Zero gravity, fully cute: New Japanese drone in space

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has released the first set of images and videos taken by its debut zero-gravity camera drone or “Int-Ball,” the cute orb of a drone, will optimize communication between crew in space and on Earth.

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After NSA tool used in Petya cyberattack, congressman urges agency to thwart malware

Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu wants the National Security Agency to stop the crippling Petya ransomware from spreading, if it can.

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DARPA is having Boeing build its amazing, experimental spaceplane

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Boeing a contract to build its spaceplane in an effort to make launching space satellites cheaper and easier.

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Microsoft Bashes NSA Following Massive Ransomware Attacks


Microsoft this weekend unleashed its wrath on the National Security Agency, alleging it was responsible for the ransomware attack that began last week and has spread to thousands of corporate, government and individual computer systems around the world. Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith launched a blistering attack on the NSA and governments worldwide, equating the ransomware attack with the U.S. military allowing the theft of a Tomahawk missile cache. “This is an emerging pattern in 2017,” Smith wrote Sunday in an online post.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84531.html?rss=1

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Israel Security Agency is looking for cyber ninjas

The Israel Security Agency (otherwise known by the Hebrew abbreviation – Shin Bet) has launched a new interactive website with a highly complex riddle designed to recruit potential new employees.

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Japan has plans to drill through the earth's crust and reach the mantle

Scientists at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) are planning to be the first group in history to successfully drill down into Earth’s mantle. Here is what they are proposing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/japan-has-plans-to-drill-through-earths-crust-and-reach-mantle.html

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Moon temple: Art project probes spiritual, cultural needs of lunar colony

European Space Agency (ESA) artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has drawn up plans for a “moon temple” that would help meet the spiritual, social and psychological needs of lunar settlers .

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/03/moon-temple-art-project-probes-spiritual-cultural-needs-lunar-colony.html

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Ears in the sky? NSA, GCHQ, intercepted in-flight phone calls, report says

The National Security Agency and its British counterpart the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been intercepting in-flight mobile phone calls for more than 10 years, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/08/ears-in-sky-nsa-gchq-intercepted-in-flight-phone-calls-report-says.html

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FCC commissioner wants an investigation into Wi-Fi at presidential debate

A commissioner from the Federal Communications Commission has asked the agency to investigate the banning of journalists’ Wi-Fi hotspots at Monday’s presidential debate at Hofstra University. Press were required to pay $200 for Wi-Fi access.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/09/28/fcc-commissioner-wants-investigation-into-wi-fi-at-presidential-debate.html

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NASA's high-flying scientific balloon has just set a world record

Altitude issues forced the space agency to cut the balloon’s latest mission short, but not before it set a new record for flight duration.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/07/nasas-high-flying-scientific-balloon-has-just-set-world-record.html

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The NSA doesn't even know how many Americans it's spying on

The National Security Agency ( NSA), which is behind some of the world’s most sophisticated mass surveillance operations, can’t say how many Americans it’s spying on in these endeavors.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/29/nsa-doesnt-even-know-how-many-americans-its-spying-on.html

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CFPB Asserts Jurisdiction Over E-Commerce Privacy Regulation


Another federal agency has entered the arena for regulating e-commerce companies regarding the protection of consumer data. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has closed its first and so far only privacy case with a consent agreement between itself and an online payments processor. The CFPB charged that Dwolla falsely claimed that its data security practices exceeded or surpassed industry security standards, and also misled consumers that its information was encrypted and stored securely.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83355.html?rss=1

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France says Apple owes 48.5 million euros for unfair iPhone contracts with carriers

Article Image France’s competition, consumer, and fraud agency — the DGCCRF — has reportedly launched a court case against Apple seeking 48.5 million euros ($55.3 million), saying the company is maintaining unfair carrier contracts that grant it too much control.

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DARPA wants to use AI to squeeze more bandwidth out of the airwaves

DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has launched its latest Grand Challenge, this time to bring advanced machine-learning capabilities to the way the radio frequencies are used.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/01/darpa-wants-to-use-ai-to-squeeze-more-bandwidth-out-airwaves.html

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Former NSA director opposes iOS backdoor, but leans towards FBI in iPhone unlock debate

Article Image On Monday, a former director of the U.S. National Security Agency — Michael Hayden — took a middleground stance on the Apple/FBI encryption debate, supporting the FBI in the short term while opposing a universal backdoor in devices.

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