Roscomnadzor, Russia’s state media and Internet watchdog, might soon be able to cease the registration of websites in the .ru and .рф domain zones without a mandatory court order. This would broaden the institution’s powers, allowing it to make websites unavailable not only for Russians, but also for users outside Russia.
Spokesperson for Roscomnadzor Vadim . . . → Read More: Russia aims for greater Internet control
World’s smartest young scientists and engineers show off their designs in Qatar for the 12th World Robot Olympiad.
From robot football to volcanic ash-mining robots, the Qatari capital has this weekend been hosting more than 3,000 young robot enthusiasts.
The students, from more than 45 countries, designed, built . . . → Read More: The robot wars begin
You might call the Jurassic Period meat-eating dinosaur Allosaurus the ultimate big mouth.
A new study analyzing dinosaur jaw musculature found that this fearsome hunter that prowled North America about 150 million years ago was able to crank open its jaws between 79 and 92 degrees, wider than a right angle.
With a skull length . . . → Read More: Allosaurus – Its mouth was bigger than we thought
Minister of State for IT Anusha Rahman Tuesday said that a Korean bank has started feasibility study for the state-of-the-art IT park in capital and by next year the contract signing and ground breaking ceremony of the project will take place.
Rahman, while addressing a workshop aimed at facilitating IT start-ups and entrepreneurs, said that . . . → Read More: Technology Park feasibility by Korean bank
JD.com, China’s second largest ecommerce company by sales behind leader Alibaba, on Monday announced the opening of its first U.S. office — a research and development center located in Silicon Valley. The focus is expected to be on cloud computing, mobile applications, and big-data infrastructure.
The news comes as rival Alibaba also makes an . . . → Read More: USA’s Silicon Valley: China’s second largest ecommerce company makes inroads
A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet.
“It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date,” said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of . . . → Read More: China wants world to reassess internet freedom
Sundar Pichai will be CEO of Google as Larry Page will head parent company Alphabet; Sergey Brin to be Alphabet president
Google Inc. unveiled a sweeping reorganization that separates its highly profitable search and advertising business from fledgling efforts in an array of so-called moonshots.
Google said Monday it had created a holding company, . . . → Read More: Googles new dramatic move
IT ENDED NOT with a bang, but a whimper. And a memo.
Today, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that the company would be scaling down its mobile phone hardware business. Nadella called the company’s dramatic course change a “restructuring.” He used phrases like “effective and focused” and “long-term reinvention and mobility.” But make no mistake: . . . → Read More: Is Microsoft saying goodbye to smartphone business
The seven young men sitting before some of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lawmakers weren’t graduate students or junior analysts from some think tank. No, Space Rogue, Kingpin, Mudge and the others were hackers who had come from the mysterious environs of cyberspace to deliver a terrifying warning to the world.
. . . → Read More: We were told but we did not act – cyber security