Top news this week, 4th-8th of September 2023

Top news this week

Top interesting announcements


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.


China has banned the use of iPhones for central government officials

China’s government has banned officials at central government agencies from bringing foreign-branded phones, including the iPhone, into offices or using them for government work. The aim is reportedly to reduce reliance on foreign technology and improve cybersecurity.


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.


Zoom unveiled a new chatbot named ‘AI Companion’

One of Zoom AI Companion’s new capabilities allows for users to quickly catch up if they’re late to a Zoom meeting by asking questions through a side panel. Post-meeting, users can get Zoom recordings with highlights, as well as auto-generated meeting summaries.


Google unveiled a new Android logo

Google changed its mobile OS branding into “Android” with a capital A instead of all lowercase letters. The company is also updating the droid logo to a 3D avatar.


Top new products


Xiaomi 13T

Xiaomi 13T has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display, MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. It comes with a 5000mAh battery.


Google Pixel 8 Pro

Pixel 8 Pro will have a 6.7-inch OLED screen, Tensor G3 processor, 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. It will come with a 4,950mAh battery.


Huawei Mate 60 Pro+

Mate 60 Pro+ has a 6.82-inch OLED display, Kirin 9000s processor, 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage. It comes with a 5000mAh battery.

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