Huawei is still reeling under the infamous US trade ban and that’s the reason the company has been working hard to create Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) as an alternative to Google Mobile Services (GMS). Now, the new mobile suite will reportedly get its global debut at Huawei and Honor’s Barcelona launch event on February 24. Multiple Chinese publications are reporting that Huawei will unveil the European edition of the Honor View 30 series at its upcoming event. The Honor View 30 and View 30 Pro were previously launched in China back in November. The outlets add that the European variants of these phones will be the first to carry HMS out-of-the-box. Related: Huawei in 2020: So many questions The development of HMS has been underway for quite some time now. It was released in China
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has made a plea to members of the public to refrain from recording and posting on social media scenes of road accidents, murders and other sensitive places. The police are begging members of the public to be restrained and sensitive about what they share on social media, urging them to have empathy for the relatives of the victims. We publish the statement from the police in its entirety below: ZRP PRESS STATEMENT 07 JANUARY 2020 RECORDING AND POSTING OF OFFENSIVE AND SENSITIVE MATERIAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS The Zimbabwe Republic Police is concerned with some members of the public who record video footage or photograph scenes of road traffic accidents, scenes of murder or other heinous crimes and later post the foo
Alphabet the parent company of Google has an interesting unit called Loon. Loon has been working on providing mobile internet to remote areas for a while now – with trials in Kenya taking place earlier this year. Loon’s high-altitude solar-powered balloons might make their way to Uganda which has necessitated a key access airspace agreement which is important for the Loon project in Kenya. Ugandan overflight rights are integral to the Kenyan project because the balloons deployed in Kenya “may get above the Ugandan stratosphere as they provide service across Kenya” according to Scott Coriell Loon’s head of Global Communications. The balloons deployed from the US are designed to fly at around 20KM above sea level which should ensure there’s no interference
Users of the Yo Mix app have been experiencing an unforeseen benefit to having the application since yesterday morning. The application has been allowing users without any airtime/money in their mobile wallets to buy bundles. Interestingly the only bundles you can buy are the preset bundles and not the custom mixes which will minimise some of the loses Econet will make because of this situation since most of the bundles there have data allocations in the hundreds of megabytes and not gigs you can make with custom bundles. A lot of people took this opportunity to “get even” with Econet – which has been accused of stealing people’s money when bundles disappear or transactions fail and money isn’t reversed. Update: The bug seems to have been fixed now. I tried to buy the preset bundle on
On the 2nd of November, the Ministry of Information’s Twitter account, appeared to have gone berserk when they responded to a tweet about the ongoing Doctor’s strike with a barrage of insults to the Doctor’s along with a jibe at the US embassy which was called satanic in the now deleted tweet. The Ministry of Information came out to clarify what happened and stated that their account was hacked and the tweet sent out: On 2/11/19 this Twitter handle was maliciously compromised and an inappropriate message was posted on it. On being alerted to this, we deleted the message, changed our security information. We apologise to any person or group of persons offended or disrespected by the message. Ministry of Information Many people on the social media platform don’t believe this is what
Ukrainian authorities are investigating a potential security breach at a local nuclear power plant after employees connected parts of its internal network to the internet so they could mine cryptocurrency. The investigation is being led by the Ukrainian Secret Service (SBU), who is looking at the incident as a potential breach of state secrets due to the classification of nuclear power plants as critical infrastructure. Investigators are examining if attackers might have used the mining rigs as a pivot point to enter the nuclear power plant's network and retrieve information from its systems, such as data about the plant's physical defenses and protections. MINING RIG SEIZED IN JULY According to authorities, the incident took place in July at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant...
It seems as though we can’t escape a single day without hearing about a new widespread security exploit that puts us all at risk. Today, the new attack taking center stage is called Simjacker, and it was revealed by the folks at AdaptiveMobile Security. Simjacker is a potential cyber threat to all mobile operators and subscribers across the globe What exactly is Simjacker? It is a kind of software exploit which helps track down the mobile location of users of mobile networks through malicious SMS messages. This vulnerability is said to be found in 30 countries (unnamed), whose total population exceeds one billion. Here’s how the Simjacker works: Although Simjacker is quite an intricately-executed exploit, I’ll try to give you a simple overview of how it claims its victims. First of
Bangladesh ordered telecommunications companies to stop selling SIM cards and shut down mobile phone services to almost one million Rohingya refugees living in sprawling refugee camps. The order resonated across the camps on Monday, where it threatened to disconnect Rohingya from several settlements that stretch for kilometres in the border district of Cox's Bazar. The communication blackout will also isolate Rohingya from family still in Myanmar from where they fled a brutal military crackdown. Telecommunications operators have seven days to submit reports to the government on the actions they took to shut down networks in the camps, said Zakir Hossain Khan, spokesman for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission. "Many refugees are using mobile phones in the camps. ...
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