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Google removed 71,132 pieces of content in May and took 83,613 removal actions in June following user complaints, the company said in its monthly transparency reports released on Friday. In addition to reports from users, Google also removed 6,34,357 pieces of content in May and 5,26,866 in June as a result of automated detection. The US-based company has made these disclosures as part of compliance with India's IT rules that came into force on May 26.

Facebook, Google, Instagram, Nothing Ear 1, Sony PlayStation 5, The Tech Weekender, compliance, taken the lid off , search algorithm, metaverse, announced, bid to make Instagram safer

Nothing has officially taken the lid off its first product. The Nothing Ear 1 TWS earbuds have been unveiled globally with an iconic new design, active noise cancellation, excellent battery life, water resistance, and 11.6mm drivers. The Nothing Ear 1 earbuds are priced at Rs 5,999 in India. The earbuds are available in 45 countries and are priced at $99 in the US and £99 in the UK. The Nothing Ear 1 earbuds will be available in India on August 17 via Flipkart.

Facebook, Google, Instagram, Nothing Ear 1, Sony PlayStation 5, The Tech Weekender, compliance, taken the lid off , search algorithm, metaverse, announced, bid to make Instagram safer

Google is updating to search algorithm to combat the misuse of dummy links. The new update will ignore deliberate attempts to make pages rank by using advanced link spam. Starting over the next two weeks, if your site does not follow the guidelines for Link Schemes according to Google, then you have a high chance of seeing your page ranks drop.

Facebook, Google, Instagram, Nothing Ear 1, Sony PlayStation 5, The Tech Weekender, compliance, taken the lid off , search algorithm, metaverse, announced, bid to make Instagram safer

Facebook on Monday said it was combining specialists from across its hardware, gaming and virtual reality units to build an immersive digital world known as the “metaverse.” The “metaverse,” a term coined by sci-fi writer Neal Stephenson, refers to a shared online world in which multiple users can hang out, spend money, consume media and potentially even work. The project is seen as central to Facebook’s future by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook, Google, Instagram, Nothing Ear 1, Sony PlayStation 5, The Tech Weekender, compliance, taken the lid off , search algorithm, metaverse, announced, bid to make Instagram safer

Sony announced that the PS5 is its fastest-selling console. “Pushing through supply challenges and a global pandemic, we’re proud to have delivered a transformational gaming experience that is captivating players around the world. Everyone at SIE put their all into making the PlayStation experience better than ever. I’d like to call out a couple of teams who made especially important contributions,” Sony said.

Facebook, Google, Instagram, Nothing Ear 1, Sony PlayStation 5, The Tech Weekender, compliance, taken the lid off , search algorithm, metaverse, announced, bid to make Instagram safer

In a bid to make Instagram safer for youngsters who use the platform, the social media app is rolling out a set of new features that will 'give them all the things they love about Instagram while keeping them safe'. In a blog post dated July 27, the app announced three major changes- default private accounts for people under 16, limiting potential suspicious accounts for young people and limiting the options advertisers have to reach young people with ads.

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