Top Tech News Today: Journalists’ Twitter accounts are restored by Elon Musk

Elon Musk restored journalists’ Twitter accounts, but there are still issues! Additional tech news

Here are some short tech updates for you to take note of this morning, tech family!

What’s New Today:

A new scam costs WhatsApp users around Rs 54 crore; Scammers are increasingly using WhatsApp to con individuals and take their money.

Fast-Track Insights:

Sam Bankman-Fried chooses not to oppose the US’s request for extradition after spending a few nights in a Bahamian prison.

ElonJet was among the accounts that Twitter suspended on Wednesday, despite Musk’s earlier statement in which he said he would not do so in the name of free speech. 

Elon Musk has restored numerous journalists’ Twitter accounts, which had been suspended for a day due to a disagreement about the distribution of public information about the billionaire’s jet.

Government officials, advocacy groups, and journalistic organizations worldwide sharply criticized the unusual prohibitions on Friday, with some claiming that the microblogging platform was jeopardizing press freedom. Reinstatements followed these suspensions.

Catching Froude on Whatsapp

Online financial fraud is on the rise globally. We frequently witness con artists tricking people and emptying their bank accounts. Whether the fraud involves a Sim swap, UPI, or an ATM card, and just as we begin to believe that we have seen it all, a brand-new discovery demonstrates how far fraudsters will go. 

A new cyber fraud on WhatsApp has caused people to lose more than Rs 57 Crore, which is a further surprise. More than 1,150 WhatsApp users have fallen prey to scams in recent months. Scammers send SMS through WhatsApp while pretending to be family members or close friends.

Sony-owned Guerrilla Games disclosed a new Horizon online multiplayer game in a tweet about job openings at the studio. Join Guerrilla in Amsterdam as we fight to broaden the scope of Horizon, the group tweeted. 

The tweet includes a photo with the caption, “A new internal team is producing a different online project set on the world of Horizon. Friends will be able to explore Horizon’s vast wilds together, which will have a new cast of characters and a distinctive style aesthetic, according to the announcement. 

Horizon Forbidden West, Horizon Call of the Mountain, and Horizon Zero Dawn are all part of the Horizon game series, according to the company’s website.

Countries are scrambling to figure out how to leverage blockchain technology to strengthen their economies. Because cryptocurrencies are becoming increasingly popular, several central banks are looking into the monetary alternatives they provide. 

The launch of Brazilian CBDC is expect in 2024. According to Banco Central do Brazil President Roberto Campos Neto, the central bank plans to introduce a digital currency by 2024. During a recent lecture on data security and protection in the digital sphere, Campos Neto declared.

Conspiracy to engage in money laundering, commodities fraud, and securities fraud are among the accusations against Bankman-Fried. These accusations result from fraud that may have occurred at FTX and Alameda. 

Sam Bankman-Fried, the former billionaire CEO of the Alameda hedge fund and the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX, reportedly decided to contest a US extradition request because his critical role in the FTX scandal deceived thousands of investors. After spending a few nights in a Bahamian prison, he changed his mind and agreed to be extradited to the United States.