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Facebook wants to limit the reach of bogus medical ‘cures’ by treating them like spam

(Johannes Berg/Bloomberg) In private Facebook groups devoted to natural treatments for cancer and other ailments, hundreds of thousands of members tell each other that baking soda, apple cider vinegar and frankincense are cures that doctors don’t want you to know about. Parents of children with autism have their own groups devoted to unscientific treatments — […]

Gears & Gadgets

Apple wants to acquire Intel’s 5G business to build its own modems, sources claim

Enlarge / A 5G Intel logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona. Miquel Benitez/Getty Images Apple is still looking into the possibility of acquiring Intel’s Germany-based modem business, The Information claimed yesterday, citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans. Intel has reportedly considered selling off pieces of its modem […]

Gears & Gadgets

Fear the Man in the Middle? This company wants to sell quantum key distribution

Enlarge / That’s a lofty promise you got there, quantum key distribution company. Quantum XChange When reviewing the WireGuard VPN last fall, one of the things that came up was WireGuard’s support for an optional, additional PSK (Pre Shared Key) layer of security. Like most modern crypto, WireGuard’s basic encryption is asymmetrical, meaning you encrypt the […]

Emerging Tech

Amazon wants to launch 3,236 satellites so it can rain down internet from space

Brent Lewis/Getty Images Amazon started off selling books over the internet. Jump forward almost 25 years to the present day and CEO Jeff Bezos’ retail behemoth has expanded its aspirations to cover science fiction-sounding concepts like drone-based deliveries and flying warehouses. Its latest goal may be its most potentially world-changing, however. According to recent filings […]