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Electricity in China is bad: suppliers from Apple and other companies have already warned of the inevitability of delays

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Power outages in China have only worsened, prompting various companies to move production out of the country to other regions, with suppliers from Apple, Amazon and others struggling to keep production on track ahead of the busy holiday season.

Since June of this year, there have been various notifications of power outages from time to time, but since mid-September this has become a common occurrence. Now every week we receive a notification informing which days of the next week they will turn off the electricity.

Manager of one of the Chinese companies

The company’s 500 employees produce Bluetooth receivers, headphones and other accessories for international brands such as Harman Kardon and Edifier. With the power supply cut to two days a week, the company is forced to rely on its own power generators. Another supplier, which serves Amazon, Lenovo, and other companies, only gets power three days a week. Representatives from Apple and other companies confirm that if the situation continues, then the supply of components will certainly be delayed.

Suppliers in cities in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong provinces, home to tens of thousands of tech businesses, say they are facing capacity constraints this month as local governments cut energy consumption. The reasons are cited as rising commodity prices, rising demand for electricity amid the recovery from the pandemic and President Xi Jinping’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions.

The situation looked dire after a week of power outages in late September. Fears are now growing that the disruption will be long-term. Sources note that the situation could last until the end of this year or even longer.

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Trump’s social network developers accused of illegal use of program code

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The Software Freedom Conservancy claims Trump Media and Technology Group copied the open source code of the decentralized social network Mastodon, created a new social network based on it.

The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a not-for-profit organization that enforces the rights of open source software developers and the rules for using open licenses, accused in violation of the AGPLv3 license of the Trump social network developers Truth Social.

The Software Freedom Conservancy says that the developers of the service used the open source code of the decentralized social network Mastodon in violation of the license agreement.

Although the Mastodon code is free and free, the projects using it must comply with the terms of the Affero General Public License (or AGPLv3), among which is the mandatory availability of the project source code for all its users. Trump’s media company does not yet provide such an opportunity to TRUTH Social users and calls the social network a proprietary development.

The Software Freedom Conservancy gave Trump Media and Technology Group 30 days to improve, writes The Verge. Otherwise, the use of open source Mastodon will be prohibited for the company.

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Facebook end-to-end encryption will give foreign intelligence services surveillance capabilities

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Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen criticized the company’s decision to transfer correspondence in its services to end-to-end encryption.

The introduction of end-to-end encryption in Facebook messengers could negatively affect the privacy of users and lead to increased surveillance by intelligence agencies. This opinion was expressed by a former employee of Mark Zuckerberg’s company, Frances Haugen, reports TASS

According to her, after the launch of encryption in the Messenger application and the social network Instagram, which are owned by Facebook, the company will lose the ability to track possible “malicious operations of special services representatives.” “End-to-End Encryption Will Allow Facebook to Eliminate [от модерирования контента] and serve as an excuse for inaction, “Haugen said ahead of her October 25 speech in the British Parliament as part of discussions on online security bill.

The social network itself does not agree with this point of view. In their opinion, the introduction of end-to-end encryption in Facebook Messenger and Instagram applications, on the contrary, is aimed primarily at protecting the privacy of users and will protect them not only from foreign surveillance, but also from hackers.

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There are data on the performance of the mobile processor Intel Core i9-12900HK

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A screenshot of a closed laptop test on a 12th generation Intel Core processor has appeared on the network. This is the Core i9-12900HK processor, which will presumably lead the Alder Lake-P lineup. Its configuration includes 14 cores, which are capable of executing up to 20 threads simultaneously. The base frequency of the Core i9-12900H processor is 2.9 GHz.

The processor has the highest performance of any known mobile processor released this year, including Intel Tiger Lake-H45, AMD Zen3 Mobile, and even the Apple M1 Max. Intel’s Alder Lake-P mobile processor series is expected to be unveiled alongside Arc Alchemist graphics cards, possibly at CES 2022.

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