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

Chinese hackers stole data from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM

Chinese hackers accesed the networks of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM, then used the data to hack into their clients’ computers. The attacks were part of the Cloudhopper security threat warned of by cybersecurity experts and government agencies since last year. Representatives of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and IBM said they had no immediate comment.
You can read more here. 

Facebook will develop a cryptocurrency for transfers in WhatsApp

Facebook is reportedly developing a cryptocurrency for users of the messaging service WhatsApp. The token will be used for money transfers made within the app. According to Bloomberg, the company is trying to build a “stablecoin,” a specific type of cryptocurrency with a value tied to the dollar.
More info are available here.

New products

Vivo Y93

The phone has a 6.22-inch HD+ display and MediaTek Helio P22 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 4,030 mAh battery.
More info here. 

Samsung Galaxy A8s

Samsung Galaxy A8s has a 6.4-inch IPS LCD screen, Snapdragon 710 processor and a 3,400mAh battery. It comes with a 24 MP front camera and a triple camera uon the back with 24 MP, 10MP and 5MP sensors.
More info here. 

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Qualcomm obtained a partial iPhone sales ban in Germany

Apple will stop selling the iPhone 7 and 8 in Germany. According to the District Court of Munich, Apple infringed on Qualcomm’s intellectual property for power savings in smartphones. Qualcomm alleged that the iPhone uses ‘envelope tracking’ to preserve battery, a technology that allegedly violates one of the company’s patents.
You can read more here. 

Firefox Focus for Android has new anti-tracking and safety features

The Android app now has Enhanced Tracking Protection, a feature that allows users to select which sites they want to share their data with. That has the beneficial side-effect of also improving the browser’s speed.
More info can be found here. 


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