Daily News – 6th of November 2019
What’s new

Facebook revealed 100 software developers accessed user data

Facebook said that up to 100 software developers may have been able to improperly access user’s data despite the company having recently changed its policies. The data included names and profile pictures of people in specific groups on the social network. Facebook did not say how many users were affected.
You can read more here. 

Firefox users are being targeted by malicious sites that exploit a bug to lock up the browser

The malicious websites display a fake warning message and then completely lock users out from using the browser. Also, the attack urges users to call a fraudulent support line within five minutes to avoid having their systems disabled. The only way to solve this issue is to force a shutdown of the entire browser, either using Task Manager on Windows, or Force Close on macOS.
More info are available here. 

New products

Vivo S5

Vivo S5 will have a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, Snapdragon 712 processor and 8GB RAM. It will come with a 4,010 mAh battery.
More info here.

LG G Pad 5 10.1

The tablet has a 10.1-inch Full-HD+ display, Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB of RAM. It comes with a 8,200 mAh battery.
More info here.

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First-generation Pixel phones will get final update in December

Google confirmed that the original Google Pixel smartphone will receive one more update. According to the company, the phones won’t get a security update in November, but the update in December will include a range of fixes and security patches.
You can read more here.

Microsoft Japan’s four-day working week trial has produced significant productivity growth

Microsoft’s Japanese division found that reducing its working week to four days throughout the month of August caused an increase in productivity and a decrease in costs. Sales per employee rose by 40 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.
More info can be found here. 


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