Showing posts with label Microsoft. Show all posts
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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Eventually, Microsoft bought the TikTok

Eventually, Microsoft bought the TikTok


TikTok, which has long been embroiled in controversy over user data security, has agreed to take over US ownership. After a month-long discussion, Tiktak's parent company ByteDance has come to this kind of conclusion.


TikTok had earlier said it could sell its stake in the US company to prevent possible sanctions. But US President Donald Trump was not ready. He was planning to ban tickets in the United States from today.

But at the last minute, Tiktak is ready to give his full share to the United States. It is said that an agreement has been reached between Microsoft and BitDance for five billion US dollars.



According to the news agency Reuters, Microsoft will now be responsible for the data of Tiktak users. User data will be stored on Microsoft's servers. In other words, with the new agreement, ByteDance has thrown away its Chinese cloak.

However, neither Tiktak nor Microsoft has released any official information about the agreement. After India, the US is the second largest market for tickets.

The number of monthly active users of TickTock in the United States is 80 million. The agreement with Microsoft will provide great protection for Tiktak, which has lost two major markets in a row.


But with that comes a serious question. After Huawei, Tiktak is another example of how far the United States can go to kill or obstruct successful technology companies outside its poles.

In support of the agency

Now WhatsApp's group chat can always be 'muted'


 WhatsApp has been working on a new update for some time now. Version 2.20.197.3 is expected to be released soon as a new update.


The company also includes a new feature to make users happy with group chat. It will add a feature called 'Mute Always' within the group chat.



This means that users will be able to turn off group chat notifications permanently. Earlier, group chat had the facility to be muted for one hour, eight hours and one year.


By expanding that, the company is now going to bring a facility that can be closed forever.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Ncell has started pre-booking of Wirefree Plus WiFi

Ncell has started pre-booking of Wirefree Plus WiFi


Consumers in Nepal will soon be able to experience quality wireless internet and WiFi connectivity without any hassle with attractive bundled service. Ncell Private Limited has announced that it has started booking for Wirefree Plus WiFi service under its new theme 'Plus'.

Ncell has stated that for the first time in Nepal, it is going to bring quality and reliable wirefree plus WiFi service suitable for both domestic and business purposes based on the latest technology. Customers interested in availing this service can book at Prabhu Pay, Prabhu Kiosk and the nearest Prabhu Remit counter.


The main feature of WireFree Plus WiFi service is the attractive bundling of various services. Under the bundling service, customers will be able to take advantage of 2 SIM cards, 5 GB data in each SIM, 425 minutes talk time and mobile content within the Ncell network, music in Hungama, expensive music and other expensive content. The company is taking pre-bookings in three groups - Gold, Platinum and Diamond - bundled with wireless WiFi devices, SIM cards and big data volumes. Customers can avail packages of 30 days, 90 days, 210 days or 420 days under any group as per their requirement. The package fee starts from Rs. 799 (excluding tax) valid for 30 days.

Depending on the time limit of the package, the customer has to pay a one-time customer fee of Rs.500, Rs.2,500 or Rs.3,500. Customers are exempted from this fee for packages with a time limit of 420 days. According to the customer acceptance package, the services available under these packages will be received every 30 days on a cycle. Unused or remaining services within 30 days will not be added in the next 30 days.

Enthusiastic about the Wire Free Plus WiFi service, Ncell's Chief Commercial Officer Pradip Srivastava said, "Our aim has always been to keep our customers satisfied by providing the best service and facilities as per their requirements." We want to ensure that customers get a better service experience through the connectivity solutions we provide. This WireFree Plus WiFi will give customers a new experience of wireless data connectivity. We believe this service will connect more people to the Internet and connect them with the opportunities that connectivity brings. ”

Initially, the service will be available in more than 40 districts of the country from Kanchanpur, Baitadi, Dadeldhura in the far west to Morang, Sunsari and Dhankuta in the east. Under the special scheme, these pre-bookings are brought for a limited period only. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, customer service will provide customers with a new Internet service experience.

Under its new theme 'Plus', Ncell has launched an attractive 'Nonstop YouTube' offer for its Forge customers. The 'Plus' theme aims to ensure that customers have access to the service wherever they are, with innovative and specialized services. If the commercial flight resumes, Ncell will resume the service from the third week of Shravan.



Microsoft's new feature, which allows up to 1,000 people to make video calls at once


With the collapse of the Corona epidemic, the popularity and demand of video calling apps and platforms is increasing in the world.

While the video calling app Zoom is gaining historical popularity, Google and Microsoft are trying to compete with it.


Microsoft has added some new features to its video conferencing software Microsoft Teams. With the new feature, Microsoft Teams will now be able to connect up to 1,000 people simultaneously to video conferencing.

The new features of Microsoft Teams are:

Together Mode - This feature allows the user to know which person is speaking when making group video calls with multiple people. As soon as you see the speaker on the screen, it will be easier to listen to his thoughts and communicate effectively.

Video Filters - This is similar to the filters in Instagram and Snapchat. Before starting a video call, the user will be able to choose their favorite filter which will make the lighting level and look of the user's screen attractive.

Live Reactions - This feature is an emoji received during video calling. With emojis, users will now be able to express their feelings during video calling.

Chat Bubbles - This is a feature similar to that found in Facebook Messenger. With the advent of this feature, you will no longer need to go back to the chat screen to view any new messages during video calling.


In addition, the most important feature added to Microsoft Teams is the ability to make up to 1,000 video calls at a time. Not only this, if you want to do video conferencing on a large scale, you can connect 20,000 people at once through the View Only feature. Agency


This is the most expensive memory drive in the world: capacity 100 TB, price 40 thousand dollars


American data storage company Nimbus Data has launched the world's most expensive storage drive.

The 100 terabyte storage capacity solid state drive (SSD) is priced at 40,000 US dollars.

Nimbus Data, which holds the world record for being the largest manufacturer of solid-state drives, has now made the price of the drive public.

The name of the memory storage drive is Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 SSD. It also has end-to-end data protection technology, so the stored data will be safe.



According to the company, the storage drive is specially designed for industrial and military purposes. The company claims that it has maximum reliability, high density and minimum energy consumption. The drive is said to have applications such as cloud storage, big data, digital imaging, artificial intelligence and technical computing. Agency


Sunday, May 31, 2020

Robot journalist at Microsoft now!

Microsoft is going to hire an automated robot journalist by removing the journalists working on its MSN website.

At present, Microsoft has hired journalists to collect news from various media outlets, select headlines and pictures and publish them on Microsoft's website. But now Microsoft will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to select and publish news by removing all contract journalists.


Microsoft said the new experiment was part of an assessment of its business.

"Like all other companies, we regularly evaluate our business," Microsoft said in a statement. This will help in increasing investment in some areas and re-employment of employees. '

Microsoft, like other technology companies, pays various news agencies for the purpose of publishing on its website. But in order for news agencies to decide which news to put on their websites, Microsoft has hired journalists under contract.

With Microsoft's decision to hire the robot as a journalist, at least 50 contract journalists working on the MSN website will be laid off by the end of June. However, the team of full-time journalists will remain the same. On the other hand, contract journalists who are about to be fired have said that it is unethical to think about displacing people from machines. Stating that it would be difficult for robots to adapt to strict editorial guidelines, they claimed that it risked seeing irrelevant news on Microsoft's news site.

A journalist who was about to lose his job at Microsoft said, "I used to spend time reading about how artificial intelligence is grabbing people's jobs. But now it's my turn. '

Remember that various communication and technology companies around the world have started to use robot journalism to cut costs. Google has launched a project to study the potential of robot journalism. '



Information Technology: Key Lockdown Friend

The world's human race has been hit by the coronavirus, which has spread like a global epidemic. The number of infected people is increasing by thousands every day. The Covid-19 vaccine, which has spread to more than 200 countries around the world, has not yet been developed. Scientists have suggested that the immediate solution to this is to 'lockdown' or live in solitude.

The government of Nepal has also adopted a policy of lockdown saying that one can be safe from this virus without contacting anyone. Following the decision of the government, all Nepalis have been living in lockdown for a month and a half. In such a situation, information technology is playing a significant role in making people's daily routine easier and simpler than the prevention of COVID-19. Information technology is helping to do all kinds of work in solitude.

Proper use of information technology is the main option for lockdown time. The use of information technology has made it easier for the Government of Nepal to provide information to the general public on what to do to prevent the virus, what to look for, and what the symptoms are. The Ministry of Health and Population of the Government of Nepal has launched a mobile app called 'Hamro Swasthya' which provides complete information about the corona virus. The app is designed to identify an infected person and find a nearby hospital for an infected person. In the app, a firm has been created to survey whether a person has corona or not. If the person fills in the form and finds symptoms similar to corona, the person will be contacted and tested.

Five within your province. The state has also created an app. This makes it easier to communicate information about the corona, to identify infected people, and to treat them. Nepal Police has updated the app called 'Nepal Police' to make it easier for the prevention of COVID-19. The app is in operation to report any lockdown violation, blackmail during lockdown, if you or anyone in the neighborhood has symptoms of Covid-19, or if you need to report being in self-quarantine, and if there are any problems.


This has made it easier to fully implement the lockdown, control the black market, and identify and treat those infected with COVID-19. The Consumer Rights Management Information System (CRSIS) has been launched under the Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection to take action against those who lodge complaints and grievances online to prevent shortage of essential services and control the black market during lockouts.

Similarly, various IT companies have developed various apps and software to facilitate the prevention of Covid-19. The Prime Minister has been holding discussions with the Chief Ministers of the states through video conferencing from time to time to get information about the status of implementation of the strategies formulated for the prevention and control of COVID-19.
Similarly, the Government of Nepal will provide licensed zoom software to all local levels to facilitate online meetings at all levels.

Nepal Telecom and Ncell are informing about the symptoms of Covid-19 in the ring tone by providing information on how to avoid it. He also started a system to check if a person has any symptoms over the phone there are one. 

People are fighting against Kovid-19 by conducting information activities using information technology in solitary confinement at home. In addition, various schools and universities have started teaching activities online. It has also been decided to run the online classroom under the direction of the Ministry of Education, Vice Chancellor, Dean and departmental discussions.


Online learning platforms such as e-Library, Khan Academy, Class Central, Fate, CK Telv, British Council, Dearwalk Learning Center, EDX, Coollabs, Midas E-Class as well as YouTube and some video streaming platforms have provided various online courses.

For students who find it difficult to spend their days at home but want to study, digital education is a good opportunity to make good use of time and build knowledge. All kinds of books are available online. Because of this, online is the only option for people who are trying to read but can't afford to buy a book.

As the corona outbreak spreads, everyone is living in lockdown. No one came out except the most urgent. Apart from government hospitals, other private hospitals have not even treated people when they are sick. Cold and fever patients are no different than those seen by private hospitals.

In such a situation, information technology has provided a solution to these problems. We have various websites, apps including Doctor, Doctor On Call. They provide advice to patients based on what they ask, tell, and prescribe medication based on their symptoms. Some of these apps / websites are also treating patients through video calls. There are also online portals related to medicine that deliver the medicine requested by the patient to the home through online, go home online and collect blood sputum for lab test and send the report online.


Thus, it has become possible to provide health services through the use of information technology during lockouts. The only way to survive from Kovid-19, the companion information technology of solitude, is to fully implement lockdown. At present, people are doing everything from solitude.

The most embarrassing thing for a social being like a human being is to live in solitude. However, the use of information technology has brought people closer to social distance even though they are physically isolated. Along with spending time on various social networks, various companies and websites are offering free online trainings, and young people are gaining knowledge and skills according to their interests through classes.

Monday, May 25, 2020

What does Facebook-Twitter know about you?

When you use various social networks, surfing sites and apps through the internet, you unknowingly give information about yourself.

Ever wonder what the big digital tech companies know about you?



These companies are aware of your following information:

Facebook:

Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Phone Number, Email Address, Location, Relationship Status (Married, Unmarried), Work, Income, Education, Caste, Religious Perspective, Political Perspective, IP Address, Chat.

Twitter:

Phone number, location, email address, IP address.

Google:

Name, gender, date of birth, phone number, email address, location, job, education, contacts, content searched on Google, content viewed on YouTube.

Microsoft:

Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Phone Number, Email Address, Location, IP Address, Email, Contacts, Phone Call, Chat, Watched Videos.



 What happens in a minute?

What in the world can happen in a minute? With the digitalization of the world, most people are becoming one with the world through the World Wide Web. In this process, we may not know what people around the world do digitally in a minute.

With the digitalization of the world, there has been a huge increase in the use of human digitized content between 2017 and 2018. According to a report published by Word WideWave, in 2017, 900,000 people used Facebook per minute, but in one year, it has increased to 973,000. In 2017, 3.5 million people used Google per minute, but in one year it increased to 3.7.

Similarly, the number of social network Twitter users has increased by 29,000 per minute in the last one year. Twitter, which had 452,000 users in 2017, was used by 481,000 users in one minute in 2018. The number of people using YouTube in one minute has also increased significantly. In 2017, about 4.1 million people opened YouTube in one minute, compared to 4.3 million last year.



According to last year's data, people received about 187 million emails per minute, up from 156 million in 2017.

Misuse of social media, falling into the trap of the law

Have you ever teased or humiliated someone using social media or electronic media? Or have you insulted someone electronically by saying yes? If you do, you may be subject to severe penalties. For the sake of fun, yes, he is my man.
The Information Technology Bill 2075, which was introduced by the government in the federal parliament and has been under discussion since Wednesday, has defined such acts as a punishable offense. The government has presented the bill in the federal parliament with the aim of making electronic media decent, dignified and systematic.

The bill clearly defines the use of social media or electronic systems as a punishable offense for harassing and teasing another person. Some are even prohibited from humiliating, discouraging, insulting, or reprimanding others. In case of such act, the offender will be fined up to Rs. 1 million or five years imprisonment or both depending on the amount of the offense.


Article 85 of the bill, entitled No to Sexual Harassment, states, "No one shall be subjected to any form of sexual harassment or intimidation or intimidation through the electronic system in accordance with the prevailing law."

There is a provision of fine up to Rs. 500,000, imprisonment for five years or both depending on the amount of such offense. No pornographic material will be produced, collected, communicated, distributed, published, displayed, disseminated and even sold through electronic system.

Similarly, the bill has also made strict legal provision on the issue of not being tempted and misusing the system through electronic system. Even if he proposes with the intention of committing sexual exploitation or cheating or any other illegal act, he should be a party to the punishment.
Similarly, the bill has made provision for not doing anything that could disrupt the relationship between Nepal's sovereignty, integrity, nationality or national unity, independence or federal unit through electronic means. A fine of up to Rs 1.5 million or five years imprisonment and both are provided for such offenses.


Personal details cannot be collected without permission

Is no one misusing your personal details in electronic form? If so, doing so would now be considered a punishable offense. The bill has made provision that no one can collect personal details in electronic form except in accordance with the prevailing law.

Those who collect personal details illegally are barred by the bill's information security and privacy provisions. If personal details have to be collected, the person concerned must be informed of the purpose for which the details are required.

If someone illegally takes someone's personal details without giving any information or
The bill provides for a fine of up to Rs 500,000 or imprisonment for up to three years or both for unauthorized use. The proposed bill also prohibits the use, dissemination and exchange of personal details or information for purposes other than those disclosed.


The law includes the provision of collecting details for one purpose and being ready to be punished according to the law if such details are used for other purposes. Provision has been made in the bill to destroy the personal information collected and stored for special purpose within 30 days of the end of the purpose of collecting and storing personal information.
While exchanging, processing and storing the information in electronic form, the processors, savers and service providers should pay special attention to the issue of maintaining confidentiality and integrity. The details prescribed by the government public, financial and health related bodies must be kept safe in accordance with the law. Such information should be kept safe with the guarantee of not leaving the country.

The bill has also included the provision that the government body should not be negligent in using computer and information system indiscriminately. The bill also stipulates that data centers and cloud services cannot be operated without permission. Such centers will have to be renewed every year.


The bill has also given top priority to the issue of cyber security. The Government may designate sensitive infrastructure in the Nepal Gazette by publishing information and communication infrastructure that could seriously affect any national security, economy, emergency services, emergency services, health and public safety.