Daily News – 2nd of December 2019
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What’s new

EU investigates Google data collection practices

The European Commission has started an investigation into “practices relating to Google’s collection and use of data”. The Commission is interested in data related to local search services, online advertising, online ad targeting services, login services and web browsers, but it is possible the scope could be expanded.
You can read more here. 

Facebook issued a corrective label on a user’s post because of the new Singapore fake news law

Singapore introduced its controversial fake-news law this year ahead of general elections that must be held by April 2021. A government unit instructed Facebook to correct a States Times Review post accused of using falsehoods to criticize the ruling People’s Action Party. The label said “Facebook is legally required to tell you that the Singapore government says this post has false information”.
More info are available here. 

New products

Huawei nova 6

The phone will have Kirin 990 processor, 8GB RAM, and Android 10. It will be launched on December 5.
More info here. 

Vivo iQOO Neo

Vivo iQOO Neo will have a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display, 8GB or 12GB of RAM and Snapdragon 855+ processor. It will come with a 4,500 mAh battery.
More info here. 

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China makes face scanning compulsory to sign up for phone service

As of December 1st, anyone signing up for a new cellphone or cellular data contract is required to not only show their national ID card, but submit to a face scan to verify that identity. The policy is part of a broader effort by the Chinese government to limit people’s ability to stay anonymous online.
You can read more here. 

Apple will take a ‘deeper look’ at disputed borders in Maps

Ukraine criticized Apple for showing Crimea as part of Russia‘s territory on its Maps and Weather apps. The company said it only labeled Crimea as Russian to obey that country’s law, and that the territory would still be listed as Ukranian for everyone else.
More info can be found here. 

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