Daily News – 8th of July 2019
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FBI and ICE used driver’s license photos for facial-recognition searches

Government agencies in the US conduct hundreds of thousands of facial recognition searches using databases that contain information on people who have never been charged with a crime, without consent from either the civilian or the US Congress. FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) declined to comment and said that “investigative techniques are generally considered law-enforcement sensitive”.
You can read more here. 

Volkswagen will share electric and autonomous technology with Ford

Ford and Volkswagen are will sign an agreement as soon as next week to share the cost of developing autonomous vehicles and producing electric car. Neither of the two companies is willing to discuss the details of negotiations, although spokespeople for both said they were making progress.
More info are available here. 

New products

Sony Xperia 20

Xperia 20 will have a 6.0-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor. It will come with dual rear camera with two 12 MP sensors.
More info here. 

Xiaomi Mi A3

The phone will have a 6-inch OLED screen, Snapdragon 665 processor and 4GB or 6GB of RAM. It will come with a 4,000mAh battery and a triple main camera with 48MP, 8MP and 2MP sensors.
More info here. 

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UK carriers will rely on Huawei for 5G equipment

The British government did not decide yet whether Huawei is a threat to national security. Telecommunications operators will work with the Chinese company for “non-core” parts of their systems despite the uncertainty of the situation.
You can read more here. 

7-Eleven Japan shut down its mobile payment app because hackers stole $500,000 from users

7-Eleven Japan launched a new ‘7pay’ app for making in-store payments on July 1st. The company has already stopped all payments after a massive security breach caused over $500,000 to be charged to unsuspecting customers. According to ZDNet, the app’s password retrieval method was the problem. Instead of automatically sending an email to the address users had on file, the app allowed them to retrieve their passwords using any email address.
More info can be found here. 

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