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India has responded to a report by a special branch of the United Nations Human Rights Council that raised concerns over the country's new IT rules. Calling the concerns "misplaced, exaggerated and disingenuous", India said, "The rules are designed to empower ordinary users of social media. The victims of abuse on social media...shall have a forum for redressal of grievances."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:14 pm on 20 Jun
Infosys hired over 19,000 graduates in India: Nandan Nilekani
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
Infosys Co-founder Nandan Nilekani has said that the IT major recruited 19,230 graduates in India and 1,941 outside India to serve the increasing demand for digital acceleration. He added that Infosys expanded its US hiring commitment to 25,000 by 2022. "The dramatic shift to living and working online has altered the entire business landscape in irrevocable ways," Nilekani stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:36 pm on 19 Jun
Google removes 8 apps from Play Store after 'Joker' malware found
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Google removed eight apps from Play Store after the detection of 'Joker' malware, Quick Heal Security Labs said. 'Joker' steals data like texts, contacts and device information and subscribes victims to premium services without their knowledge. The eight apps were Auxiliary Message, Fast Magic SMS, Free CamScanner, Super Message, Element Scanner, Go Messages, Travel Wallpapers and Super SMS.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:55 pm on 20 Jun
Infosys fixed several glitches of new tax e-filing portal: COO
short by Krishna Raj / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Infosys COO UB Pravin Rao has said that several technical glitches raised initially in the Infosys' new income tax return e-filing portal have been resolved over the last week. He added that close to a lakh returns have been filed so far. Infosys is set to meet Finance Ministry officials and other stakeholders on June 22 to discuss portal's glitches.
short by Krishna Raj / 02:46 pm on 20 Jun
Drone to locate people by their screams made: German researchers
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Researchers at Germany's Fraunhofer FKIE institute have designed a drone prototype that can find people by detecting human screams and listening for other signs of distress during disasters. "Drones can cover larger area in shorter period of time than rescuers or trained dogs...It can go places they can't fly to or get to themselves," Macarena Varela, the project's engineer, said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 09:04 pm on 20 Jun
AI-powered crewless ship faces glitch on sea, returns to UK base
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) which had set sail on a 5,630-kilometre journey from Plymouth in the UK to Massachusetts in the US is returning to the UK after facing a glitch. Project leaders said it had a "minor mechanical issue" which they plan to assess and repair. The 50-foot-long crewless ship's voyage was expected to take three weeks.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:35 pm on 20 Jun
9-year-old US boy's family blames TikTok challenge for his death
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
The family of nine-year-old LaTerius Smith Jr, who was found dead in his room in the US, has blamed a reported TikTok strangulation challenge. LaTerius was found unresponsive in his bedroom with a belt around his neck. "We found out there was some type of video on TikTok...letting kids know...how to strangle yourself," LaTerius' relative said.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 11:16 pm on 20 Jun
Bezos has no idea some of his workers are homeless: 51-yr-old worker
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
A 51-year-old homeless Amazon warehouse worker Natalie Monarrez, while talking to Motherboard, said, "Jeff Bezos has no idea that his workers are homeless, especially in New York, and I'm not the only one." "Bezos donates to homeless shelters for tax write-offs and PR. He needs to know that some of his own workers can't afford rent," she added.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 05:15 pm on 19 Jun
Canadian Elite Basketball league to offer players Bitcoin salaries
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) has announced that it will be offering to pay players a portion of their salaries in Bitcoin. The CEBL's players will be able to opt-in to receive a portion of their salary in Bitcoin. The players' Canadian dollar salaries will be converted into Bitcoin and delivered to their personal cryptocurrency wallets.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 10:15 pm on 19 Jun
30 Tesla crashes linked to assisted driving system under probe in US
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
US safety regulators have opened 30 investigations into Tesla crashes involving 10 deaths since 2016 where the advanced driver assistance system was suspected to have been in use. The US NHTSA has ruled out Tesla's Autopilot in three of the 30 crashes and published reports on two. Earlier this year, a Tesla crash had killed two men in Texas.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 11:05 pm on 19 Jun
Google is reportedly working on a crowd-sourced network similar to Apple's "Find My" network. According to 9To5Google, Google's new feature for Android phones would help locate other devices even if they are out of Bluetooth coverage/network area. Google's current "Find My Device" system can only find phones that are powered on, connected to data or Wi-Fi, and have location enabled.
short by Hiral Goyal / 06:14 pm on 20 Jun
Cryptocurrency billionaire and MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor has compared his early backing of Apple to Bitcoin. "Apple was a dominant mobile network that everyone needed, no one could stop and few understood. Bitcoin is a dominant monetary network that everyone needs, no one can stop and few understand," he tweeted. Currently, MicroStrategy owns more than 92,000 Bitcoins.
short by Krishna Raj / 07:15 pm on 20 Jun
Bitcoin falls 5.5% to $34,142 as China shuts down crypto mining
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
World's largest cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell 5.5% to $34,142 on Sunday as China ordered the closure of crypto mining projects amid concerns about energy usage. The hashrate in China started dropping significantly after the mines were closed, FTX's Jonathan Cheesman said. The drop was also seen after DeFi token TITAN crashed 100% on Thursday, raising potential regulatory scrutiny, an analyst said.
short by Hiral Goyal / 11:10 pm on 20 Jun
Case filed against people who made GIMS Director's fake email IDs
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
A case has been registered against unknown people who allegedly made two fake email IDs of the Director of the Government Institute of Medical Sciences (GIMS), Greater Noida, and demanded money from the staff. The fraudsters used the fake IDs to cheat two GIMS employees in February. Both the employees transferred ₹20,000 each to the fraudsters.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 09:31 pm on 20 Jun
Waiting for Bitcoin to drop to $24K: 'Rich Dad Poor Dad' co-author
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Robert Kiyosaki, co-author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" book and an investor, said, "Biggest bubble in world history getting bigger. Biggest crash in world history (is) coming." He further wrote, "Buying more gold and silver. Waiting for Bitcoin to drop to $24,000." Earlier in May, Kiyosaki had said that he may start buying Bitcoin again when the price hits $27,000.
short by Hiral Goyal / 07:04 pm on 20 Jun
'Big Short' Michael Burry warns 'mother of all crashes' in cryptos
short by Ravi Dutta Mishra / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
Casual investors buying meme stocks and cryptocurrencies are signing up for devastating losses, Michael Burry warned on Thursday. "All hype or speculation is doing is drawing in retail before the mother of all crashes," Burry tweeted. "When crypto falls from trillions, or meme stocks fall from tens of billions, mainstreet losses will approach the size of countries," he added.
short by Ravi Dutta Mishra / 04:30 pm on 19 Jun
US govt starts auction of Bitcoin, Litecoin worth ₹2.7 crore
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
The US General Services Administration has started bidding on 11 lots of cryptocurrency, totalling 8.93 Bitcoins and 150.2 Litecoins with a combined market value of nearly ₹2.7 crore ($377,000). The four-day auction will close on June 22, 2021, with the option to extend the closing time to accommodate last-minute bidding.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 07:18 pm on 19 Jun
Facebook's virtual meet plea denied by Parliamentary panel: Report
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel has rejected Facebook's request to appear for a virtual meeting, ANI reported. The panel has told Facebook that it will give the officials enough time to complete their vaccination, but the meeting will be held in person. Citing the second wave of COVID-19, Facebook reportedly said its rules prohibit officials from attending in-person meetings.
short by Hiral Goyal / 02:36 pm on 20 Jun
NFT collection featuring hip hop artists goes up for auction
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
A collection of NFTs featuring rappers from the 1970s to now has been put up for auction. The collection features NFTs of 47 rap legends to honour the 47th year of the hip hop era. The entire auction, which went live on June 19 to commemorate Juneteenth, will last for 37 days and new NFTs will be auctioned each day.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 03:07 pm on 20 Jun
Musk's tweets aren't helpful for crypto world: Billionaire investor
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
Billionaire investor Mike Novogratz, while discussing Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tweets and their effect on cryptocurrencies, said, "He is smart and thoughtful. There is an immaturity in him that I think is...not helpful for the crypto world." Novogratz added that Musk "likes the attention" and that his tweets are not helpful. The investor said he is a big SpaceX investor.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 11:33 pm on 19 Jun
Portugal grants licence to 2 cryptocurrency exchanges for 1st time
short by Krishna Raj / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
The Central Bank of Portugal, Banco de Portugal, has granted licence to two cryptocurrency exchanges for the first time. In an official statement, the bank announced that it has recognised 'Criptoloja' and 'Mind The Coin' as "virtual asset service providers". The bank had reportedly received five formal registration requests and a total of 60 informal contacts for licences.
short by Krishna Raj / 06:51 pm on 20 Jun
The Department of Telecommunications has not received any "concrete proposal" or "communication" from SpaceX, Amazon, and Bharti Global backed-OneWeb on starting a satellite internet service in India. The DoT's statements come in response to an RTI query seeking to know whether it had received any communication from the companies. As per SpaceX's website, it's targeting India coverage in 2022.
short by Hiral Goyal / 08:08 am on 21 Jun
Man accused in drug peddling case not our user: WazirX
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 19 Jun 2021,Saturday
Cryptocurrency exchange WazirX has released a statement saying that the man who allegedly provided Bitcoin to peddlers to buy drugs from the darknet is not a user of the platform. It added that it had received an email from the NCB enquiring about the accused and his trading activity. WazirX told the authorities he isn't a user of the platform.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 03:45 pm on 19 Jun
LG in talks with Apple to sell iPhones, iPads at S Korea stores
short by Hiral Goyal / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
LG Electronics is in talks with Apple to sell its products, including iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, at more than 400 LG Best Shops in South Korea, Business Korea reported. The companies are reportedly divided over the sale of Apple notebooks and desktops as LG sells its own Gram laptops. LG will shut down its mobile phone business by July 31.
short by Hiral Goyal / 03:25 pm on 20 Jun
World's 1st electric flying race car tested: Australia's Alauda
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / on 20 Jun 2021,Sunday
The world's first electric flying race car has been tested in Australia, ahead of a proposed series of remotely piloted races later this year, Australia-based Alauda announced. The Alauda Airspeeder Mk3, a four-metre-long multicopter, took its first unmanned test flights with Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority's approval. The Mk3 can accelerate from 0-100 kilometres/hour in 2.8 seconds.
short by Aishwarya Awasthi / 04:25 pm on 20 Jun
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