Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, was named Wednesday as Time magazine?s 2019 Person of the Year. The 16-year-old first made headlines with her solo strike against global warming outside Sweden?s parliament in August 2018. .@GretaThunberg is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/YZ7U6Up76v

YouTube broadened its anti-harassment policies on Wednesday to include a ban on ?implied? threats along with insults based on race, gender identity or sexual orientation. ?We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation,? global head of trust and safety Matt Halprin said in an online post.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media ? with the goal of combating online violence, hate and disinformation. Dorsey on Tuesday announced he would fund an independent team of five architects, engineers, and designers ? dubbed Bluesky ? to develop an ?open and decentralized standard for social media.?

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who became the voice of conscience for a generation facing the climate change emergency, was named Wednesday as Time magazine?s 2019 Person of the Year. The 16-year-old first made headlines with her solo strike against global warming outside Sweden?s parliament in August 2018. .@GretaThunberg is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/YZ7U6Up76v

Lawyers for Huawei’s chief financial officer have won a court battle after a judge asked Canada’s attorney general to hand over more evidence and documents relating to the arrest of Meng Wanzhou, according to a court ruling released on Tuesday. Meng’s legal team has contested her extradition in the Canadian courts on grounds that the United States is using it for economic and political gain, and that she was unlawfully held, searched and interrogated by Canadian authorities acting for the U.S.

LONDON: The old image of bitcoin miners is of young techies in their bedrooms, hunched over laptops that solve maths puzzles to earn new coins. Now they’re more likely to be savvy startups with ultra-high-speed chips and massive, power-guzzling machines. And, in a new development, they’re beginning to look to financial derivatives to hedge against the wild swings in their electricity needs that can turn profits to dust.

Needham and Co was the fourth Wall Street brokerage in two months to cut its rating for Netflix on Tuesday, arguing competition from new streaming services could lead to the loss of 4 million premium U.S. subscribers next year. Needham analyst Laura Martin, who downgraded the California-based tech giant to “underperform”, believes Netflix will have to add a lower priced service to compete with competitors including Apple Inc’s Apple TV+ service and Walt Disney Co’s Disney+.

ISLAMABAD: BOLTS Limited has partnered with the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad to develop a state-of-the-art Transformer Health Monitoring System. Pro-Rector (RIC) NUST, Rear Admiral (Retd) Dr Nassar Ikram, and BOLTS (Private) Limited Chairman, Usama Qureshi, signed the agreement in the federal capital on December 9  in the presence of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant on information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has said the government is determined to establish more technology parks in educational institutions to promote knowledge based economy. In a tweet, referring to the establishment of Science and Technology Park at National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Firdous Ashiq Awan said this project will play the role of a bridge between academia and the industry.

Wearing a pair of black-rimmed glasses and a red T-shirt, an eight-year-old Chinese boy is logged in for an online coding lesson ? as the teacher. Vita has set up a coding tutorial channel on the Chinese video streaming site Bilibili since August and has so far garnered nearly 60,000 followers and over one million views.