Data Loader is a tool to export, import, update, upsert, or delete data in Salesforce. Many users with correct permissions use this tool on a daily basis. However, Salesforce Data Loader utilizes Apache Log4j, which makes it vulnerable to Log4Shell.
Salesforce renamed the existing Architect certifications. The reason is just to better distinguish between Salesforce Architects and Designers.
Product roadmaps is a tool that lets you find the upcoming features across Salesforce products. It can be found on the Architect website.
Gartner Inc. has named Salesforce as a Leader in its Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) Application Suites of 2021.