerberg, the pioneer of the popular social network that brought millions across the world on board along the information superhighway.

Facebook ends on March 15th !

Facebook ends on March 15th !

“Facebook has gotten out of control,” said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office in California, “and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness.” Read more → hacked

Hackers have broken into the Bangladesh site of leading search engine Google, internet service experts said Saturday evening.

“The site has definitely been hacked,” said Pradip Dey, chief technical officer of ADN, a leading ISP. Read more →

Net providers postpone strike

Ref: Internet service providers (ISPs) have postponed their Tuesday’s 2-hour token strike following a meeting with power ministry officials.

Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) had called the countrywide token strike from 11am to 1pm on Jan 4 in protest against the removal of their overhead cables from utility poles by Dhaka Electric Supply Company Ltd (Desco). Read more →

ISPs token strike Tuesday

Ref: Internet service providers (ISPs) have called a two-hour token strike for Tuesday, protesting the removal of their overhead cables by Desco.

“We’ve called a countrywide token strike from 11am to 1pm on Jan 4 in protest against the removal of cables from areas which the government’s earlier plan didn’t include,” president of ISP Association of Bangladesh Akhtaruzzaman Manzu told on Sunday.
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Anonymous Wikileaks supporters explain web attacks

Ref: A group of pro-Wikileaks activists who coordinated a series of web attacks have explained their actions.

The Anonymous group said they were not hackers but “average internet citizens” who felt motivated to act because of perceived injustices against Wikileaks.

‘Coldblood’, a member of the group Anonymous, tells Jane Wakefield why he views its attacks on Visa and Mastercard as defence of Wikileaks.

Wikileaks supporters explain web attacks

Wikileaks supporters explain web attacks

The group said it had no interest in stealing credit card details or attacking critical infrastructure.
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Pakistan rejects nuclear arms fear

Ref: Pakistan has dismissed fears – aired in US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks website – that its nuclear material may fall into terrorist hands.

Pakistan says there have been no incidents involving its fissile material

Pakistan says there have been no incidents involving its fissile material

High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan said the material had a “foolproof control and command system”.The cables warn Pakistan is rapidly building its nuclear stockpile despite the country’s growing instability.

US online shopping giant Amazon has reportedly blocked Wikileaks from its servers – a move welcomed by officials.
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Huawei demonstrates live 3G, 4G techs in Bangladesh

Ref: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications networks worldwide, carried on a roadshow here to demonstrate live the latest in Third Generation (3G) and Fourth Generation (4G) telecom technologies in Bangladesh.

The five-day roadshow, kicked off Monday, concluded on November 5.

Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Rajiuddin Ahmed Raju inaugurated the roadshow as chief guest at the Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon in the city. The function was attended by senior officials of the posts and telecommunications ministry, Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission and mobile-phone operators.
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