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Women used Web to fight veil & Taliban

Raman Mohan

THE International coalition against terrorism may be the most formidable opponent of the Taliban in Afghanistan but very few know that the Taliban’s bravest opponents are the women organisations that had been fighting against fundamentalist rule in their country over the Internet for several years now.


E-learning to be $-100 billion market
by Mirra Savara
DUCATION and training can never be the same again. Computers, CD ROMs and the Web have unleashed path-breaking technologies that allow teaching to occur whenever and wherever the student or teacher wants.

Hide desktop from prying eyes
by Vipul Verma
HE world of computers is like an iceberg. What you see above the water is just the tip while most of it is absolutely invisible. The extent to which we normally use our computer is quite basic while the real power and performance from the PC can be derived once you explore the hidden secrets. Since the past few years, we have seen fast and rapid changes in technology that has made the old technology redundant.

Robots to the rescue of famine-hit
by Michael Byrnes
I-TECH robots able to dive to two kilometers are being sent to the seas in an underwater weather mapping campaign that could help spare remote villagers from famine as well as guide torpedoes to deadly accurate hits.

Test gadgets with software
by Sumesh Raizada
VER since the invention of electric bulb, probably the first electrical device, there has been a continuous research and development in the field of electricity. Electric motors, transformers, alternators and several other devices that developed later on, played an important part in the industrial revolution.

Cisco’s MOU with Andaman & Nicobar
NITIATIVE will empower next generation of Andaman and Nicobar Islands with advanced Internet and networking skills.Cisco Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the administration of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to set up a Cisco Networking Academy Program in the Union Territory.

Have computers started ruling us?
by J.K. Bhandari

HERE is much hype in the media as well as the society about computer literacy. No doubt, literacy of all kinds and at levels is a welcome human activity. However, in the name of a so-called revolution in the making, computer education has become a craze for the young and the old.

Playboy.com Website hacked
AW enforcement officials are investigating a security breach at the Playboy.com Website that allowed a computer hacker to steal customers’ credit card numbers, a Playboy.com spokeswoman told Reuters last week.

Gaining entry just for the ‘hack’ of it
by Jasjot Singh Narula
NE day while surfing the Internet or checking e-mails, the surfer finds a ‘beautiful’ image as an attachment that you install on your system. All of a sudden the system slows down and then crashes. All your important data is lost. If this is what has happened to you, well, the chances are that your system has been hacked or cracked.

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