Musk shocked the crypto market after he said in a tweet Wednesday, May 12 that his company Tesla has suspended vehicle purchase using Bitcoin.
According the decision was due to concern over rapidly spreading use of fossil fuels for Bitcoin mining and transaction.
Musk posted a chart on Twitter from the University of Cambridge showing Bitcoin’s electricity consumption has skyrocketed this year.
On February, Bitcoin saw it raise after Tesla said it had purchased $1.5 billion in Bitcoin and planned to accept it as a payment, which saw an increase in Texas’s stock as well as Bitcoin.
Bitcoin remained not far from the lowest levels of the day after Musk’s latest tweet. The largest cryptocurrency was down about 9% to $49,700 since Musk’s criticism.
Musk has been an early corporate champion of adopting digital currencies and has helped spur the popularity of Dogecoin, a cryptocurrency started as a joke in 2013.
He also created on poll on Twitter were he asked fans if they wanted Doge to be use as mode of payment for his Tesla.
8 Important Ways To Protect Your Social Media Accounts From Hackers
8 Important Ways To Protect Your Social Media Accounts From Hackers
Eight (8) important ways to protect your social media accounts from hackers can be accessed below.
Bennievibez understands that Social media accounts are essential for personal and business needs whether it’s in the form of running and managing your social media business pages, Youtube channel, or anything else. People connect with families, share photos, videos and messages using social media.
However, with the development of generation and the usage of social media, various crimes and unethical behavior associated with the internet or social media also are taking new forms. The most popular crimes on social media consist of identity theft and phishing.
Here are a few tips to protect your accounts against hacks and data breaches:
One of the first steps to protect your social media accounts from hackers is to use strong passwords. Don’t take any word as your password, but passwords that are hard to guess by your close friends and family. Do not use popular jargon that you share with other people.
Try to mix alphabets, numbers, and symbols in your password, and try as much as possible to change it often. You should choose a password that you can remember.
Enabling two-factor authentication also known as 2FA is one of the best and most effective ways to protect your account.
Two-factor authentication allows web services secondary access to the account owner in order to verify a login attempt. In most cases, this involves a phone number and/or an email address.
When a new device or an Internet Protocol (I.P) address tries to log in to any social media account, you use your mobile phone to verify your identity by either clicking on a text or email link or typing in a number sent by an authenticator app. This prompts an account owner of any login from anywhere around the world.
Many sites now offer two-factor authentication as a security measure. You log in with your username and password and are then asked to enter a validation code, usually sent by text message to your phone.
Create a dedicated email specifically for your social media accounts if possible. With this, if your social media accounts are compromised, the hackers won’t have access to any valuable information from your important personal emails.
You may receive a link from someone saying go there and earn income, or get free followers fast something like that and chances are those links may be a phishing link.
Phishing was a terrible issue on social media in the past, Scammers and hackers use this method to get people to reveal personal details like; passwords, debit card details and more. Internet users are now more careful with links they click now. If you click any link whatsoever, best be careful with the details you input so as not to give a hacker easy access to your social media accounts.
5. Use a password manager
All of these random, secure passwords may be difficult to remember, it’s helpful to use a password manager like LastPass or Dashlane to keep track of them for you. Many password managers can even generate randomized strong passwords for you and run security audits to let you know when passwords are weak or used across multiple accounts.
It’s understandable if you don’t wish to use any third-party app or site. You can save your password to Google drive or any secured place you alone have access to.
6. Know how many devices are logged into your account
Try as much as possible to always know how many devices are logged in to your social media accounts and where the devices are located. Once you notice any unrecognized device from a location you are not sure of, log that device out. On Facebook and other social media apps, you can find this in the “security and login” section in your settings. The screenshot below is an example of how this setting looks on Facebook.
7. Be careful when using Third-Party applications
Take inventory of your social media accounts to see if there are any third-party applications that you have granted access to your personal social media account. For instance, there are websites that require you to log in with a social media account. Make sure you are okay with what information they are accessing from your social profile/account as these can be gateways to your account for hackers. If there are any you do not use anymore, delete them.
On Facebook, for instance, you can check this at the “apps and websites” section in your settings. Remove any app or website you are not sure of. This applies to other social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
8. Change your password regularly
Changing your password regularly adds an extra layer to the security of your account because it helps in preventing constant access, use of saved passwords, limits access gained by keystroke loggers, and breaches to multiple accounts.
It doesn’t mean that you change your password every day or a week but if you detect unusual activity from your account or when a social site you have an account for is compromised in a data breach.
Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones On November 1 (Full List)
Whatsapp will stop working on millions of phones on November 1.
Bennievibez reports that WhatsApp will soon quit working on millions of older smartphones, UK Sun said in a report.
More than 40 different smartphone models are expected to be affected, according to the report by the UK tabloid.
In the report, the publication said from November 1, 2021, some iPhones and Android phones will go off WhatsApp forever.
“For Android users, you’ll need to be running Android 4.1 or later. And for iPhone users, you’ll need to be on iOS 10 or later,” the report read.
It added that the Android front, which means a host of popular phones, will lose access, including the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Huawei Ascend Mate.
“For Apple, you’ll lose access on an iPhone 4 or older,” the report said.
“And if you’ve never updated your iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, or iPhone SE (2016), you’ll lose access until you update.
“That’s because they launched on iOS 9. But you can update all three models to iOS 15 – the latest version – and keep access to WhatsApp.
“Tech companies regularly stop supporting older devices. Google did just that with old Android phones for Gmail, YouTube, and Google Maps.
“Sometimes it’s because it’s simply not cost-efficient to keep apps working on very old versions of iOS or Android.
“That’s especially the case if only a small percentage of users are running these old versions of software.
“Using outdated software can also be a huge security risk – so it’s important you update, or upgrade if you can’t.”
How To Remove Post No Debit Restrictions On Your Bank Account
Details of how to remove Post No Debit Restrictions on your bank account can be accessed below.
Bennievibez reports that it is no longer news that once an allegation of fraud or breach of contract for the sale of goods is reported at the Police Station or to the bank, the first point of action is putting a PND restriction on the account.
Sometimes, the police usually do nothing after the PND restriction. They also fail to notify the bank of the investigation’s status, therefore leaving the PND to remain forever.
Most banks are reluctant to remove the PND restriction without the authority of the police. Getting the police or other law enforcement agencies to lift the restriction is sometimes problematic.
The lack of public trust in law enforcement agencies has further compounded an already precarious situation. The account holder has no choice but to continuously suffer the lack of access to his bank account, while the banks are at liberty to transact with such funds unhindered.
Most persons are presently facing this challenge and don’t know how to handle it.
Some persons have repeatedly visited the bank to inquire why there is a post-no debit order on their account.
The bank has been unable to give any good reason other than the fact that the account is under investigation.
So the question, therefore, is how do you remove or vacate a PND order on your bank account?
Let’s look at steps you can take once there is a PND on your account.
1. Immediately contact your bank.
It is always advisable to contact the customer relationship officer/ manager or your account manager immediately you discover there is a PND restriction on your account.
2. Request an official report from your bank.
Banker/ customer relationship is a contractual relationship that is recognized by law. The bank has a fiduciary duty to manage your account with almost diligence.
It is your legal right to request a report on your account, once you observe an abnormality. The bank is duty-bound to provide you with a statement on why there is a PND restriction on your account.
3. Officially write to the bank, disputing the rationale behind the PND, while requesting that same be vacated with immediate effect.
4. When the bank refuses to vacate the order, formally apply to the court for an Order vacating the PND restriction.
Applying to lift or vacate the PND restriction could be trickish at times. Tricky because 9 lawyers might approach the court for the same order, and while one gets the order within two weeks, others could drag on forever.
So before you contact a legal practitioner to assist in this regard, ensure he is well-grounded in banking and finance law, knows what to pray for, and how to make the prayer.
Facebook proposes a feature to ‘nudge’ teens away from harmful content
Facebook will be introducing many features, including prompting teens to take a break from using its photo-sharing app Instagram, and “nudging” teens if they are repeatedly looking at the same content that’s not conducive to their well-being.
A Facebook executive said Sunday, the 10th of October, that the company would introduce new measures on its apps to prompt teens away from harmful content, as U.S lawmakers scrutinize how Facebook and subsidiaries like Instagram affect young people’s mental health.
Nick Clegg, Facebook’s vice president of global affairs, also expressed openness to the idea of letting regulators have access to Facebook algorithms that are used to amplify content. But Clegg said he could not answer the question of whether its algorithms amplified the voices of people who had attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The algorithms “should be held to account, if necessary, by regulation so that people can match what our systems say they’re supposed to do from what actually happens,” Clegg told CNN’s “State of the Union.”
He spoke days after former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen testified on Capitol Hill about how the company entices users to keep scrolling, harming teens’ well-being.
“We’re going to introduce something which I think will make a considerable difference, which is where our systems see that the teenager is looking at the same content over and over again and it’s content which may not be conducive to their well-being, we will nudge them to look at other content,” Clegg told CNN.
Clegg added, “We’re introducing something called, ‘take a break,’ where we will be prompting teens to just simply just take a break from using Instagram.”
U.S. senators last week grilled Facebook on its plans to better protect young users on its apps, drawing on leaked internal research that showed the social media giant was aware of how it’s Instagram app damaged the mental health of youth.
Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, has argued for more regulation against technology companies like Facebook.
“I’m just tired of hearing ‘trust us’, and it’s time to protect those moms and dads that have been struggling with their kids getting addicted to the platform and been exposed to all kinds of bad stuff,” Klobuchar told CNN on Sunday after Clegg’s interview.
NBA Hall of Famer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar demands unvaccinated players are axed from teams before the season opener
NBA legend, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has suggested that unvaccinated players are axed from teams before the season opener
The NBA does not require its players to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to play but referees and other staff who have close contact with players are required to be fully vaccinated to continue in their roles.
Responding to the uncertainty of some players getting vaccinated, Hall of Famer Abdul-Jabbar, 74, lambasted players who ‘are unable to grasp the seriousness of the situation’ and wants them axed.
‘The NBA should insist that all players and staff are vaccinated or remove them from the team,’ Abdul-Jabbar told Rolling Stone.
‘There is no room for players who are willing to risk the health and lives of their teammates, the staff, and the fans simply because they are unable to grasp the seriousness of the situation or do the necessary research.’
‘ What I find especially disingenuous about the vaccine deniers is their arrogance at disbelieving immunology and other medical experts. Yet, if their child was sick or they themselves needed emergency medical treatment, how quickly would they do exactly what those same experts told them to do?”
Watch Google I/O 2021 Live
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google skips the 2020 I/O, but it is back this 2021 with the Google I/O 2021, the usual developers’ conference is going to be a virtual event, we are expecting lots of announcements about new products and features from the TECH GIANTS.
The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM on the East Coast, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page.
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