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.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A child wearing a virtual reality headset as she takes a simulated roller-coaster ride at a shopping mall in Beijing, Oct. 17, 2021. (Photo: AP)

  • An immersive digital world, known as the 'metaverse', is being seen as future of internet technology
  • The concept has drawn attention of Tech giants Facebook and Epic Games
  • Unlike Virtual Reality (VR), the use of metaverse is expected to extend beyond gaming

.New York, NY, USA
Tokenization can be used to secure sensitive data by replacing the original data. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • Tokenized data is undecipherable and irreversible
  • A token is a piece of data that stands in for another, more valuable piece of information
  • Tokenization in banking protects cardholder data

.Beijing, China
Microsoft announced that it will shut down LinkedIn operations in China (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • Microsoft has decided to shut down the local version of LinkedIn that runs in China
  • Microsoft took the decision after Chinese regulators gave it a 30-day deadline to comply with strict norms
  • The software major will release a new equivalent of LinkedIn in China sans the social features

.London, UK
A British aerospace company is developing zero-emission mini-aircrafts for short trips (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • Vertical Aerospace, a British company, is building zero-emission mini aircrafts to travel
  • The firm plans to have mini aircrafts flying in cities within this decade
  • Vertical Aerospace was founded by Stephen Fitzpatrick after he sat gridlocked for hours in a traffic jam in Brazil

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
People try out the latest iPhone 13 handsets at an Apple Store in Beijing, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (Photo: AP)

  • A court in September ruled developers can add in-app links to non-Apple payment websites
  • Apple said 'without thoughtful restrictions',  such changes will 'harm users, developers, and the iOS platform'
  • In a court filing, Apple said it expects to win an appeal challenging the order

.Stockholm, Sweden
Former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen spoke before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen blamed the company for spreading misinformation
  • He said that new regulations are needed to force Facebook to improve its own platforms 
  • She did not work directly on the respective issues during her time at the company 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologised for the global outage on Monday (Photo Credit: Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg)

  • Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp saw hours-long outages on Monday
  • Downdetector said this was the biggest Facebook outage ever
  • 10.6 million problem reports were filed from all over the globe

The logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Facebook users all over the globe experienced outages on Monday
  • Currently, Facebook has been down for over six hours
  • This is far from not the first outage the tech giants have suffered

Telegram Messenger is a instant messaging platform. (Representational Image: Unsplash)

  • Facebook services, including WhatsApp and Instagram, down for over two hours
  • People have been flooding to the alternate messaging platform Telegram Messenger
  • Telegram has said that it is facing now issues due to the onrush of new users

.New York, NY, USA
(Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Internet services of Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T are down
  • Tens of thousands of users worldwide without connection to the internet
  • Outages for the trio began around 11:30 am EST