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Jeanette Manfra, senior DHS cybersecurity official, to leave government

Jeanette Manfra, senior DHS cybersecurity official, to leave government Jeanette Manfra, one of the most senior and experienced U.S. cybersecurity officials, is leaving government after more than a decade in the public sector. Manfra, who served as assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will join the […]

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Apple says a bug may grant ‘full access’ to third-party keyboards by mistake

Apple says a bug may grant ‘full access’ to third-party keyboards by mistake Apple is warning users of an iOS bug involving third-party keyboards. In a brief advisory posted Tuesday, the tech giant said the bug impacts third-party keyboards which have the ability to request “full access” permissions. Third-party keyboards can either […]

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13 ways to screw over your internet provider

13 ways to screw over your internet provider Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to keep on lawmakers’ good sides. So why not turn the tables? Here are […]

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Satellite internet startup Astranis books first commercial launch on SpaceX Falcon 9

Satellite internet startup Astranis books first commercial launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 Y Combinator-backed startup Astranis is now set to launch its first commercial telecommunication satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, with a launch timeframe currently set for sometime starting in the fourth quarter of next year. Astranis aims to address the […]

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Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure

Cyber threats from the U.S. and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure Joe Cheravitch Contributor Joe Cheravitch is a defense analyst with the Rand Corporation. Cyber-confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is increasingly turning to critical civilian infrastructure, particularly power grids, judging from recent press reports. The typically furtive conflict went […]

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Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites

Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites Amazon revealed its ‘Project Kuiper’ plan to establish a constellation of broadband internet satellites in low-Earth orbit earlier this year, but now we know a bit more about the specifics of its plan thanks to an FCC filing first reported by […]

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Alphabet’s Loon balloons get their first commercial trial in Kenya

Alphabet’s Loon balloons get their first commercial trial in Kenya Google spinout and now fellow member of the Alphabet family of companies Loon will get a big test in the coming weeks, as it begins its first commercial trial in Kenya in partnership with Telkom Kenya . Loon’s entire mission is to […]

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American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet

American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger traffic, has finished rolling out satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of over 700 aircraft (that is, the Boing 737s and Airbus A319 and 320 that typically […]

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Amy Klobuchar makes broadband access a key component of presidential bid

Amy Klobuchar makes broadband access a key component of presidential bid In a new Medium post this morning, 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar outlined her plans for infrastructure spending, which she says will be “her top budget priority.” The bulk of the plan details what you’d more or less expect from a […]

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Indonesia’s Kargo comes out of stealth with $7.6M from Travis Kalanick, Sequoia and others

Indonesia’s Kargo comes out of stealth with .6M from Travis Kalanick, Sequoia and others Travis Kalanick may be busy cooking up a cloud kitchen business, but that hasn’t stopped the former Uber CEO’s VC fund from making its first investment in Southeast Asia. 10100, the firm that Kalanick launched last year for […]

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