Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Samsung Postponed Galaxy Fold Launch in China
A couple of days after the news release of broken screens in Samsung Galaxy foldable phones, the company has decided to postponed its foldable phone’s launch in China. According to SamMobile, people familiar with the launch event in China have said to that there’s some problem with the venue and that the broken screen is also one of the probable reasons.
New Austrian Internet Law Might Ban Anonymous Comments, Internet Trolls at Target?
The Austrian government might pass an internet law that will make it illegal to leave comments on any website anonymously. It simply means that people will need to use their real names and addresses before they make any online comments. This might lead to more accountability and reduce instances of internet trolling. The law will be applicable to those websites that have at least 1,00,000 registered members and revenues not less than €5,00,000. Link.
Zuckerberg Might End Up Facing Criminal Charges for Privacy Mishap
Facebook is staring down the path of possible Federal investigation for the privacy cases that don’t seem to end for this social media giant. The company recently accepted that it unintentionally stored millions of Instagram users password in plain text. Meanwhile, the shareholders are also eager to see Zuckerberg go. It all comes down to how long it will take for a federal investigation to take place. Link.
Sri Lanka Restricts Social Media Access
Just like the rest of the world, Sri Lanka too is grappled with terrorism and social media has a role to play in it. Facebook, for example, has been an active site where users vent their religious and ethnic hatred. The government has finally decided to restrict the use of social media and it might be in connection with the recent terror attacks in churches on Easter. Link.
Millions Are Still Using the Same Old Simple Passwords
You’ll be surprised to know that in this day and age there are millions who use a simple password for their sensitive accounts. According to a study, conducted by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), 123456 is the most widely used password. And apparently, this is the same password that is hacked the most. It seems that, after all, a hacker really don’t need to be highly skilled to break into an account, if they wanted to. Link.