Starlink, SpaceX's internet network, launched in beta in October 2020.

Starlink: SpaceX’s Internet Service has Already Received 500,000 Pre-Orders

SATELLITES: SpaceX recently received approval to place its Starlink satellites in very low orbit, 540 km from Earth Available in beta since October 2020, Starlink already has 10,000 test users. The Internet access service would even count more than 500,000 pre-orders according to the latest information from SpaceX, reports  L’Usine Digitale. On Tuesday, a Falcon 9 rocket launched 60 additional […]

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Facebook blocks Nicolas Maduro's account for disinformation on Covid-19

Facebook Blocks Nicolas Maduro’s Account for Disinformation on Covid-19

VENEZUELA: The Venezuelan head of state, Nicolas Maduro is accused of promoting the drug Carvativir Facebook announced on Saturday that it had “blocked” Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s account for 30 days after the latter’s “repeated violations” of the American company’s policy on disinformation linked to Covid-19. “Due to repeated violations of our regulations, we blocked the page for 30 days during which […]

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Twitter launches Spaces to compete with clubhouse

Twitter Launches Spaces, Audio Lounges Open to All to Compete with Clubhouse

SOCIAL NETWORKS: By April, all Twitter users will be able to create voice rooms called spaces and join others on the social network. Twitter has just updated its application on iOS. And by consulting the new features of this new version, users were able to discover Spaces, reports The Verge  relayed by  01net . This new service will allow users to create live […]

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Google will no longer track its users individually

Google: Your Searches Will No Longer Be Used to Track You and Show You Ads

PERSONAL DATA: Google plans to delete third-party cookies and therefore to eliminate ultra-personalized advertising Regularly criticized for its tracking practices, Google is trying to improve its image by offering a user experience that is more respectful of privacy. This is how the Mountain View firm has just announced that it will no longer develop new tools to […]

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Facebook is looking to launch Audio Lounges to copy clubhouse

After Twitter, Facebook Wants to Copy the Clubhouse App by Offering Audio Lounges

SOCIAL NETWORKS: About two million users visit Clubhouse every week Facebook has embarked on the design of audio chat rooms on the model of the Clubhouse application, already copied by Twitter. The Clubhouse platform, launched last spring, is only available on Apple-branded devices and by invitation but is already visited by some two million users every week. They have access to […]

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Signal could be working on a cryptocurrency payment system

Signal: A Cryptocurrency Payment System Under Development

MONEY: Some employees fear that the use of cryptocurrency may serve illegal activities First in the number of downloads from the Apple Store, Signal is currently developing cryptocurrency payment solutions, Clubic reports. Experiments based on MobileCoin (MOB) are underway. It is a cryptocurrency built on the Stellar blockchain, designed to make payments simple, secure and potentially impossible to trace can we read on Platformer. […]

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Launched in 2014, Signal is considered by specialists as one of the most secure messaging applications on the market.

Instant Messaging: Signal Application Boom After New Rules Announced by WhatsApp

PRIVATE LIFE: Secure messaging app, Signal, tops downloads on Apple Store and Google Play platforms in several countries The secure messaging application is booming! Since its competitor WhatsApp warned Thursday that it would share more data with its parent company Facebook, Signal has been at the top of downloads on the Apple Store and Google Play platforms in several countries. […]

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From February 8, it will be mandatory to agree to share your data with other Facebook entities to continue using the WhatsApp service.

New WhatsApp Regulation: “The Facebook Group Seeks to Monetise Messaging”

WhatsApp will require its users to share their data with entities of the Facebook group. Me Merav Griguer, lawyer and teacher at Sciences-Po and Assas, deciphers the main issues of this regulatory change for users Whatsapp messaging usage data will be collected and shared from February 8th by the parent company Facebook. This decision, announced Thursday […]

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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claims the UK and the US ‘want to contaminate other nations’

Twitter Hides Iran Leader’s Post After He Names UK Covid Vaccine ‘Untrustworthy’

Twitter has hidden a post from Iran’s Supreme Leader after he promoted a coronavirus vaccine conspiracy theory, claiming his country could not trust British and American jabs. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claimed vaccines imported from the UK and the US were ‘completely untrustworthy’ because it was ‘not unlikely’ the countries ‘would want to contaminate other nations’. […]

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Fake doses of the coronavirus Covid-19 vaccine are being sold on the Dark Web

Coronavirus: Doses Sold for More than 1,000 Dollars… The Juicy Business of Fake Vaccines on the Dark Web

CYBER CRIME: Many Dark Web platforms are now selling so-called coronavirus vaccine vials at exorbitant prices Since November, crooks and dealers have been selling fake doses of coronavirus Covid-19 vaccines on the Dark Web. “Transactions are made in bitcoin on platforms, marketplaces (online market), a bit like eBay or Amazon”, explains Gérome Billois, a cybersecurity expert at Wavestone. […]

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