From bank fixed deposits (FDs) to PPF, how quickly you can withdraw your investments

When you invest in a financial instrument, it important to check about withdrawal.There are two types of bank FDs—with premature withdrawal and without premature withdrawal Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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Amazon will let you opt out of human review of Alexa recordings

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge First Google, then Apple, and now Amazon: all three are bowing to pressure from the EU over the issue of humans reviewing recordings from their respective digital assistants. While Apple and Google paused human review, Amazon has decided to offer a clearer, more comprehensive opt-out setting to Alexa users. Amazon already offered a much clearer set of privacy policies than either Google or Apple — having set up…

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Apple Card restrictions include no jailbreaking or cryptocurrency purchases

Image: Apple Apple has revealed more details about its upcoming credit card, and the Apple Card will come with one unique restriction and one not-so-unique restriction. Thanks to the card’s customer agreement, which was posted publicly on creditor Goldman Sachs’ website this afternoon, we know now the Apple Card won’t play nice with a jailbroken iPhone, via 9to5Mac. And according to Reuters, it will also come with a ban on purchasing cash advances and cash…

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Google starts selling its Titan security key in Canada, Japan, the UK, and France 

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge A year after arriving solely in the US, Google’s Titan two-factor authorization security key has now landed in Google’s online stores in Canada, Japan, the UK, and France. If you are working with sensitive data in one of those countries, it might be worth considering. Google’s Titan security key is a physical security solution that (similar to competition from Yubico and Feitian) enables hardware-based two-factor authentication for…

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Instagram and WhatsApp will add ‘from Facebook’ to their names

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Just how uncool can Facebook make Instagram and WhatsApp? If exerting more influence over the direction of both apps by installing Facebook executives wasn’t enough, now the social network giant is going to add “Facebook” to their names. Instagram will soon become “Instagram from Facebook” and WhatsApp will turn into “WhatsApp from Facebook.” The company already follows this approach with its Workplace app. The Information first reported…

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Roblox surpasses Minecraft with 100 million monthly players

Minecraft may be having a moment again thanks to newfound interest from popular YouTubers and an uptick in nostalgia-induced playing, but even the world-building crafting game can’t compete with Roblox. Roblox, a popular digital playground similar to communities like Habbo Hotel and games like Second Life, has hit a new milestone — 100 million monthly active users. The company celebrated by released an exclusive, limited-edition accessory for players, which can be redeemed for free. “Roblox…

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