[Weekly Podcast] LG withdraws from mobile business, leaks Facebook data

According to research firm Counterpoint Research, the average smartphone capacity in the fourth quarter of 2020 finally exceeded 100GB. In the fourth quarter of 2020, the average smartphone capacity exceeded 100 GB for the first time. In the fourth quarter of 2020, iOS-equipped smartphones averaged 140.9 GB, and Android-equipped smartphones averaged 95.7 GB. Adding this together means that the average smartphone capacity exceeds 100GB.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that the number of consumers buying mass storage devices has increased significantly. Instead, you can see a tendency to increase the minimum storage space consumers buy. On Android devices, the sales share of 128GB of storage space surged from 26.2% in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 39% in the fourth quarter of 2020.

The Supreme Court ruling has been issued on a court battle between Google and Oracle, which has been filed for 10 years since 2010. In this trial, the issue was whether Google’s copying of Java code when building Android OS was a copyright violation. In the past, Oracle won and Google faced $8.8 billion in damages. However, the Supreme Court ruled in opposition, and Google won.

On the other hand, in this trial, whether or not the API is copyrighted was one of the issues, but since the act in question was recognized as a fair use principle, we did not express a clear conclusion on this point.

LG Electronics has officially announced its withdrawal from its mobile business including smartphones. It was approved by the board meeting on the morning of April 5.

LG Electronics’ mobile business continues to suffer and lost 5 trillion won over the past five years. Therefore, they tried to sell their mobile business, but they said they couldn’t find any buyers. According to LG Electronics, due to the suspension of the mobile business, it plans to focus resources on growth areas such as electric vehicle parts, connected devices, smart homes, and artificial intelligence. In addition, the existing smartphone inventory will continue to be sold. The duration varies by region, but support and software updates will also be available.

Huawei is drawing attention with its name on the recent launch of an electric car sedan. It is a sedan created through joint development with Arkfox. It is equipped with Huawei HI based on Harmony OS promoted by Huawei on behalf of Android. While realizing Level 3 autonomous driving, it is equipped with the latest technologies such as 5G connectivity and lidar sensors.

Of course, unlike Xiaomi, which has already announced the production of electric vehicles, Huawei is not interested in selling its own cars to the last. In the future, autonomous vehicles using Huawei HI may appear in various vehicles.

There was a report that more than 500 million Facebook users’ personal information cache data, etc. were disclosed at the Hacking Forum. The leaked data contains personal information of users, so it is pointed out that it is used in various crimes such as hacking and social engineering.

According to this, data of over 53 million users were leaked across 106 countries, and the user data included Facebook ID and location information, date of birth, career, phone number, and email address. It turns out that 32 million users in the data are US users, 11 million users in the UK, and 6 million users in India.

This is not the first time that Facebook user data has been leaked. Facebook is still in the privacy debate in 2020, and it has been questioned whether it will allow thousands of developers to access inactive user data. In addition, in 2018, the data of 50 million users was exploited by a consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica. Thank you.



Through the monthly AHC PC and HowPC magazine era, he has watched 'technology age' in online IT media such as ZDNet, electronic newspaper Internet manager, editor of Consumer Journal Ivers, TechHolic publisher, and editor of Venture Square. I am curious about this market that is still full of vitality.

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