Daily News – 18th of July 2019
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What’s new

Google removed apps after researchers discover trackers on Play Store

Google took down apps found in the Google Play Store that could potentially allow users to stalk others. This is based on a report from Avast in which they found seven apps in the Play Store that have the ability to track and send location data, along with private contacts, call logs, and even text messages.
You can read more here.

Researchers have taught an AI to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 1.2 seconds

An artificial intelligence algorithm is solving a Rubik’s Cube in just over a second. The algorithm, called DeepCubeA, was created by researchers at University of California, Irvine. DeepCubeA solved the puzzle without prior knowledge of the game or coaching from its human handlers, according to the university.
More info are available here. 

New products

Xiaomi Mi A3

Xiaomi Mi A3 has a 6.088-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 665 processor and 4 GB of RAM. It comes with a triple main camera with 48 MP, 8 MP and a 2 MP sensors.
More info here.

Samsung Galaxy A10s

The phone will have a MediaTek Helio P22 processor and a 3900 mAh battery. It will come with an 8MP front camera.
More info here.

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Facial recognition is banned in Oakland

Oakland, California, has has become third city in the US to ban the municipal use of facial recognition technology. In May, San Francisco became the first city to ban its police officers from using facial recognition technology, citing a breach of citizens’ civil liberties.
You can read more here. 

The European Union has launched a formal investigation into Amazon

EU is investigating whether Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an unfair advantage. Amazon allows third-party retailers to sell their goods through its site. In doing so, the company collects data about activity on its platform that, the EU says, it might be able to use to favor its own products for sale.
More info can be found here. 

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