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NASA’s InSight lander can finally dig a hole for its Mars heat probe

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP NASA’s InSight lander was supposed be digging a hole so a probe (above) could measure the heat escaping from Mars’ interior, but it hasn’t made much progress since work got started in February — it hadn’t even finished burying itself. At last, it’s making some headway. The […]

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Google could soon face another antitrust investigation

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links JHVEPhoto via Getty Images Next week, more than half of the nation’s attorneys general are expected to announce an antitrust investigation into Google, The Washington Post reports. Details on the investigation are limited, but it’s yet another probe into fears that big tech has amassed too much power. Both Democrats […]

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Facebook’s Libra Association is being investigated by EU antitrust regulators

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project is being probed again, this time by European Union antitrust regulators. The European Commission said it is “currently investigating potential anti-competitive behavior,” related to the Libra Association, Bloomberg reports. In a questionnaire sent out this month, the EU authority expressed concerns that Libra would […]

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NASA confirms mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA NASA has been talking for years about sending a probe to Europa, and now it’s locking down those plans. The agency has confirmed the next phase of its Europa Clipper mission, which will send a spacecraft to the Jovian moon to determine if it could support life. The move […]

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FTC to accuse Facebook of misusing phone numbers and facial recognition

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reportedly plans to issue a complaint over Facebook’s handling of phone numbers and facial recognition. According to The Washington Post, the FTC plans to allege that advertisers managed to target users who provided their phone numbers for Facebook’s two-factor authentication security feature. Sources […]

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Facebook reportedly invites federal oversight of its privacy practices

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS During Facebook’s F8 keynote this week, the company repeatedly hammered one idea: the future is private. While its privacy-focus might be flawed, it looks like Facebook is putting its money where its mouth is. According to The Washington Post, the company told the US government it’s open to […]

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Israel’s Moon probe snaps a final photo before crashing

Engadget RSS Feed The Beresheet spacecraft from Israel’s SpaceIL was facing long odds to land on the Moon, being the first ever privately launched probe to attempt it. Alas, its engine cut out during the landing attempt, communication was lost, and Beresheet crashed into the surface. Fortunately, just before that happened, the spacecraft turned its […]

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Canadore’s offer ‘untenable’ – lawyer

North Bay Nugget Canadore College Proposed measures by Canadore College in response to allegations of sexual impropriety by a male staff member are “untenable,” according to the lawyer representing a former employee before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Gillian Hnatiw is counsel for the former employee, and her office has spoken to “more than […]

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Several states are investigating Facebook for mishandling user data

Engadget RSS Feed ASSOCIATED PRESS Already the subject of a number of federal probes, Facebook is also the target of investigations being conducted at the state level, according to Bloomberg. The Attorneys General for Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and North Carolina are all involved in ongoing efforts scrutinizing how Facebook handles user […]

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In a world first, a Chinese spacecraft has just landed on the far side of the moon

Mashable Maria Dermentzi 10 minutes ago The China National Space Administration (CNSA) managed to successfully land the lunar probe Chang’e-4 on the far side of the moon. This remarkable accomplishment marks the first time in history that a spacecraft is touching down on the part of the moon that is not visible from Earth. Go […]

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