• Ireland probes Facebook over privacy concerns

      Ireland probes Facebook over privacy concerns

      Ireland announced it had launched another investigation against the social network Facebook over concerns linked to violation of European privacy rules, Reuters reported. The probe is linked to privacy data of more than 500,000 users which was reportedly dumped online. The information included details of personal information about personal wealth as well as passwords.

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    • ‘Solar Impulse’ brings out keys how to make profit while protecting environment

      ‘Solar Impulse’ brings out keys how to make profit while protecting environment

      For over 1000 identified solutions that protect the environment in a financially profitable way in the field of water, energy, construction, mobility, industry and agriculture, announced on Tuesday the Solar Impulse Foundation, led by explorer and psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard. Indeed, Piccard together with André Borschberg, made the first ever round-the-world solar flight in 2016 with their zero-emission electric and solar airplane, flying day and night without fuel.

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    • SpaceX launches 60 satellites, nears global net coverage

      SpaceX launches 60 satellites, nears global net coverage

      SpaceX continued rollout of its Starlink broadband project with another launch of 60 satellites, moving closer to securing global internet coverage, CNN reported. A Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The rocket’s upper stage deployed its payload of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

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    • Over 533 million Facebook users fall victim to hacking

      Over 533 million Facebook users fall victim to hacking

      At the end of last week, a user in a low-level hacking forum posted the phone numbers and the personal data of 533 million Facebook users for free. The exposed data includes the personal information of users from 106 countries, including more than 32 million records on users in the United States, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India.

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    • LG officially shutting down worldwide mobile phone business

      LG officially shutting down worldwide mobile phone business

      As widely rumored for the past few weeks, the South Korean electronics manufacturer LG is closing its loss-making mobile phone business. The board of directors approved officially the move on Monday, LG Electronics said in a statement released in Seoul. The shutdown of LG's mobile phone sector - the smallest of its five divisions, accounting for about 7% of revenue - is now expected to be wound down by 31 July.

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    • Virgin Galactic rolls out latest generation of spaceship

      Virgin Galactic rolls out latest generation of spaceship

      Virgin Galactic rolled out its newest spaceship Tuesday as the company looks to resume test flights in the coming months at its headquarters in the New Mexico desert. Company officials said it will likely be summer before the ship - designed and manufactured in California - undergoes glide flight testing at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico.

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    • Google Maps to make our future trips more 'eco-friendly'

      Google Maps to make our future trips more 'eco-friendly'

      We may not be traveling around or hanging out in malls much these days, but Google Maps has started preparing us for a return to such places in the not-so-distant future by rolling out a bunch of new and exciting features. They range from bringing its Live View AR directions indoors to adding weather data to its maps, improving 3D models and offering travellers 'eco-friendly' routes.

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    • US bets on Taiwan tie-up to ease semiconductor chip shortage

      US bets on Taiwan tie-up to ease semiconductor chip shortage

      The United States vowed to boost its links with Taiwanese semiconductor producers to offset the global chip shortage, Reuters reported. Speaking at the official ceremony for a new chip production facility for Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp in central Taiwan, Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said he was there “to restate the US government’s focus on supply chain security”.

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