Top news this week, 3rd-7th of June 2024

Top news this week

Top interesting announcements


A leaked Google database reveals thousands of unreported privacy breaches from 2013 to 2018

The database shows Google’s mismanagement of sensitive data, including incidents like the YouTube Kids app recording children’s voices and saving license plates from Street View. The company confirmed the database’s contents, and it stated that all issues were reviewed and resolved, with some incidents involving third-party services.


Micrsoft is accused in EU of secretly collecting children’s data

Austrian advocacy group Noyb has filed two complaints claiming schoolchildren are likely being tracked by Microsoft education software. It also alleges that the company “installed cookies that, according to Microsoft’s own documentation, analyze user behavior, collect browser data and are used for advertising”.


TikTok is said to be working on US-specific version of its content algorithm

Reuters released a report claiming that TikTok employees in the US and China were ordered to separate millions of lines of code to create a cloned recommendation engine for US users.


Tech companies developed an AI networking standard but without Nvidia

AMD, Broadcom, Cisco, Google, HPE, Intel, Meta, and Microsoft have developed Ultra Accelerator Link (UALink), a new industry standard to enable high-speed, low-latency interconnection for datacenter grade AI and HPC accelerators.


Samsung announced that ‘Live Translate’ will be available on more third-party Android apps

The Samsung ‘Live Translate’ feature allows a user to help translate phone calls in real-time directly on the phone. Right now, the feature is only compatible with the Samsung’s Phone app on Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The company hasn’t explicitly announced the names of third-party apps that will be compatible with Live Translate.


Top new products


Oppo F27 Pro

Oppo F27 Pro will have a 6.7-inch OLED screen, Dimensity 7050 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It will come with a 5,000 mAh battery.


Xiaomi 14 Civi

Xiaomi 14 Civi will have Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor and a 4,700 mAh battery. It will be launched on June 12.


OnePlus Pad 2

The tablet will have a 12.1-inch screen, Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, 8GB or 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.

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