News digest of the week: not only Huawei, but Telegram

This week there is a new interesting news regarding confrontation between Huawei and the us government. But not only this memorable past seven days.

Huawei changed his mind

June 12 some smartphone users Huawei began to complain on social media that their devices lock screen randomly started to appear advertising from booking.com and some other companies. Fortunately, only a few days (and a lot of complaints) later changed his mind and decided to engage in this evil practice, more revenue from its users.

Huawei has even stated that these ads, in fact, was not supposed to appear on a user’s device, noting that the choice in favor of the implementation of this idea was a mistake and acknowledged that it negatively affects the experience of using its devices people. Brewing is a natural question: “And before that thought it was impossible?”.

Since then, the company has already apologized for causing inconvenience to its users and stated that it “strives to provide maximum positive user experience, and therefore continues to improve their devices, functions and services.”

The ads that were shown to users that were embedded in some screen savers for your lock screen. Now Huawei has deleted them from their servers, which means that in the future they should no longer appear to anyone. While still users who might have downloaded some or all of these images on their devices.

At Huawei also has a solution and in this case, and it consists in the simple removal of these images from the phones with which they were loaded. The company notes that if these images will appear again, users will simply need to swapnote up the lock screen from the bottom edge.

This will lead to an uninstall option, after which will appear the confirmation window. To remove this image from your device completely and forever, just confirm deletion in the window that appears.

Although there is nothing wrong to advertise to users on the screens of their devices, it usually causes discontent, especially when something similar is done in such a way that is surprising, the user of this device. That’s exactly what happened in the case of Huawei, so it seems that the company just released an update that downloaded this Wallpaper in phones or even uploaded them from the beginning, but just turned them on later, just recently, on June 12.

Huawei is not the first company that uses ads on the lock screens of mobile devices. Amazon for several years uses this tactic on many phones of other brands.

The difference is that these devices were marked as the model of Prime, and Amazon had warned that customers will receive a significant discount on the retail price of these phones in exchange for advertising on the lock screen, so customers knew they were getting before the phone was in their hands.

Two years of delay for Google

The white house has decided to allow American businesses to work with Huawei in for a minimum of two years. About it reports Reuters with reference to the administration of the President of the United States. In time American companies are going to complete business together with Huawei, to stop joint production in its presence and find her to replace the new suppliers of components and equipment. So the us government wants to minimize the loss from the rupture of relations with Huawei for the local economy.

The delay has nothing to do with the restoration of relations between China and the United States, but stems from the interests of the United States, for which a sharp rupture of relations with Huawei extremely disadvantageous. The fact that Huawei is one of the main suppliers of telecommunication equipment, which buys US Department of defense and other government agencies. In addition, a number of independent American companies buys from Huawei various components for the execution of government orders.

At the same time introduced the relief only applies to U.S. companies and does not apply to Huawei. Thus, most likely, temporary license, which the United States gave to the Chinese, allowing them to provide your device with updates, will be withdrawn on expiry of its validity. This means that Huawei makes no sense to expect the restoration of relations with local businesses and, as a consequence, to hope that she will allow to use Android and Google services and more.

The reason the US decided to impose sanctions against Huawei is that it allegedly engaged in espionage in favor of the Chinese government. Huawei denies his guilt and demands from the Americans provide evidence, which, according to US officials, are at the disposal of the President, but shall not be made public, at least at the moment. Because of the sanctions the United States from the cooperation with Huawei has refused several major corporations, including Google, Qualcomm, ARM and Intel

Samsung denied the July release of the Galaxy Fold

Samsung will release Galaxy Fold neither in this, nor even next month. About this business South Korean newspaper The Korea Herald said the employees of the company familiar with the situation. Despite the efforts of Samsung to delay the release of a folding smartphone, the circumstances proved to be stronger than her. And, considering the constant postponements, which in recent months had three, there is a high probability that the Galaxy Fold will be on sale at best until the autumn.

According to the interviewees The Korea Herald, Samsung has initially established a specific deadline for the launch of the Galaxy Fold, which expired in July. It was assumed that three months would be enough to fix all the flaws that suddenly surfaced in the design of the smartphone. The company truly believed in the insignificance of the problems that even its CEO has made public statements about the readiness from day to day to announce a new sale date of Galaxy Fold. The result, as we see, is zero.

This outcome was to be expected, given the imperfection of the technology that is the basis of the Galaxy Fold. Folding screens are so unreliable that it is absolutely clear that the damage will not save them even tucked under the screen protective film, and the mechanism will sooner or later become loose from constant folding and unfolding, and ordered to live long, and leave the user spent on the device is almost $ 2000, with nothing.

The Chinese government is attacking Telegram

Despite attempts to ban the Telegram on the territory of Russia and some other countries, it still continues to be one of the most popular messengers in the world. However, with the enduring popularity of the app continues, more and more will ignite certain places the government in some countries. So, this time on the Telegram, according to its Creator Pavel Durov, encroached the government of China.

So, if you are having problems connecting to Telegram, no matter which country you are, due to the fact that the developer describes as “a powerful DDoS-attack”, which is difficult for many users the problem is the service.

The company Pavel Durov explained the whole situation on his Twitter account.

Currently, we are faced with a powerful DDoS attack, so users of Telegram in America, and some users from other countries can experience problems with the connection.

DDoS stands for Distributed Denial of Service or Distributed denial of service, and this means that their servers get a lot of spam requests, which prevent them to handle everyday requests. Imagine a whole army of lemmings only tapped into an already existing queue at the McDonald’s right in front of you — and each of them orders, for example, the Whopper (Yes, this is the Burger cooked at Burger King).

The server will do what they will have to explain to the lemmings that they came to the wrong place, but so many of them that the server will not even see you and that you are also, in fact, also trying to make the order.

To generate these spam requests, attackers use “botnets”, which is the computers of unsuspecting users who have been infected with malware sometime in the past. This makes DDoS similar to a zombie Apocalypse, which one of those lemmings may be your grandfather.

Bright side: all these lemmings exist only in order to overload the servers for more work — they can’t take a BigMac and a Coke. Your data is safe.

Although the official Telegram Twitter account says nothing about the supposed origin of the attack, the founder and CEO Pavel Durov has made it clear that, in his opinion, the responsibility for all the bears from the Chinese government.

Currently in Hong Kong continue protests over a new law that will allow people to be extradited to mainland China for trial, and many fear that it will be used by authorities to silence or punish those who criticize the Chinese government. Protesters use a variety of apps for secure messaging to coordinate their actions, but the Telegram, apparently, is the favorite app of protest organizers around the world.

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