This warning has been echoing around the world for months, as last May US president Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring a national emergency over 'threats against information and communications technology and services'. The move aimed to spark a ban of US business purchasing hardware from Huawei … [Read more...] about US officials claim China stole ‘massive amounts’ of data from Western companies and warns foreign governments not to use its Huawei technology due to ‘security risks’
Data privacy protection
Since Edward Snowden leaked a trove of documents on western surveillance practices, Microsoft has successfully resolved two lawsuits that allowed it to say more about the data requests from the government. In a third case that is ongoing, the company is challenging whether it has to give the US government data stored on a server in Ireland. … [Read more...] about Microsoft sues for right to tell customers when US government requests emails
'Having found that the viewing gallery has a 'disturbing' and 'intrusive' impact on the claimants' enjoyment of their flats and that it is not unduly sensitive of the claimants to feel as they do about the privacy invasion, the learned judge should, without further ado, have concluded that Tate Modern is committing a nuisance,' he argued. … [Read more...] about Architect who claims Tate Modern visitors aimed ‘obscene gestures’ at her in her £2m apartment launches fresh legal bid to shut down the tenth-floor viewing gallery
A fifth of the heat shield burned away during re-entry as temperatures reached 2,200°C (4,000°F) - twice as hot as molten lava. However, that is only half as hot as the spacecraft will get when returning from the moon and entering the atmosphere at 20 per cent greater velocity. … [Read more...] about The view from space at 20,000mph and 4,000°F: Orion captures the flames of its re-entry as it returns from furthest, fastest NASA capsule mission since Apollo era. Next stop Mars?
Officials later "sincerely apologised", adding: "We wanted to put an end to uncivilised behaviour, but of course we should protect residents' privacy." … [Read more...] about Chinese city shames people who wear pyjamas in public with names and pics posted in online gallery