Daily News – 5th of July 2019
What’s new

Fake Samsung update app was installed by more than 10 million Android users

The app, called “Updates for Samsung”, promises firmware updates, but, in reality, redirects users to an ad-filled website and charges for firmware downloads. A researcher from Danish security firm CSIS Group reported the app to Google Play Store.
You can read more here. 

UK police is urged to stop using facial recognition tech after research finds four of five ‘suspects’ are innocent

Facial recognition technology being used by police forces in Britain, including London’s Metropolitan Police Service, gets identities wrong 81% of the time. Researchers at the University of Essex concluded that it is ‘highly possible’ the Met’s use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) to-date would be found unlawful if challenged in court.
More info are available here. 

New products

Motorola P50

Motorola P50 will have a 6.3-inch display, Exynos 9609 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It will come with a 3,500mAh battery.
More info here. 

Asus ROG Phone 2

The phone will have Snapdragon 855 processor and 12GB RAM. It will be launched on July 23.
More info here. 

You might want to know about this

Samsung is sued for misleading Galaxy phone owners over water resistance

Samsung ads showed people swimming in pools and surfing in the ocean with their Galaxy phones, leading customers to think that they could safely swim or surf with their devices. Despite what the marketing materials implied, Samsung phones can’t survive being submerged in anything other than fresh water, for maximum 30 minutes at depths up to 1.5 meters.
You can read more here. 

Apple may abandon the problematic MacBook keyboard

The new keyboard design will use a more traditional scissor switch mechanism and glass fiber to reinforce the keys’ “structure”. This new design is expected to be initially available in a new MacBook Air model coming later this year.
More info can be found here. 


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.