NASA delays moon launch mission due to storm expected in Florida

NASA said on Saturday that it was scrapping Tuesday’s plans to launch Artemis, the U.S. return to the moon after five decades, noting concerns about a tropical storm headed to Florida. Tropical Storm Ian is expected to hit Florida, home to the Kennedy Space Center, next week, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Apart… Read More NASA delays moon launch mission due to storm expected in Florida

U.S. tweaks sanctions to aid Iranians evade online surveillance, censorship

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday issued guidance expanding the range of internet services available to Iranians despite U.S. sanctions on the country, amid protests around Iran following the death of a 22-year-old woman in custody. Officials said the move would help Iranians access tools that can be used to circumvent state surveillance and censorship,… Read More U.S. tweaks sanctions to aid Iranians evade online surveillance, censorship

Tesla recalls nearly 1.1 million vehicles over possible software glitch

Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million U.S. vehicles because the window automatic reversal system may not react correctly after detecting an obstruction, increasing the risk of injury. The electric vehicle manufacturer told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it would perform an over-the-air software update of the automatic window reversal system. The recall… Read More Tesla recalls nearly 1.1 million vehicles over possible software glitch

Iran restricts access to Instagram and WhatsApp as protests intensify

Iran curbed access on Wednesday to Meta Platforms’ Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the last remaining social networks in the country, amid protests over the death of a woman in police custody, residents and internet watchdog NetBlocks said. Last week’s death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by morality police in Tehran for “unsuitable… Read More Iran restricts access to Instagram and WhatsApp as protests intensify

Twitter to depose billionaire Elon Musk on September 26-27

Twitter Inc will question Elon Musk under oath in Delaware next week as part of the litigation in the billionaire’s bid to walk away from his $44 billion deal for the social media company. A Tuesday filing in Delaware’s Court of Chancery said Musk’s deposition is scheduled for September 26-27 and may stretch into September… Read More Twitter to depose billionaire Elon Musk on September 26-27

U.S. states asks appeals court to reinstate anti-trust lawsuit against Facebook

A big group of U.S. states, led by New York, argued to an appeals court Monday that it should reinstate an antitrust lawsuit against Meta’s Facebook because of ongoing harm from the company’s actions and because the states had not waited too long to file their complaint. Barbara Underwood, solicitor general of New York which… Read More U.S. states asks appeals court to reinstate anti-trust lawsuit against Facebook

U.S. appeals court upholds Texas law barring regulation of online speech by Big Tech companies

A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback for technology industry groups that say the measure would turn platforms into bastions of dangerous content. The 3-0 ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in… Read More U.S. appeals court upholds Texas law barring regulation of online speech by Big Tech companies

Uber says it is investigating cybersecurity incident following report of security breach

Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday it was investigating a cybersecurity incident, after a report that its network was breached and the company had to shut several internal communications and engineering systems. A hacker compromised an employee’s account on workplace messaging app Slack and used it to send a message to Uber employees announcing that… Read More Uber says it is investigating cybersecurity incident following report of security breach