Mexico: Galaxy A5 and A7, Wearables at the cost of privacy? Google and the official site of Pope Francis, Twitter launches “emojis”.
After enjoying our first long weekend, the day of our weekly technology news section has arrived in our beautiful and beloved Mexico.
1. Samsung announces Galaxy A5 and A7 and new president in Mexico
Samsung introduced its new president in Mexico, HS Jo, whose mission is to bring more innovations to the country and reach a greater number of consumers for all its business lines.
The technology company took the opportunity to present its new Galaxy A5 and A7 2016 smartphones, which have been renewed to satisfy the millennial generation market, with a premium design, better camera photography and greater security.
The new devices have Gorilla Glass on both sides, a shock-resistant metal body, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera, have Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and a long-lasting battery, with charge of high speed, which will allow us to fully recharge the equipment in just 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The Galaxy A5 model, which has a 5.2-inch screen and 2GB of RAM, will retail for $8,669, and the A7 model, with a 5.5-inch screen and 3GB of RAM, will cost $10,399. You can already find these devices at Telcel, it is worth mentioning that the Galaxy A5 model will only be available at AT&T and Telefónica.
2. Wearables at the cost of privacy?
Wearable technology developers are said to be focused on taking advantage of today’s connectivity by sacrificing security for security.
The first reason why these gadgets suffer from vulnerabilities is because the manufacturers make them more adaptable to the user. They are thinking that they can quickly become part of the person’s life, it is a logical trend, that in the first instance the user does not complicate his life and they remove some layers of security due to functionality”, said the Kaspersky Lab analyst. Roberto Martinez.
While Francisco Martínez, general director of Coatl, a Mexican startup dedicated to the development of hardware and software focused on the Internet of Things, says that for the production of its first smart band called Urband, cybersecurity is not an issue that worries them. too.
Data from the security firm McAffee projects that during the next 18 months, wearables will become the most frequent link to initiate a hack, through apps installed on them.
Therefore, it is estimated that health or physical activity data could reach a certain value in the “black market” to be used later as valid credentials in other devices, committing illegal acts or even impersonating identities, since wearables are considered very weak. in terms of security.
3. Google participates in the development of the official site of the first visit of Pope Francis
As we all know, the visit of Pope Francis will take place from February 12 to 17, for which Google participated in the development of the official site of the visit, this in order that we all have useful information related to the activities of the same from any device.
Google Calendar will allow us to add the Pope’s activities to our agenda.
Google Maps will allow us to know the routes that the Pope will travel from his flight to Mexico City, until the mass that will be celebrated in Ciudad Juárez.
Google Street View will allow us to tour a selection of places and temples in Mexico relevant to the occasion in 360 degrees.
YouTube will bring us the live broadcast of all public events, from the official site “With the Pope in Mexico.”
To follow this visit, Google invites us to visit: papafranciscoenmexico.org, as well as follow +GoogleMéxico or the Twitter account @googlemexico.
4. Twitter launches “emojis” for the visit of Pope Francis
Twitter does not want to be left behind with the visit of Pope Francis, for which it has created a series of “emojis” to commemorate it.
The face of Jorge Mario Bergoglio on a Mexican flag, the cathedrals of Michoacán, San Cristóbal de las Casas and Ciudad Juárez, the Angel of Independence will be the images that accompany the traditional slogans of Twitter and it is intended to activate the hashtags to activate the participation of the faithful in social networks.
The first official account @pontifex was launched at the end of 2012 with Benedict XVI, but Francisco has been the one who has used it the most and it is not the first time that “emojis” have been created, since when traveling to Cuba and the United States, they They launched a series of allusive drawings.
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