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    Mozilla drops its single sign-on tech November 30th

    Mozilla launched its Persona single sign-on platform to let you easily log in to websites without chaining yourself to a social network or storing passwords locally. However, it never really caught on. As with Thunderbird, Mozilla eventually turned most of the project over to the community. And now, Mozilla is pulling the plug on its remaining involvement. As of November 30th, any sign-ons handled through persona.org will stop working — if your website uses official Persona sign-ins, you’ll have to find an alternative. Mozilla will continue to offer developer support and security fixes until that fateful day, but it’s not pouring more effort into it beyond that.

    It’ll be relatively easy to transition away, since the system relies on email addresses rather than “opaque” IDs. Mozilla is also planning to purge user data, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your logins escaping into the wild. Still, it’s hard not to see the shutdown as something of a loss. While Persona didn’t have many users even at the best of times, it was one of the few truly independent sign-in systems outside of OpenID. It’ll be that much harder to escape the Facebook and Google sign-ins you see all over the internet.

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    Oukitel previews C18 Pro in advance of April 20 debut

    OUKITEL’s newest phone, the WP6 is just hitting the market, but the device maker is already showcasing its next model. Indeed, the C18 Pro is on the horizon, and is expected to arrive in just a few days from now, April 20.Whereas the WP series is more for the rugged outdoor user type, the C series is the budget-minded line for less-demanding consumers. With that said, it does look to have a respectable amount of hardware and camera features.As more devices hit the market with multiple cameras, it has been suggested that some phone makers aren’t always truthful about their macro lenses. OUKITEL, for its part, figures to promote the C18 Pro around that very notion. Its slogan for the new handset? Divide true and fake.The C18 Pro is equipped with 16-megapixel main camera with an 8-megapixel wide angle, and 5-megapixel macro lens. And when some phone makers use AI algorithms to achieve macro shots, OUKITEL relies on the hardware.Other noteworthy details to look for in the C18 Pro include a 6.55 display and a 4,000mAh battery. In terms of performance, things should be pretty decent with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Android 10.A preview video by OUKITEL (embedded below) demonstrates how the $149 C18 Pro fares against the pricier Xiaomi CC9 ProThe OUKITEL C18 Pro launches on April 20 with an introductory price of just $150. In the meanwhile, you can also enter a giveaway with a chance to win one of ten!EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

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