Daily News – 8th of August 2023

Zoom policy
Zoom removed the policy that allowed it to train AI on customer data

The policy, which went into effect on July 27, 2023, stated that Zoom may compile “Service Generated Data” based on the customer content and how the software is used. Now the company has updated its terms of service after widespread backlash, clarifying that it won’t use user content to train artificial intelligence algorithms without consent.


WhatsApp will add voice chats, a feature that creates an ongoing group audio conversation

WhatsApp’s latest beta version has a new feature that lets groups of up to 32 people connect for a spoken session. Voice chats in WhatsApp are, like its other messages, end-to-end encrypted by default.


EU is investigating the acquisition of Figma by Adobe over competition concerns

Adobe is planning to buy web design platform Figma fot $20 billion. The European Commission warned that if the acquisition goes through, Adobe could be in a position to restrict the supply of interactive product design tools and the supply of digital asset creation tools.


Google Search added a grammar check tool

Google says its grammar checker will see “if a phrase or sentence is written in a grammatically correct way or how to correct it, if not”. Users can activate the feature by using keywords like “grammar check” or “check grammar” in the search bar alongside the text. At the moment, the feature is only available in English.


New products


Google Pixel 8

Pixel 8 will have a 6.17-inch display, 128GB or 256GB of storage and a 4,485 mAh battery. It will come with a 50 MP main camera.


OnePlus Ace 2 Pro

The phone will have a 6.7-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and up to 24GB of RAM. It will come with a 5,000mAh battery.

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