Daily News – 18th of April 2018
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Tech companies sign a pledge not to assist any government in offensive cyber attacks

Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies signed a pledge agreeing that they would not assist any government in launching cyberattacks, vowing to “protect all customers regardless of nationality, geography or attack motivation”. In the new list of principles, titled the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, companies also committed to aiding nations that are the subject of such attacks, even when the motivations are geopolitical. Notably absent from the accord’s signees are big technology names including Google, Apple and Amazon.
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ZTE is considered a ‘national security risk’ in U.K.

Britain’s cyber-security agency has warned telecommunications companies against dealing with the Chinese manufacturer ZTE, citing “potential risks” to national security. The US commerce department also has imposed a seven-year-ban on companies selling products and services to ZTE, which makes mobile phones and network equipment.
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New products

Moto G6

The phone will have front-facing fingerprint scanner, single camera on the back and 18:9 LCD display. It will be launched on April 19.
More info here. 

Nubia Red Magic

The phone will have a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 6-inch FHD+ display. The phone will be launched in China, India, and Europe on April 19.
More info here. 

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Amazon launched a ‘lite’ web browser for Android in India

Amazon has launched an Android web browser app for emerging markets, where access to mobile data and high-speed connectivity is more limited. The browser has the name of: “Internet: fast, lite and private” on Google Play, and promises to be “lighter than the competition.” It’s only available to users in India for the time being, and is supported on devices running Android 5.0 or higher.
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Opera VPN mobile app will be shut down on April 30

Opera announced the demise of its VPN service on their website saying, “Opera VPN app to be permanently discontinued as of April 30th, 2018.” Opera VPN was available for macOS, iOS, Windows, and Android. Opera Gold subscribers are getting a one-year free VPN subscription from SurfEasy as a consolation.
More info can be found here. 

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