Today’s top tech news: FaceApp’s overhyped security issues, Elon Musk wants to test brain chips on humans and the ‘absurdity’ of Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Facebook's new Libra digital currency is aimed at a huge potential market for financial services, the entire developing world, with billions of people in areas such as Sub-Saharan Africa, where financial services are often less sophisticated and many people don't use traditional banking accountsAP



  • FaceApp isn’t the one to blame for having access to your library, it's a loophole in Apple’s operating system.
  • Elon Musk has a chip to cure brain disorders and help with paralysis — all he needs is FDA approval to kick off human trials in 2020.
  • Facebook is trying to convince the US government that its new cryptocurrency is a good idea but no one's buying it.
  • Azim Prem Ji, Wipro Chairman, attending his last general meeting on Tuesday and highlighted four areas of technology that could benefit the company’s growth.
  • Flipkart founder, Sachin Bansal, has made a new investment — this time in boAt, a Delhi-based startups focused on selling electronic audio equipment.

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​FaceApp returns to smartphones but its not stealing your data

​FaceApp returns to smartphones but its not stealing your data

FaceApp, the Russian artificial intelligence (AI) based photo editor infamous for switching out user ethnicities, is building hype over its aging and anti-aging algorithms for photos.

Its return has also brought back security concerns from users about how the app is using their data and whether its uploading photos from the library in the background.

Experts conclude that the security loopholes while using the photo editor might be more Apple’s fault than FaceApp.

​Azim Premji announces four technologies that Wipro will focus on as he bid adieu

​Azim Premji announces four technologies that Wipro will focus on as he bid adieu

Wipro Chairman Azim Premji attended his last annual general meeting and addressed its employees and shareholders.

Premji mentioned that Digital, Cloud, Engineering Services and Cyber Security are going to be the four big areas of investments for the company.

He also added that the operating margins of the company had improved by 1.8%.

​Sachin Bansal invests in boAt headphones, which says it sells five units every minute

​Sachin Bansal invests in boAt headphones, which says it sells five units every minute

Flipkart co-founder Sachin Bansal has invested ₹20 crore in venture debt in boAt, a Delhi-based electronics company that focuses on audio equipment, through his firm BAC Acquisitions.

The three-year old brand has already registered ₹100 crores in FY'18 as gross sales and is eyeing ₹500 crores in the next couple of years.

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