Daily News – 8th of November 2019
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An international committee calls for a temporary ban for misleading political ads online

An international “grand committee” of parliamentarians investigating fake news has called on a temporary prohibition on micro-targeted political advertising on social media that contains false information. The committee of politicians from all over the world agreed in Dublin that individual states should put a ban on political advertising until such time as there is proper regulation in place.
You can read more here. 

Amazon Ring Doorbell exposed Wi-Fi passwords and access homeowners’ networks

Security researchers from Bitdefender have discovered a vulnerability in Ring doorbells that exposed the passwords for the Wi-Fi networks to which they were connected. The vulnerability stems from when the device is first configured to the local network, when the Ring smartphone app needs to send the wireless network connections to the Amazon Ring servers in the cloud.
More info are available here. 

New products

Huawei Y9s

The phone has a 6.59-inch display, Kirin 710F processor and 6GB RAM. It has triple camera setup on the back with 48MP, 8MP and 2MP sensors.
More info here. 

Realme X2 Pro

X2 Pro will have a 6.55-inch Fluid AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855+ processor and up to 12 GB RAM. It will come with a 4,000mAh battery.
More info here. 

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OpenAI has published the tool that writes disturbingly believable fake news

In February, OpenAI announced that it had developed an algorithm that could write believable fake news and spam. Deciding that it was too dangerous to unleash, OpenAI planned a staged release so that it could offer pieces of the tech and analyze how it was used. Now, it published the full AI.
You can read more here.

Google launched a redesigned YouTube home page

Google announced that it’s rolling out a new home page experience for YouTube on desktops and tablets. The new look was first spotted back in August, and it’s launching starts today and should be available to everyone “soon”.
More info can be found here. 

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