A Week in Tech: Celebrations, Bans, Launches, and More

Srishti Dey
Srishti Dey December 17, 2023
Updated 2023/12/17 at 10:05 AM

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Within the ever-evolving field of technology, there have been a plethora of changes over the last week, from landmark celebrations to highly anticipated launches. Let’s explore the major events that influenced the IT world.

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I. Indian WhatsApp Account Bans:

In compliance with Indian IT regulations, WhatsApp’s October 2023 report disclosed a noteworthy measure of banning over 75 lakh accounts. The platform’s adherence to digital ethics and legal compliance is demonstrated by the proactive removal of 1,919,000 accounts and its prompt handling of customer complaints.

II. ChatGPT’s First Anniversary: As ChatGPT turned one year old, there were cheers from the IT community. Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, discussed the revolutionary experience while highlighting ChatGPT’s influence on several businesses and its potential to advance language technology.

III. Teases for the OnePlus 12 Launch:

The OnePlus 12 is scheduled to launch in China on December 5 as excitement mounts. Teasers point to a triple camera array labeled Hasselblad, a ProXDR display with an astounding 2K resolution, and the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC.


IV. Pushing Indian 5G Users:

By the end of 2023, 130 million people in India are expected to be using 5G, a significant increase in the short time since the debut of consumer 5G services. According to Ericsson’s Mobility Report, the country would have 860 million 5G users by 2029, indicating exponential development.

V. Difficulties with Apple’s iOS 17.1.2 Update:
iOS 17.1.2 and iPadOS 17.1.2 were launched by Apple with a major security update focus. But other users encountered problems, such as fast battery drain, poor connectivity, and trouble with some applications, highlighting the fine line that must be drawn between security upgrades and user experience.

VI. India’s Global Technology Summit:

The Global Technology Summit (GTS) is returning to an in-person format with its eighth edition scheduled to begin in New Delhi. The summit’s varied sessions, which will be focused on the “Geopolitics of Technology,” will include government officials, industry professionals, and policymakers.

VII. Announcement of the Grand Theft Auto 6 Trailer:
Grand Theft Auto 6’s release date was revealed by Rockstar Games in a highly anticipated teaser set for December 5. Global gamers are excited to learn about the game’s advancement and upcoming improvements.

In summary:

Digital prohibitions and tech celebrations alike demonstrated the wide range of the sector this week in tech. Our digital future is still being shaped by the tech community, which continues to be at the vanguard as advancements happen and releases approach.


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