SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

May 24, 2019

The SpaceX company has begun the roll-out of its orbiting broadband system. A Falcon-9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida late on Thursday, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet. Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s firm aims eventually to loft nearly 12,000 spacecraft for its “Starlink” network. […]

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The Battle For The Physical Internet

May 18, 2019

Amazon is readying to become a major player in the so-called physical internet, the project to build a network where boxes are bytes moving through the supply chain network in the same way data does on the internet. Logistics is a $1.5 trillion industry in the United States that, according to McKinsey, provides employment to fifteen million people […]

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Elon Musk says SpaceX Starlink internet satellites are key to funding his Mars vision

May 17, 2019

cSpaceX CEO Elon Musk explained on Wednesday how the company’s Starlink satellite network will serve as the company’s key money-maker, unlocking his vision of sending astronauts to Mars. Musk’s comments came on a call with media hours before the company’s first full launch of Starlink satellites. For the first time, Musk spoke to the network’s timeline and […]

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Open Internet Advocates Should Meet Joe Biden With Skepticism

April 30, 2019

Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden arrives at the Wilmington train station Thursday April 25, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden announced his candidacy for president via video on Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ASSOCIATED PRESS Net neutrality hasn’t been a major point of contention within the Democratic party. Most politicians under the […]

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Our View: Internet customers should own their privacy

April 22, 2019

A person’s internet activity — the websites they visit, the apps they use, the places they carry their phone — should be their own property. They can give it away it for the convenience of mapping a travel route, or they can hand it over to otherwise free apps like Facebook for the right to […]

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Cybercrime for dummies: cracking internet passwords is as easy as 123456

April 21, 2019

Is it ‘abird? Is it ‘aplane’? Hackers got ‘superman’ correct 333,000 times. Photograph: Allstar/WARNER BROS. Cybercriminals are using increasingly devious scams to con internet users into revealing precious online information. Yet millions of people have saved fraudsters the bother of deploying trickery and temptation by picking bizarrely simple passwords that feature on a new hotlist […]

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