Elon Musk reveals that the next few months will be crucial for the survival of SpaceX, Xiaomi should present its Xiaomi 12 at the end of the month, the FBI reveals the messaging applications that spy on you the most, this is the recap ‘of the week.
New news on Tesla with Elon Musk’s concerns about the financial situation of SpaceX, on Xiaomi and its new 12 range soon available or even on Apple with the test of the Watch Series 7 which seduced us thanks to its more screen big. We also learned which messaging apps were the most intrusive for our personal data, with a list compiled by the FBI. Welcome to our weekly recap.
SpaceX: Elon Musk fears the bankruptcy of the firm
While SpaceX depends heavily on Starship, production problems in the manufacture of its engine push the firm’s financial situation to the brink. Elon Musk shared his concern in an email sent to all employees, asking them to stay at work during the holidays to raise the bar. The CEO of the company explains that the coming months will be crucial and that it will be necessary to achieve ” to fly spaceships at least once every two weeks next year to avoid bankruptcy.
Read: SpaceX could soon go bankrupt, says Elon Musk
The messaging apps that spy on you the most
Rolling Stones has discovered a document shared by the FBI listing the messaging apps that more or less protect your personal data. While iMessage, WhatsApp or Meta claim the security of your data, the report reveals that the authorities can easily access your messages. Center for Democracy and Technology Technical Director Mallory Knodel explains, “ Apple encrypted iCloud, but they still have the keys, and as long as they have the key, the FBI can ask for it “. According to Yan Shapiro, the executive director of Property of the People, “ the ease with which the FBI monitors our online data, digging into the intimate details of our daily lives, threatens us all and paves the way for authoritarian rule “.
Read: WhatsApp, iMessage – the FBI lists the messaging apps that spy on you the most
Tesla is against state subsidies
Tesla should have received more than a billion euros from the German government for the construction of the Gigafactory in Berlin. But the firm has apparently not fulfilled all the clauses, in particular by starting the production of its batteries in Texas, the car manufacturer will ultimately not be entitled to these subsidies. Elon Musk made it clear that “Tesla is still sticking to its plans for the battery factory” and explains that, in his view, state subsidies should all be eliminated, including for “ massive oil and gas subsidies“.
Read: Tesla calls for an end to all state subsidies
The Xiaomi 12 is coming in December
According to leaker Digital Chat Station, the launch of the Xiaomi 12 is scheduled for December 28, when the Xiaomi Mi 11 was already launched last year. The Xiaomi 12, accompanied by the new MIUI 13 overlay, will certainly be released on its own and we will have to wait until 2022 to discover the Xiaomi 12 Pro and 12 Ultra. The Chinese smartphone will be one of the first to feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.
Read: Xiaomi 12 – a release at the end of December, it would not be the first with a SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
Free dreams of a “pro-active migration” from copper to optical fiber
Free would like Orange to stop repairing the ADSL copper network so that a real migration takes place towards fiber optics. Xavier Niel’s operator spoke at a colloquium of the AVICCA (Association of Cities and Communities for Electronic Communications and Audiovisual), considering that it is high time to stop “to repair broken accesses” of the copper network. The founder of Free insists by explaining ” […]we cannot offer the maintenance and financing of 2 competing networks namely copper and fiber, it does not make sense “. Orange has already made good progress in abandoning the copper network, but many users refuse to see their ADSL line cut.
Read: Free asks Orange to stop repairing the ADSL copper network
Our tests of the week
The Apple Watch Series 7 is the best smartwatch for iPhone users
The Apple Watch Series 7 takes up the technical data sheet of the Series 6 by bringing it great improvements, in particular a much larger screen. With its still elegant design, its multitude of biometric and environmental sensors, its WatchOS operating system and its protection against dust, the Watch Series 7 is a connected watch of excellent quality and perfectly adapted for an iPhone owner. We would have liked Apple to work more on autonomy, which remains low, and we regret that compatibility with Android is still refused.
Read: Apple Watch Series 7 test, a larger screen that really makes the difference
Go for a Samsung Odyssey G7 28 to play in 4K
Samsung’s new Gaming screen has just been released and we were particularly impressed by its 4K panel and its refresh rate of 144Hz. The Odyssey G7 28 offers a nice design with customizable Core Lighting and we really appreciate its flexibility of use. Even if the contrasts are sometimes a little limited and if we regret the absence of integrated speakers, Samsung succeeds in its bet by offering a screen perfectly adapted to the PC and to the latest generation consoles for a reasonable price of 849 euros.
Read: Samsung Odyssey G7 28 (S28AG700NU) review, the best screen choice for 4K gaming