Governments need to take the threat of cybercrime seriously and come up with a holistic cyber security strategy

Joining the technological frontiers

September 17, 2019 00:30 am

AI applications will eventually be so broad and so embedded in every aspect of our daily lives that they will likely contribute three to four times more to global output than the Internet

Rukum East, Aug 10:  With the growing use of internet and mobile phones, the postal service has shrunk remarkably in the district.

It is clear that there are many benefits to living in the ‘digital age’. Yet it is also important to remember that children should also enjoy the world beyond their screens and can benefit from less screen time.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Consumers have expressed their dissatisfaction with Nepal government's decision to hike the internet price that is taking effect from today.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are set to charge 13% telecommunication service charge (TSC) to their users from the upcoming fiscal year- FY 2019/20.

How to regulate internet

July 16, 2019 00:30 am

Although digital platforms raise a host of complicated issues, the government has a duty to protect its citizens

How to save the internet

June 26, 2019 00:30 am

Saving the global Internet requires limiting the growing concentration of power in the digital economy and preventing the Internet from becoming another engine of inequality

KATHMANDU, June 19: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have warned that Internet prices could go up by 20 percent from the beginning of new fiscal year 2019/20 if the government decides to continue 13 percent telecommunication service charge (TSC) on Internet service.

Planting Nepal on the web

April 26, 2019 09:51 am

When your friend says he or she just visited a wonderful, quaint village somewhere in Nepal, you will have to rely on the images and anecdotes shared by him or her as you will get absolutely no information about the place and its culture via our go-to information guy – the internet. It is alarming how little of Nepal is documented on the World Wide Web.

Ban your fears

April 20, 2019 00:25 am

I was in grade seven in school when a fellow classmate asked me if I knew what ‘sex’ meant. I replied that I had no clue. He told me to go home and find its meaning from the dictionary. I obliged politely, went back home and the meaning read “sex is an intercourse between a man and a woman”. I mugged it up and the next day at school recited the same line to this friend.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4: Security researchers have uncovered more instances of Facebook user data being publicly exposed on the internet, further underscoring its struggles as it deals with a slew of privacy and other problems.

WASHINGTON, March 31: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Saturday for regulators to play a “more active role” in establishing rules that govern the internet, as the world’s largest social media network struggles to defuse criticism.

Won’t watch my words

March 15, 2019 08:52 am

The internet is a scary place, addictive yes, but scary nonetheless. And much is talked about ‘political correctness’ but at the same time issues such as homophobia, bullying, revenge porn, racism are just as widespread. Now, I, by no means, would consider myself an expert on sociology, psychology or politics but I do have in myself a reasoning capability granted by biology and so I have my doubts when it comes to being politically correct.

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Thirty years ago this month, a young British physician working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity.

NEW YORK, Feb 2: The latest parental panic on social media — over a purported challenge for kids to complete harmful tasks — elevates the importance of establishing an open dialogue with children and taking advantage of online parental controls.

BAJURA, Feb 17: Badimalika Municipality in Bajura has gone fully digital after all its ward offices were connected to the internet recently.  According to the municipality’s Mayor Padam Baduwal, the initiation was taken in a bid to make all its village and town offices technology friendly. “We are really glad that we did it. Now our municipality has gone fully digital which is essential for development in the present world,” he said.

Ten languages account for nearly 90 per cent of the top 10 million websites -- a tiny fraction of the world’s 7,097 languages.

Celeb’s childhood: Pre-digital era

November 15, 2018 09:15 am

Inquiring about the nature of the kids in the present context, My City team asked various celebs about their childhood experiences. Do they also spend their childhood days spent like ordinary children playing marbles, hide and seek or sticker outside?

Magna Carta 2.0

November 14, 2018 01:30 am

Creators of Internet never wanted the medium to be a hotbed for illegal activities, mass surveillance, child pornography and cyber terrorism

Cyber crimes on the rise in Valley

November 12, 2018 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: With the increase in the use of social media and the Internet by the Nepali public, cyber crimes too have increased in the last few years. Records maintained by the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) show a significant surge in cyber crimes in the last fiscal year.

Changing lifestyle in refugee camps

October 31, 2018 03:30 am

DAMAK, Oct 31: The human rights bodies 'have stopped looking after them'. Nepal government no more feels obliged to ensure their comforts.

BEIJING , Oct 19:  — China’s former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported.

In defense of porn

October 6, 2018 08:22 am

It was a love at first bite. The bite of freedom guaranteed by the internet. The freedom, more than the pornography.

Rethinking Internet of Things

August 6, 2018 00:30 am

Today’s broadband networks were built to serve people. They are important but are fairly limited in scope

KATHMANDU, July 27: Following widespread criticisms from the public over the decision to charge 13 percent telecommunication service charge (TSC) on internet service, a committee formed by the government to review the decision has decided not to increase cost for Internet users.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Following widespread criticisms from the public over the decision to charge 13 percent telecommunication service charge (TSC) on internet service, a committee formed by the government to review the decision has decided not to increase cost for Internet users.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The government has claimed that imposing Telecommunication Service Charge (TSC) on internet service is aimed to make up for telecom revenues from voice calls that is continually declining in recent times.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The government has clarified that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not allowed to raise price of Internet services that they are providing to consumers.

KATHMANDU, July 18: In its joint election manifesto, the Nepal Communist Party had promised internet access to all the general public and also free internet services at public offices across the country. Government policies speak of the urgency of increased internet access to narrow the digital divide. Ministers often talk about smart cities, for which cheap internet services are essential.

KANCHANPUR, July 12: The Bhimduttanagar Municipality has installed internet services in its 10 wards in a bid to make the Municipality information and technology-friendly.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has decided to take Internet service to all local units within two years.

What would everyday be like without the connection to the Internet and the virtual world? How would smart phones be used if social media users were stripped of internet use?

KATHMANDU, April 30: Although the government has made it compulsory for television operators to digitalize their cable, many Kathmandu denizens have not yet converted their televisions to digital.

Internet and schools

March 10, 2018 00:11 am

Access to internet is getting easier. It seems pretty long now when internet was first made available by Mercantile Office Systems in mid-July of 1995 when it had Nepal connected via NTC to Singapore Telecom.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Nearly an hour of 20-year-old Jenish Shrestha's day is spent on speaking to his friends over the phone.

FLORIDA, Feb 16: The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comment investigated by the FBI last year, authorities said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The commercial operation of an optical fiber link between China and Nepal has formally begun, paving way for supply of internet bandwidth via Jilong gateway near Kerung along the Nepal-China border.

Virat Kohli was recently part of the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2017 Award function and he was asked a question by Manushi Chhillar, the newly crowned Miss World about how as a youth icon he had helped children.

DHADING, Nov. 4: The Nilkantha Municipality in Dhading has managed free internet connectivity in 20 locations within the municipality including Municipality Office, 14 ward offices and four parks to be constructed by the municipality.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The parliament’s Development Committee has instructed the government to take telecommunication/telephone services to school, health post, post office, hospital and other public service providers in all local units by the end of October.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The meeting of the Development Committee under the Legislature-Parliament here today has instructed bodies concerned to ensure that all the wards of rural municipalities would have an access to free internet services within October 31, 2018.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Internet connection through China is likely to come into operation by mid-October as the countries are in a testing phase after the completion of laying of optical fibers in Nepal and China.

Where people can't live without internet.

Internet Governance Forum begins in Nepal to launch discussions on internet ecosystem

Internet Governance Forum begins in Nepal to launch discussions on internet ecosystem

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepal Telecom (NT) has introduced promotional offer for its GSM/ CDMA and ADSL/FTTH customers. "Under the offer, customers will get bonus balance while receiving international calls.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Nepal Telecom (NT) has introduced promotional offer for its GSM/ CDMA and ADSL/FTTH customers. "Under the offer, customers will get bonus balance while receiving international calls.

KATHMANDU, July 21: A parliamentary panel has directed the government authorities concerned to make telephone and Internet services accessible in 15 rural municipalities in the country that are yet to be connected with telecom services.