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X Deletes all Photos Uploaded from 2011 to 2014

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X deletes all photos uploaded from 2011 to 2014

X, previously known as Twitter, seems to have removed all the images that were uploaded between 2011 and 2014 on its platform. X has not officially confirmed the news. It is not clear what really compelled the microblogging platform to take this action. The news about X has removed all the photos uploaded between 2011 and 2014 became viral on Saturday, causing panic especially among the old users who have been on the platform for more than a decade. In another news, X’s link shortening service, which shortens the URL of any website, is also not working properly.


WinRAR fixes bug allowing remote code execution

A major security flaw has been fixed in WinRAR, a popular archiver utility for Windows used by millions. The flaw, known as CVE-2023-40477, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on a victim’s computer simply by opening a specially crafted RAR file. This vulnerability was fixed after WinRAR’s parent company RARLAB released the updated version WinRAR 6.23. If anyone frequently uses WinRAR then it is important to update to version 6.23 or later to fix this vulnerability. You can download the latest version of WinRAR from the RARLAB website. This security flaw was first discovered by researcher “goodbyeselene” of Zero Day initiative.


Meta plans to launch free code-generating software

Meta is reportedly planning to roll out a free code-generating software called Code Llama. Code Llama will be based on Meta’s large language model Llama 2. Code Llama is designed to generate code from natural language descriptions. For example, you could ask Code Llama to generate code to print the Fibonacci sequence, and it would be able to do so. Code Llama will be open source and available free online. As and when Code Llama will be launched, it will directly compete with OpenAI’s Codex platform. OpenAI’s Codex is also a LLM-based code generating platform that is currently available in private beta.


Threads web version is launching this week

According to The Wall Street Journal, Meta is planning to launch a web version of Threads as early as this week. The web version will make it possible for users to access Threads from their computers and laptops. The web version of Threads will be similar to its mobile app, with features like one-on-one and group messaging, as well as the ability to share photos, videos, and location. The web version is coming at a time when Threads has lost nearly 80% of its active users since its blockbuster launch last month. Threads directly competes with Elon Musk’s ‘X,’ which is the dominant player in the microblogging niche.


Adobe co-founder John Warnock is dead

John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe, died on Thursday at age 82. The cause of his death is still not known. In 1982, Warnock along with his friend Charles Geschke co-founded Adobe Systems, which eventually became a market leader in the development of graphics software. Today its popular products like Photoshop and Illustrator are used by millions of people around the world. He also played a key role in developing the PostScript language, which has become the standard language for printers and other graphic devices around the world. Overall, Warnock was a pioneer in the field of computer graphics.

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