Server Crash Deletes 3 Weeks' Worth of Nokia User Data
A cooler problem at one of Nokia's facilities led to a series of catastrophic failures that ended in crashed servers. The servers in question housed user data from Nokia's Contacts on Ovi service including contact information, photos and other data that had been synced from end-user handsets to Ovi. Despite Nokia's attempts to repair the problem, the most recent back-up it could restore was dated Jan. 23. Anything uploaded or synced between Jan. 23 and Feb. 9 was completely lost. Nokia apologized for the problem and asked users to give it a second chance.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
Nokia Brings Back the 3310
Nokia today introduced a new version of the old Nokia 3310 phone. It includes a color screen, Snake, and the original Nokia ringtone.
Nokia 8 Now Receiving Android 8.1 from HMD Global
HMD Global has begun to distribute Android 8.1 Oreo to the Nokia 8 smartphone, according to executive Juho Sarvikas. HMD Global makes and markets Android handsets under the Nokia brand.
Signal Working on Advanced Method to Keep Contacts Secret
The developer of secure messaging app Signal is working on an advanced new technique to fully encrypt and anonymize the process of contact discovery (matching a user's phone contacts with existing Signal users.) Although Signal currently anonymizes this data and says they do not store it, it is data that could theoretically be intercepted and de-anonymized by a hacker or government agency. The new method addresses these concerns using secure enclave technology built into modern Intel chips.