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Huawei launches its own COVID-19 contact tracing API, rolling out with HMS Core update

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Huawei is rolling out a new HMS Core (Huawei Mobile Services Core) app update, which brings Huawei’s new Contact Shield APIs to provide fundamental capabilities to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. You can download the latest HMS Core APK from our application page.

According to Huawei, the HMS Core Contact Shield provides privacy-protecting contact tracing services for Huawei device users. It utilizes the Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology to detect nearby devices, exchange data with detected devices, and record contacts with user information anonymized.

In work, Contact Shield uses the BLE technology to anonymously record nearby people with whom a user has contact with. Once a contacted person is tested positive for COVID-19, the user will be notified and instructed to take proper measures.

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Huawei device users are required to update on HMS Core version 4.1 or later version to support this service. If not found, users will be instructed to update to the latest version.

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Since contact tracing APIs relates to the user privacy and sensitive information, Huawei has mentioned the following privacy protection protocols and options of Contact Shield API:

  • Users can determine whether to enable Contact Shield, whether to upload anonymous identifiers to the cloud, and whether to obtain diagnosis results by themselves.
  • Using anonymous identifiers will not record or store any personal information such as user locations. These identifiers will only be stored for 14 days.
  • After a user uninstalls your app, the user’s historical data stored on the device will be deleted. A user can also manually delete all historical data.
  • Only developers authorized by governments and strictly assessed by Huawei can use Contact Shield APIs to develop apps.
  • Huawei will sign an additional service agreement stating the user privacy protection requirements with eligible developers.

The latest HMS Core update is just released for the Huawei and Honor smartphone users and makes a way to the global developer to use this Contact Shield API on their contact tracing apps. However, apps with this API are yet to appear on AppGallery.

Back in April, it was reported that Huawei phones launched before the US restrictions, will get access to Google’s new COVID-19 tracing API.

This tracking technology is jointly developed by Google and Apple to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus.

 

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Huawei released ‘MeeTime Space’ feature

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The smartphone-maker Huawei offers a bunch of system apps for its devices including MeeTime. This is one of the most popular applications among them. It has a bunch of exciting features with HarmonyOS capabilities that made the video calling more fun.

Meanwhile, the Chinese phone maker continuously improving this app and provide more features. In the latest edition, it has released the latest 2.1.1.326 version update for Huawei MeeTime users that has brought a new feature called “MeeTime Space”.

Now, it’s time to explore this new feature-

New Huawei MeeTime Space Feature:

After installing the 2.1.1.326 update users can spot this new feature on their respective devices. It will allow them to share mood dynamics with their associates. It’s a similar feature the can be found on WeChat Moments.

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At the same time, users can also build exclusive group spaces gathering at one place with the allies who have the same kinds of things to share with you.

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About Huawei MeeTime:

Huawei’s MeeTime is a video calling application that comes pre-installed on Huawei devices in the supported regions. It supports HD voice and video calls on various screen sizes that include smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, and smart screens.

In addition, it offers a bunch of handy features such as call diversion, lo-light enhancement, beauty mode, screen sharing, and 360-degree background switching, and more. However, it’s only active in few counties at present, but the company will add support for the remaining regions soon.

(Source- Ithome)

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Huawei strengthens cooperation with Indonesia cyber security

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Huawei is deepening its collaboration with Indonesia cyber security and provide its knowledge and resources to empower local security arrangements. On 28th September, Huawei Indonesia, BSSN (National Cyber ​​Security Agency), and IT Del Information Technology Institute carried out the signing ceremony in Jakarta.

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, CEO of Huawei Indonesia Mr. Chen Min, President of Huawei Asia Pacific Liu Hongyun, and Minister of Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Investment Coordination Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan marked the collaboration agreement.

Since 2019, the Chinese giant and Indonesian cyber ​​security have jointly conducted a number of activities including training, web seminars, and some collective project. To date, more than 7,000 employees of government and civil sectors have attended and receive benefits from it.

During the signing ceremony, Indonesian Minister emphasizes that Huawei’s powerful and advanced technologies are quite popular in the country. Simultaneously, it’s working to contribute to the country’s digital infrastructure, and talents to welcome the green and smart future.

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On the other hand, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei deems that Indonesia has a great potential for promoting “intelligentization” in everyday operations. Furthermore, the 5G, AI, wireless, and radar technologies are applicable in filed such as coal mines to higher safety standards. Moreover, the Chinese tech firm acknowledges the country’s long-term support for the team.

About Huawei Indonesia Branch:

Huawei took 21 years in reaching from five employees to 2000 plus in Indonesia. At present, 90% of its employees are Indonesian which is the main reason behind its popularity in the country. The company has opened an “I Do” project series focused on different aspects. It mainly includes,

  • Society Welfare Project- I Do Care
  • Public-Private Project- I Do Collaborate
  • Digital Talent Project- I Do Contribute
  • AI Technology Project– I Do Create

In particular, the I Do Contribute project aims to refine about 100,000 local digital talents by 2025. It’ll empower and made a solid framework for Indonesia in terms of skills, talents, and resources in advanced ICT technologies.

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French Mathematician Laurent Lafforgue joins Huawei team

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Laurent Lafforgue, a famous French mathematician and winner of the mathematics Fields Medal has joined the Huawei team, making it stronger in terms of research. In recent years, Lafforgue’s work on topos theory has led him to develop a collaboration with the research teams of Huawei France.

Discussions between Lafforgue and Huawei researchers, which began in 2017, first led to a two-year project, focused on topos theory and funded by Huawei, and then, in 2019, to the creation of the Huawei Chair in algebraic geometry at IHES, of which Professor Lafforgue was the first holder.

IHES reports, as of September 1, 2021, Laurent Lafforgue joined Huawei France to continue this work further in conjunction with the company’s research teams with whom he has worked so far.

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About Laurent Lafforgue:

Laurent Lafforgue is a French mathematician who is known for making contributions to Langlands Conjectures. He received the Fields Medal in 2002 at the 24th International Congress of Mathematicians in Beijing and Clay Research Award in 2000 at Paris Millennium Meeting.

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Huawei not only respects talents but also welcomes them for polishing their skills to jointly bring more convenience for the people. The company has always invested in scientific research and development of which is also counted first among the Chinese firms.

In this line, China has published the top 500 research and development Chinese companies that invest the most in research and development. Huawei is the first ranked research and development investor with an R&D investment of 141.893 billion yuan for 2020.

(Via – IHES)

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