Week 35: International tech stories this week

In the international tech stories this week, we take a look at the new Twitter safety feature, Windows 11 will be available sooner than expected, LinkedIn to get rid of ‘stories’ feature and more.

The Windows 11 official release date slated for October 5th: The statement from Microsoft said, “Today, we are thrilled to announce Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase.

Windows 11 official release date
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A new Windows experience, Windows 11 is designed to bring you closer to what you love. As the PC continues to play a more central role in our lives than ever before — Windows 11 is ready to empower your productivity and inspire your creativity.

WhatsApp Fined Record $266-Million for Data Breaches: The initial fine was raised from 50-million euros ($42-million) to 225-million euros ($266-million) after the EU privacy watchdog pressured Ireland to raise the penalty for WhatsApp’s privacy breaches, according to Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems, who has taken on Facebook in several privacy cases already.

Nokia Celebrates 20 Years And Netizens Have Turned Nostalgic Remembering Nokia 3310: Many Twitter users on social media spoke about “feeling old” after learning that Nokia’s wildly popular mobile phone model 3310 had turned 20 on Wednesday. As the Finnish company’s top-selling gadget celebrated 20 years, people spoke about the device which was the first phone for many.

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Most commented on its durability and battery life. People also spoke about its signature ringtone and the game Snake. The chief product officer of HMD Global, which now manufactures Nokia mobile phones, also reshared the brand’s ‘strongest’ phone meme.

LinkedIn Will Shut Down The Stories Experience On The Platform By The End Of September: On Tuesday, LinkedIn announced that it would shut down its Stories feature at the end of September. LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, copied the video format from apps like Snapchat and Instagram but indicated that it wanted to explore different video styles that would be more appropriate for its business setting. LinkedIn’s move comes weeks after Twitter abandoned its Fleets video format. 

The new Twitter safety mode feature will automatically block harassers online: The safety mode feature will work by blocking anyone Twitter automatically suspects of using hateful language and consistently sending unnecessary remarks or replies. The social networking company said it will use automated technology to look at the content of a tweet and assess “the relationship between the Tweet author and replier” to determine if a block is warranted. Twitter previously introduced the feature during an Analyst Day presentation in February.

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