Here are the top trending news from the world of technology
El Salvador plans to build the world’s first Bitcoin city
El Salvador is working on a crazy plan to build what is supposed to be the world’s first bitcoin city. According to report, this one of its kind city will be situated and located at the base of Conchagua Volcano, taking advantage of geothermal energy to power Bitcoin mining. Earlier this year, the Latin American country became the first country in the world to make Bitcoin as the legal tender…(click here).
On Adele’s request, Spotify removes ‘shuffle’ button
Audio streaming platform Spotify has stopped shuffling the album by default for premium subscribers. The streaming giant removed the ‘default’ feature apparently on the request of famous pop singer Adele. With shuffle button activated by default, earlier Spotify used to play the album songs in a random order and not in the exact order as desired by most artists. Artists like Adele claim that album songs need to be played in a specific order because they convey a story to the listeners. (Click here)
Default encryption feature to be available for Facebook Messenger and Instagram only after 2023
The default end-to-end encryption feature will be available on Facebook Messenger and Instagram only until 2023, according to The Guardian. Currently, Facebook Messenger and Instagram have to turn on encryption features manually. Notably, the company had merged messenger and Instagram chats had merged together to create a unified messaging system. (Click here)
Google’s rival DuckDuckGo rolls out new privacy feature for Android users
Google’s less illustrious rivals like DuckDuckGo have always chosen to play on privacy related features to attract its users. Continuing with this quest, DuckDuckGo has now rolled out a new feature that will stop all Android apps from tracking its user’s data. The privacy sensitive users will certainly love this feature but apparently DuckDuckGo hasn’t rolled out this feature for all Android users (Click here).
Tesla app is up and running after an outage
Barely 24 hours back dozens of Tesla owners across the U.S. and other countries were unable to use or connect with their vehicles. This is because Tesla app was experiencing an outage that has now been fixed (Click here)