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What’s New Today: A Microsoft employee unintentionally announced that the Notepad app in Windows 11 will be receiving tabs in the fresh version of Notepad.
Fast-Track Insights: Winter storm in the US causes a decline in bitcoin mining hash rate. For US bitcoin miners, the recent winter storm has created a unique set of challenges.
Shiva Ayyadurai, a PhD candidate at MIT and “the inventor of email,” tweeted Elon Musk about his desire to lead Twitter. Ayyadurai stressed his qualifications in his speech, claiming to have founded seven highly successful high-tech software companies and holding four degrees from MIT. Additionally, he asked for details on how to apply for Twitter’s CEO position. Ayyadurai’s tweet received a lot of attention, and many users commented in favour of his candidacy. While some complimented his accomplishments and skills in the computer sector, others expressed doubt about his prospects of truly succeeding Jack Dorsey as CEO of Twitter.
Inadvertently revealing that Windows 11’s Notepad software will have a tabs feature is a Microsoft employee. The employee, a senior product manager at Microsoft, provided a picture of a version of Notepad with tabs, according to the American technology news website The Verge. He excitedly exclaimed with a loudspeaker emoji, “Notepad in Windows 11 now supports tabs!” A Microsoft internal caution was visible in the screenshot: “Confidential Do not screenshot or discuss features.” It implied that the tabs feature of Microsoft was still undergoing preliminary internal testing.
400 million Twitter users’ data were compromised, according to a hacker list that was published. Check to see whether your info has been compromised. The sample data consists of email addresses, usernames, follower counts, creation dates, and, in certain cases, the individuals’ phone numbers. In one of the largest Twitter data breaches, 400 million Twitter users’ private information was sold on the dark web. Following his criticism of Twitter’s policies and procedures, Elon Musk might be faced with a breach of this size. The last hack, which affected more than 5.4 million users, is already being investigated by the DPC.
The disgraced FTX’s former CEO was spotted by the crypto community in the business lounge at JFK airport. Before his journey to San Francisco, Bankman-Fried was “relaxing” with his laptop and other possessions. Bankman-Fried was granted free on a record bail of $250 million, which his parents covered. According to rumours, his parents are Oxford University law professors. The crypto community is therefore sceptical about his family’s capacity to cover such a huge bail sum. People who were impacted by the FTX collapse have consequently been keeping an eye on his recent public views.
From 230 EH/s to 156 EH/s, the hash rate used in bitcoin mining has drastically decreased. US bitcoin miners have faced a unique set of challenges as a result of the recent winter storm. As nationwide power supply irregularities continue, recent reports claim that the latest US winter storm has seriously distracted bitcoin miners. From 230 EH/s to 156 EH/s, the bitcoin channel’s hash rate dropped. A significant portion of the miners made the decision to stop working.