Twitter will get rid of inactive accounts

As Elon Musk tweeted, Twitter is going to “purge” accounts that haven’t been active in the past few years. We’re purging accounts that have had no activity at all for several years, so you will probably see follower count drop — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 8, 2023 His message didn’t ... Read more

Google will change search results in favor of conversations with artificial intelligence and content creators

Google plans to change search results to integrate answers generated by artificial intelligence, reports The Wall Street Journal. These changes are in response to significant shifts in the way people access information on the Internet, including the emergence of chatbots such as ChatGPT. The company plans to include conversations with ... Read more

Now Gmail will also have a blue checkmark to better verify senders

Google’s Gmail email service has decided to add a blue checkmark to emails to improve sender verification, writes 9to5Google. The existing system works on the Brand Indicators for Message Identification (BIMI) standard. In it, brand logos appear in the avatar slot of the sender’s name and address. The system is ... Read more

You no longer need a password to sign in to your Google Account

If you check the security settings section of your Google Account, you should see a new Passkeys option. This is an authentication technology that offers passwordless access to services. Google now allows you to use Passkeys to log into your personal account. The technology uses biometric data — your fingerprint, ... Read more

The modern Internet is 30 years old. On April 30, 1993, CERN released the World Wide Web into open access

30 years ago, on April 30, 1993, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN, made an important announcement. CERN Director of Research Walter Hoogland and Director of Administration Helmut Weber decided to publicize the World Wide Web tool, first proposed by scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989, to allow scientists and ... Read more

Nextdoor uses generative AI to encourage users to “rephrase” unfriendly messages

Nextdoor is a social network for a community of neighbors where you can get local advice, buy and sell things, borrow tools, learn about local businesses and read the news. The service presented a new function that uses generative artificial intelligence. An in-app assistant will help users rephrase “potentially unfriendly” ... Read more

Artificial intelligence started to create funny but disgusting trailers and advertisements

A new type of content created by artificial intelligence is actively spreading on the Internet. These are trailers for fictional films and advertisement, reports CNET. A characteristic feature of such videos is that they are funny and at the same time disgusting. In such AI trailers, you can see distorted ... Read more

The White House is looking into how companies are using AI to manage workers

The White House is studying how companies use artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor and manage employees. In Joe Biden’s administration, the practice is seen as increasingly widespread and potentially damaging. This is reported by Bloomberg. “While these technologies can benefit both workers and employers in some cases, they can also ... Read more

Samsung banned employees from using AI tools

Samsung Electronics banned employees from using generative artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT. The company made this decision after discovering that confidential code had been uploaded to the platform, according to Bloomberg. The manufacturer communicated the new policy to one of its largest departments via memo. In it, they expressed ... Read more

The “godfather of AI” left Google and warned about the risks to humanity

Geoffrey Hinton, often called the “godfather of artificial intelligence,” resigned from Google and spoke out about the risks associated with AI. This is reported by The New York Times. Dr. Hinton was a pioneer in the field of AI. In 2012, he and two students created a neural network that ... Read more

You can now listen to podcasts in YouTube Music

YouTube Music has received another update that adds the ability to listen to podcasts. So far, this functionality is available only in the US, but Google promises to expand its geography in the future. You don’t need a paid Music Premium or YouTube Premium subscription to listen to podcasts. You ... Read more

Ukrainian Dmytro Herasymenko’s Yep search engine launched YepTLDR – an AI-based information summarization tool, search engine, created by Dmytro Herasymenko‘s Ahrefs SEO company, launched YepTLDR, a free tool for summarizing information using artificial intelligence, available to users in 195 countries. YepTLDR provides concise answers to search queries in English based on the content of the top search results and links to sources of ... Read more

Meta wants to give billions of people access to AI-powered chatbots

Meta sees an opportunity to bring AI-powered chatbots to billions of people. This was announced to investors by the CEO of the technological giant, Mark Zuckerberg. At the same time, he did not specify exactly how Meta will add generative AI to its applications, writes The Verge. “We’re exploring chat ... Read more

Microsoft Edge caught giving Bing data about the sites you visit

As Reddit user found out, Microsoft browser Edge sends almost all URLs that its users visit to the Bing API website. There is currently no official information on why Edge does this, but Rafael Rivera, one of the developers of the EarTrumpet system utility, who was addressed by The Verge ... Read more

In the USA, they want to ban children under 13 from joining social networks

In the US, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a new federal bill that would set a minimum age for social media users and require companies to obtain parental consent before creating accounts for teenagers. This was reported by CNN Business. The document aims to address the so-called mental health ... Read more

Google Meet has added the option of streaming in Full HD quality for users of Google One 2 TB and above

Video conferences in Google Meet will now become even clearer thanks to the new streaming option in 1080p. However, it can currently be enjoyed only by Google One users who have at least 2 TB of cloud storage space, as well as owners of Workspace premium subscriptions. Of course, in ... Read more

Tinder will ask for a video selfie to verify the user’s identity

Tinder will now ask users to take a video selfie to verify their identity and avoid fraud, writes The Verge. The new feature will act as a new verification method for users worldwide. It will be necessary to get a blue tick. For this, a person will have to record ... Read more

The European Commission named the companies that must comply with the new rules for using the Internet

From August 25, the European Commission will require 19 large platforms and search engines to comply with new rules regarding content on the Internet. The institution announced that it has made the first decisions on listing companies under the Digital Services Act (DSA), writes Ars Technica. The list includes YouTube, ... Read more

OpenAI has enabled history to be turned off in ChatGPT for people’s privacy

ChatGPT users can now turn off their chat history, so OpenAI will not use chat data to train AI models. This was reported by Bloomberg. To do this, account holders must click a switch in their settings. Such an option can be a guarantee of privacy for people who share ... Read more

Opera One — a new browser with a modular design

Opera Software presented Opera One — full redesigned browser, which is going to replace the current desktop Opera for Windows, MacOS and Linux. Opera One features an updated interface, integration with AI chatbots, and tab management features. The developer claims that Opera One is the first Chromium browser to use ... Read more

Elon Musk accidentally revealed a test account on Twitter, where he pretends to be a child

Due to his eccentric behavior, critics often call Elon Musk a “man-child”, emphasizing his immature actions and behavior. Today, Musk gave critics a new topic for discussion by accidentally revealing his additional Twitter account in a screenshot. And, of course, it was found immediately. The account appears to be used ... Read more

Google Authenticator now syncs with your Google account

Google Authenticator is one of the best applications for two-factor authentication (2FA), but it used to have a rather significant caveat — the one-time passwords it generated were stored only on the device where it was installed. Accordingly, access to passwords was only from one device. This meant that if ... Read more

Midjourney seems to be having issues with the game controllers

AI generator Midjourney learns quickly and creates almost photorealistic images, but errors in its work still happen – and sometimes quite funny. Reddit user showed the results of Midjourney’s work on with the request “female influencer relaxing playing PlayStation 5 having a blast”. And if there are almost no issues ... Read more

ChatGPT generates unreliable code, but doesn’t say so until asked

ChatGPT produces mostly untrustworthy code, but doesn’t warn users about flaws until they ask about it themselves. Scientists from the University of Quebec in Canada came to this conclusion, writes The Register. Raphaël Khoury, Anderson Avila, Jacob Brunelle, and Baba Mamadou Camara conducted the research and described it in the ... Read more

Elon Musk has returned free verification to celebrities on Twitter

Elon Musk has restored blue verification badges on Twitter for users with more than 1 million followers, writes The Daily Beast. “Friends told me my blue verified check was restored. Dont know why. I’ve paid nothing. I gave no number,” tweeted Seinfeld star Jason Alexander. This goes against Musk’s idea ... Read more