14 Jan 2021

Australian Home Affairs Minister takes issue with EU Electronic Communications Code

On December 21, 2020, a new communications code was introduced in the European Union with hopes of harmonising the legal framework for electronic communications. However, the Australian government and governments from Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US have unveiled undesired, unintended consequences of the new code. The code

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08 Dec 2020

SpaceX gets $886 million from FCC to subsidize Starlink in 35 states

The Federal Communications Commission has awarded a lucrative $885.51 million contract to SpaceX, seeking to have the company provide Starlink broadband to rural homes and businesses in 35 states. The funding is distributed over 10 years, allowing SpaceX to work with $88.5 million per year. The satellite company was one

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12 Sep 2018

The Military Now Has Tooth Mics For Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls

The Pentagon has confirmed a $10 million contract with a company to provide a “molar mic,” a small device clipped to the molars at the back of the mouth that enables users to speak and listen without any visible microphone or earpiece. Incoming sound passes through the jaw bone and

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26 Jul 2018

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

With ten more satellites launched by SpaceX, Iridium Communications now boasts a fleet of 65 communications satellites with contracts coming from the Department of Defense, as well as several agencies and non-governmental organizations.  Source: SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

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29 Apr 2017

Hacker steals upcoming season of Netflix series Orange is the New Black

“A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix’s hit series ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ and is demanding that the video streaming service pay an unspecified ransom to prevent all the new episodes from being prematurely released online. … Netflix said that a small production vendor that

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