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The CNMC punishes mercilessly: 500,000 euros to an OMV for serious infringement

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The CNMC is responsible for analyzing that all operators comply with current legislation and do not exceed the limits for their customers. However, despite the operators being very careful, there are times when they break the law. Y Lycamobile It has done so by not giving up some data required by the CNMC.

This has been announced today by the National Commission of Markets and Competition, which has penalized Lycamobile, property of MoreMobile Group from June 2020, with 552,000 euros. The reason for the sanction was failure to comply with its obligations to supply data of your subscribers through the SGDA, the subscriber data management system managed by the CNMC.

SGDA: very important to save lives

The SGDA It is a platform used by emergency services, operators to compile telephone directories, and those who provide services of telephone consultation about subscriber numbers. In it, all customer data is updated to the latest to be able to more easily identify customers if necessary.

Thanks to this number, emergency services and authorized agents can quickly identify who is calling in case of need. The emergency telephone numbers that have access to the SGDA are:

  • 112 Emergencies
  • 061 Health emergencies
  • 062 Civil Guard
  • 080 Local Fire Services
  • 085 Provincial Fire Services
  • 088 Autonomous Police
  • 091 National Police
  • 092 local police

appear in the SGDA it’s optional. By default, we are all part of it, but in the event that we do not want our data is accessible, the client must notify the operator, unlike what happens with the Robinson List. After communication, the operator will have 10 days to upload the updated data. After that, the customer data will not be able to be consulted by providers of telephone directory services or consultation services such as 118XX numbers, but they will continue to be accessible to emergency services and state security forces and bodies.

40% reduction for assuming fault and paying promptly

The SGDA has been in operation since April 2016, and until May 2021, Lycamobile you have not supplied the information of your subscribers to add them to the system. As analyzed by the CNMC, the operator only registered information on a quarter of its subscribers between December 2020 and April 2021.

The CNMC punishes mercilessly 500000 euros to an OMV for

Therefore, the CNMC has determined that the operator has committed a serious administrative offense for non-compliance with the obligations established in Circular 1/2013, on the procedure for supplying and receiving subscriber data.

This infraction entails, therefore, a sanction that amounts to €552,000. The payment made by the operator has been reduced because they have recognized their responsibility in committing the offence, and they have also paid the penalty in advance. In the case of not having applied the two 20% reductions, the operator would have had to pay 920,000 euros. The payment, moreover, has already been made, thus renouncing the right to dismiss or waiver by administrative means against the sanction.

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New York State to distribute 800 companion robots to the elderly as part of the fight against social isolation and loneliness

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The New York State Administration for the Elderly (NYSOFA) has decided to distribute 800 companion robots to the elderly. The devices are called ElliQ. They will not be able to help with some physical tasks (for example, cleaning at home or going to the pharmacy), but they will help you monitor your health and medication, and if a person is bored, they will entertain them with a conversation.

New York State to distribute 800 companion robots to the elderly as part of the fight against social isolation and loneliness

The problem of social isolation and loneliness among the elderly population of the United States is now acute: about 14 million Americans over 65 live alone. And their number is projected to grow over the next 10 years. However, studies have shown that prolonged loneliness is just as harmful to human health as smoking.

New York State to distribute 800 companion robots to the elderly as part of the fight against social isolation and loneliness

NYSOFA director Greg Olsen notes that ElliQ, created by the Israeli firm Intuition Robotics, can help solve this problem. “We were attracted to ElliQ by a lot of features – it is a proactive tool. It focuses on what is important for people: memories, communication with friends and family, and promotes better health.”Olsen said. The robot remembers the key moments of the user’s life and adapts to his character. For example, ElliQ will joke more if the user tends to laugh a lot.

New York State to distribute 800 companion robots to the elderly as part of the fight against social isolation and loneliness

New York State to distribute 800 companion robots to the elderly as part of the fight against social isolation and loneliness

ElliQ consists of two parts attached to a single base. The first is a lamp-shaped “face” with a microphone and speakers that lights up and turns to face the people it’s talking to. The second is a touch screen tablet. It is used to display pictures, additional information and make video calls.

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Alfa-Bank disables outdated iPhone app from May 27

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Alfa Bank disables outdated iPhone app from May 27

The Alfa-Bank team began to warn users of the mobile application on the iOS platform about the upcoming shutdown of outdated versions.

Alfa-Bank disables outdated iPhone app from May 27

As reported in the Alfa-Bank application, it will stop working from May 27, 2022. We are talking about application users who did not have time to upgrade to version 12.13 and higher. Now the update will no longer work, because the application has been removed from the App Store.

The explanation says the following:

Your version of the app is out of date and you can’t update it yet. Manage money in Alfa-Online – just like in the application.

According to representatives of Alfa-Bank, the notification was sent to “a small part of customers who did not have time to upgrade.” Version 12.13 and later will continue to work correctly.

Recall that the Alfa-Bank application was removed from Google Play and the App Store due to sanctions in April 2022.

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Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

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Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling

US engineers have come up with a new way to cool semiconductor products, which does not involve the use of a thermal interface. Conformal coating in laboratory conditions has demonstrated its high efficiency in comparison with traditional methods of heat removal.

Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

Electronic devices heat up during operation, and the greater the power, the stronger the heating, all other things being equal. This problem is especially acute with the miniaturization of devices. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have come up with a new efficient way to remove heat from semiconductor products.

Usually, a radiator is connected to the hottest places of the microcircuit through a thermal interface. For example, thermal paste. Instead, American scientists proposed to cover the entire device with a thin layer of polymer insulator, and “fill” it with a layer of copper on top, completely repeating the shape of the device. This conformal coating is in close contact with the device and effectively removes heat from it.

Engineers came up with a way to increase the cooling efficiency of processors by 700%

“We compared our coatings to standard heat dissipation methods. It turned out that our method dissipates 740% more power per unit volume.one of the researchers explained.

It is expected that in the future this invention will make electronic devices, including telephones and computers, more powerful and compact.

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US military space intelligence to spend ‘billions of dollars’ buying satellite imagery from commercial companies

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US military space intelligence to spend billions of dollars buying

The US National Space Reconnaissance Office announced the largest ever contracts worth “billions of dollars” for the purchase of satellite imagery from commercial companies. There are three such companies – BlackSky, Maxar and Planet.

US military space intelligence to spend 'billions of dollars' buying satellite imagery from commercial companies

“These contracts, which are valued in the billions of dollars and will run for the next 10 years, represent a historic expansion of commercial imagery purchases by the National Space Intelligence Agency.”the agency said in a statement.

The exact amount of contracts is not called. It is noted that they are concluded for five years with the possibility of an additional extension until 2032.

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