Twitter won't remove inactive accounts after user backlash
After a backlash from its users, Twitter has decided not to remove inactive accounts until it finds a way to memoralise accounts of the deceased.
 
The micro-blogging platform on November 26 announced to permanently delete inactive accounts from December 11 that have not been used for more than six months. The action was to impact accounts belonging to the deceased.
 
"We've heard you on the impact that this would have on the accounts of the deceased. This was a miss on our part. We will not be removing any inactive accounts until we create a new way for people to memorialize accounts," Twitter said late Thursday.
 
"This impacts accounts in the EU only, for now. We've always had an inactive account policy but we haven't enforced it consistently. We're starting with the EU in part due to local privacy regulations (eg, GDPR)," it added.
 
The company had said that as part of its commitment to serve the public conversation, it is working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate, credible information people can trust across the platform.
 
In a fresh post, it said: "Beyond complying with GDPR, we may broaden the enforcement of our inactivity policy in the future to comply with other regulations around the world and to ensure the integrity of the service. We will communicate with all of you if we do".
 
"We apologize for the confusion and concerns we caused and will keep you posted".
 
Facebook lets dead users' friends and family report them as deceased and set up a special page for sharing memories about that person.
 
Twitter currently does not have a way to memorialize someone's account once they have passed on, but the team is thinking about ways to do this.
 
Any account that hasn't signed in for more than six months will receive the Twitter alert before the micro-blogging platform takes the action.
 
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    India puts into orbit Cartosat-3; touches 310 foreign satellite launch-mark
    India on Wednesday successfully placed into orbit its own earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and 13 American nano satellites in a text book style.
     
    In the process, India crossed the milestone of putting into orbit 300 foreign satellites. By putting the 13 American nano satellites into orbit, India till date has launched a total of 310 foreign satellites for a fee.
     
    Meanwhile, Cartosat-3, India's new earth observation satellite up in the sky will send sharp clarity images for urban planning, rural resource and infrastructure development, coastal land use and land cover and also for strategic/defence purposes.
     
    The Indian space agency officials said they would supply the required images for various agencies. It is for the user agency to decide on the image use.
     
    The images captured by the satellite can also be used for surveillance purposes while ISRO is silent on this aspect.
     
    The satellitea¿s payload has the capability of take sharp pictures with a ground resolution of 0.25 metre in Panchromatic and 1metre ground resolution or ground sample distance (GSD) in 4 Band Multispectral modes with a swath of 16 km, said ISRO.
     
    The Indian space agency also said, Cartosat-3 has many new technologies/elements like highly agile structural platform, payload platform, higher rate data handling and transmission systems, advanced onboard computer and new power electronics, dual gimbal antenna and others.
     
    "Extremely happy to declare PSLV-C47 precisely injected Cartosat-3 and 13 customer satellites in their desired orbit. Cartosat-3 is India's highest resolution civilian spacecraft that ISRO has built so far," ISRO Chairman K. Sivan said.
     
    He said ISRO has planned 13 missions during this fiscal -- six launch vehicle missions and 7 satellite missions before March 2020.
     
    At about 9.28 a.m. the rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-XL) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing about 320 ton with a one-way ticket hurtled itself towards the skies ferrying Cartosat-3.
     
    Sharing the ride with Cartosat-3 were 13 nano satellites from the USA for an undisclosed fee to be paid to NewSpace India Ltd -- the new commercial arm of ISRO.
     
    With the fierce orange flame at its tail further brightening up the morning skies, the rocket slowly gathered speed and went up and up enthralling the people at the rocket port while the rocket's engine noise like a rolling thunder adding to the thrill.
     
    About 17 minutes into the flight the rocket ejected Cartosat-3 into an orbit of 509 km at an inclination of 97.5 degrees.
     
    Soon after, the first of the American nano satellites was put into orbit. The final nano satellite was ejected into its intended orbit at about 27 minutes from the rocket's lift-off.
     
    According to ISRO, 12 of the US nano satellites are named as FLOCK-4P are earth observation satellites and the 13th is called MESHBED, a communication test bed satellite.
     
    The PSLV-XL is a four stage/engine expendable rocket powered by solid and liquid fuels alternatively. The rocket has six strap-on booster motors to give additional thrust during the initial flight stages.
     
    The launch success comes as a soothing agent for ISRO after its high profile moon lander Vikram crashed into the lunar surface on September 7, 2019.
     
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    Indian-origin founders of Outcome Health charged in $1 bn fraud
    Two co-founders and a former executive of Indian-origin at a health technology start-up have been charged in an alleged $1 billion fraud involving advertising, according to prosecutors.
     
    Rishi Shah, 33, and Shradha Aggarwal, 34, the co-founders of Outcome Health, and former executive Ashik Desai, 26, are among the six people accused of fraud "that targeted the company's clients, lenders and investors," the Justice Department said on Monday.
     
    "Outcome's former executives and employees allegedly deceived lenders, investors, and their own auditors by falsely representing revenue for additional profit," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General John Cronan.
     
    Outlining the case against them, Brian Hayes, the chief of the criminal division in the federal prosecutor's office for Chicago, said, "The deception alleged to have been committed by the defendants tricked clients into paying for advertising it failed to deliver and served to falsely inflate the value of Outcome Health."
     
    The Justice Department said that in 2015 and 2016 they allegedly "perpetrated a fraudulent scheme by selling clients - most of whom were pharmaceutical companies - advertising inventory the company did not have and then under-delivering on its advertising campaigns. Despite these under-deliveries, the company allegedly still invoiced its clients as if it had delivered in full."
     
    They also allegedly used inflated revenue figures to obtain a total of $972.5 million in debt and equity financing, the department said.
     
    Outcome Health said last month that the company entered into an agreement with the Justice Department under which it agreed not to prosecute the company for the "the past misconduct of the company's founders and select former employees."
     
    The company said it also agreed to pay $65.5 million as restitution to its customers.
     
    Oucome Health says it provides television in waiting rooms in health care facilities and tablet for patients in examining and infusion rooms as well wifi for patients.
     
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    Newme

    2 weeks ago

    Gujaratis should restrict their financial scams to India. In USA, there is always a electronic paper trial.

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    ABHIJIT TRIPATHI

    In Reply to Newme 2 weeks ago

    Haha. Well said.

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