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Head of Canada’s intelligence agency warns Canadians not to use TikTok

Vector art of the TikTok logo.
Illustration: The Verge

Canada’s security agency is trying to dissuade Canadians from using TikTok, telling users that their data is “available to the government of China.”

In an interview with CBC News set to air on Saturday, David Vigneault, the director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, said that “there is a very clear strategy on the part of the government of China … to be able to acquire … personal information from around the world,” the CBC reports.

“They’re using big data analytics, they have amazing computer farms crunching the data, they are developing artificial intelligence … based on using this data,” Vigneault added.

The Chinese government’s ability to access user data is at the forefront of US efforts to regulate — and potentially…

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The Delta Emulator is changing its logo after Adobe threatened it

Delta Emulator is abandoning its current logo for a different, yet-to-be-revealed mark — because Adobe thinks Delta’s stylized letter “D” is a bit too close to its stylized letter “A” for comfort.

It’s not every day you see an app changelog that includes news of a legal threat, but get a load of this:

Image via iOS App Store
“Adobe threatened legal action unless we changed our app icon — so we did!” it reads.

The situation unfolded quickly, according to emails Delta creator Riley Testut shared with The Verge:

On May 7th, Adobe’s lawyers reached out to Delta with a firm but kindly written request to go find a different icon, an email that didn’t contain an explicit threat or even use the word infringement — it…

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Motorola’s next Razr lineup might have bigger front screens for everybody

Rendered image showing a Motorola Razr 50 5G Ultra foldable phone both open, closed, and alongside its charger,
Image: 91Mobiles

After 2023’s big year for foldable phones, what’s next? According to these leaked pics, we can expect Motorola’s foldable Razr line to stretch that front cover screen even further on both versions. As revealed by 91Mobiles and Sudhanshu Ambhore on X, the Razr 50 Ultra 5G will feature a 4.0-inch screen on the outside, which is a noticeable upgrade from the 2023 Razr 40 Ultra (called the Razr Plus in the US) and its 3.6-inch front cover screen.

Photo by Allison Johnson / The Verge
2023 Motorola Razr Plus

On the renders of this 2024 model, the new, larger outside screen stretches nearly to the phone’s hinge assembly, with only a small bezel area, giving users even more area to use without opening it to use the…

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Better medical record-keeping needed to fight antibiotic overuse

A lack of detailed record-keeping in clinics and emergency departments may be getting in the way of reducing the inappropriate use of antibiotics, a pair of new studies suggests. In one of the studies, about 10% of children and 35% of adults who got an antibiotic prescription during an office visit had no specific reason for the antibiotic in their record. …read more

Global life expectancy to increase by nearly 5 years by 2050 despite geopolitical, metabolic, and environmental threats

The latest findings forecast that global life expectancy will increase by 4.9 years in males and 4.2 years in females between 2022 and 2050. Increases are expected to be largest in countries where life expectancy is lower, contributing to a convergence of increased life expectancy across geographies. The trend is largely driven by public health measures that have prevented and improved survival rates from cardiovascular diseases, COVID-19, and a range of communicable, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases (CMNNs). …read more

Sweet taste receptor affects how glucose is handled metabolically by humans

The sweet-taste receptor might be the first stop in a metabolic surveillance system for sugar. The receptor is also expressed in certain intestinal cells, where it may facilitate glucose absorption and assimilation, as part of this system. A team found that stimulation and inhibition of the sweet receptor helps regulate glucose metabolism in humans and may have implications for managing such metabolic disorders as diabetes. …read more

Motorola’s 2024 Razr lineup may include a bigger cover screen for the budget model

We may have a good look at Motorola’s next foldable phones. Separate leaks from 91Mobiles (via 9to5Google) and longtime device-leaking insider Evan Blass show the entry-level Moto Razr 50 and high-end Razr 50 Ultra (likely branded as the 2024 Razr and Razr+ in the US) in various colors from all sorts of angles.

Leaks point to the high-end Razr+ (2024) — aka Razr 50 Ultra — running on a Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chip with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. It’s expected to have a 6.9-inch OLED display at 2,640 x 1,080 resolution on the inside and a 3.6-inch cover display on the outside. A 50MP wide-angle camera paired with a 50MP telephoto lens, a 32MP front sensor and a 4,000mAh battery round out the (alleged) specs.

Leaked images of the flagship model show dark blue, dark green, peach and pink color options.

Meanwhile, the entry-level Razr (2024) — likely branded as the Razr 50 outside the US — will supposedly run on a MediaTek Dimensity 7300 processor, a departure from the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 found in its 2023 equivalent. Another apparent …read more