Samsung launched its new Galaxy S20 phones overnight, plus the very shiny Galaxy Z Flip foldable phone released under an aura of fashion.
S20: The ones that matter
Galaxy Z Flip:
From the ground:
📂 Samsung says it’s capable of designing foldables that fold even more (Android Authority).
🤷♂️ Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has 16GB of RAM: Overkill, you don’t need it, and here’s why (Android Authority).
🕵️♂️ US claims Huawei can secretly access mobile network backdoors around the world. Finally, we’re starting to see evidence or even a ‘smoking gun’ behind the long-held and only vaguely solidified US fears: “We have evidence that Huawei has the secret ability to access sensitive and personal information in the systems it manages and sells around the world,” said a national security adviser. (Android Authority).
🕵️♂️ Also: for more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single Swiss company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. The company sold equipment to more than 120 countries well into the 21st century. But “Swiss” company Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA: The intelligence coup of the century (Washington Post).
💰 The FTC is asking Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft about acquisitions from the past decade that were small enough to not be reported. Hard to know how big this could be. (The Guardian).
👨💻 The high cost of a free coding bootcamp: Students at Lambda School say the program hasn’t delivered on its promise (The Verge).
American cereals are weird, and often borderline sugary disasters. And there are new ones all the time!
Ben Bertoli over on Kotaku has written about 14 variously weird and grim cereals.
From the safety of boring old muesli,
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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