NASA is testing folding wings to make flying more efficient

In space, NASA is grappling with potential ISS funding issues, but on Earth, the agency is working hard to improve the efficiency of flight via wings that can fold while an aircraft is flying.

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Uber hacked and surveilled rivals, alleges ex-manager in letter

In June 2016, Uber Technologies Inc. contractors trained by the Central Intelligence Agency allegedly spied on another firm’s executives and sent live video to then-Chief Executive Travis Kalanick in the company’s “War Room.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/16/uber-hacked-and-surveilled-rivals-alleges-ex-manager-in-letter.html

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German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/cnn_tech/~3/oPqFsXgsHuk/index.html

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/29/after-nsa-tool-used-in-petya-cyberattack-congressman-urges-agency-to-thwart-malware.html

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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.

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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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