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Apple forced to replace the Lightning port, dangerous flaws in Qualcomm and MediaTek SoCs, the recap

Apple forced to replace Lightning port with USB Type-C due to European decision, dangerous flaws in Qualcomm and MediaTek SoCs that allow spying on millions of users, ban on apps from the Play Store to record your calls, this is the recap of the main information for this Thursday, April 21, 2022.

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As usual, we meet again this morning for the summary of the main news of the day before, namely this Thursday, April 21, 2022. On the program, the ban on Play Store applications from recording user calls, the obligation for Apple to replace the Lightning port with USB Type-C on the decision of Europe and several dangerous flaws in the SoCs MediaTek and Qualcomm. Let’s go for the recap!

Playstation Store apps can no longer listen to you

As of May 11, 2022, third-party apps available for download from the Google Play Store will no longer be able to record calls from Android users. While this is still good news, it should be noted that this measure will not apply to manufacturers’ native applications. In fact, it will always be possible to record your calls on a Xiaomi smartphone for example. Same story for other Android overlays.

Learn more: Android – Play Store apps will no longer be able to record your calls

Europe forces Apple to abandon the Lightning port

The showdown between Europe and Apple is over. Indeed, the Cupertino company lost the battle of the Lightning port. European parliamentarians have just voted in favor of a long-planned proposal to force Apple and the other manufacturers concerned to ditch the Lightning port in favor of USB Type-C. The European Parliament justifies this decision by the need to reduce the amount of electronic waste. A task more easily accomplished if users all use the same type of charger.

Learn more: iPhone – Apple will have to replace the Lightning port with USB-C, Europe has decided!

Several dangerous flaws in Qualcomm and MediaTek SoCs

Check Point computer security researchers discovered the existence of three critical security flaws within the audio decoders of Qualcomm and MediaTek SoCs. According to them, these vulnerabilities allowed a hacker to remotely access the media and microphone of targeted Android devices.

Learn more : Android – a flaw in SoCs Qualcomm and Mediatek allows spying on millions of smartphones

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