Wednesday, 08 Feb, 2023

Tech

Musk announces 'amnesty' for banned Twitter accounts after poll

Elon Musk said Thursday many previously suspended Twitter accounts would be allowed back on the platform after a landslide of users responding to an informal poll by the new owner voted in favor of the move. The announcement comes as Musk faces pushback that his criteria for content

iPhone maker apologises after huge protests at China plant

Apple supplier Foxconn has apologised for a "technical error" in its payment systems, a day after its iPhone factory in China was rocked by angry protests. Videos had showed hundreds of workers marching at the world's biggest iPhone factory in the city of Zhengzhou, with

Nasa's Artemis spacecraft arrives at the Moon

The Orion capsule swept 130km (80 miles) above the lunar surface, and it will now begin to enter a larger orbit. The vehicle was out of contact for 34 minutes during this manoeuvre, which began at 12:44 GMT, as it took place on the far side of the Moon. As the signal returned, the

Musk lifts Donald Trump's Twitter ban

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has said Donald Trump's account has been reinstated after running a poll in which users narrowly backed the move. "The people have spoken," tweeted Mr Musk, saying that 51.8% of more than 15 million Twitter users voted for the ban to be

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes jailed for fraud

A California judge has sentenced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to 11 years and three months in prison for defrauding investors in her now-defunct blood-testing startup that was once valued at $9bn. US District Judge Edward Davila in San Jose, California, sentenced Holmes on three

Twitter closes offices until next week

Twitter has told employees that the company's office buildings will be temporarily closed, effective immediately. In a message seen by the BBC, workers were told that the offices would reopen on Monday 21 November. It did not give a reason for the move. The announcement comes

Nasa's Artemis Moon rocket lifts off Earth

The American space agency Nasa has launched its most powerful ever rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The 100m-tall Artemis vehicle climbed skyward in a stupendous mix of light and sound. Its objective was to hurl an astronaut capsule in the direction of the Moon. This

Google to pay record $391m privacy settlement

Google will pay $391.5m (£330m) to settle allegations about how it collects data from users. The technology giant tracked the location of users who opted out of location services on their devices, 40 US states said. Google has been told to be transparent about location

Musk delays relaunch of Twitter’s beleaguered paid service

Tesla CEO says he is postponing restart of the subscription service by two weeks to make sure it is “rock solid”. Elon Musk has delayed the relaunch of his paid subscription service for Twitter after the billionaire’s overhaul of the platform’s verification

WhatsApp India head and Meta India public policy head resign

Two weeks after Meta India head Ajit Mohan resigned to take up another job at rival Snap, Meta's country lead for public policy Rajiv Aggarwal has also quit today, the social media giant confirmed. WhatsApp's India head Abhijit Bose has also resigned, Meta said in a statement.

NASA returning to the Moon with mega rocket launch

After two failed attempts, NASA plans to launch its new mega Moon rocket early Wednesday from Florida, less than a week after the massive machine withstood a hurricane. "Our time is coming. And we hope that that is on Wednesday," said Mike Sarafin, the manager of the

Sajeeb Wazed Joy opens interoperable transaction platform 'Binimoy'

Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy today (Nov 13) formally inaugurated 'Binimoy', an interoperable digital transaction platform (IDTP), at a city hotel. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam addressed as

Sajeeb Wazed hands over Joy Bangla Youth Award

Prime Minister's ICT Adviser and CRI Chairperson Sajeeb Wazed Joy distributed the Joy Bangla Youth Award 2022 among the winners today (Nov 12). In the sixth edition of the event, 10 youth organisations received the award under five categories at a ceremony at Sheikh Hasina National

US regulator FTC says it is concerned about Twitter

A US regulator says it is watching events at Twitter with "deep concern" after the platform's top privacy and compliance officers reportedly quit. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said new chief executive Elon Musk was "not above the law". Separately, Mr

India's first private rocket to be launched by November 12-16

The maiden mission of Skyroot Aerospace, named 'Prarambh', will carry three customer payloads and is set for launch from ISRO's launchpad at Sriharikota India's first privately developed rocket — Vikram-S — is set for a launch between November 12 and 16,

Meta cuts more than 11,000 jobs; biggest cull in its history

Meta Platforms Inc said on Wednesday it will let go of 13 percent of its workforce, or more than 11,000 employees, in one of the biggest technology layoffs this year as the Facebook parent battles soaring costs and a weak advertising market. The broad job cuts, the first in

The Indian-American 'helping' Elon Musk run Twitter

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has whipped up a storm after he sacked thousands of employees last week. The controversial way the firings happened - with many employees discovering they had been laid off when they were shut out of their emails - sparked anger, frustration and even

Musk pledges to remove Twitter imposters after celebrity protests

Elon Musk has said he will remove Twitter accounts that impersonate others amid a backlash over the billionaire’s decision to offer the platform’s blue check mark to all users for a monthly fee. Musk said on Sunday that any accounts “engaging in impersonation”

Twitter confirms fee for blue-tick verification after Musk takeover

Twitter has confirmed plans to allow users to buy blue-tick verified status. In an update for Apple devices, the company said the feature would be open to users in certain countries who sign up to its Twitter Blue service for $7.99 (£7) per month. The policy change is

Musk defends deep cuts to Twitter workforce

Twitter's new owner Elon Musk has defended sacking about half the company's workforce, saying he had "no choice" as Twitter was losing more than $4m (£3.5m) a day. A tweet from Yoel Roth, Twitter's head of safety and integrity, referred to