Internet

Now, Taliban, other extremist web sites cropping up in the US

Now, Taliban, other extremist web sites cropping up in the USWashington, Apr. 9: Of late it has emerged that American-owned firms are playing host to extemist web sites.

The latest case involves a Taliban Web site claiming to be the voice of the "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan". It has boasted of a deadly new attack on coalition forces in that country.

The most remarkable about the message is the way it has been delivered.

97pc of emails are spam: Report

97pc of emails are spam: ReportLondon, Apr 9 : More than 97 percent of all emails sent in the world are unwanted spam, says a Microsoft security report.

According to the report, e-mails are dominated by spam adverts for drugs, and general product pitches.

The global ratio of infected machines was 8.6 for every 1,000 uninfected machines, the study found.

It also found that Office document attachments and PDF files were increasingly being targeted by hackers.

Traditional media gives more comprehensive news than citizen websites and blogs

Traditional media gives more comprehensive news than citizen websites and blogsWashington, April 9: Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that despite financial troubles and cutbacks, traditional media Web sites are more comprehensive and technologically advanced than citizen media and bloggers.

"We found that legacy sites offered almost double the percent of news (89 percent) in comparison with citizen news sites (56 percent) and three times that of blogs (27 percent)," said Margaret Duffy, faculty chair in strategic communication in the Journalism School.

RCom launches high-speed wireless broadband facility in Kolkata

Reliance CommunicationsAnil Dhirubhai Ambani Group company Reliance Communications on Monday launched its high-speed wireless broadband services in Kolkata.

The company claims that newly launched service is Country's fastest internet service with a peak downlink speed of upto 3.1 Mbps and an uplink speed of up to 1.8 Mbps. The company will deliver the services on its CDMA platform.

The company has launched multiple subscription plans for its wireless broadband service ranging from a monthly rental of Rs 299 to Rs 1,750. In addition, the company will take Rs 3,500 as one time cost for USB modem separately.

Public-private company to build Australian broadband network

Public-private company to build Australian broadband network Sydney - The Australian government on Tuesday scrapped a tender process and announced it would form a new company to build a national high-speed fibre-optic broadband network.

The company would be a public-private partnership with Canberra selling its majority stake when the 43-billion-Australian-dollar (30-billion-US-dollar) project is completed.

"It's the most ambitious, far-reaching and long-term nation-building infrastructure project ever undertaken by an Australian government," Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said.

Bharti Airtel launches 16 Mbps broadband in India!

Bharti Airtel launches 16 Mbps broadband in India! Powered by Airtel's Carrier Ethernet Network, the fastest wireline broadband - based on optic fibre-based DSL technology, and offering a speed of 16 Mega bits per second (Mbps) - has been launched in Delhi by Bharti Airtel! A similar launch for Chennai and Bangalore is also on the cards in the near future.

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