Daily News – 4th of September 2023

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Meta may offer a paid subscription option to Instagram and Facebook in the EU to avoid ads

Meta might introduce this change as a response to the new regulations in the EU that forces the companies to be more transparent about its targeted advertising business. Users who pay for the subscriptions would not see ads, but Meta would also continue to offer free versions of the apps with ads in the EU.
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WhatsApp launched multi-account support for the beta version

WhatsApp is now testing a new multi-account functionality that enables users to add several accounts to the same device. The platform with also add a new settings interface.
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Facebook users can now stop Meta from using their personal data to train AI models

Meta updated its help resource center with a form that gives users some control over what personal data is used to train generative artificial intelligence models. With this form users can ask Meta to delete, inspect, or edit third-party-sourced information.
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Microsoft will remove WordPad from Windows

Microsoft is no longer updating WordPad and plans to remove the app from a future release of Windows. The company will recommed to users to migrate to Microsoft Word or Notepad.
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New products

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9

Galaxy Tab S9 will have an 11-inch display, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
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Honor Magic V2

The phone will have a 7.92-inch foldable OLED screen and a 6.43-inch OLED cover screen. It will come with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage.
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