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NSO Group CEO Says Law-Abiding Citizens Have ‘Nothing To Be Afraid Of’

The CEO of NSO Group, whose spyware tools have reportedly been used to target journalists and activists, says that people who aren’t criminals shouldn’t be afraid of being surveilled AppleInsider reports: Shalev Hulio, 39, recently spoke to Forbes after investigations indicated that NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware was used by authoritarian governments to hack and surveil the mobile devices of world ... Read More »

Judges Reject Viasat’s Plea To Stop SpaceX Starlink Satellite Launches

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: SpaceX can keep launching broadband satellites despite a lawsuit filed by Viasat, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Viasat sued the Federal Communications Commission in May and asked judges for a stay that would halt SpaceX’s ongoing launches of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that power Starlink Internet service. To get ... Read More »

Google is Finally Doing Something About Google Drive Spam

You can now block people in Google Drive. From a report: A notification pops up on your phone: “Click here for hot XXX action!” It’s Google Drive again. Someone shared a document containing that title, and now your phone is begging you to look at it. Even if you ban Google Drive from generating phone notifications, you’ll still get emails. ... Read More »

A 3-degree Celsius World Has No Safe Place

The extremes of floods and fires are not going away, but adaptation can lessen their impact. Economist (paywalled): If temperatures rise by 3C above pre-industrial levels in the coming decades — as they might even if everyone manages to honour today’s firm pledges — large parts of the tropics risk becoming too hot for outdoor work. Coral reefs and the ... Read More »