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PAKISTAN NEWS:
Pakistan receives $238.6 million from China mobile:

The Government of Pakistan has received $238.6 million (Rs. 37.16 billion) from China Mobile (CM Pak) as a license renewal fee – a non-tax revenue. The license renewal proceeds have been deposited in Federal Consolidated Fund (FCF), said Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). Earlier, Telenor Pakistan and Jazz deposited $224.6 million (Rs 35.262 billion) separately (half of the amount as per court direction) as their license renewal fee in September 2019.

Govt contacts twitter again to restore suspended accounts:

Pakistani authorities have approached Twitter management against the unannounced crackdown on Pakistani Twitter accounts at the behest of the Indian government. The spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTIA), Khurram Mehran, told media reporters that so far, they have received nearly 400 suspension complaints. “We have taken up this matter with the micro-blogging website,” he said.

Xiaomi Pakistan sold products worth Rs. 100 million during blessed friday sale:

Last week, Xiaomi Pakistan offered the biggest ever Blessed Friday Sale on Mistore.pk. It was literally the biggest ever sale in the history of Xiaomi, and guess what, they posted a record-breaking sale of Rs. 100 Million.Yes, you read it right, one hundred million rupees sale in 6 days. It is a big milestone in the history of Xiaomi Pakistan. All the hard work of Smartlink Technologies has paid off resulting in this huge achievement.

Huawei y9s is a truly premium midrange with outstanding design and features:

Looking back at all the design trends of Android phones these years, there have been improvements in smartphone screen design and some phone makers have even redesigned the back panels on smartphones.Today, when designing products, many brands get inspiration from nature to create aesthetic designs that are authentic and stunning. From Twilight Huawei P20 Series which was released in 2018 and became an unbeatable classic smartphone design, to Breathing Crystal Huawei P30 Series that sets off another new wave of gradient design right after its launch earlier this year, Huawei is probably among the best in applying the aesthetics of nature in tech product design.

Nokia 2.3 launched with better camera & 2-day battery:

Nokia 2.3 has been officially unveiled. Delivering a feature-packed camera, a large 6.2″ HD+ screen and two-day battery life despite being an entry-level phone.HMD Global’s latest budget level smartphone the Nokia 2.3 has been officially launched in Pakistan. In most areas, the newly launched smartphone brings major improvements compared to its predecessor launched in June.

Oppo to showcase latest tech innovations at the 1st oppoinno day on Dec 10th:

Oppo has announced that it will hold the first OppoInno Day on December 10, 2019, in Shenzhen, China. Organized under the theme of Create Beyond Boundaries, the OppoInno Day will highlight on the broad and deep integration of cutting-edge technologies and services in the 5G era.As the rapid development and integration of 5G, AI, cloud, big data and other advanced technologies are expected to reshape the industry, the event will also explore the future of technology with key industry experts.

Motorola one hyper launched with 64mp camera & hyper-fast charging:

Motorola has revealed a new device that brings more than what you’d expect from a mid-range smartphone. Although it is only powered by the Snapdragon 675 SoC, it brings 44W fast charging, a power rating that is rare in even the latest flagship devices.It is also the first time Motorola has brought in a pop-up selfie camera and has achieved a full-screen display.

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Artificial intelligence apps, Parkinson’s and me:

In my work as a journalist I am lucky enough to meet some brilliant people and learn about exciting advances in technology — along with a few duds.But every now and then I come across something that resonates in a deeply personal way. So it was in October 2018, when I visited a company called Medopad, based high up in London’s Millbank Tower.This medical technology firm was working with the Chinese tech giant Tencent on a project to use artificial intelligence to diagnose Parkinson’s Disease.

Deepmind co-founder Mustafa Suleyman switches to google:

Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of British artificial-intelligence firm DeepMind, has announced that he is joining Google. He had previously said he was taking time off from DeepMind. Mr Suleyman helped develop Streams, a controversial health app which gathered data from millions of NHS patients without direct consent.Streams was integrated into Google Health earlier this year.

Apple Iphone 11 pro ‘can override location settings’:

Apple’s flagship iPhone 11 Pro tracks users’ locations even when they have set it not to, a security researcher has discovered. Brian Krebs found that the phone collects data about a user’s position even if location sharing has been turned off in every individual app. However, the user could avoid being tracked if the entire system was set to never share location.Apple said it was “expected behaviour” and denied it was a security problem.

Chinese residents worry about rise of facial recognition:

A survey by a Beijing research institute indicates growing pushback against facial recognition in China.Some 74% of respondents said they wanted the option to be able to use traditional ID methods over the tech to verify their identity.Worries about the biometric data being hacked or otherwise leaked was the main concern cited by the 6,152 respondents.

Hackerone pays $20,000 bug bounty after ‘sloppy’ breach:

A company which helps big businesses uncover security holes in their platforms has itself been hacked. HackerOne, which pays hackers who find bugs in products, services and websites for the likes of Uber and Goldman Sachs, was breached by one of its own community members. The vulnerability was exposed by a user with the handle haxta4ok00.Following the incident, HackerOne has paid $20,000 (£15,224) to haxta4ok00 for exposing the flaw.

Drones monitor South Coast of England for migrant boats:

Drones will monitor migrant boats attempting to reach the south east of England, pilots have been warned. Remotely-piloted aircraft will be searching a large area of the Channel, from Eastbourne to Margate. The flights are for “the purpose of national security and protection of human life”, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said. The Home Office said it was working to identify the “most effective” ways to “tackle small boat crossings”.

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