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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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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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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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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WhatsApp payments are back in Brazil after government suspension

WhatsApp payments service is back in Brazil, after the service was suspended by Brazil’s Central Bank in June of 2020. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a video aired in Brazil, where he spoke about how the payment information added to WhatsApp will also be able to be used on Facebook and Instagram. According to David […]

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NASA suspends SpaceX moon lander contract

NASA has reportedly suspended SpaceX’s new $2.9 billion lunar lander contract while a federal watchdog agency adjudicates two protests over the award, the agency said Friday. The contract will be suspended until the GAO makes a decision on the two protests means SpaceX won’t immediately receive its first chunk of the $2.9 billion award, nor […]

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Microsoft to improves Bluetooth audio with a new update

Microsoft is reportedly planning to improve Bluetooth and audio in Windows 10 with a new update later this year. The OS will finally get support for Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) over Bluetooth, which will give Windows users even more choice for Bluetooth headphones and speakers. Windows has long only supported SBC and AptX over Bluetooth, […]

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Samsung loses $270M from Texas plant shutdown

Samsung has reportedly lost around $270 million from shutting down its semiconductor plant in Austin, Texas, Yonhap News reports. Speaking during a conference call, a senior vice president at Samsung’s foundry business Han Seung-hoon said that the shutdown affected around 71,000 wafers, corresponding to around 300 to 400 billion won in damage. Samsung was forced to shut […]

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SpaceX Gets FCC Approval To Operate Starlink Satellites

On Tuesday, The Federal Communications Commission gave approval to SpaceX to operate 2,814 Starlink satellites in lower orbits than originally planned. The decision delivered a partial defeat over its competitors, like Amazon and OneWeb, which sought to thwart the tweak over concerns it would create harmful frequency interference and ramp up risks of satellite collisions. […]

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Apple to establish a new campus in North Carolina

Apple has recently announced to increase its US investments, with plans to make new contributions of more than $430 billion and add 20,000 new jobs across the country over the next five years. Apple is now raising its level of commitment by 20 percent over the next five years, supporting American innovation and driving economic […]

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