Daily News – 15th of May 2019
What’s new

A newly discovered security flaw in Intel processors allows hackers to steal data directly from the processor

The flaw, dubbed ZombieLoad, was discovered by researchers from Graz University of Technology. Wired reports that Apple and Google have already issued updates, while Microsoft announced the availability of updates today. The flaw affects almost every Intel chip since 2011, according to TechCrunch.
You can read more here. 

San Francisco banned the use of facial recognition technology by government agencies

The Stop Secret Surveillance Ordinance bans city agencies, including law enforcement, from using facial recognition technology. It also demands a public oversight body for surveillance technology purchases such as license plate readers.
More info are available here. 

New products

Honor 20

Honor 20 will have a 6.26-inch IPS-LCD display, HiSilicon Kirin 980 octa-core processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will be launched on May 21.
More info here. 

Huawei P20 Lite

The phone will have a 5.84-inch FHD+ LCD screen, HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor and a 3,000 mAh battery. It will come with quad rear cameras with a 24MP primary sensor.
More info here. 

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Facebook imposes new restrictions on live-streaming

The company said that it would be applying a “one strike” policy to Facebook Live that would ban users who violate the platform’s community standards once from using the live-streaming service for set periods of time. “For instance, someone who shares a link to a statement from a terrorist group with no context will now be immediately blocked from using Live” Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of product management said.
You can read more here. 

Old versions of Windows get a new update to stop WannaCry-style attacks

Microsoft is releasing a security fix for several older versions of Windows, including Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, neither of which is supported by Microsoft any longer. The company said a potentially “wormable” flaw in those systems could result in them being hit by a malware attack like WannaCry.
More info can be found here. 


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