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The Centre on Friday while dismissing media reports claiming a data leak from CoWIN, said that the data is "safe and secure". On Friday, reports claimed that COVID-19 related personal data of over 20,000 Indians meant for CoWIN had been leaked from a government server. The Health Ministry will enquire into the substance of the news, Centre added.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 09:45 pm on 21 Jan
The mother of an 11-year-old girl, who died by suicide, has sued Instagram parent Meta and Snapchat parent Snap, claiming that her daughter struggled for two years with 'extreme addiction' to the apps. The US lawsuit alleged product defect, negligence and violations of California's consumer protection law. Earlier, Meta's internal research revealed it knew Instagram was 'toxic' for teenage girls.
short by Kiran Khatri / 01:54 pm on 21 Jan
After Reuters reported about the disruption of internet connectivity in tsunami-hit Tonga, Elon Musk asked people from Tonga to "let us know" if SpaceX should "send over Starlink terminals". A Twitter user then shared a New Zealand MP's letter requesting Starlink communications for Tonga. The billionaire said he needs "clear confirmation" because it would be a "hard thing" to do.
short by Kiran Khatri / 03:53 pm on 21 Jan
Netflix's lack of success in India has been frustrating: Co-founder
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Jan 2022,Friday
Netflix Co-founder Reed Hastings, while discussing the platform's success in major markets, said, "The thing that frustrates us is why haven't we been as successful in India." "In every single other major market, we have got the flywheel spinning," he added. He highlighted that what is unique about India is cable, and discussed its pricing.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:19 pm on 21 Jan
Reacting to Twitter’s new feature where users can show their non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as profile pictures, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, "This is annoying." He added, "Twitter is spending engineering resources on this while crypto scammers are throwing a spambot block party in every thread!?" Notably, Twitter will authenticate NFT profile pictures with a hexagonal shape.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 08:59 pm on 21 Jan
The Mumbai Police have arrested three people from Haryana for "making abusive and cruel statements" about women in a Clubhouse app chat. The accused arrested based on a woman's complaint are Akash, Jeshnav and Yash Parashar, the police said. Earlier, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) sought action against those who made "obscene remarks" against Muslim women in the chat.
short by Kiran Khatri / 12:36 pm on 21 Jan
India’s smartphone shipments market logged its highest ever shipments in 2021 at 16 crore units, up by 11% from 15 crore units in 2020, as per Counterpoint Research. As per the report, increased adoption and demand for 5G smartphones, which contributed to about 17% of the overall shipments in 2021, registered six times growth compared to last year.
short by Ridham Gambhir / 08:34 pm on 21 Jan
Crypto slump erases $1 trillion from the market in 2.5 months
short by Kiran Khatri / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Over $1 trillion has been lost from the global cryptocurrency market amid a slump in digital currencies in two-and-a-half months, Bloomberg reported. On Friday, world's largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell below $36,000 for the first time since July, while other cryptocurrencies like Ether also slumped. Bitcoin's decline since its November peak has eroded over $600 billion from its market value.
short by Kiran Khatri / 08:54 am on 22 Jan
World's richest person Elon Musk responded to a video that showed an ape playing with straws, saying, "Baby X [Musk's son] is just like this haha." The video was tweeted in 2020 by Tamil Nadu IAS officer Supriya Sahu. A Twitter account recently re-shared it saying, "This...is a brilliant example of how play is...shared by great apes and humans."
short by Kiran Khatri / 03:51 pm on 22 Jan
Amid concerns over aircraft safety due to 5G wireless services in US, TRAI Chairman PD Vaghela has said, "India will have no problems. Prima facie, there are no problems for the aviation industry within India over 5G spectrum rollout." Many flights to US were recently cancelled as airlines feared that the 5G service could pose a risk to aircraft instruments.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:47 pm on 22 Jan
88-year-old woman becomes first in UK to receive bionic eye implant
short by Kiran Khatri / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
An 88-year-old woman has become the first person in UK to receive a bionic eye implant to help restore a part of her sight, the hospital said. She's suffering from dry age-related macular degeneration that causes loss of sight. A 2mm-wide microchip was inserted under her retina, which captured visual scenes projected by special glasses and converted it to signals.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:13 pm on 22 Jan
iPhone-maker Foxconn signs EV partnership with Indonesia govt
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
iPhone-maker Foxconn has partnered with Indonesia's government and several companies to support EV development in the country. It has signed an MoU for a wide scope of investment on EVs including battery manufacturing with the government as well as Indonesia Battery Corporation. Under the partnership, an open platform that provides both hardware and software services will be available to firms.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 09:18 am on 22 Jan
New York Mayor Adams to receive first paycheck in cryptocurrency
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Jan 2022,Friday
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has said his first paycheck will be automatically converted to Ethereum and Bitcoin. Last year, Adams had said he would take his first three paychecks in Bitcoin. "New York is the centre of the world, and we want it to be the centre of cryptocurrency and other financial innovations," Adams said.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 02:51 pm on 21 Jan
Tesla's expansion in Xinjiang misguided, sets poor example: US lawmakers
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
US Democrats Bill Pascrell and Earl Blumenauer have written to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, saying, "Your misguided expansion into the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region sets a poor example and further empowers the (Chinese government)." They also asked Musk to reveal if Tesla sources any goods made or manufactured in Xinjiang and if it plans to expand into other Chinese regions.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 12:27 pm on 22 Jan
He tries to make it personal: Warren on Musk calling her 'Senator Karen'
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
US Senator Elizabeth Warren, while discussing her spat with Tesla's Elon Musk and him calling her 'Senator Karen', said, "It's about trying to make it personal instead of talking about what’s wrong with the tax system." Warren said Musk paid no federal income tax in 2018. "Every nurse who paid taxes, every firefighter who paid taxes, paid more," she added.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 01:24 pm on 22 Jan
El Salvador buys 410 Bitcoin for $15 million as crypto falls 11%
short by Hiral Goyal / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
El Salvador's President Nayib Bukele revealed on Saturday that the country bought 410 Bitcoin for "only" $15 million as the world's largest cryptocurrency fell around 11%. Noting that he did not miss the dip amid a selloff in the global cryptocurrency market, Bukele tweeted, "Some guys are selling really cheap." Before this, El Salvador had purchased at least 1,391 Bitcoin.
short by Hiral Goyal / 03:42 pm on 22 Jan
Bitcoin price falls below $40,000 to lowest level in five months
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Jan 2022,Friday
The price of the world's largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell as much as 7.4% to its lowest level in five months. Its price, which hit a record high of $69,000 in November, fell to $38,261. Digital tokens overall have reportedly shed some $1 trillion in value since a November peak. Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency, also fell below $3,000.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 12:45 pm on 21 Jan
Google denies colluding with Meta, asks US court to dismiss lawsuit
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Google has filed a motion to dismiss the antitrust complaint filed by Texas and other states, which alleges it colluded with Meta to manipulate the digital advertising market. It said the states failed to show that it illegally worked with Meta, to counter "header bidding". Google Director of Economic Policy Adam Cohen said the allegations are "more heat than light".
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:29 pm on 22 Jan
Twitter's head of security leaves firm, CISO to exit in weeks
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Twitter has revealed that its head of security Peiter Zatko has left the firm and that its CISO Rinki Sethi will be departing in the coming weeks. This comes months after Parag Agrawal replaced Jack Dorsey as the CEO and has since reorganised the leadership structure of the firm. Zatko was appointed head of security in 2020.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 01:48 pm on 22 Jan
Bitcoin price falls over 50% from record high of $69,000 in Nov
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Bitcoin price fell by over 50% on Saturday from November's record high of $69,000. It saw a drop of 7.2% and fell as low as $34,042. Its decline since hitting the record has reportedly wiped out over $600 billion in market value. Over $1 trillion has been lost from global cryptocurrency market amid a slump in cryptocurrencies in two-and-a-half months.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:51 pm on 22 Jan
Intel's $20 bn US chip plant could become world's largest: CEO
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Intel's chip plant in Ohio, US, which requires an initial investment of $20 billion, could become the world's largest semiconductor manufacturing location, CEO Pat Gelsinger said. The investment in the plant could grow to $100 billion with eight total fabrication plants. The US government is aiming to persuade Congress to approve $52 billion in subsidy funding for chip production.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 10:58 am on 22 Jan
Twitter unblocks Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas' account
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Jan 2022,Friday
Twitter has restored Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas' account after he was blocked over abusive behaviour. "Twitter...found that the reports to my account were...organised by a group of crybabies with bot accounts," Salinas tweeted after being back. He also posted a photo of a wolf baring its teeth, adding, "Throw me to the wolves, and I'll come back leading the pack."
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 01:57 pm on 21 Jan
Musk's brain-chip startup Neuralink looks for clinical trial Director
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 21 Jan 2022,Friday
Elon Musk's brain-chip startup Neuralink has started looking a clinical trial Director, a job listing revealed. The clinical trial Director job posting says that the person in the role will be "working with Neuralink's first Clinical Trial participants". Last month, Musk told the Wall Street Journal that Neuralink hoped to implant its device in human brains sometime in 2022.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:27 pm on 21 Jan
Tesla applies for new trademark for its own headphones, speakers
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
Tesla has applied for a new trademark in order to be able to sell its own audio equipment. It applied for both its 'TESLA' and 'T' logo trademarks in the new audio equipment category. The application lists several products, including microphones, headphones, earphones, digital audio players and audio speakers, among other things. Tesla filed for the trademark earlier this month.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 10:19 am on 22 Jan
DeepMind Co-founder leaves Google for VC Firm Greylock
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 22 Jan 2022,Saturday
AI research firm DeepMind Co-founder Mustafa Suleyman has left Google to join venture capital firm Greylock Partners. Suleyman will be a Venture Partner at Greylock, advising early-stage companies and investing in artificial intelligence startups. He joined Alphabet when it bought DeepMind in 2014 and last served as VP for AI product management and policy at Google.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:06 pm on 22 Jan
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