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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

EU Levels Antitrust Charges Against Abusive Android | Tech Law | LinuxInsider - 0 views

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    "The European Commission on Wednesday charged that Google breached EU antitrust rules by seeking to maintain and expand the dominance of its Android operating system."
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    "The European Commission on Wednesday charged that Google breached EU antitrust rules by seeking to maintain and expand the dominance of its Android operating system."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MaruOS claims to turn your Android phone into a Linux desktop - Liliputing - 0 views

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    [... Now there's a new player in this space: MaruOS is a custom build of Android designed to let you interact with Android apps on your phone's screen. But connect a display, keyboard, and mouse and you can run Debian Linux. ...]
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    [... Now there's a new player in this space: MaruOS is a custom build of Android designed to let you interact with Android apps on your phone's screen. But connect a display, keyboard, and mouse and you can run Debian Linux. ...]
applite

Google Fit Activities Can Be Started From Android Wear | APPlite - 0 views

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    The most recent upgrade to Fit may spare numerous individuals from reaching for their telephone by any means. Wear clients can now begin and prevent movement trackers specifically from the small scale application.
Alexandra IcecreamApps

Android vs. iPhone - Icecream Tech Digest - 0 views

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    Lately, smartphone users are divided into two groups: Android supporters and iPhone worshipers. Not mentioning Windows phones, basically the majority of all users tend to have either an Android phone or an iPhone. The Android vs. iPhone battle is a …
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    Lately, smartphone users are divided into two groups: Android supporters and iPhone worshipers. Not mentioning Windows phones, basically the majority of all users tend to have either an Android phone or an iPhone. The Android vs. iPhone battle is a …
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Top Android Phone Troubleshooting Tips - Datamation [# ! Alternative ;) Note] - 0 views

    • Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.
       
      # ! ...until You decide to migrate to a Real Open Source Free Software Mobile OS...
      as the (GNU/Linux Based, too) Tizen...

      [https://www.tizen.org/]
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    "Essential techniques to improve the performance of your Android phone, including avoiding Android slowdown and data overages."
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    "Essential techniques to improve the performance of your Android phone, including avoiding Android slowdown and data overages."

    [# ! While you migrate to a real open source Tizen powered phone...]

Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Use GNURoot to install a GNU/Linux distribution on your Android device - TechRepublic - 0 views

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    "If you have a need to run a GNU/Linux distribution on your Android device, but you don't want to harm Android, Jack Wallen has the tool for you.

    By Jack Wallen | October 16, 2015, 3:27 AM PST

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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Patched Android Lockscreen Still a Threat | Mobile | LinuxInsider [MS Note...] - 0 views

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      [With the announcement that Microsoft would partner with the truly open-source, Android-based Cyanogen OS to provide a bundled suite of apps, both companies made one thing very clear: Android's not just for Google anymore.

      http://www.wired.com/2015/04/microsoft-google-cyanogen/]
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    Although Google issued a patch for its Nexus line, hackers can have a field day exploiting a recently discovered lockscreen vulnerability on other Android products. "Even when users feel confident about locking their phone with a strong password, if their device is exposed to this exploit, it does not really matter how strong the password is," noted Armando Leon, director of mobile at LaunchKey.
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    Although Google issued a patch for its Nexus line, hackers can have a field day exploiting a recently discovered lockscreen vulnerability on other Android products. "Even when users feel confident about locking their phone with a strong password, if their device is exposed to this exploit, it does not really matter how strong the password is," noted Armando Leon, director of mobile at LaunchKey.
Paul Merrell

Hackers Prove Fingerprints Are Not Secure, Now What? | nsnbc international - 0 views

  • The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently revealed that an estimated 5.6 million government employees were affected by the hack; and not 1.1 million as previously assumed.
  • Samuel Schumach, spokesman for the OPM, said: “As part of the government’s ongoing work to notify individuals affected by the theft of background investigation records, the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Defense have been analyzing impacted data to verify its quality and completeness. Of the 21.5 million individuals whose Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information were impacted by the breach, the subset of individuals whose fingerprints have been stolen has increased from a total of approximately 1.1 million to approximately 5.6 million.”

    This endeavor expended the use of the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Pentagon.

    Schumer added that “if, in the future, new means are developed to misuse the fingerprint data, the government will provide additional information to individuals whose fingerprints may have been stolen in this breach.”

    However, we do not need to wait for the future for fingerprint data to be misused and coveted by hackers.

  • Look no further than the security flaws in Samsung’s new Galaxy 5 smartphone as was demonstrated by researchers at Security Research Labs (SRL) showing how fingerprints, iris scans and other biometric identifiers could be fabricated and yet authenticated by the Apple Touch ID fingerprints scanner.

    The shocking part of this demonstration is that this hack was achieved less than 2 days after the technology was released to the public by Apple.

    Ben Schlabs, researcher for SRL explained: “We expected we’d be able to spoof the S5’s Finger Scanner, but I hoped it would at least be a challenge. The S5 Finger Scanner feature offers nothing new except—because of the way it is implemented in this Android device—slightly higher risk than that already posed by previous devices.”

    Schlabs and other researchers discovered that “the S5 has no mechanism requiring a password when encountering a large number of incorrect finger swipes.”

    By rebotting the smartphone, Schlabs could force “the handset to accept an unlimited number of incorrect swipes without requiring users to enter a password [and] the S5 fingerprint authenticator [could] be associated with sensitive banking or payment apps such as PayPal.”

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  • Schlab said: “Perhaps most concerning is that Samsung does not seem to have learned from what others have done less poorly. Not only is it possible to spoof the fingerprint authentication even after the device has been turned off, but the implementation also allows for seemingly unlimited authentication attempts without ever requiring a password. Incorporation of fingerprint authentication into highly sensitive apps such as PayPal gives a would-be attacker an even greater incentive to learn the simple skill of fingerprint spoofing.”

    Last year Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) proved Apple wrong when the corporation insisted that their new iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor is “a convenient and highly secure way to access your phone.”

    CCC stated that it is as easy as stealing a fingerprint from a drinking glass – and anyone can do it.

Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

10 Do's and don'ts for every Android user | ITworld - 2 views

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    "These are the rules that anyone with an Android phone should live by

    Ryan Whitwam By Ryan Whitwam"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Samsung ya ha vendido un millón de teléfonos con Tizen » MuyLinux - 0 views

    • Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.
       
      # ! Hace falta algo más de Marketing, no por
      # ! el valor comercial si no por la expansión
      # ! del Sistema...
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    [Al parecer ya hay más de un millón de personas por ahí que pueden ver a Tizen en movimiento más allá de YouTube. La noticia la daban en Tizen Experts y se refiere al lanzamiento del Samsung Z1 en la India. ...]
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Are 600 Million Samsung Android Phones Really at Risk? - 0 views

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    "NEWS ANALYSIS: A report alleges a significant risk to Samsung phones, but the threat may be overstated. It is just one of many risks Android device users face."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

MPAA: Google Assists and Profits from Piracy | TorrentFreak - 0 views

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    " Ernesto on June 17, 2015
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    Breaking

    The MPAA is refusing to hand over documentation discussing the legal case it helped Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood build against Google. According to the Hollywood group, Google is waging a PR war against Hollywood while facilitating and profiting from piracy."
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    " Ernesto on June 17, 2015
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    Breaking

    The MPAA is refusing to hand over documentation discussing the legal case it helped Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood build against Google. According to the Hollywood group, Google is waging a PR war against Hollywood while facilitating and profiting from piracy."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Microsoft Just Took Android's Future Out of Google's Hands | WIRED [# Check] - 2 views

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    "With the announcement that Microsoft would partner with the truly open-source, Android-based Cyanogen OS to provide a bundled suite of apps, both companies made one thing very clear: Android's not just for Google anymore. "

    [https://cyngn.com/press/cyanogen-announces-strategic-partnership-with-microsoft]
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    "With the announcement that Microsoft would partner with the truly open-source, Android-based Cyanogen OS to provide a bundled suite of apps, both companies made one thing very clear: Android's not just for Google anymore. "
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 Tizen Apps in April, 2015 - Tizen Experts [# ! CHK Tags...] - 0 views

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    "The Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 apps to be downloaded from the Tizen store during April 2015 have been released. Many favourites are still there this month like WhatsApp, Opera Mini, McAfee AV, Trucaller and LockApps. Notable new ones are the highly requested MX Player and Speed Truck which made it to #3 position."
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    "The Top 20 most popular Samsung Z1 apps to be downloaded from the Tizen store during April 2015 have been released. Many favourites are still there this month like WhatsApp, Opera Mini, McAfee AV, Trucaller and LockApps. Notable new ones are the highly requested MX Player and Speed Truck which made it to #3 position."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Microsoft's Continuum Looks Suspiciously like Canonical's Ubuntu for Android - Softpedia - 0 views

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    "Remember a couple years back when Canonical was showing us how you could transform your phone into a full-fledged Ubuntu PC? That was a more of a concept, but it's 2015 and that hasn't been made possible yet, at least not by Canonical. Microsoft just demoed the same thing with its Windows phone."
Paul Merrell

News - Antitrust - Competition - European Commission - 0 views

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    The more interesting issue to me is the accusation that Google violates antitrust law by boosting its comparison shopping search results in its search results, unfairly disadvantaging competing shopping services and not delivering best results to users.

    What's interesting to me is that the Commission is attempting to portray general search as a separate market from comparison shopping search, accusing Google of attempting to leverage its general search monopoly into the separate comoparison shopping search market. At first blush, Iim not convinced that these are or should be regarded as separable markets. But the ramifications are enormous. If that is a separate market, then arguably so is Google's book search, its Google Scholar search, its definition search, its site search, etc. It isn't clear to me how one might draw a defensible line taht does not also sweep in every new search feature  as a separate market.   
Paul Merrell

Excite News - EU files antitrust charges against Google - 0 views

  • BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's competition chief is filing an antitrust complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet searches and is opening a probe into its Android mobile system.

    EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday she is "concerned that the company has given an unfair advantage to its own comparison shopping service."

    Vestager said the separate antitrust probe into Android will investigate whether the Internet giant relies on anti-competitive deals and abuses its dominant position in Europe's mobile market.

    Vestager said her chief goal was to make sure multinationals "do not artificially deny European consumers as wide a choice as possible or stifle innovation".

    Google's general counsel Kent Walker wrote late Tuesday that a "statement of objections" to Google's business practices was to be released by Vestager Wednesday.

Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows? | ITworld - 1 views

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    " ...Another factor is Microsoft's need to make Windows competitive with Android-an area where "being open source is a requirement," Enderle said."
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    [# ! TO THE CLEAR...]

    " ...Another factor is Microsoft's need to make Windows competitive with Android-an area where "being open source is a requirement," Enderle said."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Microsoft's most profitable mobile operating system: Android | ZDNet - 0 views

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    "Summary:Microsoft has had trouble getting people to use its Windows Phone operating systems, however, it might make as much as $3.4 billion on Android phones.

    By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for Linux and Open Source | May 8, 2013 -- 19:43 GMT (20:43 BST)"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How to Install and Run Android Apps in a Linux OS - Softpedia - 1 views

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    "Users only need to have Google Chrome installed

    Google has extended the support for its ARC Welder app and now Linux users can also run Android apps (APKs) right in their browser, with just the help of a downloadable Chrome app."
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