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Earth is headed for its second warmest year in recorded history (the record was three years ago)

Earth is headed for its second warmest year in recorded history (the record was three years ago) Data from the U.S. government sure seems to indicate that the Earth is warming (despite what the current leadership may say). Apparently, the globe just experienced the second-hottest October ever recorded and is on track […]

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‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data

‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services […]

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Airstream’s new Astrovan II is ready to move the first Boeing commercial crew astronauts

Airstream’s new Astrovan II is ready to move the first Boeing commercial crew astronauts NASA and its commercial astronaut program partners are laser-focused on getting crew into space, but to get to space you first have to get to the rocket, and that’s where the Airstream Astrovan II comes in. This vehicle, […]

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SpaceX intends to offer Starlink satellite broadband service starting in 2020

SpaceX intends to offer Starlink satellite broadband service starting in 2020 SpaceX will look to launch its Starlink service for consumers sometime next year, SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell confirmed at a media roundtable meeting at the company’s offices in Washington during the International Astronautical Congress this week (via SpaceNews). Shotwell, […]

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To curb lobbying power, Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment

To curb lobbying power, Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment In a move to correct the imbalance of power between technologically sophisticated corporations and the lawmakers who regulate them, presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren is proposing that Congress reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment. It’s a move that […]

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U.S. security experts admit China’s 5G dominance, push for public investment

U.S. security experts admit China’s 5G dominance, push for public investment U.S. security experts are conceding that China has won the race to develop and deploy the 5G telecommunications infrastructure seen as underpinning the next generation of technological advancement and warn that the country and its allies must develop a response — […]

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Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure

Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure Robert Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup “studio” in metropolitan Washington, D.C. More posts by this contributor Cyber breaches […]

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Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media

Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media The White House is contemplating issuing an executive order that would widen its attack on the operations of social media companies. The White House has prepared an executive order called “Protecting Americans From Online Censorship” […]

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Apple, Microsoft and Google to test new standard for patient access to digital health data

Apple, Microsoft and Google to test new standard for patient access to digital health data A newly released data model and draft implementation guide for providing digital access to historical health insurance claims data directly to patients could mean you have better access to this info from the devices you use everyday. […]

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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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