Here are today’s Top 5 News & Events from Around the World. Take a look!
Verizon First in the World to Activate 5G Network, While South Korea the First Country
Verizon is the first carrier in the world that has activated 5g network across two United States cities — Chicago and Minneapolis. It is the first in the world to put the 5g system online. Verizon said that 5G network will soon cover over 30 different markets. The 5G network works 10 times faster than 4G. That means if you’re using 5G you will have speed ranging anywhere from 450 megabits per second to up to 1 gigabit per second. Not many phones are 5G compatible in the US yet. Samsung will launch the first batch of 5G enabled phones with Verizon in the month of June. T Mobile and Sprint too will soon launch their 5G networks. “This is the latest in our string of 5G firsts,” said Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg in a statement. Meanwhile, South Korea became the first country in the world, beating the US and China to launch its 5G network. The services are activated on Samsung Galaxy S10 phones. The race to the 5G system is considered a breakthrough moment as it will propel other techs such as smart cities, driverless cars, leading to better economic growth. As reported by the Reuters.
Facebook Exposes Tens of Millions of Users’ Data, How Serious Is It?
The mighty social media giant has done it again. The company has exposed at least 540 million Facebook users’ data. The researchers at UpGuard found two instances where Facebook left users’ data on public Amazon cloud servers. The details of which are published on its site. Leaked data is from Facebook’s third-party apps.
Amazon Is Stealthily Removing the Special Treatment It Gave to Its Own Products, Is Amazon Becoming Vulnerable?
Amazon is removing the special treatment it gave to its own products from Amazon.com. The recent tight scrutiny of tech giants might be a cause behind this action. Amazon is doing this quietly. In recent weeks, Amazon has scaled down the promotion of its own products from its e-commerce site. Amazon is the first tech giant to crumble under pressure, who’s next? Facebook or Google maybe? Check out the report here.
A Bill to Help Publishers, Will Social Media Giants Budge?
Since 2006, the ad revenue has fallen $31 billion, according to the publishers in the US. Now a new bill seeks to give more control in the hands of the publishers. Once passed, it will allow more room to wiggle and bargain with the social media giants such as Facebook and Google. EU is already miles ahead in this respect where tech giants are forced to pay more tax and collaborate more with the publishers. A similar bill lapsed last time, but this time the bill has the support of the bipartisan. Link.
NASA Wants Astronauts on Mars by 2033, But Can It?
NASA expressed interest to fasten its timeline for the moon landing and setting its sight on the next big thing, the Mars landing. The premier space agency wants to land astronauts on Moon by 2024 and on Mars by 2033. But it seems all too difficult as it doesn’t have the required resources. It could only achieve this feat if it secures adequate support for both the missions. Link.