Samsung has revealed its first smartphone created specifically for Android Go, Google’s stripped-down mobile OS. The Korean manufacturer has been making affordable phones for a long time, and they’ve been doing quite well in developing markets where they’re being sold. It’s really no surprise that it has conjured up a Go phone of its own — this could even be the first of many. The Samsung Galaxy J2 Core comes pre-loaded with apps tweaked for the platform. It’s not entirely clear which apps those are, but Google already released several Go-optimized applications, including scaled-down versions of the Google app, Assistant, YouTube, Gboard, Chrome, Maps, Files, Gmail and Google Play.
Microsoft said Tuesday it has uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake domains […]
An Uber driver was charged with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of a passenger on a Colorado highway. Denver District Attorney Beth McCann announced that Michael Hancock was charged after last Friday’s killing of Hyun Kim. Police said it appeared there had been some kind of altercation before the shooting, although authorities have not […]
The deletions began on May 23rd. It’s not certain when the purge ends, but this is all metadata, not the content of the calls and messages themselves. A spokesperson also told the NYT that it didn’t include location data, as the Freedom Act doesn’t allow gathering that information under this collection system. The companies involved […]