Tinder 2020 updates with “a panic button” & other safety features

Tinder 2020 updates with a panic button and other safety features

Popular Online Dating app none other than Tinder is going to roll out their new updates and features “a panic button” & other safety features. Tinder updating with new features in coming week of this month (January 2020).

The new update is coming with the features like “a panic button” & other safety features to Tinder. Security features like emergency assistance, location tracking and the very important photo verification.

Tinder is planning to roll out this updates and features first in the US. According to Tinder from 28 January 2020 this update will be available in United States. Tinder not declare the date or time for this update for globally.

Parent company Match Group – which also owns PlentyOfFish, OkCupid and Hinge – aims to roll out the features on its other dating platforms later this year. Match Group said it had invested in Noonlight, which provides the online emergency response services and personal safety products that Tinder will use.

Noonlight’s Technology

Noonlight’s technology will enable users to alert emergency services and transmit highly accurate location data. Before meeting someone, users will be able to save information about the person and when the date is taking place. If they then hit the panic button emergency services will be alerted with the details, along with accurate location data.

Photo Verification

Tinder new photo verification features will able to help their users to avoid fake identities of others. It will useful in identifying fake or real accounts. Photo verification will use human-assisted Artificial Intelligence (AI Systems) to verify profile photos on tinder app. It basically ask users to verify their identity by taking multiple real-time selfies like apple touch verification method.

Mandy Ginsberg (CEO, Match Group) said it will be the first dating company to invest in emergency response services. She said “A safe and positive dating experience is crucial to our business”

She added “We’ve found cutting-edge technology in Noonlight that can deliver real-time emergency services – which doesn’t exist on any other dating product.”

Whatsapp Application Remain ads-free

Whatsapp Application Remain ads-free

The giant of social media Facebook continuously trying to sell advertise on their popular whatsapp application. According to the source (The Wall Street Journal), A special team working on developing feature of advertisement into whatsapp. But in recent times the work done by this team subsequently deleted from the Whatsapp application codes. The things happens indicates like Facebook “backing away” from their plan to use whatsapp for advertisement purpose.

The Source indicates that Facebook continuously want to integrate the advertisements into whatsapp and they working to achieve it very soon. But for till now, the chat application (whatsapp) remain advertisement free. The company want to earn money from their most powerful application whatsapp, which was acquire for $22 Billion in 2014.

The advertising setback has led Facebook to instead focus on WhatsApp features that will “allow businesses to communicate with customers and organize those contacts.” Koum and Acton were reportedly concerned that a commercial messaging feature would force WhatsApp to weaken its end-to-end encryption

But this was all before Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced plans last year to gradually shift away from public posts in favor of a unified, encrypted messaging system across Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. As the company is now discovering, bringing ads to an encrypted service comes with challenges.

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Tesla will talk with you soon, Elon Musk

Tesla will talk with you soon, Elon Musk

Tesla will talk with people around it soon, Elon Musk. He announced it on tweeter, with a short video of a Tesla Model 3 while car speaker plays a clip saying “Well don’t just stand there staring, hop in”. In the tweet Elon tweeted, “Tesla will soon able to talk with people if you want. This is real”.

As previous updates from Tesla

We already know that Tesla has started adding speakers externally to cars which follow new safety regulations that electric cars should produce noise. Elon want to use that speakers with advance interesting features. In the Elon Musk another tweet, he indicated that the newly announced feature can work with car’s existing sentry mode alarm system.

The audio clip played with specific message indicates Elon Musk’s master plan of all of Tesla’s cars will able to operate as an autonomous taxi fleet, which will earn money for their owners when they not using their own cars. In an autonomous state, with no driver to invite passengers into the taxi, the car itself could be left to tell people to “hop in.”

Read also about Tesla Find a Bug and Win A Tesla

Elon Musk tweet indicate this new functionality will available “very soon”. Back in October, Musk already announce that Tesla will able to customised horn and movement sounds feature will coming soon and they’re still yet to launch.

Read also: Apple use a robot ‘Daisy’ to recycle old iphone

Apple use a robot ‘Daisy’ to recycle old iphone

Apple use a robot Daisy to recycle old iphone

Smartphone Top Brand Apple Inc recycle their old electronic basically old iPhones. The Robot is a ‘Daisy’ robot. Daisy robot disassembles iPhone in the way that can recover and reuse the minerals in old phones.

The California based company, Cupertino says the Daisy robot is part of its plan to become “closed-loop” manufacturer which does not depend on mining industry totally.

With the increasing demand of electronics items like smartphone, other electric gadgets need more mined minerals, a reality that apple believes in.

Lisa Jackson, Apple head of environment, policy and social

Lisa Jackson said , “We’re not necessarily competing with the folks who mine,”. “There’s nothing for miners to fear in this development.”

Inside a nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, Apple’s Daisy robot breaks apart iPhones so that 14 minerals, including lithium, can be extracted and recycled.

Last month apple bought batch of carbon-free aluminium from a joint venture between companies Rio Tinto and Alcoa. Apple use to do recycle their product from last few years. Apple already using the cobalt, recycled tin in some of its new products.

What is Daisy ?

Daisy is a robot. It uses four step recycle process to remove battery with a small blast and then remove screws and modules of the phone. The separated components are sent to recyclers for minerals to be extracted and refine. Daisy robot can process 200 phone per hour. iPhone is the first product that Dai.sy would disassembles, because of it popularity and demands, said Jackson

Apple also want to share the same technology with others, including electric car makers.

4 New Privacy Features By Facebook

4 New Privacy Features By Facebook

Privacy Features By Facebook: New Updates in Privacy Verification tool with all new four features by giant social media network facebook. These all new 4 features will help users to increase their Account security and security on their personal information.

Facebook by default provide their security by Privacy Checkup tool from 2014. This week they updated their new version of this tool worldwide.

Who Can See What You Share

This update will help account users to set permission on their profile information like contact information and their post. By using this feature account holders will able to set limitation on other people to secure your basic information, pictures and posts.

How to Keep Your Account Secure

It will help you strengthen your account security by setting a stronger password and turning on login alerts,” Facebook said in a blog post late Monday.

How People Can Find You

“How People Can Find You” on Facebook will let you review ways in which people can look you up on Facebook and who can send you friend requests.

“Data Settings on Facebook will let user review the information share with apps on which he/she logged into Facebook. User can also remove the apps you no longer use,” said the social networking platform.

Users of facebook can access this Privacy Checkup by question mark icon on Facebook website and select Privacy Checkup.

Facebook said

“We know privacy is personal and we’ve integrated privacy tips to help you make the right privacy decisions for you,”

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates $113 billion net worth indicates inequality of wealth in the world

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates $113 billion net worth indicates inequality of wealth in the world

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates one of the richest person globally who is come after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, with a net worth of $113 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index — believes that disproportionately high wealth among people like him highlights the inequality gap. This gap “separates the lucky from the unlucky”. And that there is a need for a fairer tax system in order to bridge that gap. “A few people end up with a great deal—I’ve been disproportionately rewarded for the work I’ve done—while many others who work just as hard struggle to get by,” Microsoft CEO Bill Gates wrote in his blog post last week.

If you have more money, you pay a higher percentage in taxes – Microsoft CEO Bill Gates

“That’s why I’m for a tax system in which, if you have more money, you pay a higher percentage in taxes. And I think the rich should pay more than they currently do, and that includes Melinda and me,” he said as a suggestion to the US government for the fairer tax system. “The wealth gap is growing. The distance between the top and bottom incomes in the United States is much greater than it was 50 years ago,” he wrote on GatesNotes, the blog.

Microsoft CEO Bill Gates thoughts echoed Warren Buffet’s who said that the problem with the US economy is people like him, he had told PBS Newshour in 2017. “The real problem, in my view, is — this has been — the prosperity has been unbelievable for the extremely rich people.”

Lack of fairness in the tax system

Gates explained further the lack of fairness in the tax system. The US government collects about three-quarters of its revenue from taxing labour — wages and salaries as most people in the US earn almost their entire income from salary and hourly work. This is taxed at a whopping 37 per cent maximum. On the other hand, the wealthiest class in the country generally earns only a minuscule share of their income from a salary as the majority share is earned via profits on investments including stock or real estate. This is taxed at 20 per cent if they’re held for over a year. “That’s the clearest evidence I’ve seen that the system isn’t fair,” he said.

Read more https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/bill-gates-my-113-billion-net-worth-shows-wealth-inequality-in-the-world/1813682/

Oil Prices Hike After Iranian general killed by US

Oil Prices Hike After Iranian general killed by US

Oil prices hike tremendously after the killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq. The price of Brent crude increased by more than 3% and reason for $69.50 a barrel. This is highest from September 2019. Analyst already warned the result of killing will affect to global oil production.

Reason behind hike is General Qasem Soleimani killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport. The Pentagon described as “defensive action”. Oil Prices Hike pushed oil stocks on the London stock exchange higher, with BP up 2.7% and Royal Dutch Shell nearly 1.9% higher.

United States oil companies shares like Exxon Mobil dropped. However, US market fall prompted by weak manufacturing data and concerns about the implications of the Middle East conflict.

The Dow and the Nasdaq closed down about 0.8%, while the S&P 500 dropped by 0.7%. The declines followed record highs a day earlier.

“2020 opened on a very positive note,” said Aneeka Gupta of WisdomTree Investments. “This event has actually stalled the bullish optimism we’ve seen.”

Tensions between the US and Iran

Tensions between the US and Iran have been rising since 2018. When the US pulled out of a nuclear deal meant to curb Iran’s nuclear programme and prevent the country from developing nuclear weapons.

The United States also re-imposed sanctions on Iran, a move that has shattered the country’s economy and severely restricted its oil exports.

This recent strike has sparked fears of increased risk to energy supplies in the region. The price of the international benchmark, Brent Crude, climbed 3.5% on Friday, while US oil – known as West Texas Intermediate – increased about 3%.

That rise is somewhat muted, suggesting that investors expect the reaction to the killing will be contained, said Adnan Mazarei, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former deputy director for the Middle East at the International Monetary Fund.

Read more https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50982313

Beer Industry Threatens, Aluminum prices manipulation

Beer Industry Threatens, Aluminum prices manipulation

Some large U.S. multinationals that consume aluminum, particularly the beer industry, will seemingly not rest until the government receives authority to intervene in commodities markets at their behest.

Earlier in the decade, a number of metal extrusion companies filed suits that argued the London Metal Exchange (LME)—the futures exchange that sets global reference prices for metals—was involved in price manipulation, along with Goldman Sachs and several other aluminum traders. A complex antitrust case followed, but the LME was found to have sovereign immunity and the plaintiffs were found to lack standing to complain of direct injury. In fact, prices had actually fallen in the years of alleged manipulation.

Despite failing the last time around, these multinationals have not stopped. Now, they are trying to give the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the power to set aluminum prices. 

Introduced at the industry’s behest, the Aluminum Pricing Examination Act, or APEX, would shove markets to the sidelines and give the CFTC “exclusive jurisdiction over the setting of reference prices for aluminum premiums.” 

Why are these beverage-makers pushing government intervention?

Why are these beverage-makers pushing government intervention? Because they claim there is price manipulation within the aluminum market that costs them millions. But the CFTC itself already monitors the aluminum market closely. The CFTC’s former chairman, J. Christopher Giancarlo, testified before Congress last May. He said the CFTC has been “looking at aluminum for years…but we have not found manipulation within the markets.” 

The spot price of aluminum is affected by many factors

The spot price of aluminum is affected by many factors. Proponents of CFTC intervention are trying to make a case for manipulation on the basis that President Trump’s tariff alone could not have raised the spot price to its current level. But this assertion overlooks other crucial market factors affecting prices, including: a jump in U.S. transportation costs; significant shortages caused by an 18-month lockout of union workers—which slashed one major aluminum supplier’s production by two-thirds; and, sanctions placed on the Russian giant Rusal—the second largest U.S. supplier in 2016 and 2017.  None of these occurrences should justify government intervention in the aluminum marketplace.

As things currently stand, companies such as S&P Global Platts already serve as a bulwark against market manipulation. S&P and its competitors operate as independent reporters of aluminum prices, offering unbiased and transparent information to serve as reference points for price negotiations. Those reports on the value of aluminum actively prevent the type of manipulation that the beer industry is supposedly concerned about.

In reality, breweries are urging the bill’s passage for one reason: profit. Indeed, the APEX Act will pad breweries’ bottom lines—but at the expense of the aluminum industry and the health of the U.S. economy. By keeping aluminum prices artificially low, the APEX Act will ensure that breweries pay less for their metal cans. After all, 64 percent of beer made in the United States last year was sold in cans—an increase from 56 percent a decade prior. But more importantly, it forces the metalworking industry to accept below-market rates for their products—precisely what they were forced to endure under the policies of previous administrations.

Read more https://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2020/01/02/big_beer_threatens_commodity_markets_us_industry_more_broadly_104027.html

UNICEF: India Lead at 67,385 In Births On New Year 2020

India Lead at 67,385 In Births On New Year- By UNICEF

According to UNICEF estimates, India is about to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 and 2050, while the population of Nigeria is projected to grow by 200 million.

United Nations: Nearly 400,000 babies took birth on new year day around the world. India reach the highest number of these births worldwide at 67,385, according to UN.

An estimated 392,078 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day, according to UNICEF. Of this, an estimated 67,385 babies were born in India, the most globally. China comes in second with 46,299 births.

“The beginning of a new year and a new decade is an opportunity to reflect on our hopes and aspirations not only for our future, but the future of those who will come after us,” UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said. “As the calendar flips each January, we are reminded of all the possibility and potential of each child embarking on her or his life’s journey-if they are just given that chance.”

Very First Baby in 2020

Fiji in the Pacific most likely delivered 2020’s first baby, while the US, the last of the New Year’s Day. Globally, over half of these births were estimated to have taken place in eight countries – India (67,385), China (46,299), Nigeria (26,039), Pakistan (16,787), Indonesia (13,020), United States of America (10,452), Democratic Republic of Congo (10,247) and Ethiopia (8,493).

Each January, UNICEF celebrates babies born on New Year’s Day, an auspicious day for child birth around the world. However, for millions of newborns around the world, the day of their birth is far less auspicious.

In 2018

In 2018, 2.5 million newborns died in just their first month of life; about a third of them on the first day of life. Among those children, most died from preventable causes such as premature birth, complications during delivery, and infections like sepsis.

In addition, more than 2.5 million babies are born dead each year. UNICEF said over the past three decades, the world has seen remarkable progress in child survival. Cutting the number of children worldwide who die before their fifth birthday by more than half. But there has been slower progress for newborns. Babies dying in the first month accounted for 47 per cent of all deaths among children under five in 2018, up from 40 per cent in 1990.

According to UN estimates, India is expected to add nearly 273 million people between 2019 and 2050, while the population of Nigeria is projected to grow by 200 million. Together, these two countries could account for 23 per cent of the global population increase to 2050.

Read more https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/at-67-385-india-leaves-china-behind-in-births-on-new-year-unicef-2157513

WhatsApp withdraw support of these OS by 2020

WhatsApp will withdraw support of these OS from 1 February 2020

WhatsApp is going to stop working on the number of operating system of smartphones in coming year of 2020. As per updates on FAQ section of the WhatsApp , there are several iOS and Android smartphones that will not be capable to run the latest versions of application. Facebook who owns the whatsapp will withdraw support of these OS from 1 February 2020.

Whatsapp FAQ Section

FAQ section says, Smartphones running on Android 2.3.7 version of operating system and lower, and iPhones running on iOS 8 and below than that will not be supported to the Whatsapp Versions which will release from next year.

WhatsApp also stressed on the fact that these older versions of Android and iOS operating systems “can no longer create new accounts, nor re-verify existing accounts after February 1, 2020.”

However, the Facebook-owned instant messaging platform will keep the app running for select phones with KaiOS 2.5.1+ OS, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2.

Microsoft Windows OS

Moreover, in what may come as a bad news for Windows OS users. WhatsApp earlier announced that is also withdrawing support for all Windows phones from December 31, 2019 — the same month that Microsoft ends support of its Windows 10 Mobile OS. The company also added that the app “might not be available in the Microsoft Store after July 1, 2019.”

WhatsApp also highlighted that the decision to end support for these Android phones and iPhones will not affect a lot of users.

Operating Systems which will not support from next year (Year 2020)

  • Android versions 2.3.7 and older
  • iOS 8 and older
  • All Windows OS phones from 31 December, 2019

Operating systems that the app supports and recommends users to use the following updated devices:

  • Android running OS 4.0.3+
  • iPhone running iOS 9+
  • Select phones running KaiOS 2.5.1+, including JioPhone and JioPhone 2