The Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services ...
Jun 8th, 2011
(AFP/File) - The Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) estimates there are some 15,000 freelancers, like Abdullah Al Zahid (pictured), in Bangladesh doing outsourcing work for technology companies across the globe.(AFP/File/Munir Uz Zaman) -
TEKANI, Bangladesh (AP) - Moushumi's family now has one of the largest homes in their village - two bedrooms plus a living area with walls made of sturdy brick. Her father and brother will soon have a small business out front, selling furniture her dad will make. There will be money to pay for her younger sister to get married when it's t... [Full Article]
In a move as fiendishly clever as it is galling, Microsoft tells the U.S. government about bugs in its notoriously buggy software before it fixes them so that intelligence agencies can use the vulnerabilities for the purposes of cyberspying. "That information can be used to protect government computers and to access the computers of terrorists... [Full Article]
By Joseph Menn and Gerry Shih SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Several Internet companies have struck an agreement with the U.S. government to release limited information about the number of surveillance requests they receive, two sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters. Facebook became the first to release aggregate numbers of requests, saying... [Full Article]
LONDON (Reuters) - Pay and bonuses in Britain's financial services sector remain excessive and encourage risk-taking, according to those working in it, undermining efforts by politicians and regulators to reform an industry blamed for its role in the financial crisis. Britons struggling in the economic downturn have been infuriated by financia... [Full Article]