US State attorneys general told Facebook to cancel plans to build Instagram for kids

On Monday, In a open letter, US National Association of Attorneys General told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to cancel its plans to build Instagram for children under the age of 13. The letter is signed by 44 different state-level attorneys general representing a majority of US territories. “It appears that Facebook is not responding to […]

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Pfizer gets FDA approval to use its COVID-19 vaccine on kids ages 12 to 15

The Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 has got FDA approval to use its COVID-19 vaccine on kids that are 12 to 15-year old, the Food and Drug Administration announced today. Previously, the shot was authorized for people 16 years of age and older. The companies asked the FDA to expand the authorization to include the new ages […]

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WhatsApp Changes Deadline For Accepting Its Privacy Policy

In a new statement posted on its website, WhatsApp says users won’t lose any functionality if they fail to accept its new privacy policy by May 15th. “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update.” Although WhatsApp has relaxed the deadline for accepting the […]

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Instagram Deletes Kangana Ranaut’s Post Calling Coronavirus a small time flu

On Sunday, Instagram deleted Actor Kanagana Ranaut post in which she announced that she has tested coronavirus positive and called the infection a small time flu which got too much press. In the post that Instagram took down, she had said: “I have quarantined myself, I had no idea this virus is having a party […]

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US major fuel pipeline shutdowns following a cyberattack

US has reportedly shutdown one of the largest pipelines network following a cyberattack. First reported by the New York Times, Colonial Pipeline, which carries 45 percent of the fuel supplies for the eastern US. In a statement the company said that it shut down systems to contain the threat after learning of the attack on […]

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Tesla will pay $750k fine and build solar microgrid system to settle air quality violations at California

On Friday, Tesla announced to pay $750,000 fine and install a solar roof project to settle air quality violations at California. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which regulates air pollution in nine San Francisco Bay Area counties, said the settlement covers 33 notices of violations dating back to 2015, including installing or modifying […]

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Google to add two-factor verification to users account by default

Google is making some significant changes to make its user accounts more secure. The company is reportedly planning to implement two-factor verification on users account by default. The company wrote in a blog post that it will soon start enrolling customers in two-step verification if their accounts are appropriately configured. Once enabled, they’ll receive a […]

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US supports waving patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines

On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden administration announced that it supported waiving patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines, calling the pandemic a global health crisis. In a statement United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai said: “This is a global health crisis, and the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures. The Administration believes […]

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SpaceX successfully landed Starship prototype for the first time

On Wednesday, SpaceX launched a high-altitude Starship prototype rocket and successfully landed it for the first time. Musk previously said the SN15 rocket contained hundreds of design improvements over past high-altitude prototypes, which were all destroyed during explosive landing attempts. Starship SN15 lifted off at 6:24PM ET from SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas facilities, soaring more […]

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