PhotoSquared. Exposing user data. Wall décor photo print provider PhotoSquared stored its database without password on an AWS server, exposing 1M records
dating from November 2016 to January 2020. The data included user photos, order records, receipts and shipping labels. The leak was fixed by PhotoSquared on February 14.
CEWE. Keeps on growing. CEWE’s preliminary 2019 results show a sales increase of 10.1%
, to 714.9M euros, which exceeds the 2019 sales target in the range of 675M to 710M euros (turnover in 2018: 649.3M euros). Half of CEWE’s increase in turnover came from its core business of photofinishing, the other half came from its acquisitions of Cheerz and WhiteWall.
Canon. Going workflow. Less than two weeks after officially shutting down its Irista family cloud platform, Canon is launching another. So say hello to image.canon
, which is less about storage and more about keeping your camera in sync with your PC, smartphone and partner cloud storage services
, Google Photos and Adobe Creative Cloud. Not exactly a new idea, but the service does allow for uploading RAW files from WiFi-enabled Canon cameras to their cloud service, from where they could be synced to other devices.
Samsung. Going high-end. Samsung announced its new Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra smartphones, and is going all out with its camera features
. The S20 and S20+ have 64 MP telephoto sensors, versus 12 MP in previous Galaxy phones; the S20 Ultra has a 48 MP telephoto sensor and a 108 MP wide-angle sensor. And yes, they all support 5G and that Ultra baby sets you back a whopping $1399.
Xiaomi. Going high-end. Oh wait, there is more: another high-end smartphone that features a 108 MP camera just launched in China: the Mi 10 Pro uses Qualcomm’s new high-end Snapdragon 865 chipset. Here
is DXO’s benchmark review resulting in the highest score of current smartphones (the new Samsung models haven’t been benchmarked yet).
Sony. Courting developers. Sony announces the release of a new software development kit (SDK)
that enables third party developers and integrators to access control of Sony cameras. With the new SDK, key camera controls and still image data captured will be available for remote access, including adjustment of camera settings, shutter release and live view monitoring.