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Facebook and Instagram are finally recovering from one of the worst outages in their history

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg toboggans down the Great Wall of China.Facebook Facebook and Instagram are recovering from huge outages on Wednesday. Instagram tweeted: “Anddddd… we’re back.” Reports of disruption on Facebook declined significantly. Facebook said the problems were not the result of a DDoS attack, while NBC Bay Area reported that the issue was caused […]

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SoftBank’s solar-powered drone could dispense 5G internet from the skies

NASA and AeroVironment’s high-altitude drone, Helios Prototype. NASA An experimental, solar-powered drone capable of beaming internet down to Earth is set to take off. The drone, called the Hawk 30, is the product of a tightlipped partnership between Softbank and AeroVironment, an American aerospace company. The joint venture is aimed at delivering 5G and Internet […]

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Small country, big dreams: Israel’s tiny spacecraft posts a selfie from orbit

Selfie image from Beresheet, taken 37,600 kilometers (23,400 miles) from Earth SpaceIL Curiosity and InSight aren’t the only spacefaring crafts snapping selfies — Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft shared an image of itself floating far above the Earth this week. The first privately funded mission to the moon was launched by the Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL at the […]

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Trump's administration is warning US allies to stay away from a powerful Chinese company – but not everyone's listening

A major US ally, the UK continues to voice concerns about Huawei, but may still decide to use its 5G equipment. The Financial Times reported last month that the British government decided it could “mitigate the risks” associated with using Huawei’s 5G technology. On Monday, Jeremy Fleming, the head of the UK’s cybersecurity agency GCHQ, […]