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Apple has declared war on developers of state-sponsored spyware Pegasus, which is used to jailbreak iPhones

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Apple has filed a lawsuit against the Israeli NSO Group and its parent company to prosecute them for spying on and harassing Apple users. The lawsuit contains new information about how the NSO Group infected the victims’ devices with its Pegasus spyware. To prevent further abuse and harm to its users, Apple is also seeking to permanently ban the NSO Group from using any Apple software, service or device.

The NSO Group has created government-sponsored surveillance technology that allows targeted spyware software to spy on its victims. These attacks target a small number of users and affect people across multiple platforms, including iOS and Android. Researchers and journalists have publicly documented the history of the use of this spyware to target journalists, activists, dissidents, academics and government officials.

Government-sponsored entities like the NSO Group spend millions of dollars on sophisticated surveillance technologies without effective accountability. This needs to be changed. Apple devices are the safest consumer hardware on the market, but private companies that develop government-sponsored spyware have become even more dangerous. While these cybersecurity threats affect only a very small number of our customers, we take any attack against our users very seriously and are constantly working to strengthen the security and privacy protections of iOS to ensure the safety of all our users.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of software development

At the same time, Apple praised the work of Citizen Lab and Amnesty International, which found evidence that Pegasus is being used to hack iPhone users around the world. Apple has donated $ 10 million to support these and other organizations that counter cyber tracking.

Previously, former CIA and NSA special agent Edward Snowden commented on the Pegasus story: “Drop everything and read this.”

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Google expects excellent sales of Pixel 7 smartphones

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Google expects excellent sales of Pixel 7 smartphones

It seems that despite the fact that the line of smartphones Pixel 7 is not very different from its predecessors, Google believes that they will sell very well.

Google expects excellent sales of Pixel 7 smartphones

The search giant has reportedly ordered 8 million new-generation devices and expects to double sales of new models relative to the Pixel 6 line.

At the same time, we recall that just the other day we learned that in six years Google has sold only 27.6 million Pixel smartphones. That is, the company intends to sell almost 30% of the total number of smartphones sold over six years only for older Pixel 7 devices.

It is also reported that the company has ordered 4 million lower class models, i.e. Pixel 7a models. In total, it turns out 12 million smartphones per year, or almost 45% of the total number of smartphones sold in six years.

We’ll find out how Google’s forecasts come true in about a year, but we can recall that at one time the models of the Pixel 6 line showed a multiple increase in sales relative to their predecessors.

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Are Huawei flagships disappearing from the global market? The company has removed P50 smartphones from the range of global models, but not everywhere yet

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A couple of weeks ago, Huawei removed the Leica logo from its P50 smartphones as Leica is now partnering with Xiaomi. Now it is reported that Huawei has completely removed the P50 smartphones from the range of global models.

Are Huawei flagships disappearing from the global market?  The company has removed P50 smartphones from the range of global models, but not everywhere yet

However, the situation is not yet completely clear. Initially, the information was shared by a German thematic resource, and then it was repeated by many others. But the fact is that all models of the P50 line really disappeared from the German Huawei website, however, they are on the Huawei websites of some other European regions.

There are no official comments from Huawei itself, and therefore it is impossible to form a final picture. Perhaps Huawei has begun the process of withdrawing flagship devices from the global market, but it’s just that the changes have not yet been introduced on all regional sites.

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The creator of the iPod and the Made for iPhone program, Tony Fadell, called Apple a monopoly, and the EU requirement to transfer the iPhone to USB-C is correct

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The creator of the iPod and the Made for iPhone

Former Apple Vice President Tony Fadell is the creator of the iPod, who was responsible for developing the original player. Fadell shared his thoughts on the European Union requirements for an iPhone with a USB-C connector. The engineer believes that this is the correct requirement, and also added that Apple is in a monopoly position.

The former Apple VP said he was not concerned about the EU forcing Apple and other smartphone makers to use USB-C as “they’re just forcing Apple to do the right thing.”

In another tweet, Fadell said that this requirement is only being made because Apple has a monopoly. The engineer believes that some regulation and standardization is needed in the interests of consumers, since companies are not always interested in doing “the right thing in the public interest.”

The creator of the iPod and the Made for iPhone program, Tony Fadell, called Apple a monopoly, and the EU requirement to transfer the iPhone to USB-C is correct

He also noted that getting Apple to change the iPhone’s connector based on the environmental argument is “much easier than a monopoly litigation.” Fadell then said that Apple doesn’t like third parties telling it what to do.

Readers in the comments pointed out that Apple is against USB-C because the company makes a lot of money from the MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad) program for certified accessories. Fadell, who was behind the invention of the program, agreed with them.

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