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Clubhouse makes a Comeback – It is now an Audio Messaging App   

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Clubhouse makes a comeback – It is now an audio messaging app   

Social audio app Clubhouse is making a comeback with a new feature called ‘Chats.’ Chats allow Clubhouse users to send and receive voice messages. Apart from this, sender and recipient can listen to the voice message any time even if they are offline and they can also create group chat where 8 people can participate. Clubhouse’s new chat feature clearly indicates that it is moving away from its original focus on live audio rooms. However, it has categorically mentioned that live audio rooms will continue to be central part of the app. It will be interesting to see whether new Chats feature will help in reviving Clubhouse’s popularity.


Tesla and other car brands are Breaching Data Privacy, Claims Mozilla

Mozilla, best known for its open-source Firefox web browser, has published a report that focuses on data privacy practices of top auto brands. This report is based on a survey that found that all 25 car brands that were reviewed failed to meet Mozilla’s minimum privacy standards. The report claims that car companies collected a wide range of personal data from drivers without their proper consent, including their location data, driving habits, financial information, social media data and even biometric data. It further claimed that these car companies were sharing these data with third party companies. Some of the car brands that were researched for this report included Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, BMW and Tesla.


Google wants political ads to disclose their AI generated content

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Google has announced that it will require political advertisers to “prominently disclose” whenever their advertisement contains any AI generated content. This policy will go into effect in November 2023, exactly one year before the 2024 presidential election. Google’s policy is a welcome step in the ongoing fight against misinformation and fake news in political advertising. It is increasingly feared that for defeating their opponents’ political parties across the world could use AI-generated content during election times for fake news articles, doctored videos, and other forms of misinformation. By this disclosure, Google is making its easier for voters to identify and fact-check AI generated content.


YouTube all set to remove some ad controls for creators

YouTube is all set to remove some ad controls for its creators. As per the new rule, creators will no longer enjoy the privilege to choose which ads will run on their videos. Instead, YouTube will automatically select ads that it thinks is relevant for videos created by its creators. The company claims that its algorithm is far better in selecting relevant ads than human creators. It further claimed that this change is necessary to improve the overall experience of its viewers. However, some creators have expressed concern that this new rule may impact their revenue. This new change will apply to creators who have over 10,000 subscribers.


OpenAI Announces its first Developer Conference on November 6

OpenAI will host its first ever developer conference on November 6, 2023 in San Francisco. The event will be called OpenAI DevDay. It will be a one-day event that will bring together hundreds of developers from around the world. Apart from a keynote address by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, the event will include discussion on wide range of topics including latest advances in artificial intelligence, how to use OpenAI’s tools and APIs, building applications with artificial intelligence and ethical implications of AI. The event is seen as OpenAI’s effort to build relationship with developers.

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