SpaceX received FEC’s permission to launch 10 Starlink satellites into polar orbit as part of their new Transporter-1 mission. Despite their high broadband coverage benefits, they may contribute the already complex space junk problem.
Sumitomo Forestry, a Japanese wood processing company, has started developing wooden satellites, in partnership with Kyoto University. The project is proposed as a solution to the space junk problem. Thus, end-of-life wooden satellites would fully burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere without leaving any harmful debris.
Instagram is allegedly turning on cameras without users’ approval, according to a federal lawsuit filed against Facebook in San Francisco.
From startups to major defense contractors, there is a scramble to deny airspace to drones, to hijack drones digitally, to control drones physically and to shoot drones down. Anti-drone measures range from simple blunt force, 10-gauge shotguns, to the poetic: well-trained hawks.
The new system allows users to deliver their disposable cellphones by mail, using a free pre-paid envelope. Its destination is a recycling company called Ateliers du Bocage.
AMD stock jumped 16.5% thanks to its next-gen 7-nm Ryzen 4000 chips. Intel failed to cope and saw its stock losing 16.2% on July 24, 2020. 7-nanometer refers to the size of a single transistor, which is referred to as next-generation chips.
Ransomware attacks on universities have become common. In 2019 alone, 89 U.S. universities, colleges and school districts became victims of such attacks, followed by at least 30 in the first five months of 2020.
On Wednesday July 15, 2020, several twitter accounts were hacked. The list includes celebrities such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden. In what is apparently a large-scale bitcoin scam, the accounts posted similar tweets asking for donations.
An iPhone user has sued LinkedIn on Friday July 10 2020 in San Francisco federal court for allegedly spying on Apple users. Oddly, the lawsuit was filed in the same day in which a Russian citizen was convicted of hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox in 2012.
U.S. calls for collaborating with an international coalition that lends strength and legitimacy when responding to cyber attacks.
The North Face is the first major company to join the #stophateforprofit campaign and boycott Facebook’s advertising system.
Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and husband of Serena Williams, resigns from the board of directors and urges to be replaced with a black director.
LifeLabs is one of Canada’s largest medical services providers; the health data of millions of customers was hacked in October 2019.
Craigslist weathered the internet’s boom-and-bust cycle, with countless peers coming and going. Yet, it looks more or less the same as it did 25 years ago.
Google Fi has updated its policies in response to COVID-19 crisis. Thus, customers will maintain full service up to 60 days from a missed billing date. Moreover, users will enjoy 30GB of full speed data instead of 15GB.