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Third crewed launch in a decade took off US soil with four tourists aboard

The very first mission to Earth’s orbit took off Wednesday evening with four tourists – not astronauts – aboard. After 8 in the evening (ET), spotlights flashed into the sky at the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The wetlands around have been covered with light as the nine engines of the SpaceX rockets have started and made their way to the top. Running over 17, 000 miles per hour after reaching the orbital speeds, the capsule where the tourists were positioned has separated from the rocket and started moving towards its planned orbit. Included in the

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Social media companies to go against Texas’ new censorship law

Google’s YouTube and social media companies Facebook and Twitter are opposing a new law in Texas abolishing companies suspected to repress ex-US President Donald Trump and conservative speech. Republican Gov. Greg Abbot signed the bill on Thursday. “There is a dangerous movement by some social media companies to silence conservative ideas and values,” the governor told a press conference. “This is wrong and we will not allow it in Texas.” Any resident in Texas is permitted by the new law to sue social media companies banning them from expressing their political views. It also allows the state attorney general to

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“Stalkerware”-making company ordered to stop

A company behind the creation of software that can be used to monitor the activities and location of a cell phone user, dubbed as a stalkerware, was told by the Federal Trade Commission to stop with the surveillance application business. For the first time, the FTC has directed a company to cease, which was applied to Support King LLC and its CEO, Scott Zuckerman. The company based in Puerto Rico markets SpyFone that gains access to someone’s phone without being detected. In a statement posted on its website, the FTC said such surveillance products can pose real harm. SpyFone was

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London boy who sells NFTs earns £290,000

While on school holidays, a 12-year-old boy from London who is behind the creation of pixelated art pieces called Weird Whales has gained a whopping 290,000 after selling them as non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs allow artworks to be “tokenized” to generate a digital certificate that proves ownership. This certificate can be credited and sold. The buyer is not given the real artwork or its copyright with the NFT. The boy, Benyamin Ahmed, shelved his money in the form of crypto-currency called Ethereum in which his works were sold. With this, the value of his earnings can go up and down.

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