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WhatsApp planning to launch ‘screen-sharing’ feature on Video Call

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WhatsApp planning to launch ‘screen-sharing’ feature on Video Call

Meta owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp is gearing up to launch a new feature that will allow users to share screen during a video call. According to WABetaInfo, this feature will be available to users who have installed latest version of Android and the global rollout of this feature in the coming weeks. Once the feature is activated, the users will notice a new icon in the call control view during a video call. After pressing the icon anything visible on the device’s screen will be duly recorded and shared with the recipient. Only last week, WhatsApp had launched a new feature that enabled users to edit the sent message.


China Detoxifies Social Media: Deletes 1.4 Mn Posts   

In a drastic move, China’s internet regulatory body China Cyberspace Administration of CCA has deleted 1.4 Mn social media posts and closed down 67,000 social media accounts. This is result of month-long investigation, which many believe is part of Chinese government’s effort to consolidate its dictatorial control over China’s cyberspace. The latest crackdown reportedly focused on popular Chinse social media applications like WeChat, Douyin and Weibo. This is probably the largest social media cleanup that the Chinese government has undertaken in recent years. China’s big tech companies like WeChat and Tencent has also faced the wrath of Chinese government in recent years.


Elon Musk says sorry on behalf of Twitter App

Billionaire Elon Musk tweeted a rare apology to Twitter users arguing that the Twitter app took too much storage space in the phone. Musk’s tweet accompanied a screenshot that showed how much storage space popular apps consumes in a smartphone. The screenshot showed Twitter gobbled almost 9 GB space while WhatsApp and Discord took only 1.31 GB and 2.01 GB respectively. Musk’s tweet has found lot of takers with his tweet amassing over 27 lakh views and 3.2 lakh likes. This tweet by the way has opened a new debate about possible steps that the tech billionaire might take to make sure that Twitter app gobbles less space.


New York Lawyer faces sanction for using ChatGPT

A New York lawyer belonging to well known legal firm is facing a backlash for using ChatGPT. The lawyer, whose name goes by Steven Schwartz, had taken the help of ChatGPT for building a legal case for his client Roberto Mata. Mata’s petition, which accused JFK airport officials for causing injury to him, contained past judicial decisions, citations and quotes that were secured from ChatGPT. However, much to the anguish of Schwartz, all the citations and quotes proved to be bogus. Schwartz later claimed that he was unaware of the possibility that ChatGPT could provide inaccurate information. The lawyer is now likely to face sanctions though there is still no clarity about the same.


Portugal bans Huawei from 5G Network Rollout

In yet another setback to Huawei’s global ambition, Portugal has become the latest country to effectively ban Chinese telecom firm Huawei from 5G network rollout. Portugal’s cybersecurity regulatory body has issued a statement that states that local carrier will be barred from sourcing local equipments from companies based outside EU and are not part of NATO and OCED. Although the statement does not specifically call out Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant is not part any of these organizations, technically implying that it will be left from Portugal’s 5G network rollout.

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