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US authorities are demanding more and more data from Apple

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The law enforcement agencies in the US are demanding more and more data from Apple – calling for national security. Germany, on the other hand, is the top performer in another category.

The US government wants to know more and more about Apple users. According to a Transparency Report of the Tech Group, the number of government requests by the terrorist armed forces has quadrupled in comparison with the previous year.

According to this, FISA secret courts and the FBI have asked between 13,250 and 13,499 inquiries, calling on national security. Of this, between 9000 and 9249 users were affected. This is clear from the report that Apple released on Thursday. 2016, there were still between 2750 and 2999 inquiries and between 2000 and 2249 users in the first half year, in the second half of 2015 only half as many.

If tech companies get a request from the FISA secret services or a letter to the national security, they can not usually inform the users that they are being checked. The reports of the tech companies are voluntary and may only be indicated in 250 steps. The figures released are intended to help customers not lose confidence in the online business after the NSA scandal.

 

China requested information on 35,000 accounts

It is particularly tricky when inquiring about personal data stored on the phone or the Apple servers. For account requests, law enforcement agencies usually request specific data such as names, addresses, sometimes photos from the iCloud, appointments, and phonebook contacts.

Britain’s top-level account requests are in Europe with 325-profile government requests. However, the number is relatively low worldwide. In the US, for example, Apple has passed the information to nearly 5000 accounts. China has only asked 24 requests, but wanted to know the details of a total of 35,000 accounts.

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MICROSOFT DOES NOT DENY THE DEATH OF THE WINDOWS PHONE

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Windows Phone has been dead for several months. An obvious fact for many people, with the exception of Microsoft, which has never publicly confirmed the thing, thus leaving a slight doubt

But the manufacturer has obviously decided not to deny the thing anymore. This Sunday, October 8, Joe Belfiore, vice president of Microsoft, has indeed confirmed half-word the death of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile 10.

Asked by a Twitter user of whether Microsoft still plans to develop new mobile applications or products under Windows 10 Mobile in the future, Joe Belfiore responded bitterly:

 

“Of course we will continue to support the platform [Windows 10 Mobile, Editor’s note.]. Bug fixes, security updates, and so on. But developing new features / making new products is not our priority “

 

Again, many signs are responsible for confirming the death of Windows Phone before him. In May 2016, Microsoft separated from its mobile branch based in Finland – more than 1,300 jobs – and acquired following the acquisition of Nokia for $ 7.2 billion in 2014.

A few days ago, Nick Lazaridis, CEO of HP EMEA, also announced that Microsoft had indeed ended the development of Windows 10 Mobile.

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Lego builds a LEGO building

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After launching its acrobatic robot, Vernie, the company has just opened a museum in its hometown in Denmark. The building looks like a giant Lego game

 The LEGO House in Billund, Denmark has just opened its doors and visitors can grow their inventive spirit with the 25 million small bricks available.

LEGO House offers nearly 12,000 square meters of LEGO playground. The building looks like 21 LEGO blocks stacked on top of each other. The facade is also covered with a painting that gives an illusion of LEGO bricks.

A museum for creativity

In addition to the shop, three restaurants, conference rooms and public square of 2000 square meters, visitors can visit four specific areas. While a red zone is dedicated to creative minds from different forms of LEGO bricks, a green area allows visitors to develop their team spirit by superimposing images into Lego videos.

Visitors who want to discover the logical foundations of castles or cars, for example, can visit the blue zone. Finally, a yellow area offers visitors the opportunity to use Lego bricks to express feelings.

 

It took almost four years for the LEGO group to build its museum, but ” the possibilities are endless, ” according to Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, the owner of the group.

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A special device that calculates the number of calories in each meal!

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Panasonic has introduced a new device capable of calculating the calories contained in the meals we eat daily.

Cardiovascular diseases have become a real threat to the human life and the average age of the individual, scientists are looking to develop new techniques and devices that help people adjust the rates of fat and calories in their daily meals.

On the latest steps in the field, the Japanese company Panasonic has confirmed that it has been able to design a new device capable of calculating the calories in each meal in just 10 seconds.

 

According to experts, the most important distinguishing feature of this device from other devices used for the same purpose is that it calculates calories without distorting the general appearance of food, all the person needs to do is put the meal inside to have special sensors within the device to determine the quality of food and calories by infrared.

This device can be connected to smartphones or tablets through an application that shows the user all the information he needs for his food and gives him advice on the quality of food that should be addressed according to the diet that was selected in advance in the application.

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