Daily News – 21st of November 2018
What’s new

More than half a million Android users downloaded malware from Google Play

The malware is disguised in the form of driving game applications, which 2 out of 13 are actually trending, causing more users to be exposed to the malware. The 13 games are all developed by the same individual from Istanbul. The malicious software was first discovered by Lukas Stefanko, who is a malware researcher at ESET.
You can read more here. 

T-Mobile and Nokia completed a 5G data transmission at 600 MHz

T-Mobile and Nokia engineers completed the downlink transmission tests using global 5G standards. The two companies expect that the service will provide superior 5G building penetration, access to rural areas, and support for internet of things devices.
More info are available here. 

New products

Realme U1

The phone will have MediaTek Helio P70 processor, a 6.3-inch FHD+ display and 4 GB of RAM. It will be officialy launched on 28 November.
More info here. 

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Users can sign into a Microsoft Account without a password using a security key

Microsoft is supporting standards-based FIDO2 security key devices to allow anyone to sign into their Microsoft Account without a username or password. It is the first company to support password-less authentication using the FIDO2 WebAuthn and CTAP2 standards.
You can read more here. 

YouTube is warning users about EU copyright proposal

YouTube has intensified its opposition against changes to copyright law across the EU that could change what people are allowed to share online. The site is integrating a pop-up warning users that “Article 13 could have unintended consequences. There is a better way”.
More info can be found here. 

Fun stuff

Google has patented ”virtual reality footwear”

The ”motorized footwear” looks like a pair of skates with treadmills instead of wheels. “This may allow the user to walk, seemingly endlessly in the virtual environment, while remaining within a defined physical space in the physical environment”, Google said.
You can read more here. 


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