Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US By AP | Last Updated: 20th September, 2020, 15:22

The deal will make Oracle responsible for hosting all TikTok’s U.S. user data and securing computer systems to ensure U.S. national security requirements are satisfied

Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

Uber self-driving car operator charged in pedestrian death Uber self-driving car operator charged in pedestrian death

Rafaela Vasquez was watching television on her smartphone when the Uber self-driving vehicle struck Elaine Herzberg


US set to ban TikTok and WeChat in 48 hours US set to ban TikTok and WeChat in 48 hours

Downloads of the the app TikTok, owned by the same company, will be banned at the same time


Facebook moves to cool hot talk on worker message board Facebook moves to cool hot talk on worker message board

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg discussed the move during a question-and-answer session with employees


Human footprints dating back 120,000 years found in Saudi Arabia Human footprints dating back 120,000 years found in Saudi Arabia

Footprints are a unique form of fossil evidence in that they provide snapshots in time, typically representing a few hours or days, a resolution we tend not to get from other records


New Apple Watch, iPad products launched New Apple Watch, iPad products launched

Apple on Tuesday unveiled Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, two new iPad models, and Apple One subscription plans 


Govt moves to launch `Safe Drive’ app to avert accident Govt moves to launch `Safe Drive’ app to avert accident

The government in collaboration with a private sector automotive maintenance startup, Zantrik, has developed an artificial intelligence


Cave bear from Ice Age found perfectly preserved in Arctic Russia Cave bear from Ice Age found perfectly preserved in Arctic Russia

A preliminary analysis indicated that the adult bear lived 22,000 to 39,500 years ago


TikTok: Oracle confirms being picked by Bytedance to be app's partner TikTok: Oracle says it has been picked as partner

Oracle is a database specialist without experience of running a social media app targeted at the general public


Scientists find gas on Venus linked to life on Earth Scientists find gas on Venus linked to life on Earth

The researchers conducted several modelling calculations in a bid to explain the new phosphine production


TikTok rejects Microsoft buyout offer, Oracle sole remaining bidder TikTok rejects Microsoft bid at eleventh hour

The Oracle bid would next need approval from the White House and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States


Googling for gut symptoms predicts Covid hot spots, study finds Googling for gut symptoms predicts Covid hot spots, study finds

Scientists are also testing for traces of the coronavirus in wastewater to identify places where Covid-19 is spreading

 


S-Pen of Galaxy Note 10 Lite now available at Tk 49,999 S-Pen of Galaxy Note 10 Lite now available at Tk 49,999

Samsung Bangladesh has announced a special price for Galaxy Note 10 Lite


13 mysterious mummies discovered in Egyptian well 13 mysterious mummies discovered in Egyptian well

Tourism is vital to the economy in Egypt, which welcomed more than 13.6 million visitors in 2019


Google and Twitter to block election misinformation Google and Twitter to block election misinformation

Messaging platforms expect a flood of false claims and misleading posts ahead of the November vote


Google launches mobile operating system of Android 11 Google launches mobile operating system of Android 11

Android 11 will begin rolling out Tuesday on select Pixel and several Chinese smartphones such as OnePlus, Xiaomi, OPPO and Realme


Xbox Series X price and launch date announced Xbox Series X price and launch date announced

Xbox has finally announced the price and launch date for its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles


TikTok in race to remove widely shared suicide clip TikTok in race to remove widely shared suicide clip

Video-sharing site TikTok is struggling to take down clips showing a man killing himself


Italy launches probe into Google, Apple cloud services Italy launches probe into Google, Apple cloud services

Tech giants are accused of unfairly exploiting tax rules that let them declare profits in low-tax havens, depriving other governments of their share


Facebook has to comply with Bangladesh’s law: Jabbar Facebook has to comply with Bangladesh’s law

Facebook has the responsibility to abide by Bangladesh’s Digital Security Act and related all rules and regulations


US military sticks with Microsoft for $10 bn cloud contract US military sticks with Microsoft for $10 bn cloud contract

After a second look at proposals for the “JEDI” cloud computing contract, the Pentagon concluded anew that Microsoft is the preferred choice


Infinix Note 7 series hits Bangladesh market
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Infinix has unveiled the Infinix Note 7 series equipped with 48-megapixel quad cameras in Bangladesh


Islamic State: Giant library of group's online propaganda discovered Islamic State: Giant library of group's online propaganda discovered

One of the largest collections of online material belonging to the group calling itself Islamic State has been discovered


‘Mammoth central’ found at Mexico airport construction site ‘Mammoth central’ found at Mexico airport construction site

There are so many mammoths at the site of the new Santa Lucia airport that observers have to accompany each bulldozer that digs into the soil to make sure work is halted when mammoth bones are uncovered


Facebook to freeze political ads before US presidential election Facebook to freeze political ads before US presidential election

Facebook has announced that it will not take on any new political ads in the seven days prior to the US election on 3 November


Vega rocket launches from French Guiana Vega rocket launches from French Guiana

Europe’s Vega rocket returned to the skies on Wednesday from French Guiana in its first mission since a failed launch last year.


India bans another 118 'Chinese' apps, including PUBG India bans another 118 'Chinese' apps, including PUBG

In June, the Indian government banned 59 mobile apps including Bytedance's TikTok, Alibaba's UC Browser and Tencent's WeChat, also citing security concerns


Black holes: Cosmic signal rattles Earth after 7 billion years Black holes: Cosmic signal rattles Earth after 7 billion years

Imagine the energy of eight Suns released in an instant


Apple, Google build virus-tracing tech directly into phones Apple, Google build virus-tracing tech directly into phones

The tech giants on Tuesday launched the second phase of their “exposure notification” system, designed to automatically alert people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus


Trump still wants US to get piece of any TikTok sale Trump still wants US to get piece of any TikTok sale

Critics have slammed Trump’s call for the US government to get a cut of the deal, contending that it appears unconstitutional and akin to extortion


Facebook and Twitter 'dismantle Russian network' Facebook and Twitter 'dismantle Russian network'

Twitter also suspended five accounts from the same network


Facebook threatens news sharing ban in Australia Facebook threatens news sharing ban in Australia

Regulators want tech giants like Facebook and Google to pay for the content reposted from news outlets


Problem at US telecoms giant causes global internet outages Problem at US telecoms giant causes global internet outages

It was not immediately clear whether the disruption was related to damage from destructive Hurricane Laura


Bill Gates wishes Warren Buffett on his 90th birthday with a special cake Bill Gates wishes Warren Buffett on his 90th birthday with a special cake

Gates also shared that the most important thing he has learnt from Buffett is “what friendship is all about”

 


Zuckerberg says Facebook erred in not removing militia post Zuckerberg says Facebook erred in not removing militia post

Facebook took down the page Wednesday, after an armed civilian allegedly killed two people and wounded a third Tuesday night amid protests in Kenosha that followed the shooting of Blake, who is Black


Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain

Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans


NASA shares image of ‘dragon’ patrolling Melas Chasma on Mars NASA shares image of ‘dragon’ patrolling Melas Chasma on Mars

The area shown is just over half a mile (about one kilometer) across,” they also added in the tweet’s caption


Japan’s ‘flying car’ gets off ground, with a person aboard Japan’s ‘flying car’ gets off ground, with a person aboard

The decades-old dream of zipping around in the sky as simply as driving on highways may be becoming less illusory


Elon Musk to show off working brain-hacking device Elon Musk to show off working brain-hacking device

Elon Musk is due to demonstrate a working brain-to-machine interface as part of his ambitious plans to give people superhuman powers


Walmart joins Microsoft in bid for TikTok's US operations Walmart to join Microsoft in bid for TikTok

Walmart told the BBC it thought a deal with the Chinese video-sharing app would help it expand its operations

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