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Not Just Startups: Top News & Events – July 10

‘Not Just Startups’ is TechPluto’s daily series that packs top startup and tech news from across the globe. The only news that makes it to ‘Not Just Startups’ series is what’s worth your time. This is where news appears before becoming a trending one.

#15

NO NEED TO PAY FOR RANSOMWARE

Hackers have given away the key that releases files affected by Petya Ransomware. Hackers have released the key through Twitter. NotPetya Ransomware deleted files even after the payments. Therefore it was futile to pay the Ransomware hackers. The released key will restore the system back to normalcy.

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#14

WWW NOW COPY PROTECTED

World Wide Web has now got the built-in copy protection hooks. However, there are certain limitations to it. It will help the streaming of video content. Though there are certain loopholes that come along with this new technology. Moreover, there are hints that W3C will keep on improving this extension in the future. Releasing it now was a case of expediency, not a full feature release.

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#13

CHINA NEXT BIG SPACE POWER

China has begun 200-day simulation of living on another planet. This is an important step for the country to reach one step closer to space supremacy. Lunar Palace 365 will isolate 4 Beijing University students for 200 days to prep them for a long space journey.
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#12

US NUCLEAR PLANTS UNDER THREAT FROM HACKERS

The cyber attacks might take a dangerous turn in the US as Hackers are looking to attack the US nuclear facility. The report was released by the New York Times. There are various companies which have seen Hacker activity to crash into the nuclear system.

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#11

 CHINA’S PANDA SOLAR POWER PLANT

China is reportedly building a solar power plant in the shape of their national animal Panda. The Panda is an iconic figure when it comes to animal rights or be it movies and cartoons. Therefore, it seems that China is taking this history of Panda too seriously and pursue it to show its commitments in the sustainable energy production.

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#10

 NETFLIX IS BIGGER THAN YOUTUBE AND OTHERS COMBINED

Netflix holds the key to online video streaming empire. It gobbles up to 40% of the total share of video streaming market. The company has been able to generate interest through its series amongst the masses. It has become the power generator of high intense drama and action on the online screen.

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#9

TESLA TO BUILD WORLD’S LARGEST BATTERY STORAGE FACILITY

Tesla will play a significant role in the renewable energy market by building world’s largest lithium-ion battery storage facility. The batteries will charge from the wind energy farm in Australia. The completion of the project is slated for December 1, 2017. With a capacity of up to 129 MWh.

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#8

GOOGLE’S SOLAR AMBITIONS

Google has revealed its plans to power its Dutch data centres entirely on renewable solar energy. The company has an exclusive contract to receive 100% solar energy from Netherlands. It will use this energy to power all of its data centres by the end of this year. The falling prices in wind and solar energy have made it possible for companies to invest more in renewable energy across the globe.

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#7

A SOBER WIN FOR UBER

Google’s Waymo must disclose deal details with Lyft to Uber, the court has ruled. This must have come as a relief for Uber which is tarnished from all corners with ever mounting lawsuits. The court has ordered in favour of Uber, telling Google to reveal details of its liaisons with lyft.

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#6

TENCENT ALL SET TO RELEASE SUPER-HIT GAME IN US & EU

Tencent is all prepped up to release its mega-hit mobile game Honor of Kings in the US and in the EU. With a monthly revenue of more than $147.09 million, it can surely light up the gaming in western countries. China’s People’s Daily has tagged this game as “poison”. Moreover, the company has now restricted gaming for minors in China. Amongst all these controversies it seems it will not budge from its release plans for the rest of the world.

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#5

EMBRACE YOURSELF FOR ROBO NEWS

Google has now funded for creation of a software that will automatically churn out 30,000 local news pieces in a month. The robots will collect and disseminate news pieces at the light speed that no human can achieve.The role of journalists will be reduced, however skilled journalists will still remain relevant. The UK-based Press association received a funding of $800k from Google for building this news-writing software.

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#4

 GOOGLE’S WAR ON PIRACY- KILLS 2.51 BILLION LINKS

The company’s latest report has shown that it is relentlessly killing all piracy links that infringe upon copyrights. According to the company, it has been able to remove up to 90 million links in last month alone.

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#3

TOSHIBA GETS $6B LIFELINE

Toshiba has been able to raise $6 billion through its sale of shares in the flash drive unit. The lenders have provided the line of credit to help it float further and keep itself away from crumbling down.

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#2

 GOOGLE SOFTENS ITS STAND AGAINST UBER

Google’s Waymo has dropped all of the patent infringement cases against Uber but one. This move has streamlined the lawsuits against Uber. In the modified lawsuit Waymo claims that Uber stole trade secrets and patents are not the main concern for it.

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#1

120 MILLION+ RELIANCE JIO CUSTOMER DATA LEAKED

A website called Magicapk uploaded otherwise confidential data of over 120 million customers on its servers. Several news outlets were able to confirm the news. The name and addresses of the subscribers along with their Aadhaar details were online for anyone with the mobile number. People were able to trace their details online on the website before it was taken down by the hosting company. The trend of online leaks of personal data has again opened the debate about personal privacy.

 

Data compilation by Lipin

Editing and Presentation by Prashant Sharma

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