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Malware discovered in some cheap Chinese phones that can steal the user’s money

Transsion Holdings, the Chinese company behind Tecno and Infinix smartphone brands used to be a feature phone manufacturer pre-2014 but since the company released its first smartphone in 2014, the start-up has grown rapidly to emerge as a leading brand in Africa and some Asian countries like India. The brand is known for low-priced smartphones that have given low-income earners in these developing nations access to smartphones.

Tecno is extremely popular in Africa and is owned by Transsion

However, that cheap phone may come with a price which in the long run makes it an expensive sh*t. A recent report by BuzzFeed News alleges that some Chinese phones contain malware that secretlydownloaded apps and tries to subscribe the user to services without his knowledge or permission. A case in point was that of a 41-year-old South African who got the Tecno W2. The phone was plagued with pop-up ads interrupting

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North Carolina Appoints First Chief Technology Officer

For more than four years, Dan Kempton served as director of engineering and cloud services for the North Carolina IT Department. He is now the state chief technology officer, a newly created role.

North Carolina has named its first chief technology officer, Dan Kempton, according to the state’s Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) website. 

An NCDIT spokesperson said in an email that Kempton’s team “will encompass functions from various areas of the department.”

“We are especially excited about this new enterprise role because it will enable NCDIT to establish stronger relationships with private industry to help propel us forward, strengthen strategic planning, leverage the value of unifying the state’s IT resources, and finally, enable us to be more adaptable to situations like we have faced with COVID-19,” the spokesperson said. 

Kempton had been head of engineering and cloud services for NCDIT. He has also served as CTO and deputy CIO

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Which Laptop is Best For You?

A computer is one of the only gadgets that’s completely necessary to get work done at school and in the workplace. Until recently your only choices were to choose between a desktop and laptop, whether to get a Mac or a PC. Chromebooks — laptops that run an operating system based on Google’s Chrome browser — are a new, third option.

Traditional laptops and Chromebooks share a lot of the same DNA: they’re portable computers, designed to access the internet, consume media, and get work done. That said, they differ in some fundamental ways, like how they handle privacy, what apps they can run, how powerful their hardware is, and the tasks they’re best suited for.

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There’s no “wrong” choice, but I’ve broken down the main differences between traditional PCs (ones that run Windows; Macs are a different beast entirely) and Chromebooks below, and recommended one

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Global Internet of Things and Traceability for Food & Beverage

Prophecy Market Insights

The global internet of things and traceability for food & beverage manufacturing market accounted for US$ 6.0 billion in 2019 and is estimated to be US$ 14.4 billion by 2029 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 9.2%

The report “Global Internet of Things and Traceability for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Market, By Components (Product and Software), By Application (Supply Chain Management, Traceability, & Product Recall, Consumer Transparency, Food Safety & Quality Control, Inventory Management, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa) – Trends, Analysis and Forecast till 2029”.

Key Highlights:

Nestlé has integrated Telefonica’s Smart m2m Solution, a platform for managing and controlling IoT communications, in order to make more detailed adjustments to the taste of its coffee. The company is also using IoT to allow remote configuration of equipment and help predictive maintenance.

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