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5000 mAh, dual camera and a lot of memory for $ 130. Redmi 9 Activ presented

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Only a few hours ago we wrote that Redmi is preparing to release inexpensive smartphones Redmi 9 Activ and Redmi 9A Sport, and now the first one has already been officially presented in India. In fact, the Redmi 9 Activ is a slightly improved version of the regular Redmi 9: the top version now has 6 GB of RAM, and not 4 GB as before.

Redmi 9 Activ is built on a single-chip MediaTek Helio G35 platform, equipped with a 6.5-inch HD + IPS screen with a teardrop notch for the front camera with a resolution of 5 megapixels. The main camera has sensors with a resolution of 13 and 2 megapixels, but the second is not directly involved in shooting, it serves to determine the depth of the scene. A microSD slot is provided for expanding memory. The battery capacity was 5000 mAh, but there is no fast charging – the maximum power is only 10 watts.

5000 mAh, dual camera and a lot of memory for $ 130.  Redmi 9 Activ presented

Redmi 9 Activ runs Android 11 with MIUI 12. Sales in India will start tomorrow, the cost of the version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory is $ 130. The variant with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory is priced at $ 150. There are four colors for this model: black, green, blue and orange.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S first image arrives

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The source posted a photo of the Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S lens. This model is featured in Nikon’s mirrorless lenses. It belongs to the S-Line.

Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6 IS S first image arrives

According to reports, this lens will be unveiled on October 28th. At the same time, the manufacturer is expected to announce the development of another model highlighted in the above Nikon mirrorless lens release plan. This is a telephoto prime lens Nikkor Z 400mm f / 2.8 S.

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Facebook Papers Sheds Light on Social Media Moderation Issues

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The media, to which the company’s internal documents were leaked, claim that the company prioritizes profits over users.

The so-called Facebook Papers (an array of documents released to the public by former Facebook product director Francis Haugen) shed light on the problems with content moderation and the fight against disinformation on the platform. Major media outlets to which Haugen handed the documents, including Reuters, Bloomberg and The Washington Post, argue that the company prioritizes profit over user safety, although Facebook employees have repeatedly warned it of the potential risks.

For example, The Washington Post accuses Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg of downplaying the importance of reports that the site contributed to incitement to hatred, while addressing the US Congress. According to the newspaper, Zuckerberg knew that the problem was actually much more serious than it was reported to the public.

According to internal company documents, the platform removes less than 5% of hateful posts, and senior management (including Zuckerberg) was well aware of the platform dividing people into opposing camps. Facebook denies the allegations and claims its internal documents were misinterpreted.

Zuckerberg is also allegedly responsible for the decision not to suppress misinformation about COVID-19 in the early stages of the pandemic, as there could be a “significant trade-off with the influence of MSI” (meaningful social interaction – an internal Facebook metric). Facebook denies this, claiming that the documents have been misunderstood.

In turn, the news agency Reuters accused Facebook of regularly neglecting developing countries, which were allowed to publish publications inciting hatred and calling for extremist action. In other words, the company did not hire enough moderators with knowledge of the language and culture of these countries to effectively remove such content. Instead, it unjustifiably relied on its automatic moderation systems, which are ineffective in non-English-speaking countries. Again, Facebook denies these allegations.

According to reports from The New York Times, Facebook was well aware that the “Like” and “Share” functions (key elements of the social network) contributed to the spread of hate speech. As stated in a document titled “What Is Collateral Damage”, Facebook’s failure to address this issue will ultimately result in the company “actively (not necessarily knowingly) promoting such activity.” Again, Facebook claims the document was misinterpreted because the company would not harm its users.

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Huawei Mate 50, similar to Huawei P50 Pro, shown in renders

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According to rumors, Huawei has made serious progress in supplying components for its promising flagships of the Mate 50 line. Sources say that the most painful issue with single-chip systems has been resolved – Snapdragon 898 (albeit without a 5G modem) will be shipped by Qualcomm. In general, the future of the Mate 50 does not seem as vague as in the summer, but it is not yet clear what the smartphone will look like. One of the designers tried to offer his own vision of the Mate 50. And the person was inspired, apparently, the Huawei P50 Pro.

The Mate 50 shown in these renders is very similar to the P50 Pro, especially if we talk about the front panel with a screen extending to the side edges and a front camera embedded in the center.

Huawei Mate 50, similar to Huawei P50 Pro, shown in renders

Huawei Mate 50, similar to Huawei P50 Pro, shown in renders

If in the P50 Pro the main camera is shifted to the left, then in the Mate 50 it is located in the center. The modules are housed in two circular floors, all combined into one large circular chamber unit. Huawei has experimented with round camera blocks more than once, so such a solution may well be implemented in a production model. The designer, as you can see, depicted five modules, one of which is a periscope camera. The Huawei P50 Pro has one less module.

Huawei Mate 50, similar to Huawei P50 Pro, shown in renders

Huawei Mate 50, similar to Huawei P50 Pro, shown in renders

While there is no exact data on when the Huawei Mate 50 may debut. According to rumors, the premiere will take place closer to the summer (or early summer) of next year.

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