Pakistan bans ‘immoral’ Tinder and Grindr apps

© BBC Five apps have been banned for breaking local laws Tinder, Grindr and three other dating apps have been banned in Pakistan for disseminating “immoral content”. The government issued notices to Tinder, Grindr, Tagged, Skout and SayHi to remove the dating services. Extra-marital relationships and homosexuality are illegal in […]

Altice Offers to Buy Cogeco Communications for $7.8B

Altice USA has offered to buy Cogeco Communications for $7.8 billion, while reaching an agreement to sell Cogeco’s Canadian assets to Rogers Communications. Rogers Communications is Cogeco’s largest long-term shareholder. It said the offer represents premiums of more than 30% for other Cogeco share classes. The deal would give Altice […]

Trenton Systems announces VITA membership, cements support for open technology standards, system interoperability

VITA, founded in the early 1980s and known for the promotion and maintenance of the VMEbus technology standard and others, is a non-profit organization of vendors and users who have a common market interest in real-time, modular embedded computing systems. Accredited as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) developer, VITA […]

As COVID looms over school year, Rep. Joe Kennedy hits Sen. Ed Markey on 1996 Telecommunications Act, broadband access; both press for stimulus deal to help parents, students

Rep. Joe Kennedy on Tuesday night took aim at one of Sen. Ed Markey’s signature bills, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, arguing too many families still cannot afford cable service or access broadband at a time of confusion and concerns for public health as teachers and parents grapple with COVID-19 […]

New collaboration to create “forever battery” for IoT

Atmosic Technologies is teaming up with SMK Electronics to power connected devices like remote controls and sensors with a battery that do not need to be replaced, the companies say. Image: iStock In the always-connected workplace, keeping devices powered and ready for use is not just important, but critical—a dead […]

Hardware to consider adding to your 2021 IT budget

Many companies now have a remote workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This remote work trend might not change in 2021 (particularly IT teams), so it’s helpful to ensure that your company has the best hardware in place to support employees as well as your on-premises needs. In order to […]

New technology keeps Baltimore, seniors in touch

In recent weeks, city health officials were able to ditch the phone tree, thanks to a new computer system created by a corps of programmers from the volunteer group Code for Baltimore. The system can automatically email — and will soon be able to text — the facilities to assess […]