Day by day Crunch: Effectively Fb, you probably did it once more

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1. Facebook is the new crapware 

Effectively Facebook, you probably did it once more. Contemporary off its newest privateness scandal, the troubled social media large has inked a take care of Android to pre-install its app on an undisclosed variety of telephones and make the software program everlasting. This implies you received’t be capable to delete Fb from these telephones. Thanks, Fb.

2. The world’s first foldable phone is real 

Chinese language firm Royole has overwhelmed Samsung to the market and has been displaying off a foldable telephone/pill this week at CES. Whereas it’s not essentially the most fluid expertise, the gadget undoubtedly works at adapting to your wants.

3. CES revokes award from female-founded sex tech company
Outcries of a double-standard are pouring out of CES after the Client Tech Affiliation revoked an award from an organization geared towards girls’s sexual well being.

4. Everything Google announced at CES 2019 

Google went all in on the Assistant this yr at CES. The corporate boasted that the voice-enabled AI will make its manner onto a billion gadgets by the tip of the month — up from 400 million final yr. However what’s most fun is the expanded capabilities of Google’s Assistant. Quickly you’ll be capable to test into flights and translate conversations on the fly with a easy “Hey Google.”

5. Rebranding WeWork won’t work 

The corporate previously often known as WeWork has rebranded to the We Firm, however its new technique has the potential to plunge the corporate additional into debt.

6. Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data

Final yr a little-known firm known as LocationSmart got here beneath hearth after leaking location information from AT&T, Verizon, T-Cell and Dash customers to shady clients. LocationSmart rapidly buckled beneath public scrutiny and promised to cease promoting person information, however few targeted on one other large participant within the location monitoring enterprise: Zumigo.

7. The best and worst of CES 2019 

From monster shows to VR in vehicles, we’re breaking down the great, the unhealthy and the ugly from CES 2019.


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