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The new Snapdragon Ride Flex
With a new central processor, qualcomm/">Qualcomm wants to reduce the number and type of control units in cars and thus significantly change the architecture compared to the current state. The chip called “Snapdragon Ride Flex” should take over the entire range of tasks – from assisted driving to infotainment. According to Qualcomm, it has already won the first vehicle manufacturers for the “Snapdragon Ride Flex”. However, the company left unanswered what it is and when the first models equipped with this will be available.
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The IT security company Human has uncovered an advertising fraud campaign that abuses apps for Android and iOS. The fraudsters add functions to the “Scylla” scam in order to display more advertising and commit click fraud. It’s about 75+ apps for Android and 10+ iOS apps. They got more than 13 million downloads before Google and Apple removed them from stores. Malware keeps appearing on smartphones, despite all the security measures in the manufacturers’ app stores.
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VPN services are fleeing India
Because VPN providers in India now have to collect extensive personal data about their users, many have moved their servers out of the country. After NordVPN, ExpressVPN and Tunnelbear, the Swiss company Proton AG recently announced that it intends to shut down its own hardware in good time before the deadline, reports Telegraph India. However, the majority of services have assured that users in India can continue to use the VPN offers. Representatives of the companies have in some cases clearly criticized the legal requirements in India.
Starlink slows down
As more people subscribe to Starlink satellite internet, average download and upload speeds seem to be falling. This is suggested by figures from the US company Ookla. The declines in speed between the first and second quarters of this year in the six markets of Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, Great Britain and the USA range from 9 to 54 percent. It was foreseeable that Starlink would have capacity problems as the number of users grew. The achieved values for speed and latency are still significantly higher than those of other satellite Internet services.