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Apple could say goodbye to Russia! New law requires installation of Russian Apps

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Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, is once again in the spotlight after signing extremely controversial new legislation. This new law prohibits the sale of any smartphone, computer or smart TV that does not have pre-installed Russian applications.

According to information provided by Reuters, this law will take effect from July 1st 2020. Until then, the government will create a list of Russian applications that will need to be preinstalled on any and all devices.

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Apple should not react well to this new law

It appears that the government has passed this law without having consulted any of the major manufacturers and is already being heavily criticized. Concern is already spreading among users that many large companies will eventually leave the Russian market.

This is certainly a possible reality, a source close to Apple has suggested that the manufacturer may be “forced” to leave Russia altogether. Installing third-party applications in the Apple ecosystem is equivalent to the familiar jailbreak procedure.

This kind of situation presents itself as a very serious security risk that Apple will certainly not allow. So if Vladimir Putin can’t find a solution to this problem, it is likely that Apple will eventually remove his entire presence from Russia.

Government could use these applications to spy on your population

The president passed this law stating that it will help developers Russians to compete more fairly with the big companies that dominate the market. However, there are many concerns that this is just a “lame excuse.”

By putting these applications on all computers, smartphones and smart TVs, the government may be left with all the tools it needs. need to spy on your population. Literally, with unlimited access to these three products, they will be able to control any and all movements of any citizen in Russia.

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Attention! Bug on Android is frustrating users using PIN code

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Last September, some Pixel users who use the PIN code to unlock their Android could not sign in to their device. Two months later, it seems that this bug has not been fixed and is now affecting third-party smartphones.

There are users of smartphones from Sony and OnePlus who are starting to complain about the same problem. This bug is apparently affecting models running Android 9 or Android 10.

Users cannot access your smartphone by its PIN code

The bug in question occurs when users try to use your PIN code to enter your smartphone. After validating your code, the smartphone screen turns off and then back on the lock screen, as if nothing had happened.

That is, if you have no other method of authentication enabled or available, you will be unable to access your device. A scenario that can be problematic for those who really need to use their smartphone.

Problem will stem from a process of validating your password

Recent Discoveries maintain that the cause of this bug is a method called “Synthetic Password Key”. In short, this method compares the code you entered as stored in the system.

It appears that this procedure is not being completed, returning a null value. It is this null value that is causing Android to crash.

As far as we know, this problem is not widely dispersed in the market, affecting a small group of users. Even so, it is important to alert you to using various smartphone unlocking methods whenever possible.

Google has said that it is aware of the issue and has already referred the case to the appropriate department. However, a solution has not yet been shipped to market.

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You can now hear Samuel L. Jackson’s voice on your Amazon Echo

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Amazon has a habit of making celebrity voices such as singers or actors available in its Alexa smart column, to vary from the standard voice. The most recent addition is Samuel L. Jackson, whose “voice” can be added to the column catalog by 99 cents. All in English only is clear.

This way, Amazon Alexa users can now have Jackson’s voice answering music requests, weather status and all sorts of questions. Just ask Alexa to introduce you to Samuel L. Jackson or buy your voice manually.

Samuel L. Jackson’s voice has been recreated with technology

Instead of recording a ton of pre-made sentences, Amazon used a neural network that converts text to voice. Of course, the actor had to spend hours in the studio recording audio to create a sound base. However, the end result is a kind of deepfake vocal.

Comedy video “predicted” the actor’s voice on Alexa

In 2017, the comedy YouTube channel 80 gumdrops has released a video about a family that just bought an Amazon Alexa. The funniest part is that the column comes with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson by definition. During the video are played several sentences of his most iconic movies, complete with profanity and all.

Alexa will have an option “uncensored”

Samuel L. Jackson is known for his characteristic voice and a great use of profanity in his roles. As such, Amazon includes an unfiltered version of the voice, where the answers will be much more explicit. This option can be enabled or disabled in Alexa settings.

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