Daily News – 6th of December 2018
What’s new

Internal documents prove that Facebook gave data on user’s friends to certain companies

Internal correspondence, published by the UK Parliament, provides a look into the ways Facebook executives, including Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, treated information posted by users like a commodity that could be used for their business. Certain companies were invited to use the social network to grow, as long as that increased usage of Facebook. And a list of competitors, reviewed by Zuckerberg himself, were not allowed to use Facebook’s tools and data without his personal sign-off.
You can read more here. 

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada

Canada has arrested Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver, where she is facing extradition to the US. American prosecutors are investigating whether the company broke trade sanctions against Iran. China’s embassy in Canada protested at the arrest and demanded her release.
More info are available here. 

New products

Snapdragon 855

The new chipset is built on a 7nm architecture, promising faster speeds, better battery life, and improved connectivity. The Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform is being touted as the first 5G chipset, with support for the Snapdragon X50 5G modem.
More info here. 

Huawei P Smart

The phone will have HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor and 3GB of RAM. It will come with a 3,320 mAh battery and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
More info here. 

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Google will shut down its Allo messaging app ‘soon’

Google has confirmed that it will shut down Allo. The app will continue working until March 2019, with users having the option to export their conversation history into Messages. Google said that this decison was made in order to “move toward a simpler communications experience”.
You can read more here. 

Chrome 71 will block malicious ads to improve browsing experience

Google Chrome 71 will filter ads on websites that fall under Google’s definition of abusive. The new update is available for Android, Windows, Mac and Linux. Once updated, Chrome will start blocking deceptive ads like fake system warnings, ads resembling to chat apps, and ads appearing with misleading controls.
More info can be found here. 


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