This week has been marked by many events. On Monday, Facebook fell victim to the biggest flaw in its history. Microsoft released Windows 11 on Tuesday while Apple honored the memory of Steve Jobs. On Wednesday, Amazon-owned Twitch was under a massive hack and saw all of its source code posted online. In short, for the Tech giants, this week has been particularly rich.
Here is a summary of the news of the week in addition to our weekly show What I Mail with François Sorel, Anthony Morel and Nicolas Lellouche.
In the turmoil, Facebook crashes
Bad news never comes alone. Target of many criticisms following the revelations of Frances Haugen, one of his former employees who accuses him of privileging profit over peace on his platform, Facebook suffered the biggest blackout in its history on Monday. For seven hours, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp were inaccessible worldwide. An unprecedented bug that cost Facebook billions on the stock market.
Apple pays tribute to Steve Jobs
On October 5, 2011, Steve Jobs passed away. Ten years later, Apple paid tribute to its iconic co-founder on its website. The press around the world has reviewed the extraordinary journey of this visionary boss, who created Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads and so many other products.
Twitch victim of a huge leak
With 125 GB of data freely available on the web, Twitch could not have feared a worse situation. On Wednesday, a hacker released the entire source code for Amazon’s platform, unveiled its future plans (like Vapor, a Steam rival) and, as a bonus, revealed the turnover of the 10,000 plus big streamers. Amazon has confirmed that the flaw is genuine and speaks of a configuration error on its servers.
Windows 11 is available
After several months of testing, Windows 11 is finally available for people with recent PCs. This update introduces many new features such as a new Start menu, a redesign of some interface elements, a new Windows Store or, soon, the compatibility of Android applications with Windows.
Google will present the Pixel 6 on October 19
Google will launch its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro soon. The Californian brand invited the press to a conference on October 19 at 7 p.m. We should also discover the final version of Android 12.
Orange and Free unveil new offers
In France too, there were new things this week. Free has announced an update to its intermediate plan while Orange has launched its first 5G offers without commitment. For now, Sosh remains only in 4G.
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