Daily News – 13th of May 2019
What’s new

Google is testing automatic car crash detection in Android Q

XDA-Developers has found references to car crash detection functionality in the Android Q Beta 3 Safety Hub app. The function might “automatically launch an alert activity when the device detects the user is in a car crash”. It’s possible the feature will yse GPS data to determine whether the users is in a car, the accelerometer to detect a sudden or violent stop, and a microphone to listen for the sound of the crash.
You can read more here. 

Facebook sued analytics firm Rankwave over data misuse

Facebook is suing Rankwave, a South Korean company that analyzes social media users’ data for marketing purposes. Facebook’s lawsuit centers around Rankwave offering to help businesses build a Facebook authorization step into their apps so they can pass all the user data to Rankwave. The South Korean company used that data to create and sell advertising and marketing tools.
More info are available here. 

New products

HTC Exodus 1s

Exodus 1s will have HTC’s Zion Vault, a private blockchain vault allowing users to conduct cryptocurrency transactions and manage their wallet. The phone will be launched by the end of Q3 this year.
More info here. 

Motorola One Vision

The phone will have Exynos 9609 processor, 4GB RAM and a dual main camera with 48MP and 5MP sensors. It will be launched on May 15.
More info here. 

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Google has announced that all new Chromebooks will be Linux laptops

Chromebooks run an operating system, ChromeOS, that is built on the Linux kernel but was originally designed to only run Google’s web browser Chrome. Going forward, all Chromebook devices will be able to run desktop Linux on Chrome OS, ARM and Intel-based.
You can read more here. 

Software update caused hundreds of Netherlands police ankle monitors to crash

Officials have revealed that a software update created a “disruption” for hundreds of ankle monitors used to track bail releases and house arrests, leaving police without a way to locate suspects and criminals. The incident marks the second time that Dutch authorities lost access to their ankle monitoring system in the past year.
More info can be found here. 


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