Daily News – 5th of December 2023

Gmail spam detection
Gmail spam detection has received its ‘largest defense upgrades in recent years’

Google has added a new tool named RETVec (Resilient and Efficient Text Vectorizer) to fight against spam in Gmail. RETVec, which works with over 100 languages, aims to help build more resilient and efficient server-side and on-device text classifiers, while also being more robust and computationally less expensive.
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23andMe confirmed that hackers accessed data belonging to 6.9 million users

The company said that the breach affected around 5.5 million users who had DNA Relatives enabled, a feature that matches users with similar genetic makeups, while an additional 1.4 million people had their family tree profiles accessed. 23andMe now requires password changes from its users and implemented a two-step authentication login process for its website.
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Meta will be removing cross-platform chats between Instagram and Messenger

Instagram’s support webpage revealed that its users will no longer be able to chat with Facebook accounts starting this month. Also, Facebook accounts will no longer be able to view the Activity Status of an Instagram user or whether a message has been seen by them. While the company didn’t reveal the reason for this change, it is expected that the decision has been made due to Europe’s DMA (Digital Markets Act).
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Spotify will lay off 17% of the workforce

17% of jobs being cut will affect around 1,500 people at the company, but Spotify has not given exact numbers. This is the third time Spotify is laying off employees, on top of increasing prices of its Premium subscription service. In January 600 people were laid off, and 200 more from the Podcasts division were fired in July.
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New products

 

Huawei Enjoy 70

Huawei Enjoy 70 has a 6.75-inch display, Kirin 710A processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of storage. It comes with a 6,000mAh battery.
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Honor Magic 6 Lite

The phone has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It will come with a 5300 mAh battery.
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