Facebook faces privacy fine, Google is going to announce new Pixel smartphones and more

Facebook faces privacy fine, Google is going to announce new Pixel smartphones and more
Anna Bazyma
15.09.2017

This week was full of Tech news. Here are 10 of the most resonant news in our Weekly Digest:

 

1) Facebook fined 1.2 million euros by Spanish data watchdog

Spanish watchdog fines Facebook €1.2M for allegedly misusing data collected on users, says Facebook “privacy policy contains generic and unclear terms”

Read more at Reuters

 

2) Google is going to announce its new high-end Pixel smartphones on October 4

Google’s hardware event is right around the corner, and the company now has an official date: October 4.

Previous leaks suggested that Google would hold the event one day later, on October 5, but the firm will stick to the same date it introduced the original Pixel phones on.

Read more at Bussiness Insider 

 

3) Answers to Your Questions About Apple’s New iPhones

At Apple’s special event commemorating the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, the company announced upgrades for the iPhone, including a premium model that starts at $999, and the Apple Watch, which will include cellular connectivity in some models. Brian X. Chen, lead consumer technology writer, has responded to some of the most notable questions about the new devices submitted by hundreds of readers.

Read more at NY Times

 

4) How Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the other major cryptocurrencies compare to one another

We’re in the middle of a cryptocurrency explosion. In one year, the value of all currencies increased a staggering 1,466% – and newer coins like Ethereum have even joined Bitcoin in gaining some mainstream acceptance.

Read more at Bussiness Insider

 

5) Apple iPhone X: The internet reacts

When Apple chief Tim Cook declared the iPhone X “the biggest leap forward since the first iPhone” at his latest launch extravaganza, you couldn’t help but wonder if he was referring to its features or its price.

With the top-end model costing £1,149, customers are paying a premium to swap their fingerprint sensor for a facial scanner and the ability to make an animated monkey or poo emoji copy their bemused looks.

Read more at BBC

 

6) Google’s parent company might invest $1 billion in Lyft, report says

Alphabet Inc. has held conversations with Lyft Inc. about a potential investment in recent weeks, signalling strong support for Uber Technologies Inc.’s main U.S. competitor, according to people familiar with the matter.

Read more at Bloomberg.

 

 

7) Lawyerbot offers Equifax help

An artificially intelligent chatbot that provides free legal advice has been configured to help victims sue hacked credit report giant Equifax without a lawyer. The DoNotPay robot lawyer generates documents US consumers can take to the small claims court.

Read more at BBC

 

8) Samsung eyes foldable smartphone, voice-controlled speaker

Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile business at Samsung Electronics, said the company is setting its eyes on 2018 to release a smartphone with a bendable display. But he said there are several hurdles it has to overcome, leaving room to push back the release if those problems are not solved.

Read more at Apnews

 

9) The 51 best public-relations people in the tech industry in 2017

Whatever is happening in the world these days, the tech industry always seems to be front and center — from new apps and futuristic innovations to divisive political debates and activities of high-profile billionaires.

While the work of journalists who cover the tech industry is very visible, there’s a harder-to-see side: the communications pros who help reporters tell all sides of a story.

Read more at Bussiness Insider 

 

10) A vision for the future: Essential insights from British influencers at dmexco

September is getting off to a remarkably innovative start — dmexco is in town. A conference dedicated to “Lightening the age of Transformation”, dmexco sees innovative businesses, future thinkers, and those who are crafting the future, come from far and wide to further the conversation about our future world.

Read more at Mashable