Elon Musk's Tesla halts bitcoin purchases amid concerns of increasing carbon emissions

In a bid to give a boost to digital currency, in March, the electric car company started accepting bitcoin in exchange for electric cars from Tesla

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WhatsApp delays enforcing new privacy terms after Germany halts data sharing

It comes after a German regulator on Tuesday slapped a three-month ban on Facebook collecting user data from WhatsApp accounts and referred the case to an EU watchdog, citing concerns about…

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Palestinians denounce 'censorship' of content by Instagram and Twitter

Instagram and Twitter had blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, but data rights groups fear 'discriminatory' algorithms…

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'Escape COVID-19': Computer game helping health workers combat virus spread

Players of the game are guided through a series of scenarios that health workers at hospitals and long-term care facilities encounter on a daily basis

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Researchers develop artificial intelligence that can detect sarcasm in social media

Properly understanding and responding to customer feedback on Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are critical for success, but it is incredibly labour-intensive

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Germany halts Facebook sharing WhatsApp data

The tech giant informed WhatsApp users earlier this year that they had to consent to a new data-use policy to continue using the service

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7 suppliers of iPhone maker Apple in China linked to forced labour programmes: Report

China tops the list of countries that are exporting products made with forced labour. Reports say that the origins of at least 17 goods can be traced back to forced and child labour.

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More than 40 US attorneys-general ask Facebook to drop 'Instagram for kids' proposal

Children under 13 are technically not allowed to use the Instagram app in its current form due to federal privacy regulations

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Are smartphones our homes now? Study calls them 'place where we live'

'The smartphone is no longer just a device that we use, it's become the place where we live' Prof Daniel Miller, who led the study said

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Clubhouse to launch Android app

The iOS downloads of Clubhouse app have fallen

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South Korea to clamp down on cryptocurrency phishing activity 

The ICT ministry said there have recently been increasing reports of phishing attempts via text messages that lead cryptocurrency users to enter their exchange IDs and passwords on fake websites…

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Covid in India: 4-digit security code in CoWIN from May 8 to minimise data entry error about vaccination status

Upon examination, it has been found to occur largely on account of the vaccinator wrongly marking the citizen as vaccinated, an instance of data entry error by the vaccinator, it stated

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IBM unveils 2-nanometre chip technology for faster computing

The pace of those improvements has slowed, but International Business Machines Corp on Thursday said that silicon has at least one more generational advance in store

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Twitter suspends several accounts that tried promoting Donald Trump's content

Twitter said that accounts that were trying to amplify the message from Trump's website posts were taken down

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Twitter adds 'tip jar' for selected 'content creators'

The selected group of individuals include creators, journalists, experts and a few non-profit organisations

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