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WINDOWS 10: NEW TOOL SHOWS HOW MUCH OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING COLLECTED BY MICROSOFT

Windows users can now see exactly how much of their personal data is being collected by Microsoft. As well as basic records, such as the device you use, the company gathers more detailed information, such as the apps you have installed and how and when you use them. The company says it uses...

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Without question, the Internet can be a toxic place for young people. But withdrawing access to it isn’t the right answer

The internet is a fantastic resource for young people looking for information, advice, and even to socialise. But for a significant number, it also provides access to potentially harmful and so-called “toxic” content. MindFull supports 11-17 year olds, and many of the young people that we’ve worked with have told us...

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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs

The government is reportedly constructing a “whitelist” of websites to counter the sometimes-indiscriminate filters internet service providers (ISPs) introduced at its requests. The filters have been heavily criticized for blocking sites run by charities that aim to educate young people about topics such as sex, drugs and health issues. A report conducted...

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Apps Technologies’ CEO Took a part in Sri Lankan ICT industry creates history at APICTA Awards 2017 held in Bangladesh

The Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) conducted its Annual ICT Awards competition in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 7-10 December. This competition is held to identify the best ICT products that have won awards in their respective country competitions. The APICTA Awards is the largest such competition in the Asia Pacific Region...

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19th National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA)

19th National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) was successfully held at the Taj Samudra Hotel , and was attended by more than 500 guests. The winners of the commercial and tertiary categories were awarded the BCS awards at the awards ceremony. The chief guest at the event was hon. Harin Fernando,...

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Personal Computers – possible the achievement of the PC

The evolution of the PC, known as the personal computer, profoundly changed the entire computer industry. While the fourth generation of computing actually made possible the achievement of the PC, its interface was responsible for propelling us into the fifth generation of computing. First, we will review the more...

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The generations of computers

Computers are such an integral part of our everyday life now most people take them and what they have added to life totally for granted. first-generation-computerEven more so the generation who have grown from infancy within the global desktop and laptop revolution since the 1980s. The history of the...

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Historical Reference Points in the Computer Industry

James O. Hicks Jr. provides a fascinating outline of the early developments in the data processing field by noting the abacus as the first known device capable of making calculations, something so fundamental to the development of today’s computer industry. Whereas the Greeks and Romans used the abacus in...

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