Tech Wrap-Up Week 12 2023, a week in which the long wait for Spring finally ended. Today, we look back at this week’s ten most engaging stories from the Tech Help Knowledgebase social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks, and detail expands) and by the number of impressions they received. Stories are in descending order with the most engaging story at the top. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.
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Top 10 Most Engaging Stories This Week
Microsoft has announced that the new Windows 11 build rolling out to Insiders in the Canary channel comes with increased protection against phishing attacks and support for SHA-3 cryptographic hash functions. They designed the new phishing protection feature to help users avoid falling victim to phishing scams by detecting and blocking malicious websites that try to steal their personal information. SHA-3 cryptographic hash functions provide better security than their predecessors, SHA-1 and SHA-2, which are vulnerable to attacks.
This piece from The Verge compares three AI chatbots: Bard, Bing, and ChatGPT. They used OpenAI’s latest model, GPT-4, on ChatGPT and found that Bing and ChatGPT gave significantly different answers. Bing has other abilities, such as generating images, accessing the web, and offering sources for its responses. OpenAI released ChatGPT in November 2022 as an experiment, and it quickly became one of the fastest-growing apps of all time.
ZDNet argues that using the built-in password manager in web browsers is not a safe way to store passwords. It states that browser password managers lack key security features, such as two-factor authentication and password auditing, allowing potential browser vulnerabilities to compromise them as a result. Instead, the article recommends using a dedicated password manager with stronger security features and regular password audits to ensure the safety of online accounts. Additionally, the article suggests using a browser extension to autofill login credentials from the password manager for convenience.
Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, has launched a new startup called Trusted AI that will focus on building AI systems with greater transparency and accountability. Led by the former head of Mozilla’s AI team, it will initially focus on developing tools to detect and prevent AI bias. The startup’s goal is to ensure responsible and ethical AI use, with the aim of building trust between users and AI systems. Mozilla hopes that Trusted AI will be able to work with companies and organizations to promote more responsible and trustworthy AI practices.
This is a handy guide on how to speed up Windows 11 and 10 for better performance. It suggests reducing the number of startup apps, disabling unnecessary visual effects, cleaning up disk space, and updating device drivers to enhance system speed. Additionally, the article recommends running a virus scan and optimizing power settings to improve performance. By following these tips, users can speed up their Windows devices and enjoy a faster and smoother computing experience.
The News Media Alliance, a trade association representing publishers in the United States, has called for tech companies to pay for news content generated by artificial intelligence. The alliance argues that AI systems are increasingly using news articles to generate summaries or other derivative works without compensating publishers for their intellectual property. The call comes amid ongoing debates about the role of tech platforms in the distribution and monetization of news content, with many publishers arguing that they are not receiving a fair share of the revenue generated by their work.
The article discusses rumors and speculations about potential new features in iOS 16.4, such as an upgraded architecture for the Home app, new emojis, and a web app store. The upgraded Home app may allow for more customization and advanced automation features for smart home devices. Additionally, the article suggests that Apple may introduce new emojis, such as a melting face and a biting lip, and revamp existing ones. Finally, the potential inclusion of a web app store would allow users to download and access web-based applications directly from their iPhones or iPads.
The article from XDA Developers discusses a vulnerability in Windows 11’s Snipping Tool that can reveal sensitive information that users have cropped out of screenshots. This vulnerability is similar to “aCropalypse,” a vulnerability with the screenshot tool on Google Pixel phones. In both instances, a person can partially recover previously cropped-out data.
Amazon is exploring the possibility of launching its own web browser for desktops. The company is inviting select customers to answer a survey about web browsers, with the purpose of finding out what people are looking for in browsers and how to improve current solutions.
This piece from PC World discusses recent updates made to ChatGPT, a language model developed by OpenAI. The latest update allows ChatGPT to browse the internet, making it more dynamic and responsive in its interactions with users. The author notes that this new functionality could have significant implications for a variety of applications, including customer service chatbots and virtual assistants. Additionally, the article emphasizes the potential for ChatGPT to become a more powerful tool for natural language processing and AI research.
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