Meta's Costly Mistake: Company Receives Unprecedented $1.3 Billion Fine for Mishandling Facebook Data Transfers"
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has been hit with a staggering $1.3 billion fine (€1.2 billion) by EU data regulators. This landmark penalty is the largest of its kind and comes with a significant order for Meta to cease transferring the personal data of EU citizens to the United States. The ruling by Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) stems from concerns over privacy violations and traces back to the revelations made in 2013 by whistleblower Edward Snowden about US mass surveillance programs.
In a significant move that has Windows users rejoicing, Microsoft has officially revealed that Windows 11 will soon feature native support for popular archive formats, including RAR, tar, 7-zip, gz, and others. This development comes as a welcome change, as users have been waiting for decades to see such functionality built directly into the Windows operating system. In this blog post, we delve into the details of Microsoft's announcement and the potential implications it holds for file management on Windows 11.
Fresh reports have emerged that revive the previous speculations about a potential partnership between MediaTek and Nvidia for upcoming mobile chips. These reports resurface several months after initial rumors hinted at MediaTek's intention to incorporate Nvidia AI GPUs into their top-of-the-line mobile System-on-Chip (SoC). The latest information indicates that MediaTek, the manufacturer of mobile SoCs, is planning to integrate Nvidia GPUs into their forthcoming mobile processors.
OpenAI is bringing ChatGPT to mobile devices with the launch of an official iOS app. This development comes in response to the proliferation of unofficial and questionable ChatGPT services on the App Store. The new ChatGPT app, which is free to use and ad-free, allows users to conveniently access the popular AI chatbot on the go. Notably, the app will support voice input, further enhancing the user experience. However, initially, its availability will be limited to users in the United States. With the official ChatGPT app, OpenAI aims to provide a reliable and trustworthy solution for mobile users seeking to interact with the AI chatbot. This move underscores OpenAI's commitment to expanding the accessibility and usability of their AI technologies and catering to the increasing demand for mobile applications.
In alignment with several prominent companies such as Samsung, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs, Apple has made the decision to prohibit the use of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing within its workforce. This measure is aimed at preventing inadvertent disclosure of confidential information and coincides with Apple's plans to develop its own in-house technology in this field.
Instagram, a well-known platform for sharing photos, is apparently undergoing a significant transformation in the realm of social media. Reports suggest that they are currently developing an exciting project called P92, also known as Project 92 or Barcelona. This initiative seeks to establish a decentralized social network designed specifically for creators and public figures. With the motto "Instagram for your thoughts," Project 92 aims to provide users with distinctive features and valuable opportunities. The news about this platform initially emerged some time ago.
Approximately five months before its scheduled release and just a week after being excluded from the Google I/O 2023 event, the next groundbreaking creation from the search giant has made its debut in a leaked 40-second video. This video, shared on Twitter by a highly trustworthy source (in collaboration with the reputable team at 91mobiles), showcases the first-ever glimpse of the Pixel 8 Pro in the hands of a genuine user (or more likely, a model). This early demonstration likely highlights one of the phone's exciting new features, while we have already been acquainted with its design in previous leaks.
After the immense hype surrounding the release of Nothing Phone (1), it seems that we are about to witness another wave of excitement with the upcoming launch of Nothing Phone (2). While Nothing has already confirmed a "summer 2023" release for the phone, recent revelations from a Geekbench listing hint at the potential specifications of this highly anticipated device.
Lava Agni 2 5G Unveils India's First MediaTek Dimensity 7050 Processor and Mesmerizing Curved AMOLED Display
Lava has introduced the Agni 2 5G in India, following the release of the Lava Agni 5G model in November 2021. The company had generated significant anticipation for this latest smartphone prior to its launch. The Agni 2 5G showcases a curved AMOLED display with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. Powering the device is the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 7050 5G SoC. Additionally, it boasts a notable circular module at the top center of its back panel, accommodating a quad rear camera setup.
Asus has recently unveiled its formidable entry into the handheld gaming market, introducing the Asus ROG Ally, a direct competitor to popular devices like the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch. This remarkable gaming handheld operates on the Windows 11 platform, enabling users to enjoy an extensive range of games from various sources such as game stores and cloud gaming platforms.