Asteroid-Sampling Spacecraft Prepped for Launch in September This Year

NASA is all set to launch OSIRIS-REx this year in September. OSIRIS-REx is a robotic spacecraft which is built to collect the samples of the asteroid Bennu, which will be nearest to Earth in 2018.  Bennu has been calculated to be of a 500-510 meter diameter asteroid and OSIRIX-REx will spend two years to map the object before collecting its samples and returning to Earth. OSIRIX-REx is predicted to reach its set destination in 2018 and return back to Earth ...

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Hacker Craves Social Media Attention in Exchange for Hacked Data

Time to Change Your Password

Hacking has been one of the most interesting and damaging things on the internet. Some hacking attempts start out of curiosity and then we have those ingenious hackers who can cause a lot of damage to companies and individuals. Hold Security is a company which specializes in information security assessment, risk management as well as incident response. The company recently came across a Russian hacker who claims to have humongous amounts of data collected from different ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Approves a Rule Change to Empower FBI to Hack Any Computer Anywhere

At a time when cyber-crime is on the rise, every internet user feels that they are at a risk of being victimized by hackers who may try to steal information or violate their privacy by resorting to devious means. And at a time like this, the FBI just got an approval by the U.S. Supreme Court to hack just about any computer in the world with a warrant.

A recent FBI escapade broke the previous Rule 41 of the ...

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Google Wins an Eleven Year Old Battle against the Authors Guild

Google has finally won an eleven year old legal battle with a group of authors. The US Supreme court finally passed its verdict in the favour of Google on Monday, 18th April, 2016.

 

The US Supreme Court denied hearing any appeal from the Authors Guild, who accused Google of breaching copyright laws by scanning books without their consent. Google was sued by Authors Guild in 2005, when the tech giant began the course of scanning books in 2004, in order to ...

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Microsoft Sues the US Government for an Exploitation of the Gag Orders

There was a time when offices were imagined as a desk overflowing with papers and documents that contained public and private information about the company. Every single piece of data was filed and kept in cabinets which were considered to be the place you could find everything you needed to know about the company. Thankfully, things evolved and technology very conveniently helped us achieve the clean-desk policy which meant no more papers lying around the office giving people the chance ...

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Technology Addiction – Who is Doing This to Us?

There was a time when light was a symbol of enlightenment and self-realization but that has quickly changed. Now when we talk about light in darkness, it is usually the light of your smartphone lighting up for a new notification. You’d get up weary eyed to the sound of that ding and check what just came up in your virtual social world that has quite ironically made you unsocial. And now that you have checked that notification, you decide to ...

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Flyboard Air Gives Sport Enthusiasts a New Ride to Look Forward To in 2017

When Frank Zapata introduced flyboarding in 2012, he made an awe-inspiring breakthrough which made the world watch open-mouthed as people used those water jet hover boards as an extreme sport and for some thrilling adventure. Knowing the thirst of Zapata Racing to continuously innovate and bring stuff for us that augments our adventure-spirits to a whole new level, I am not sure if we are surprised to see a video floating on the internet where a Flyboard Air is being ...

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Over 100 Google Apps Affected By a Trojan

Android.Spy.277.origin is the name given to a Trojan that was recently added to the virus database of Russian Security firm Doctor Web. It is a Trojan that collects or put more aptly ‘steals’ information from users and delivers advertisements. The Trojan is being distributed through counterfeit versions of popular Android apps. The 104 apps that have the Trojan are available for download through the Google App Store.

These apps that contain the Trojan claim to offer services like photo-editing, wallpapers ...

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Rightscorp “Next Generation Technology”: Scalable Copyright

Rightscorp published its results for the year 2015 this week. The company recorded a net loss of $3.43m, a notable rise from the $2.85m loss recorded in 2014.

 

The company has very few clients and need to expand its copyrights. In United States the Internet service providers are not very fond of copyright trolls like Rightscorp. They target valuable customers who at times erroneously conclude that their provider has been spying on them. The problem is when Rightscorp demands ...

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Undermining Encryption: A Threat to Your Privacy

Government interference on the encryption of online communication poses a threat to human rights all over the world, Amnesty International warned in one of its briefings published about our very own tech giants Apple challenging the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in court about an order to provide software to bypass iPhone encryption.

According to Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Global Issues “Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning ...

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