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NASA to conduct Mars ‘flying saucer’ test on Earth

In this undated image provided by NASA a saucer-shaped test vehicle holding equipment for landing large payloads on Mars is shown in the Missile Assembly Building at the US Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. On Wednesday, June 11, 2014 weather permitting, a balloon carrying the saucer-shaped vehicle is set to launch from Hawaii. AP

The U.S. space agency is getting ready to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test technology that could be used to land on Mars.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Science and Research | Read More »

China calls on US to stop ‘unscrupulous’ spying

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China called for a halt Tuesday to what it called unscrupulous US cyberspying, saying that a months-long investigation into reports on the “ugly face” of US espionage has concluded that China is a major target of those efforts.

Posted: May 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

White House defends ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

Students gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AP)

The Obama administration defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

US secretly built ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

In this March 11, 2014 photo, a woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter," a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba’s stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. AP

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

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Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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