Twitter Boss Elon Musk Has Gone Private on His Own Platform. Why? ‘Elon Musk’s Use of Dogecoin on Twitter Could Land Him in Trouble with the SEC’ Says An Attorney

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Good morning tech fam, here are some quick tech updates for you to catch on to!

What’s New Today: According to Facebook, if WhatsApp users want privacy, they should not have a Facebook account.

Fast-Track Insights: The Ethereum Developers Have Launched “Zhejiang,” A New Testnet for ETH Withdrawals.

Since his takeover of Twitter, Elon Musk has embraced the trial-and-error method. Some call this a strange development, but the Twitter CEO has gone private on his platform until February 2. What’s the reason? To see if private accounts increase one’s reach on the platform. ‘Something is wrong,’ Musk said to Libs of TikTok on Twitter. Only Musk’s followers can see his tweets while he is in private. His action came after some Twitter users claimed that making their accounts private significantly increased their reach. The development has perplexed people. Memes have been created. “Elon Musk has made his Twitter account private in order to see if private messages appear more frequently than non-private messages. Unfortunately, Twitter does not have any test accounts, so the boss must use his. “Perhaps they could change that,” one Twitter user speculated.

During a hearing before the Indian Supreme Court, WhatsApp’s lawyers urged the court that Indian users who desire more privacy can use WhatsApp instead of having a Facebook account. Do you use WhatsApp and also have a Facebook account? If you wish to have more privacy, you should erase your Facebook account. So, according to WhatsApp’s lawyers. During a hearing in the Indian Supreme Court, senior lawyer Kapil Sibal informed the court that WhatsApp users’ data is only shared with Facebook in limited circumstances and that if users want complete privacy, they should ideally use WhatsApp without a Facebook account. These WhatsApp submissions to the court come at a time when the court is hearing an appeal against WhatsApp’s privacy policy.

OpenAI launches a pilot program with ChatGPT Plus for $20 per month. Given what some of the popular AI content generators charge for the service, the ChatGPT pricing appears to be competitive. Fill out the waitlist form here to gain access to ChatGPT Plus. According to the OpenAI blog, however, the company will continue to provide ChatGPT for free. Subscribers will have general access to ChatGPT, even during peak times, faster response times, and priority access to new features and improvements, according to OpenAI. However, the benefits do not appear to be substantial because it is difficult to predict what new features OpenAI might have in the future.

According to crypto news, XRP-supporting attorney John Deaton questioned whether Twitter CEO Elon Musk would face an SEC lawsuit if he allowed Dogecoin (DOGE) payments on his social media platform. While Deaton considers such a scenario to be “ridiculous,” the legal expert does not rule it out. The attorney, who has previously been harshly critical of the SEC, claims that the agency is “malicious.” According to reports, Twitter is seeking regulatory approval for a new payment system. According to reports, it will initially support only fiat currencies, but Musk intends to add cryptocurrency support as well. While it is unclear which cryptocurrencies will be supported by Twitter, the meme cryptocurrency Dogecoin appears to be the most likely option.

Ethereum developers are preparing to launch a new test environment for the highly anticipated withdrawals of staked ETH tokens. The new testnet, dubbed “Zhejiang,” is required for developers and regular users to test how the network handles withdrawals of staked ETH. Technically, the new feature is known as Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP)-4895. Allowing withdrawals of staked ETH is a much-anticipated feature, as users who have staked their ETH on Ethereum’s new proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain have previously been unable to withdraw – or ‘unstake’ – their tokens.