IT News Weekly Recap – Facebook Scandals, Crypto News, Shootings at YouTube HQ & More

Facebook Continues Rolling Off The Cliff

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Shootings At YouTube HQ In Silicon Valley

Shootings at Youtube HQ, new creators policy

  • Four people have been shot and one killed;
  • According to Recode, “the shooter at the headquarters of the online video giant, who was also a creator on the platform, was apparently upset by the new rules.”;
  • Earlier this year, the community severely criticized the new YouTube Partner Program rules. Among changes: a higher bar for entry, manual video reviews, and stronger control over ad placement.

AWS Now Offers A Cheaper Single-Zone Plan & More

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  • AWS’ S3 plans have been updated with a cheaper option for cloud storage – a few 9s of availability for up to 20% cost savings;
  • The new plan is tailored specifically for the applications demanding less frequent access;
  • Amazon Web Services have also added automatic DynamoDB backups and Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR);
  • Amazon also expands services provided to AI developers (training, translation, and transcription).

Google Bans All Cryptocurrency Mining Extensions

Laptop with banned crypto extensions for Chrome

  • Chrome Web Store will now block all extensions that include mining scripts;
  • 90% of those extensions mined cryptocurrency illegally without any prior notice in the description.

South Korean Capital Launches Its Own Cryptocurrency

Seoul announces S-coin city cryptocurrency

  • Seoul’s city-on-blockchain project is called S-coin;
  • For now, it’s planned to be a payment method for subway fares and city-funded welfare programs for citizens;
  • Seoul officials are currently developing the roadmap for the project. We can expect more details in the coming weeks.

Core i9 Processors For Laptops Are Here

Inteil core i9 laptop

  • Intel has revealed its next-gen processors this week at an event in Beijing;
  • The latest 8th-gen is 59% faster in video editing apps, and promises 41% more FPS in games;
  • i9-8950HK also features six cores and 12 threads, maxes out at a clock speed of 4.8GHz.


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