Roscomos To Make Space Exploration Safer By Shooting Down Space Debris

Russian space agency Roscosmos has made public its plan to shoot down space debris from a junk-littered low-earth orbit with a three-meter laser ‘cannon.’ If the tests are successful, the method will ensure safer space exploration.

The technology is being developed by scientists at the Research-and-Production Corporation Precision Systems, which is a subdivision of Roscosmos, the reports.

Cambridge Analytica Admits Receiving Data From Researcher In Facebook

Former chief of Cambridge Analytica’s Alexander Nix, denied deliberately misleading British lawmakers, even as he admitted that his company did receive data from the researcher at the center of a scandal over Facebook data, countering his previous testimony.

Cambridge Analytica has revealed that its work on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign did not use data at the center of the Facebook scandal, where the details of around 87 million users were allegedly improperly gotten.

People's quick mental checklist of "phones, keys, wallet" before leaving the house could soon be narrowed down to "phone, wallet."

This is owing to the information that Apple may soon announce a major overhaul to its NFC chip, allowing users to open their house and car doors with a simple swipe of their phones. Used primarily to finalize Apple Pay purchases, the tech giant's employees have enjoyed the groundbreaking feature for quite some time, able to unlock doors and buildings in the organization's Cupertino-based HQ.

Instagram is allowing new features to help people manage what they see and how much time they spend on the app. Instagram is adding the option to mute people from appearing in your feed. With an update rolling out “over the coming weeks,” you’ll be able to choose to remove someone’s posts, or both their posts and their stories, from appearing on Instagram’s main screen.

Valve has removed a controversial game pitched as "school shooting simulation" and its developer from the Steam online store ahead of its release. The description of Active Shooter (now removed,) called it a "dynamic SWAT simulator in which dynamic roles are offered to players.

The researchers found adware installed on devices not certified by Google from manufacturers like ZTE, Archos and myPhone. That's actually the case with hundreds of different smartphones, according to Avast Thread Labs. Even if you're careful about avoiding sketchy websites and apps, there's nothing you can do if your smartphone has malware built in. Low cost devices not certified by Google are mostly affected.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised to European Parliament lawmakers on Tuesday, for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal and for allowing fake news to proliferate on its platform.

Several Members in the European Parliament (MEPs) asked the Facebook chief if he felt that the firm was a monopoly. He was also questioned about whether the company could be trusted to implement necessary changes.

Guy Verhofstadt MEP asked Mr Zuckerberg if he wanted to be remembered as "the genius who created a digital monster."

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