More than a decade has passed since researchers demonstrated serious privacy and and security holes in satellite-based Internet services. The weaknesses allowed attackers to snoop on and sometimes tamper with data received by millions of users thousands of miles away. You might expect that in 2020—as satellite Internet has grown more popular—providers would have fixed those shortcomings, but you’d be wrong.

In a briefing delivered on Wednesday at the Black Hat security conference online, researcher and Oxford Ph.D. candidate James Pavur presented findings that show that satellite-based Internet is putting millions of people at risk, despite providers adopting new technologies


Apple is facing yet another lawsuit over patent infringement, this time for its smart voice assistant Siri. A Chinese AI company known as both Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology and as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit, suing Apple for 10 billion yuan (around $1.43 billion) over Apple’s voice assistant technology.

Apple Summoned To Court Again, This Time Over Siri

Xiao-i claims infringement of its patent filed in 2004 and granted in 2009. Reuters reports a social media post, where the company asks Apple to “to stop patent infringement on its smart assistant product Siri, including but not limited to stopping the

Enlarge / TikTok’s US operations may soon be part of every cool teen’s favorite code conglomerate, Microsoft.

After weeks of rumor and speculation, the Trump administration this weekend gave TikTok’s parent company, Beijing-based ByteDance, 45 days to sell off the social media sensation or else stop operating in the United States—and Microsoft looks to be the buyer.

Microsoft on Sunday confirmed what several media outlets had been speculating since Friday, saying it is in talks to buy TikTok’s operations in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and may also invite other US investors to take minority stakes in the


NASA is looking forward to the future of human spaceflight after the first crewed mission aboard the SpaceX rocket circled back to Earth, completing the mission. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley has safely landed back on Earth, or specifically, slashed down in the Gulf of Mexico.

NASA, SpaceX Fully Complete First Astronaut Mission

The touchdown marks the historic completion of the Demo-2 test flight to and from the International Space Station. “Today was a great victory, but it was just the beginning,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “We are going to

Enlarge / Closeup of a Predator MQ-9 uncrewed aerial vehicle.

US Reps. Will Hurd and Robin Kelly are from opposite sides of the ever-widening aisle, but they share a concern that the United States may lose its grip on artificial intelligence, threatening the American economy and the balance of world power.

On Thursday, Hurd (R-Tex.) and Kelly (D-Ill.) offered suggestions to prevent the US from falling behind China, especially, on applications of AI to defense and national security. They want to cut off China’s access to AI-specific silicon chips and push Congress and federal agencies to devote more resources

The hackers behind this month’s epic Twitter breach targeted a small number of employees through a “phone spear phishing attack,” the social media site said on Thursday night. When the pilfered employee credentials failed to give access to account support tools, the hackers targeted additional workers who had the permissions needed to access the tools.

“This attack relied on a significant and concerted attempt to mislead certain employees and exploit human vulnerabilities to gain access to our internal systems,” Twitter officials wrote in a post. “This was a striking reminder of how important each person on our team is