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US military is furious at FCC over 5G plan that could interfere with GPS | ARS Technica

The Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Dana Deasy has told the Senate Committee on Armed Services about the negative effects of the 5G plan. The Federal Communications Commission has claimed that the newly approved 5G plan will not interfere with GPS signals, but the military says this is not the case. When the plan was approved, a 23MHz guard ... Read More »

AeroVironment to build backpackable attack UAV to enable ground troops to search-out and destroy targets | Military Aerospace Electronics

AeroVironment Inc. located in Monrovia, California are building a new unmanned aerial vehicle that can be worn as a backpack by troops. The $75.9 million contract with the U.S. Army for the killer drones was announced last week. The Army Contracting Command has asked them to build what is known as Switchblade, which is launched from a small tube that ... Read More »

People are getting microchipped in Sweden, and it’s pretty normal | Vice

Normally when we hear microchipping, we think about the tiny electronic device put in pets that contain their owner‚Äôs information. In Sweden however, people are microchipping themselves. Jowan √Ėsterlund, the founder and CEO of Biohax International, claims to have chipped around 6,000 people in the past six years. These small chips can be used for functions such as opening doors, ... Read More »

Tips on introducing artificial intelligence in your business | Forbes

As artificial intelligence and machine learning continues to grow and become a bigger part of our world, businesses are adopting their use as well. AI can be used largely to help make better informed decisions faster and easier. Data that could take days or weeks to be compiled and reviewed by a human could take a computer software seconds or ... Read More »

Facebook and Twitter allow scammers ‘free rein’ | BBC News

Consumer watchdog ‚ÄėWhich?‚Äô conducted a study to see how much private and stolen information could be collected off of social media sites. The company discovered 50 pages and posts on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that offered stolen information and credit card numbers. Phone numbers, addresses, bank account information, and credit cards were only some of the discovered ... Read More »

Smartphone app warns if you’ve been exposed to coronavirus | VOA News

Many people are concerned that when they go to the grocery store, gas station, and other necessary public location they will be exposed to the coronavirus. Now, major companies are working to develop an app for your smartphone that will inform you if you have crossed paths with someone who has the virus, known as an ‚Äúexposure notification.‚ÄĚ Apple and ... Read More »

These video-calling apps have the sketchiest security practices, according to researchers | Business Insider

With video calling being more important than ever, it is necessary to understand safety concerns and data sharing. Security researchers have studied the major platforms being used and ranked them on data security and creepiness. One of the biggest players is Zoom, which has taken off since the coronavirus. While the company has had major security breaches these past couple ... Read More »

NIH announces $1.5 billion, ‚ÄėShark Tank‚Äô-like initiative to accelerate Covid-19 testing | STAT News

The National Institutes of Health is using a ‚Äúnational Covid-19 testing challenge‚Ä̬†that focuses companies on producing more coronavirus testing kits to help combat the shortage. Scientists and inventors developing coronavirus tests¬†across the country get to compete for a share of a $500 million pool set aside for development. Those who are successful can then also be paired with manufacturers to ... Read More »

Tesla Cybertruck: Here’s what it looks like with Elon Musk’s design changes | Electrek

CEO Elon Musk has made numerous comments recently regarding Tesla‚Äôs Cybertruck design and functions. Currently, owners will have to wrap the truck in order to get different colors and designs, and adaptive air suspension will be upgraded. The biggest change Musk commented is that the truck will be reduced in size by 3% and it will be slightly lower overall. ... Read More »

‘Zoombombing’ targeted with new version of app | BBC News

‚ÄėZoombombing‚Äô is the newest video calling term that has been coined to describe the situation when someone who is not supposed to be on the call joins anyway. Data security and privacy has also been an issue and a growing concern. A new app is set to launch that will tackle the video call bombing and security issues. Zoom has ... Read More »