The European Council has approved new regulations mandating that all smartphones sold in EU need to have replaceable batteries by 2027
The new rules will apply to all smartphones, regardless of where they are manufactured. Apple, Samsung, and other OEMs will need to design their devices so that consumers can easily remove and replace batteries by 2027. The batteries will also have to be labeled with clear instructions on how to replace them.
A WordPress plugin installed on more thay 1 million sites logged plaintext passwords
The All-In-One Security (AIOS) plugin for WordPress sites has registered user passwords in plain text for several weeks and stored them in a database accessible to site administrators. To fix this problem, the developers released a patch.
Google’s Bard AI chatbot is now available in the EU
Bard is now available in over 230 countries and territories worldwide and it can answear questions in more than 40 languages. Google also added new features, including the ability to pin and rename conversations, share responses with friends, and change the tone and style of the responses from Bard.
FTC opened an investigation into OpenAI’s ChatGPT for possible consumer protection law violations
The FTC asked OpenAI to respond to dozens of requests ranging from how it obtains the data it uses to train its large language models to descriptions of ChatGPT’s “capacity to generate statements about real individuals that are false, misleading, or disparaging”.
Galaxy Tab S9 FE+
Galaxy Tab S9 FE+ will have a 12.4-inch display, Exynos 1380 processor and 8 GB of RAM.
ZTE nubia Z50S Pro
The phone will have Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and 12GB RAM. It will be launched on July 20.