from NASA has managed to fix the Voyager 2 space probe even though the spacecraft
is nearly 11.5 billion miles (13.5 billion km) from Earth. The craft is so far
away that it takes more than a day and a half for mission...
government is accused of knowing immediately that it shot down a Ukrainian
passenger jet last month. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was flying
from Tehran to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on January 8 when...
Communications Commission (FCC) is planning to go after wireless carriers that have
violated federal law by selling consumer location data. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wrote
in a letter to lawmakers that one or more “Notice(s)...
Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a report disclosing that Amazon-owned
company Ring shares tons of users’ personal information with lots of different
sources. The non-profit found that the Android version...
smartphone giant Huawei has partnered with Dutch location technology provider TomTom
for the navigation company to build map services for Huawei phones. The deal TomTom
will allow it to use the company’s maps, traffic...
The European Union would like to have a
standard and singular charging port for all types of smartphones. The European
Commission is determined to cut down on electronic waste being created by
obsolete cables and thinks...
Ukrainian gas company at the center of President Trump’s impeachment scandal
has reportedly been breached by Russian military hackers. Area 1 Security, a
Silicon Valley company that specializes in e-mail security has published...
state Sen. John Rodgers (D) has introduced legislation that would make it
illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to use or possess a cellphone. The
proposal would punish anyone under the age threshold found with a...
guidance from the Defense Department, the Army has banned the short form video
app TikTok from all government-owned phones. Lt. Col. Crystal X. Boring, a
public affairs officer for the Army, said the Office of the Secretary...
deployed its first regiment of hypersonic nuclear-capable missiles. Russia’s
defense minister, Sergei K. Shoigu, reportedly informed President Vladimir Putin
this week that the first missile regiment was operational....
Discovery, a Ukrainian cybersecurity website that offers news and consulting
services, has revealed that information on 267 million Facebook users has been exposed
online. The confidential records were reportedly first...
City of New Orleans has suffered a cyberattack serious enough to cripple its
operations. As a precautionary measure, all city employees were instructed to
power down computers, disconnect from Wi-Fi, and unplug any of their...
are becoming increasingly concerned about hackers tapping in to Ring cameras
intended for home security. Multiple news reports have emerged claiming that
hackers have compromised the devices for all sorts of nefarious...
are emerging that China has ordered all government offices to end their use of foreign
hardware and software within three years. According to published sources, 30
percent of the technology is slated for replacement in...
field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning consumers that
the Smart TV in their living room could be spying on them. Smart TVs connect
to the internet to eliminate the need for a streaming...
Five companies are newly eligible to deliver robotic
payloads to the lunar surface for NASA through the agency’s Commercial Lunar
Payload Services (CLPS) program. NASA announced that Blue Origin, Ceres
Robotics, Sierra Nevada...
Airbnb has announced that it will review and verify all 7
million listings on its site by the end of next year. The news, along with
other information, was published in an email sent by Airbnb Co-Founder, CEO and
Head of Community,...
A spacecraft on a resupply mission to the International
Space Station has successfully lifted off from a launch pad on Virginia’s
Eastern Shore. The spacecraft, comprised of a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket
and a Cygnus supply...
Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) reported
a sharp drop in profit for the third quarter of its fiscal year. The company
reported that net income in the third quarter was $7.1 billion, or $10.12 a
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has found
a way to use Facebook’s policy against fact-checking politicians against it.
Her team has gotten an ad approved by Facebook calling out the policy and how
Law enforcement agencies in the United States and elsewhere are
at odds with Facebook over its plans to increase end-to-end encryption across
its messaging platforms. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg pledged earlier this
An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic
missile has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in
a test of the intercontinental ballistic missile system. A team of airmen from
the 341st Missile...
Online dating company Match Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) appears
to be in a lot of hot water. The company has been sued by the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) over alleged deception of its customers. That lawsuit has
sparked a separate...
Europe’s highest court has limited the reach of the landmark
online privacy law known as “right to be forgotten” in a big win for Google. The
company and other search engines had been fighting a French effort to force them
Facebook has suspended tens of thousands of apps from its
platform, according to court filings unsealed by a state court in Boston. The
documents showed that Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) had suspended 69,000 apps, 10,000
Fifty attorneys general are joining an investigation into Alphabet’s
(NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google over possible antitrust violations, confirming reports that
emerged last week about a bipartisan investigation into Google’s practices....
Virginia-based Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), an
independent testing firm, has released the results of its latest study of voice
and data test of the biggest wireless companies in America. The company
released an announcement,...
The Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Google $150
million to $200 million to settle accusations that its YouTube subsidiary had
been illegally collecting personal information about children. More than 20
European Union officials are floating a plan to create a sovereign wealth fund intended to invest in companies that could compete with U.S. and Chinese tech giants. According to an internal document detailing the plan, the fund...
Researchers from Tencent presenting at the Black Hat
security conference in Las Vegas demonstrated a relatively simple way to break
into someone’s iPhone by bypassing the Face ID feature. Apparently, if taped
glasses are put...
Silicon Valley startup Juul has just released a new e-cigarette that can monitor users’ vaping and track their device. The Juul C1, as the device is known, is now being sold in the United Kingdom after a successful pilot in...
Irish teenager Fionn Ferreira has devised a simple but
effective method to extract microplastics from the world’s oceans. According to
his paper on the process, his extraction method removed 85 percent to 92
percent of microplastics...
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has initiated a
sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies, like Facebook,
Google, and Amazon. The DOJ is investigating whether the companies’ online
A SpaceX prototype rocket caught fire during a key test at
the company’s facility in Boca Chica, Texas. The rocket, using one of SpaceX’s next-generation
“Raptor” rocket engines, burst into flames four minutes after SpaceX...
Elon Musk’s secretive company Neuralink has introduced some
of the technology it has been developing to the public for the first time. This
week, Mr. Musk gave a big presentation of Neuralink’s research. A white paper
French lawmakers have approved a 3 percent tax on digital
companies that make large profits in the country. The tax will be applied to revenue
from digital services earned in France by companies that make more than 750
A legal battle over the use of 5G technology in vehicles
across Europe has resulted in a big win for Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). European
Union member states have elected to scrap new rules mandating Wi-Fi technology
China has been accused of hacking into the operations of
some of the world’s biggest technology service providers. The global hacking campaign,
known as Cloud Hopper, has been attributed to China by the United States and
There are millions of fake business listings on Google Maps,
according to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal. There have been more
than 200 million listings added to Google Maps over the years. According to
Domino’s Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) has announced a new partnership
with autonomous-driving tech startup Nuro to deliver pizza by self-driving car
in Houston. Domino’s will use Nuro’s fleet of autonomous test vehicles to
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has
recruited four companies to participate in a pilot project to use blockchain to
identify, track and trace prescription medicines and vaccines distributed
within the United...
NASA has announced the selection of three American firms to
send instruments and other scientific equipment to the Moon in anticipation of
a crewed lunar mission in the future. According to a press release, the U.S.
Scientists at the University of Maryland have created a new
type of wood that radiates heat into space. The hi-tech wood was found to absorb
heat and provide a passive cooling effect to buildings using it. The scientists
A U.S. District Court judge has issued a ruling saying that Qualcomm
Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) must change how it does business and renegotiate its license
deals with its customers. Judge Lucy Koh wrote in her ruling: “Qualcomm’s
SpaceX is ready to take its next step in its plan to
overhaul internet delivery. The company will deliver a batch of 60 satellites
into low-Earth orbit as the first set for a constellation of satellites the
company is calling...
The fastest bullet train in the world is now being tested in
Japan. The ALFA-X, projected to hit speeds of up to 249 mph, began a
scheduled three years’ worth of testing at the end of last week. The goal for
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has barred a number of high-profile
people from its platforms after designating them as “dangerous”. All of the
accounts, fan pages, and groups associated with the individuals have been
China plans to build the first-ever moon base within
the next ten years. The China National Space Administration (CSNA) intends to
build a scientific research station near the Moon’s south pole. Zhang Kejian,
the head of...
China has for many years been the plastic recycling waste dump center for the world with way over 2000 million tons previously imported on a yearly basis. That is about 45 percent of the world’s plastic waste. But in 2017, China...
Alphabet’s (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Google unit has announced that it
will no longer be allowing sign-in attempts that don’t take place within a
dedicated web browser. According to the company, the change will start in June