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The 10 facts to remember from July 2022

1. Instagram’s full-screen feed is debating

The full-screen news feed, launched by Instagram in May 2022, caused debate during the month of July. Indeed, many users have complained about the “TikTokisation” of Instagram and a large number of recommendations of accounts to follow on their feed. A petition has even been launched asking that“Instagram becomes Instagram again” and has been signed by more than 200,000 people. In response to user dissatisfaction, Instagram manager Adam Mosseri recently announced he was pausing testing on the platform, temporarily abandoning the TikTok-style news feed, with fewer recommendations. This is to reevaluate the plans being considered for Instagram. Case to follow.

2. Google pushes the end of third-party cookies to 2024

Initially scheduled for 2022, then postponed to the end of 2023, the deletion of third-party cookies will finally take place in mid-2024, according to the latest information provided by Google. The cause: the Mountain View company wants to extend the testing of Privacy Sandbox APIs. Google, which works with many stakeholders (developers, publishers, regulators, etc.) explained: “many of these stakeholders have indicated that they need more time to evaluate and test the new Privacy Sandbox APIs before removing third-party cookies in Chrome, which is consistent with our commitments to the CMA” .

3. Europe Approves DMA and DSA

In July 2022, MEPs approved the 2 texts aimed at regulating the digital giants: the DMA (Digital Markets Act) and the DSA (Digital Services Act). Thus, the DMA aims to prohibit the anti-competitive practices of the major platforms, in particular GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft), while the DSA will make it possible to regulate online content, and in particular limit abuses on the networks. social. These 2 texts, today approved by the European Parliament, will also have to be validated by the European Council before they can enter into force.

4. Elon Musk gives up the takeover of Twitter

End of a saga that lasted from April to July: Elon Musk has officially indicated that he is giving up the takeover of Twitter. The cause: the social network would not have provided the details requested by the boss of Tesla and his financial partners, concerning spam and fake accounts on the platform. Elon Musk thus estimated that the data transmitted by Twitter did not allow the transaction to be continued. It remains to be seen what will be the next eccentricity of the boss of Tesla.

5. Facebook records a historic decline in revenue

Facebook has revealed its performance report for the second quarter of 2022. The Meta Group has thus revealed a loss of 1% of its revenues in 1 year, going from 29.1 billion dollars in turnover in Q2 2021 to 28 .8 billion dollars in Q2 2022. A historic drop since the creation of the social network. The report also shows a net profit down 36% compared to 2021 and a loss of 2 million monthly users between the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2022.

6. TikTok is dropping live shopping plans in Europe

TikTok has decided to abandon its live shopping plans in Central Europe and the United States. This decision comes after a test of this option on its platform in the United Kingdom, since the end of the year 2021. According to information revealed by the FinancialTimes, the “TikTok Shop” for carrying out live shopping events would not have found its audience. At the same time, TikTok was at the heart of the turmoil, pointed out by the Federal Communications Commission in the United States. An accusation that could have weighed in the balance concerning the decision of ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok.

7. Nearly 1,000 suspicious domain names registered in .fr

A user alerted on Twitter to the creation of 967 suspicious website addresses including the .fr extension. These domain names have the particularity of copying the names of brands, brands, and public institutions and using a process called “typosquatting” in cybersecurity. This means that these domain names are deliberately misspelled and rely on typos from Internet users when searching for websites. Among the domain names, we find “elboncoin.fr”, “kiaby.fr”, “polelemploi.fr”, “zalanado.fr”, or even “aliexress.fr”.

8. Amazon Prime prices will go up

Amazon has announced to its members an increase in the prices of its Prime subscription in Europe. As of September 15, 2022, the new price list will be €6.99 per month (instead of €5.99) and €69.90 per year (instead of €49.90). To explain this increase, Amazon specified, in an email sent to its French subscribers, that “this change is linked to the increase in operating costs of Prime in France”.

9. Gmail rolls out its new interface

First launched in test at the beginning of 2022, Google rolled out the new Gmail interface to all users. This presents a new integrated view, which makes it easier to navigate between the different messaging tools such as Google Meet, Chat, or Spaces. These different elements are thus available in a vertical sidebar located on the left of the screen. The new interface can be activated easily from the Gmail mailbox settings.

10. The languages ​​developers loved and hated in 2022

Stack Overflow has unveiled its annual survey, which takes stock of the most popular technologies. Among the information provided by this report: are the most used languages, but also the most loved and hated by developers in 2022. Thus, Rust is the most popular language and MATLAB appears as the least popular language among web development professionals.

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