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EU Charges Google In Antitrust Case

(EurActiv) — The European Union accused the search engine Google on Wednesday (15 April) of cheating competitors by distorting Internet search results to favour its shopping service, and launched another antitrust investigation into its Android mobile operating system. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the American tech giant, which dominates Internet search engines worldwide, had been […]

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FAA Needs More Comprehensive Approach To Address Cybersecurity, Warns GAO

As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) transitions to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), the agency continues to face cybersecurity challenges, warns the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a new report. The GAO provides to the US Congress audit, evaluation, and investigative services. Specifically, the GAO reports that the FAA faces cybersecurity threats […]

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Digital Poverty Holding Back Global Growth And Development

The world’s developing and emerging economies are failing to exploit the potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to drive social and economic transformation and catch up with more advanced nations, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Information Technology Report 2015, published Tuesday. Data from the report’s Networked Readiness Index (NRI), which measures 143 […]

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Islamic State And Its Online Recruitment Formula – Analysis

Why is Islamic State (IS) so effective at recruitment, especially in the online realm? Recent discussions glean some insights for the Singapore and Southeast Asia context. By Omer Ali Saifudeen* Islamic State’s demonstrable results – military achievements, territorial conquest and implementation of Sharia-based governance in conquered territories – have set it apart from jihadi groups […]

Artist’s concept of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it passes Pluto and Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JHU APL/SwRI/Steve Gribben
Artist’s concept of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft as it passes Pluto and Pluto’s largest moon, Charon, in July 2015. Image Credit: NASA/JHU APL/SwRI/Steve Gribben


New Horizons Spacecraft Nears Historic July 14 Encounter With Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is three months from returning to humanity the first-ever close up images and scientific observations of distant Pluto and its system of large and small moons. “Scientific literature is filled with papers on the characteristics of Pluto and its moons from ground based and Earth orbiting space observations, but we’ve never […]