Daily News – 9th of April 2019
What’s new

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 fingerprint sensor fooled by a 3D printed fingerprint

Samsung is using Qualcomm’s fingerprint sensor which relies on ultrasonic technology on Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10 Plus. This is said to be more secure compared to regular fingerprint scanning. But, an Imgur user, darkshark, showed how he took his own fingerprint from a wine glass and created a 3D printed version of it, which he then used on the Galaxy S10 and found that he was able to successfully trick the system.
You can read more here. 

Security researchers discovered an iOS version of Exodus Android spyware

The nonprofit Security Without Borders published details of the Android version in conjunction with Motherboard at the end of March. The fact that Exodus has an iOS version, though, shows the resources behind it. Exodus is a fake carrier assistance app. Once it has been installed on a device, it can secretly harvest contacts, audio recordings, photos, videos, and real-time location.
More info are available here. 

New products

Lenovo Z6 Pro

The phone will have Snapdragon 855 processor, a 5G modem and a UD fingerprint scanner. It will come with a HyperVision camera.
More info here. 

Honor 20i

Honor 20i will have a 32MP front camera. The phone will be launched on April 17th in Beijing.
More info here. 

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The EU published guidelines to encourage ethical AI development

The guidelines were proposed by a group of independent experts that includes representatives of companies such as Google, IBM and SAP, along with A.I.-focused academics and digital rights activists. The commission said that AI projects should be transparent, secure and reliable algorithms, and they must be subject to privacy and data protection rules.
You can read more here. 

Microsoft released first test builds of the Chromium-based Edge browser

Currently, the Chromium-based Edge browser is only available in a Dev Channel and a Canary Channel, with the former being updated weekly and the latter being updated daily. Microsoft is working on ARM support for Chromium, alongside PDF enhancements, battery life improvements, smooth scrolling, editing, layout, dev tools, and web authentication.
More info can be found here. 


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