Daily News – 12th of August 2019
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Russia demands that Google stop advertising ‘illegal’ protests on YouTube

Roskomnadzor has sent a letter to Google demanding that it stop using YouTube video hosting for promoting unauthorized rallies. It warned that in the event they do not receive a response, the “Russian Federation will regard this as interference in the sovereign affairs of the state, as well as a hostile influence and obstructing the holding of democratic elections in Russia, leaving the right to an adequate reaction”.
You can read more here. 

DSLR cameras can be easily encrypted with ransomware

Researchers from Check Point Software discovered vulnerabilities in the internationally standardized protocol for the transfer of digital images from camera to PC, known as the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP). They disclosed the vulnerabilities responsible to Canon on March 31 and validated on May 14. The two companies worked together to fix the issues.
More info are available here. 

New products

Xiaomi Mi 9S 5G

Mi 9S 5G will have a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus processor and a 4000mAh battery. It will be launched in September.
More info here. 

Vivo V1928A

The phone has a 6.35-inch display and a 4880mAh battery. It will come with triple camera on the back with 13MP, 8MP and 2MP sensors.
More info here. 

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Huawei officially revealed Harmony OS

Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu announced that the Honor TV will be the first device/service to run Harmony OS. Although the company has indicated that the OS is ready to run on phones, it has said that it plans to continue using Android for its own smartphones for the time being.
You can read more here. 

China will soon roll out its central bank digital currency

The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) has claimed that its digital currency “can now be said to be ready” after five years of work. It will be partially reliant on the same blockchain technology used by cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the upcoming Libra coin from Facebook.
More info can be found here. 

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