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Top Tech News Today: Data Protection Bill Cleared, Instagram Threads Not Launching In EU, Hands-On Images Of Pixel 8 Pro Leaked, More – ABP Live


By: ABP News Bureau | Updated at : 05 Jul 2023 07:46 PM (IST)

Instagram Threads app will not launch in the European Union (EU) and in Ireland, on the back of privacy concerns. ( Image Source : ABP Live )
The much-awaited personal data protection Bill has been cleared by the Union cabinet, reported CNBC Awaaz based on source inputs. Late last month, Minister of State for IT and Electronics Rajeev Chandrashekhar expressed his views on the forthcoming data protection Bill in India. He highlighted the potential of this legislation to bring about significant behavioural changes among platforms that have long exploited or misused personal data. Emphasising its quality, Chandrashekhar mentioned that the draft legislation has undergone extensive consultation and is designed to be a world-class piece of legislation.
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Google has been unsuccessful in keeping its unreleased Pixel phones under wraps and the Pixel 8 Pro is no exception, as we have got the first look at the purported flagship Pixel 8 Pro phone, courtesy of leaked photos on Reddit. The leaked image of the Google Pixel 8 Pro gives a clear idea of the front and rear of the flagship device. However, the leaked photos were removed quickly from Reddit, but Droidlife could grab a copy before they were removed. According to the hands-on images of a Google Pixel 8 Pro test unit, the phone houses a bigger camera housing and flat screen. The leaked image is clearly a prototype as it has been labeled “for test/evaluation only”. The “product revision” field shows “husky”, a codename that is known to belong to the Pixel 8 Pro. This prototype features 12GB of Samsung LPDDR5 RAM along with 128GB of UFS storage by SK Hynix.
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While Meta-owned Instagram is ready to launch its Twitter, Threads this week, the app will not launch in the Europen Union (EU) and in Ireland, on the back of privacy concerns. Instagram Threads is slated to launch tomorrow (July 6) as an alternative to Twitter which is facing backlash after its owner and tech billionaire Elon Musk imposed a temporary limit on how many tweets a user can read on the micro-blogging site. According to a report by news agency Bloomberg, Meta’s answer to rival Twitter, Instagram Threads, isn’t yet appearing in some European app stores even as users in the US and UK were offered a preorder option. Apple App Stores in some European Union countries, including Germany and Belgium, weren’t displaying Threads as of late Tuesday. The new service is expected to go live on Thursday, according to a listing on Apple Inc.’s App Store.
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After weeks of leaks and rumours, OnePlus is set to officially launch the OnePlus Nord 3 5G smartphone in India today (July 5). The handset maker will also launch another handset, namely, Nord CE 3 and TWS buds, Nord Buds 2r alongside. The handset maker recently officially revealed the first look of the upcoming OnePlus Nord 3 5G, showing off the back panel design of the smartphone ahead of its global unveiling alongside several products. The handset maker has also said that the OnePlus Nord 3 5G will come in two colourways: Tempest Gray and Misty Green. While the OnePlus Nord 3 5G in Tempest Gray has a textured matte finish, projecting strength and permanence, the Misty Green colourway has a glossy hand-feel.
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A feature that was available to OpenAI’s ChatGPT subscribers and called Browse with Bing has been temporarily disabled. The feature lets users search the internet to help answer questions, via ChatGPT that benefit from recent information. OpenAI, which is the creator of ChatGPT has said that the feature was disabled after it learned it can “occasionally display content in ways we don’t want”. The company mentioned this in its help centre update. “We’ve learned that ChatGPT’s “Browse” beta can occasionally display content in ways we don’t want, e.g. if a user specifically asks for a URL’s full text, it may inadvertently fulfill this request. We are disabling Browse while we fix this—want to do right by content owners,” the company announced in a tweet late on Tuesday.
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