Phys .org: Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests

Phys .org: Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests. “Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence. For the last week students have brought parts of the capital Dhaka to a standstill with a protest against poor road safety after two teenagers were killed by a speeding bus.”

New Straits Times: Bangladesh plans to curb ‘digital opium’ of social media

New Straits Times: Bangladesh plans to curb ‘digital opium’ of social media. “Bangladesh wants to limit the amount of time its young people spend on social media, an official said Thursday, flagging plans to curb access to apps it considers ‘digital opium’. The telecoms regulator blamed excessive use of Facebook and other popular social media platforms for distracting tens of millions of students from their studies.”

Daily Sun (Bangladesh): Digital mapping of Liberation War

Daily Sun (Bangladesh): Digital mapping of Liberation War. “Internet-based news producer Priyo Limited has taken step to build ‘largest digital archive’ with digital mapping of the liberation war of Bangladesh. The developers aim to archive every minute incident, all in a single map, brick by brick of the glorious history of the country.” The site is in Bengali, but unfortunately Google Chrome didn’t offer to translate…

The Daily Star (Bangladesh): Apparel mapping project launched

The Daily Star (Bangladesh): Apparel mapping project launched. “A four-year project to create a publicly available, online map providing a detailed industry-wise database of all apparel factories in Bangladesh was launched by Brac University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Development yesterday. ‘Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh’ (DRFM-B) will collect credible, comprehensive and accurate data on factories across Bangladesh and disclose factory names, locations, number of workers, product type, export country, certifications and brand customers.”

Bangladesh Creating National Prisoner Database

The government of Bangladesh is putting together a national prisoner database. “A computerised database of all inmates in the country’s 68 prisons would be developed soon by the Directorate of Prisons and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to store detailed information about each of the inmates, Additional Inspector General of Police (prison) Colonel Fazlul Kabir told a press conference at the prison directorate yesterday.”

Bangladesh Developing Database of ISPs

The government of Bangladesh is developing a database of Internet service providers. “Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has issued licences to 434 internet service providers (ISPs) in six categories….Officials said apart from the authorised ISPs, a huge number of unauthorised ISPs based on the small areas in the capital and other parts of the country were offering internet services by collecting bandwidth from the licence holders. But, miscreants carry out different cyber crimes using the internet line from the unauthorised ISPs as well as cyber cafes.”