Business and Economics
Twitter limits tweeting as prominent accounts spam out cryptocoin scams

By Paul Ducklin:: Social media often gets crazy, but not often as crazy as this.

Many prominent, verified Twitter accounts have been tweeting out cryptocoin scams, with fake tweets reported from an eclectic range of high-profile people and companies, apparently including Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Apple and many others.

The scam tweets reportedly included catchy – if highly unlikely – messages such as “Feeling greatful [note spelling blunder], doubling all payments made to my Bitcoin address,” urging people to pay out $1000 and get $2000 back.

Of course, it’s all a pack of lies – after all, if someone already had $1000 to gift you, why wouldn’t they just send it to you, instead of making you pay in $1000 first and then giving you your money back plus another $1000?
ASUS VivoBook S Series Laptops launched

ASUS VivoBook S Series laptops in Sri Lanka, specifically targeting the young users has been launched in Sri Lanka.

The ASUS VivoBook S series is a perennial favorite, and the new S14 and S15 models debut a new bolder look that’s sure to get pulses racing. If the flashy chassis colors aren’t enough to do that, the bold yellow Enter key will do the trick. Anodized diamond-cut chamfered edges give the slim chassis an even more svelte appearance and make it easier to open the lid, while the new VivoBook logo highlights the simple but extraordinary craftsmanship of this beautiful laptop.To celebrate a new decade, the VivoBook S lineup introduces new colors: Resolute Red is a bold color that will smolder on any desk, while Gaia Green is a softer color inspired by nature. Dreamy White exudes sophistication and sets off the laptop’s accents.

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Prof. Sritharan guest speaker at FASL’s Asia Fintech night

Prof. Sivaguru S. Sritharan, American Aerodynamicist and Mathematician and currently the Vice Chancellor at the Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences in Bengaluru, India will be a Guest Speaker and Guest of Honor at the ‘Asia Fintech Night’ which will be hosted by the Fintech Association of Sri Lanka(FASL) in collaboration with Colorado, USA based American Academy of Project Management(AAPM) and Global Academy of Finance and Management(GAFM). The event will be held on 5 December, at Hilton Colombo.

Prof. Sritharan served in civilian universities such as University of Southern California and University of Wyoming as faculty member and head of the department and also in the US Defense Department (U. S. Navy and U. S. Air Force) in various capacities ranging from scientist to leadership roles, and also held visiting positions at several international institutions.

He obtained a BSc (Honors) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sri Lanka (Peradeniya) and then obtained a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington and a Masters and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from University of Arizona.

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