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Uber app can secretly record your iPhone screen, security researcher reveals

  

Pns: Uber may have been secretly recording your iPhone screen, even when the app is closed. Will Strafach, a New York-based security researcher, discovered that the taxi hailing app had received a special permission from Apple to access the screen-recording feature. The company, however, rejected the security breach fears, stating the code was installed to improve the experience on Apple Watch version of the app. It is worth understanding that Apple gives “entitlements”, a code to...

London to New York rocket flights in 29 mins: Elon Musk

  

Pns: Elon Musk has revealed proposals for one of his most ambitious projects to date - intercontinental rocket flights for passengers that will take under half an hour. The billionaire entrepreneur said the BFR spacecraft unveiled by his company SpaceX will be able to fly to most places on earth in under 30 minutes and anywhere in under an hour, with the cost roughly equivalent to an economy flight on a passenger jet.The reusable rockets would apparently have a maximum speed of...

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

  

Pns: Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world's biggest battery, in South Australia. The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter bet between Tesla boss Elon Musk and Australian software entrepreneur Mike Cannon-Brookes.Mr Musk said Tesla would build the wind-charged battery in 100 days or the state would not have to pay for it.It is designed to help prevent power cuts that regularly hit the region.Critics have said...

Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organisations

  

Pns: Google announced new steps to help struggling news organisations Monday -- including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital. The moves come amid mounting criticism that online platforms are siphoning off the majority of revenues as more readers turn to digital platforms for news."I truly believe that Google and news publishers actually share a common cause," said Google Vice...

Govt to provide solar power to Rohingya camps: Quader

  

Pns: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said the government will provide solar power to Rohingya camps in the district. "Solar power will be given to 12 makeshift Rohingya camps in the Cox's Bazar district at the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina," he told reporters while distributing relief among Rohingyas in the district. Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has brightened image of Bangladesh before international community by giving shelter to...

SpaceX's Musk unveils plan to reach Mars by 2022

  

Pns: Futurist and inventor Elon Musk unveiled ambitious plans Friday to send cargo ships to Mars in five years and use rockets to carry people between Earth's major cities in under half-an-hour. The founder of SpaceX said a planned interplanetary transport system, codenamed BFR (Big Fucking Rocket), would be downsized so it could carry out a range of tasks that would then pay for future Mars missions."The most important thing... is that I think we have figured out how to pay for...

Australia to create national space agency

  

Pns: Australia on Monday committed to creating a national space agency as it looks to cash in on the lucrative $420 billion and fast-evolving astronautical sector. The announcement came at a week-long Adelaide space conference attended by the world´s top scientists and experts including SpaceX chief Elon Musk.It brings Canberra -- which already has significant involvement in national and international space activities -- into line with most other developed nations, which already...

Obama personally warned Zuckberberg over fake news: Report

  

Pns: Former US President Barack Obama personally urged Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to counter the rise of fake news on the social network during a meeting held shortly after last year´s election, the Washington Post reported Sunday. The encounter reportedly took place on the sidelines of a meeting of global leaders in Lima, Peru on November 19, two months before Trump´s inauguration and days after Zuckerberg had dismissed as "crazy" the idea that misleading stories driven by...

Uber flags down TfL nemesis lawyer to head up appeal against London ban

  

Pns: Uber has hired top barrister Thomas de la Mare to lead the ride-hailing app’s appeal against its London ban, picking a QC who has successfully fought Transport for London (TfL) before. The company, which on Friday received notice from the capital’s transport regulator that its operating licence would not be renewed, has also drafted in law firm Hogan Lovells.Earlier this year, Mr de la Mare led a case for Uber that resulted in two of three restrictions on the private hire...

Internet grows to 331 million domain name registrations: Report

  

Pns: Domain name registrations have grown to 331.9 million in the second quarter of 2017 as approximately 1.3 million registrations were added during the period. According to VeriSign, a global leader in domain names and Internet security, 1.3 million domain name registrations across the globe translates to a growth rate of 0.4 per cent over the first quarter of 2017.Domain name registrations have grown by 6.7 million, or 2.1 per cent, year over year, the company said in the...

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