Dhaka, Oct 4 (UNB) – The leading digital service provider of the country, Robi Axiata Ltd, and a fast growing global freelancing training academy, CodersTrust Bangladesh have recently signed a corporate agreement.
Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed and CodersTrust Bangladesh’s Country Director, Md. Ataul Goni Osmani signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations. The signing ceremony took place at the Robi Corporate Office, said a press release on Thursday.
The agreement paves the way for the coding enthusiasts to get well-groomed and trained on different aspect of freelancing with the aim to help them to become professional freelancers in the global online marketplace. Robi Axiata Ltd will be providing 4.5G enabled modem with high speed 4.5G data connectivity to facilitate spreading of the freelancing training across the country.
CodersTrust Bangladesh plans to go beyond the major cities of Bangladesh and reach out to the potential freelancers even in the rural areas. Having Robi as the partner in this mission makes it easier for CodersTrust Bangladesh to achieve its vision.
It is expected that this partnership will help in creating a large pool of skilled human resources in the country who are able to compete at the global freelancing market, making the nation proud.
London, Oct 4 (AP/UNB) — Ireland's data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over a recent data breach that allowed hackers access to 50 million accounts. The probe could potentially cost Facebook more than $1.6 billion in fines.
The Irish Data Protection Commission said Wednesday that it will look into whether the U.S. social media company complied with European regulations that went into effect earlier this year covering data protection.
It's the latest headache for Facebook in Europe, where authorities are turning up the heat on dominant tech firms over data protection. Last month, European Union consumer protection chief Vera Jourova said that she was growing impatient with Facebook for being too slow in clarifying the fine print in its terms of service covering what happens to user data and warned that the company could face sanctions.
The commission said in a statement that it would examine whether Facebook put in place "appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and safeguarding of the personal data it processes."
The commission said earlier this week the number of EU accounts potentially affected numbered less than 5 million.
Ireland, which is Facebook's lead privacy regulator for Europe, has moved swiftly to investigate the U.S. tech company since the breach became public on Friday.
Facebook said Friday attackers gained the ability to "seize control" of user accounts by stealing digital keys the company uses to keep users logged in. They could do so by exploiting three distinct bugs in Facebook's code.
Facebook also said the hackers could also have used those stolen digital keys to access outside services or apps that let people to log in with their Facebook usernames and passwords. The company said it hasn't found any evidence of this happening.
The company said it has fixed the bugs and logged out the 50 million breached users — plus another 40 million who were vulnerable to the attack — in order to reset those digital keys. Facebook said it doesn't know who was behind the attacks or where they're based. Neither passwords nor credit card data was stolen. At the time, the company said it alerted the FBI and regulators in the U.S. and Europe.
Facebook said in a statement Wednesday that it has been in close contact with the Irish agency since it became aware of the breach and will continue to cooperate with the investigation.
Facebook has faced a tumultuous year of security problems and privacy issues . News broke early this year that a data analytics firm once employed by the Trump campaign, Cambridge Analytica, had improperly gained access to personal data from millions of user profiles. Then a congressional investigation found that agents from Russia and other countries have been posting fake political ads since at least 2016. In April, Zuckerberg appeared at a congressional hearing focused on Facebook's privacy practices.
The European Union implemented stronger data and privacy rules, known as the General Data Protection Regulation, in May.
The case could prove to be the first major test of GDPR. Under the new rules, companies could be hit with fines equal to 4 percent of annual global turnover for the most serious violations. In Facebook's case, that could amount to more than $1.6 billion based on its 2017 revenues.
The new rules also require companies to disclose any breaches within 72 hours. The commission said Facebook informed it that its internal investigation is continuing and that it is taking actions to "mitigate the potential risk to users."
Tokyo, Oct 3 (AP/UNB) — A German-French observation device safely landed on an asteroid on Wednesday after a Japanese spacecraft released it as part of a research effort that could find clues about the origin of the solar system, Japanese space officials said.
The Japan Space Exploration Agency said the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, was released from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 and successfully landed on the asteroid Ryugu.
The spacecraft went as close as about 50 meters (160 feet) to the asteroid's surface to release the box-shaped lander. Hayabusa2 has been stationed near the asteroid since June after traveling 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth.
About an hour after the separation, the space agency, known as JAXA, said it had received signals from MASCOT, an indication of its safe landing.
JAXA's Hayabusa project manager, Yuichi Tsuda, confirmed the landing at a news conference. JAXA collaborated with the German Aerospace Center and France's Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales in the MASCOT project.
The lander's deployment follows the successful landing last month of two MINERVA-II1 observation rovers that have transmitted a series of images showing the asteroid's rocky surface.
Hayabusa2 dropped MASCOT on the opposite hemisphere from the rovers so they don't interfere with each other's activity, JAXA said.
It took more than three years for the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to reach the asteroid's vicinity. Hayabusa2 will later attempt to briefly land on the asteroid itself to collect samples to send back to researchers on Earth.
The two successful landings of the probes provide a boost of confidence ahead of the upcoming landing of Hayabusa2, though that will be a greater challenge, Tsuda said.
The lithium battery-run MASCOT can operate 16 hours — while the asteroid revolves twice — to collect and transmit data, including temperature and mineral varieties. After its observation activity at the initial landing spot, it will bounce to a second location to collect another set of samples there.
According to JAXA, MASCOT is carrying a wide-angle camera on its side to capture images of its surroundings. A spectroscopic microscope on the bottom is designed to examine minerals on the asteroid's surface. MASCOT will also measure the magnetic force and temperature on the asteroid.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB)- The world’s leading technology and smartphone manufacturing company Huawei was celebrating 'October Festival' offering with special discounts, cashback and bundle of internet for Huawei's smartphone customers.
A handful of models of Huawei phones were under the purview of October Festival offer.
Among them, Huawei Y5 Prime 2018 smartphone with Tk 1,000 discount, will be available at Tk 10,590 while Huawei Y6 Prime 2018, with Tk 1,500discount, will sell at Tk 12,490.
The purchase of a Huawei Y9 2018 smartphone will entitle the customer to a cashback up to Tk 10,000 while a minimum cashback of Tk 1,000 is guaranteed.
Moreover, each purchase of all Huawei smartphones available will be provided with free internet bundle offers from telecom operators.
Anyone purchasing the selected models of Huawei phones from any Huawei brand shop or authorized mobile outlet across the country by October 31, 2018 will enjoy the offers.
Dhaka, Oct 2 (UNB)- Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) recently inaugurated its Agent Banking outlet in Kharkhari Bazar of Boalia in Rajshahi.
Hasne Alam, Deputy Managing Director of the Bank inaugurated the outlet as chief guest.
Presided over by Md Kawsar-ul-Alam, Executive Vice President of the Bank and Head of Rajshahi Zone, the program was addressed by Md Mahboob Alam, Executive Vice President and Head of Agent Banking Division as special guest.
Mohammad Nurul Karim, Vice President of the Bank and Head of Rajshahi Branch addressed welcome speech where local businesspersons, professionals and dignitaries were present on the occasion.