Jiuquan, Nov 20 (Xinhua/UNB) -- China launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The satellites have successfully entered their preset orbit, according to the center.
Shiyan-6 will be used for conducting space environment exploration experiments. The term nanosatellite refers to a small artificial satellite weighing between 1 and 10 kg.
It was the 292th mission of the Long March rocket series.
Dhaka, Nov 19 (UNB)- Leading digital services provider, Robi and highly reputed local brand, Maximus, have teamed up to introduce a co-branded 4G smartphone, Maximus D1 in the country.
The most unique feature of the co-branded smartphone is the dual 4G SIM card slots. The 5-inch HD display smartphone at just tk 4,590 only; this is the lowest priced 4G device currently available in the market.
The co-branded smartphone comes with Robi’s exciting internet bundle offer. Customers by purchasing the smartphone will be able to enjoy 4 GB data, out of which 2GB can be used as 4G data and the remaining for any purpose.
The validity of the data pack will be 30 days from the day of activation.
Customers can also enjoy up to 2.5 GB free data with 7-day validity, every-time they recharge 50 taka to 300 taka on their Maximus D1 4G smartphone.
The phone is available at the Robi Walk-In-Centers (WIC), Robi’s e-commerce platform robishop.com.bd and digital distribution channel of Robi, DigiRed.
The 4G smartphone is available in six colors: Thunder Purple, Gold, Rose Gold, Red, Blue and Brown.
Combining a 1.4 GHz quad processor and a 5-inch HD display with up to date Oreo 8.1 Android™ experience, the Maximus D1 offers technology and features that customers can depend on. With an optimized 2200 mAh lithium-ion battery capacity, the handset offers long hours of continuous entertainment – in the form of crisp HD videos, clear photos, social media, and web browsing. The phone has 5MP rear and front camera.
Dhaka, Nov 16 (UNB) -The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea for removal of vulgar and sexually explicit content from online platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others.
A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao listed the matter for further hearing on February 8, reports NDTV.
The petition was filed by NGO, Justice for Rights. Advocate Harpreet S. Hora appearing for the NGO sought a law or guidelines for regulating such contents available like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and other similar platforms.
The petitioner said online platforms offered vulgar, sexually explicit, pornographic, profane, virulent, religiously forbidden and morally unethical contents in order to attract more subscribers and generate profit.
The NGO alleged that most of the contents available was in violation of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act.
New York, Nov 16 (AP/UNB) — Apple has signed a multiyear film production deal with A24, the acclaimed New York-based studio behind "Moonlight" and "Lady Bird."
People close to the deal who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to comment confirmed the agreement Thursday. Apple is investing in scripted content with the intention of competing with the likes of Netflix and Amazon. The deal connects Apple with one of the most respected makers of prestige and arthouse titles in film.
Neither Apple nor A24 commented Thursday. Unclear is how many films the deal includes, or if the movies will be released theatrically.
A24 was previously rumored to potentially be an acquisition target for Apple. This deal leaves the distributor of films like "The Witch," ''Mid90s," ''Hereditary" and "Eighth Grade" with its independence.
New York, Nov 16 (AP/UNB) — Facebook said it's making progress on detecting hate speech, graphic violence and other violations of its rules, even before users see and report them.
Facebook said that during the April-to-September period, it doubled the amount of hate speech it detected proactively, compared with the previous six months.
The findings were spelled out Thursday in Facebook's second semiannual report on enforcing community standards. The reports come as Facebook grapples with challenge after challenge, ranging from fake news to Facebook's role in elections interference, hate speech and incitement to violence in the U.S., Myanmar, India and elsewhere.
The company also said it disabled more than 1.5 billion fake accounts in the latest six-month period, compared with 1.3 billion during the previous six months. Facebook said most of the fake accounts it found were financially motivated, rather than aimed at misinformation. The company has nearly 2.3 billion users.
Facebook's report comes a day after The New York Times published an extensive report on how Facebook deals with crisis after crisis over the past two years. The Times described Facebook's strategy as "delay, deny and deflect."
Facebook said Thursday it has cut ties with a Washington public relations firm, Definers, which the Times said Facebook hired to discredit opponents. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a call with reporters that he learned about the company's relationship with Definers only when he read the Times report.
On community guidelines, Facebook also released metrics on issues such as child nudity and sexual exploitation, terrorist propaganda, bullying and spam. While it is disclosing how many violations it is catching, the company said it can't always reliably measure how prevalent these things are on Facebook overall. For instance, while Facebook took action on 2 million instances of bullying in the July-September period, this does not mean there were only 2 million instances of bullying during this time.
Clifford Lampe, a professor of information at the University of Michigan, said it's difficult for people to agree on what constitutes bullying or hate speech — so that makes it difficult, if not impossible, to teach artificial intelligence systems how to detect them.
Overall, though, Lampe said Facebook is making progress on rooting out hate, fake accounts and other objectionable content, but added that it could be doing more.
"Some of this is tempered by (the fact that) they are a publicly traded company," he said. "Their primary mission isn't to be good for society. It's to make money. There are business concerns."
Facebook also plans to set up an independent body by next year for people to appeal decisions to remove — or leave up — posts that may violate its rules. Appeals are currently handled internally.
Facebook employs thousands of people to review posts, photos, comments and videos for violations. Some things are also detected without humans, using artificial intelligence. Zuckerberg said creating an independent appeals body will prevent the concentration of "too-much decision-making" within Facebook.
Facebook has faced accusations of bias against conservatives — something it denies — as well as criticism that it does not go far enough in removing hateful content.