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Elon Musk Calls Bitcoin ‘Less Dumb Form of Liquidity Than Cash’

Elon Musk called cash “dumb” when compared to Bitcoin. The Tesla CEO, who's known for not holding back when it comes to his posts on social media, tweeted on Friday that Bitcoin “is simply a less dumb form of liquidity than cash.” He also suggested that fiat currency (government-issued currency) has “negative real interest” and that it would be foolish not to look elsewhere. Tweeting in response to a Bloomberg TV interview, Musk said that having some Bitcoin is “adventurous enough” for an S&P500 company.Musk's tweet came in response to a Bloomberg TV interview with Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao. Binance is the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange platform by volume. During the interview, Zhao called out Musk's advocacy for Dogecoin. However, Zhao also pointed out that Musk's Tesla in

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs in Talks to Testify at US Hearing in March: Report

The chief executives of Facebook and Twitter are in talks with House of Representatives lawmakers to testify at a hearing as early as next month, Politico reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the plans.The exact focus of the hearing is not yet clear, the report said.Facebook has discussed making its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, available to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the report added, citing two people. Twitter and its chief, Jack Dorsey, have discussed the same, Politico said, citing one person.According to the report, the appearance of the Facebook and Twitter CEOs could be contingent on them testifying jointly alongside Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google and its parent company, Alphabet.A firm date has not yet been set for hearing, bu

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मोदी सरकार ने ट्विटर को दिया कड़ा संदेश, देश के कानूनों का पालन करना ही होगा

प्रतीकात्मक फोटो.नई दिल्ली: केंद्र की मोदी सरकार (Modi Government) ने किसान आंदोलन (Farmers Movement) के बारे में दुष्प्रचार और भड़काऊ बातें फैला रहे एकाउंट और हैशटैग के खिलाफ त्वरित कार्रवाई करने में ट्विटर (Twitter) के देरी करने पर बुधवार को कड़ी नाराजगी जताई. सूचना प्रौद्योगिकी मंत्रालय ने स्पष्ट किया कि कंपनी के अपने भले ही कोई नियम हों, लेकिन उसे देश के कानूनों का पालन करना ही चाहिए.यह भी पढ़ेंट्विटर ने 500 से अधिक एकाउंट सस्पेंड किए हैं. हालांकि उसने अभिव्यक्ति की आजादी को अक्षुण्ण रखने की जरूरत का हवाला देते हुए खबरिया निकायों, पत्रकारों, कार्यकर्ताओं एवं नेताओं के एकाउंट पर रोक लगाने से इनकार किया है.आईटी सचिव और ट्विटर के वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों के बीच डिजिटल संवाद के दौरान सरकार ने इस मंच से कहा कि भारत में काम कर रहे कारोबारी निकाय के रूप में उसे कानूनों एवं लोकतांत्रिक संस्थानों का

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Twitter Lists Action Taken After India’s Notice, Underlines Free Speech

The government had asked Twitter to remove 1,178 listed handles.New Delhi: Twitter, ordered by the government to block 1,178 accounts for allegedly spreading misinformation on the farmer protests and provocative content, said today it had withheld a portion of the accounts and within India only. The US social media giant also said it had not taken any action on accounts of media, journalists, activists and politicians as it violated "the right to freedom of expression under Indian law".The blog noted that the values that underpin the Open Internet and free expression "are increasingly under threat around the world".  Twitter said following the reports of violence in Delhi during the Republic Day protest, it wanted to share a granular update on its “proactive efforts to enforce our rules

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Union Minister Promotes Homegrown Twitter Alternative Koo

Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday tweeted about joining homegrown Twitter alternative Koo. The new development comes in the midst of a tussle between the government and Twitter over content censorship during the ongoing farmers' protest in India. Launched in March last year, Koo is a Twitter-like microblogging experience in Indian languages. The app won the government's Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self reliant) app challenge last year - which was meant to encourage local app development. Similar to Twitter, Koo allows users to follow individuals. It also allows users to write messages in text or record and share them in audio or video formats.“I am now on Koo,” tweeted Cabinet Minister Piyush Goyal, who holds the charge of Commerce and Industry, Railways, Consumer Affairs, and Food and Pub

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