⏱Can you hang a NFT on your wall?
Are robots people, and a Microsoft hack
Good morning everyone, and welcome to another work week! Let’s kill it!
0:05- just setting up my nft
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, announced on Friday that he would be selling the first ever tweet as an NFT. So what does that actually mean? Well, according to the digital auction house, Valuables, the buyer will be purchasing a “digital certificate of the tweet, unique because it has been signed and verified by the creator.” As of Sunday evening, the highest bid was a rather shocking $2.5M.
0:23- Robots are classified as... people?
Recently states such as Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida have all passed laws allowing delivery robots to operate on sidewalks and city streets. Pennsylvania even went so far as to legally classify them as “pedestrians” as long as they weigh less than 550 pounds and stay under 12mph. These decisions have been rather controversial, with the head of the National Associate of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) saying they “should be severely restricted if not banned outright.”
0:43- Exploiting Exchange Email
A recent attack attributed to Chinese hackers has now been found to have affected tens of thousands of small businesses and government officials. The hackers were able to gain access into the individual’s emails through a complex sequence of four flaws within the system. While in the user’s systems, the hackers were also able to install unauthorized software, indicating that the hacks required an extremely high level of sophistication. Microsoft has since released a software patch fixing the issue, so make sure you update!
1:05- Switzerland votes to ban full-face coverings
In a referendum yesterday, 51% of voters in Switzerland supported a ban on all full-face coverings in the country. This means that burqas, niqabs, and veils will all be prohibited unless citizens are in a place of worship. Switzerland’s government, and other groups had asked citizens to vote against the proposal, but the Swiss People’s Party (who initiated the referendum) was able to win enough support.
1:22- Relief soon?
Following a marathon voting session in the Senate on Saturday, the Democrats managed to pass the Covid relief package bill with a 50-49 vote that followed party lines. Democrat leaders indicated after the vote that the goal is to have the bill on Biden’s desk by March 14th- the date the current unemployment assistance expires.
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-The 90 Second News Team
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