Daily News – 8th of February 2019
What’s new

Google Adiantum will provide fast encryption for lower-end mobile devices

Adiantum will bring encryption for low-end Android phones and IoT devices that don’t have the processing power to use modern encryption services. Google plans to update the Android Compatibility Definition Document (CDD) to “require that all new Android devices be encrypted using one of the allowed encryption algorithms”.
You can read more here. 

Germany ordered Facebook to stop combining user data collected from Instagram and WhatsApp

The company will only be able to use data from various non-Facebook programs and apps that it owns, such as WhatsApp and Instagram, with explicit user consent. Facebook will also be forced to stop linking data collected from third-party websites, using technologies such as the Facebook tracking pixel, unless users again give voluntary consent.
More info are available here.

New products

Vivo V15 Pro

The phone will have a 32MP front camera and an “AI-powered” triple camera on the back. It will be launched on February 20th.
More info here. 

LG K12+

LG K12+ will have Helio P22 processor and a screen with HD+ resolution. It will come with 3GB of RAM and Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
More info here. 

You might want to know about this

Developers must disclose screen recording analytics tools or face expulsion from App Store

Apple told app developers to remove or properly disclose their use of Glassbox code that allows them to record how a user interacts with their iPhone apps. Glassbox is also available to Android app developers. Google did not immediately comment if it would also ban the screen recording code.
You can read more here. 

Netflix for iOS can automatically download new episode

With the smart downloads feature switched on, the Netflix app will wait until the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network before deleting watched episodes and downloading the next available one.
More info can be found here. 


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