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Apple Responds to Privacy Critics, Facebook Prepares Antitrust Lawsuit

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Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the CPDP data protection conference. In his statement, he criticized apps and platforms that he believes collect too much user data and contribute to misinformation. Earlier, the head of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, called Apple one of the main competitors of the social network.

Cook did not name specific companies in his speech. He stated that he did not approve of platforms supporting “conspiracy theories and incitement to violence for audience engagement.”

“In a time of widespread misinformation and conspiracy theories, we cannot turn a blind eye to technology theory, which says that any interaction is a good interaction, the longer the better, and all with the aim of collecting as much data as possible,” Cook said.

He also criticized towards platforms that he believes encourage entry into extremist communities and support vaccine distrust. Cook believes that the end result of this approach to technology is a polarization of society and a loss of trust, and stresses that “the social dilemma should not be allowed to turn into a social catastrophe.” He also criticized the overly active, in his opinion, collection of personal data from users, and explained which technologies should be considered ethical.

“We believe ethical technologies are technologies that work for you. These are technologies that help you, not let you sleep. It’s a technology that will fade into the background when you go hiking or swimming, but will alert you when your heart rate is high or help you when you fall. And at the same time, privacy and security should always come first, because no one can give up user rights to create a great product. ”

The day before, during a teleconference on Facebook income, the head of the social network Mark Zuckerberg characterized Apple as one of the main competitors of Facebook and stated that Apple is promoting its messenger bypassing fair competition.

According to Zuckerberg, Apple has many incentives to exploit its dominant position on the platform, and the corporation “interferes with the applications of Facebook and other companies, preferring their own.”

Zuckerberg cited iMessage as an example. He pointed out that it is the most used messenger in the United States for the reason that it is preinstalled on all iPhones. According to Zuckerberg, Apple’s behavior affects the operation of “millions of businesses around the world.”

Tensions between Apple and Facebook have been building in recent months. Today it became known that Facebook may be preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple regarding transparency new privacy rules in iOS 14 due to take effect in the spring. As a result of the changes, app developers will be required to ask users for permission to track and use their IDFAs for ad targeting. Facebook, which makes most of its money from ads, views Apple’s change as a threat to personalized ads.

how writes The Information, a potential lawsuit by the social network is likely to indicate that Apple is forcing external developers to adhere to rules that its own applications are not required to follow. As the publication points out, citing its own sources in the company, Facebook may ultimately refuse to file a claim.

Facebook has not confirmed plans to file a lawsuit, but has expressed its position on Apple’s power over the App Store in comments for CNet.

“As we have stated on numerous occasions, we believe that Apple is behaving anticompetitively, using its control over the App Store to profit from app developers and small businesses,” a company spokesman said.

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Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms of the 80s. It is generated by neural networks

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Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms

On the Twitch platform, they launched the series Nothing, Forever in the style of sitcoms of the 80s. It is notable for the fact that it is completely created using neural networks. Replicas for the series are “invented” by ChatGPT, and DALL-E, Stable Diffusion and Azure Cognitive Services generate a picture, which is then played using the Unity game engine. For voice acting, a speech synthesizer is used.

Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms of the 80s.  It is generated by neural networks

The series is constantly being created and developed based on the feedback of the viewers. At the same time, even very good jokes sometimes come across, although often the characters speak out of place or even simply remain silent. There are also animation bugs.

Overall, the visuals are similar to the first 3D PC and console games, and the scenes are fairly repetitive.

The series is based on the 1980s sitcom Seinfeld. The series can be watched here. In the future, the authors intend to create other similar projects to compete with Netflix series. They will also be endless, or at least very long.

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How so, Microsoft? A third party developer has already added ChatGPT to Word

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How so Microsoft A third party developer has already added

Creative Data Studios has developed a plug-in for Microsoft Word called Ghostwriter ChatGPT that adds chatbot functionality to a text editor. The novelty was created without the participation of Microsoft.

How so, Microsoft?  A third party developer has already added ChatGPT to Word

There are currently two versions of the plugin available: $10 and $25. The first is limited to short responses of two paragraphs and uses only the ChatGPT language model. A more advanced one is devoid of such restrictions, it uses all OpenAI models. You can install the plugin through the Office Add-in Store.

In addition, the developers promise an early release of similar plug-ins for all applications from the Microsoft package: Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote. After the release of the add-on pack, users who have already purchased the plugin for Word will receive a discount.

According to Patrick Husting, who developed Ghostwriter, Microsoft will most likely disable Ghostwriter in the future when its own implementation of ChatGPT support is ready. However, this option can still be used.

Earlier it was reported that Microsoft has already added support for the GPT-3.5 model to Teams Premium, which will allow the neural network to listen to conversations, draw notes and plans based on the results. Microsoft also plans to add ChatGPT to the Bing search engine, but there, according to rumors, there will already be GPT-4.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max in a camera battle. Published a large video comparison of the two flagships

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Despite the fact that there are still two weeks before the start of sales of Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones, full reviews of the camera of the older novelty have already been published on the Web. The author of the famous SuperSaf channel compared the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera with the iPhone 14 Pro Max camera.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max in a camera battle.  Published a large video comparison of the two flagships

Unfortunately, although the comparison is voluminous, it is far from being as informative as it happens on some other channels. However, there is still a lot of information.

As you can see, in low light, the brainchild of Samsung shows a wider dynamic range and detail. This is true for all cameras, including the ultra wide and tele cameras. But when shooting video at night, everything is not so clear. At least the Korean smartphone has a lot more noise and slower autofocus.

Of course, Samsung easily wins in the comparison of cameras, because it has two of them at once. Already at 10x zoom, the difference is very noticeable, and the iPhone cannot offer more than 15x at all.

Cinematic Mode on the iPhone clearly looks better, in addition, we can note a fairly significant difference in color reproduction, both in the photo and in the video.

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