These jellyfish-like balloons are delivering internet to people affected by Peru floods

May 19, 2017

One of Project Loon's balloons.Image: alphabet/project loon During natural disasters, the ability to communicate with loved ones and get basic information is vital. But communication infrastructure is often one of the first things to be knocked out by high winds, massive rain, and flooding especially in remote and rural regions. Massive jellyfish-like balloons traveling at the edge of space, however, are making that problem a thing of the past. SEE…

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Popular social media sites ‘harm young people’s mental health’

May 19, 2017

Poll of 14 – to 24 -year-olds proves Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter increased apprehensions of shortcoming and anxiety Four of the five most popular forms of social media ill young peoples mental health issues, with Instagram the most damaging, according to experiment by two health organisations. Instagram has the most deepening young peoples apprehensions of shortcoming and nervousnes. The survey, published on Friday, concluded that Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter…

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Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss

May 15, 2017

Brad Smith alleges Wannacry attack that locked up to 200,000 computers in 150 countries is a wake-up call amid panics more will be pop as week begins The big as people returned to work on Monday. But Brad Smith, Microsoft presidents and prime legal patrolman, said here on Sunday that it was the most recent example of the reasons why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments was such a problem….

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‘Accidental hero’ finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attack

May 13, 2017

Move by @malwaretechblog came too late for Europe and Asia, but people in the US were given more time to develop exemption to the attack An accidental hero has halted the world spread of the WannaCry ransomware that has created desolation on organizations including the UKs National Health Service( NHS ), FedEx and Telefonica. A cybersecurity researcher tweeting as claimed last year to have embezzled a cache of cyber weapons…

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China to question Apple about use of app streaming to beat censors

April 20, 2017

Three government agencies head crackdown on popular software which can be used to violate internet regulation Chinese officials will interview Apple over live-streaming video software available on the companys app store, amid an increasingly hostile business context for foreign firms in the worlds second largest economy. Police, cyberspace administration and cultural rights law enforcement crew will jointly summon Apple, almost a quarter of Apples worldwide receipt in the companys most…

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Eight visions of Facebook’s future from its F8 conference

April 19, 2017

Mark Zuckerbergs social network is potting big on augmented world, hasnt given up on VR but doesnt have much to say about the Facebook killer As Apple has WWDC and Google has I/ O, so Facebook has F8: the social networks big annual meet has steadily proliferated, from a behavior to speak to developers about the upcoming changes to its pulpit to an event where the world sounds about the…

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