Global Mobile news, 20th July

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU, WhatsApp limits message forwarding to reduce spam & misinformation, phone data usage growth slows in the US, and much more…

Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating systemto illegally “cement its dominant position” in search. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties of up to 5% of its average global daily turnover. It has said it plans to appeal.

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MEF Member news, 16th July

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

RealNetworks, a leader in digital media software and services, today announced SAFR™, a highly accurate, machine learning facial recognition platform, architected to economically scale with high performance and rapid processing to detect and match millions of faces in real time. Utilizing machine learning, SAFR – Secure Accurate Facial Recognition – is continuously improving efficiency, accuracy, and reach.

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Weekly mobile news round-up, July 13th

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. Facebook under fresh political pressure as UK watchdog, Zimbabwe’s first election without Mugabe turns into a data privacy minefield, HTC develops ‘blockchain phone’, and much more…

The UK’s privacy watchdog revealed yesterday that it intends to fine Facebook the maximum possible (£500k) under the country’s 1998 data protection regime for breaches related to the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal.

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The four noble truths of digital sovereignty

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Michael Becker, an expert advisor on identity & personal information management solutions, shares a unique insight into what it really means to participate in the digital economy, and how we as consumers, can balance the risks and many rewards.

People reap tremendous value and convenience when participating in the digital economy, but each time they do they put their privacy and personal security at risk since people’s identities and personal information power a sizable portion of the digital economy. And not just the digital economy, our identity and personal information is giving birth to the personal information economy, and once this economy matures market opportunities and rules will be vastly different.

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Industry views: Why does the A2P SMS industry need a Code of Conduct for fraud?

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MEF recently launched it’s new Trust in Enterprise Messaging (TEM) service backed by an industry Code of Conduct for A2P (Applications to Person) SMS in collaboration with 30+ participants of MEF’s Future of Messaging Programme, that includes MNOs, messaging companies and signalling providers.

The new service is self-regulatory – its goal, to accelerate market clean-up and educate enterprise messaging solution buyers about the threats of fraudulent practices and poor procurement processes.

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MEF Member news, 9th July

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Get the latest announcements from MEF Members across the mobile ecosystem globally in this weekly review of member news…

Upstream, a leader of the mobile internet revolution in high growth markets, has today revealed that new low-end Android smartphone devices being sold to consumers in developing markets, many of whom are coming online for the first time, contain pre-installed malware. This malware, designed to commit digital ad fraud, collects users’ personal information, depletes their mobile data allowance and triggers fraudulent charges to their pre-paid credit, without their knowledge or consent.

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Global Mobile News Roundup, 6th July

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Find out the week’s top mobile stories from around the world. This week.. US declares China Mobile risk to national security, research claims mobile apps are secretly recording your screen, Is GDPR a blockchain killer..? and much more.

The US government has declared another major Chinese telecom company a possible “risk to national security”: China Mobile. Yesterday, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) issued a statement advising the Federal Communications Commission not to allow China Mobile, which is the world’s third biggest carrier after AT&T and Verizon, to operate in the United States.

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Brazil is on the verge of its new Data Privacy Law

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Rafael Pellon, MEF LatAm advisor and partner at Focaccia, Amaral, Salvia, Pellon & Lamonica Advogados discusses the ongoing debate in the Brazilian legislature surrounding the adoption of GDPR-like rules governing data privacy for the country.

At the end of May the House of Representatives in Brazil approved the Bill of Law 4060/2012 that would establish a General Data Privacy Law in the country. On this week, given the strong engagement of internet rights NGOs, trade associations, government authorities and luminaries of the academia and legal sectors, Senator Renato Ferraço…

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MEF Member News, 2nd July

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Bango, the Cambridge-based mobile commerce company, has expanded the use of its billing integration technology, enabling customers to sign-up for Amazon Prime Video in the UK through a leading mobile operator.

Using Bango’s billing integration technology, qualifying customers have the opportunity to subscribe to Prime Video as part of the customer’s mobile plan.

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MEF Connects Digital – what’s up with the blockchain?

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During the mid-nineties, consumers and investors discovered the idea of ‘interactivity’. Before long, companies started to add the word ‘interactive’ to their names. It was good for business. Soon after, they did it again with ‘dotcom’. Is there a equivalent magic word for the 2010s? How about blockchain?

Don’t scoff. It’s already happening. In December 2017, the Long Island Iced Tea Corp changed its name to Long Blockchain Corp. It said the re-brand reflected its desire to partner with companies working on the decentralising tech.

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