Facebook posted a blog post in which the company announced that 1.3 billion accounts were removed from the social network of the same name between October and December 2020.
There are fake accounts on various platforms, but Facebook is more likely to see them than other social networks. The main purpose of creating fake accounts is to trick other users. Fake accounts are also created to spread misinformation.
The company said more than 35,000 people are working around the clock to eliminate misinformation on its platform. Against this backdrop, Facebook removed more than 12 million posts about COVID-19 and vaccines that global health experts have labeled as misinformation.
In the past year, a lot of false information has surfaced, conspiracy theories about coronavirus vaccines and so on. Facebook said the decision to weed out such misinformation was very helpful so that people can get the right information about preventing the spread of the virus, as well as getting vaccinated.
The Facebook disclosure of the disinformation data came after a scheduled review by the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. The committee is looking into how technology platforms, including Facebook, are fighting disinformation.
The popular WhatsApp messenger will improve privacy. The new feature will allow users to hide their phone numbers in groups. So far, this feature is only available in beta version 126.96.36.199. and only on Android.
It was announced by Mark Zuckerberg. The new feature will allow you to hide the number from all users in the group, but then open it to those who are included in the exclusion list. For now, this option is available. Other security enhancements have also been introduced. By the way, Telegram has had this feature for a long time.
“We will continue to create new ways to protect your communications and keep them private and secure as private conversations.“Zuckerberg said.
New features include:
- leaving group chats without notification for all participants;
- ban on taking screenshots in certain chats;
- a list of who can see when the user is online.
It is not yet reported when these features will appear in the release. Earlier, WhatsApp introduced a new feature for group chats.
Apple will bring back in iOS 16 a feature that disappeared on smartphones with FaceID
Apple has released the fifth developer beta of iOS 16, which has received many new features and visual changes. One of them was the battery percentage icon, which users have not seen since the iPhone X.
The fact is that with the release of models equipped with FaceID, there was no room left on the screen for percentages, so you had to turn on the Control Center or use widgets. In the latest iOS 16 beta, percentages will be displayed inside the battery icon in the status bar.
At the same time, according to the source, this feature will appear on the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, but will not be available on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini. Perhaps the situation will change by the release.
iOS 16 itself should be released in September along with the iPhone 14, but it is not yet known exactly when this will happen. Note that the company may postpone the release of iPadOS 16 for a month. According to media reports, this is due to problems with the Stage Manager function.
You can exhale: in Windows 10 22H2 system requirements will not change
This year, a major update 22H2 is expected for Windows 11 and for Windows 10. Considering that the new OS has increased system requirements, such as the presence of a TPM module, some users feared that this could happen again with the “top ten”. However, according to Microsoft, there will be no changes.
The Tech Community blog posted system requirements for Windows 10 version 22H2, and they are no different from those for version 2004.
“The release of Windows 10 version 22H2 will not contain any updates to the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program (WHCP) and will follow the same guidelines as Windows 10 version 2004”, — said the developers.
At the moment, it is unclear what changes will be made in build 22H2 for Windows 10. But the Windows 11 version will receive a number of fixes, including one that slows down the system.
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