Boxes will be mandatory in cars in 2022, Tesla is threatening to sell its Bitcoin, Amazon is launching a completely free Prime subscription, here is the recap of the week!
This week, we told you about new legislation that will come into effect in May 2022, which will require car manufacturers to integrate a black box into their vehicles. We also told you about yet another Elon Musk Twitter escapade that upended the price of Bitcoin, as well as attempts by streaming services to eradicate account sharing. Speaking of streaming service, Amazon launched a false hope by announcing miniTV, which was believed to be a free Prime Video. Finally, we explained to you why the images of Israel and Gaza appear blurry on Google Maps.
BLACK BOXES IN CARS FROM 2022
Manufacturers will have to integrate an ” event data recorder” in their cars from May 2022 . Used vehicles will be affected by this measure in 2024. The law wants these black boxes to record “a whole series of crucial anonymized data of the vehicle” . If these devices already exist in some models, users have repeatedly shown their disapproval of the measure, especially for privacy protection . For this reason, parliamentarians have provided for confidentiality clauses, in particular the ban on transmitting saved data to third parties., including insurance companies. In all cases, the system only records 5-second sequences before being erased.
WILL ELON MUSK SELL TESLA’S BITCOINS?
This is the question many worried investors are asking. Just two months after entering the cryptocurrency market, Tesla abruptly backed down . However, the firm has assured that it does not want to part with its stock. But one tweet – another one – from Elon Musk has cast doubt. “Bitcoiners are going to slap themselves next quarter when they learn that Tesla has sold the rest of its BTC holdings. With the amount of hatred that receives @elonmusk, I do not like him ” , said crypto-analyst Mr Whale on the social network. What the billionaire soberly replied: “Indeed”.As usual, it did not take more for Bitcoin to tumble in the process. The cryptocurrency immediately lost 7% of its value , dragging its sisters with it.
NETFLIX NO LONGER WANTS US TO SHARE OUR ACCOUNT
While in theory streaming services don’t have a problem with sharing their account with someone in the same household , the same is not true with a loved one living outside. However, many of the users log in with credentials that are not their own, and that Netflix, Amazon, and Disney + don’t necessarily like. Everyone tries to find solutions to overcome this very costly problem ( 2.5 billion dollars per year all the same), while trying not to rush their subscribers, for the risk of seeing them leave elsewhere. Suffice to say that the thing is far from easy.