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Day: December 27, 2018

Australia to Set up Drone-Identifying Systems

Drone “hot spots” in Australia are getting sensors to automatically identify the aircraft and their pilots. Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (Casa) said it would install the equipment at the nation’s airports starting next month. The monitors have been planned for some time, but come in the wake of 72 hours of drone-related disruption at […]

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UK Now Has Systems to Combat Drones – Ben Wallace

Detection systems are now able to be deployed throughout the UK to combat the threat of drones, ministers say. It follows three days of disruption at Gatwick airport last week, when drones were sighted near the runway. Security minister Ben Wallace said those who use drones “either recklessly or for criminal purposes” could expect “the […]

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SpaceX Launches First U.S. National Security Space Mission

A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 […]

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India Tightens E-Commerce Rules, Likely to Hit Amazon, Flipkart

India will ban e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com and Walmart-owned Flipkart Group from selling products from companies in which they have an equity interest. In a statement, the government also said that the companies will be prevented from entering into exclusive agreements with sellers. The new rules will be applicable from February 1. “An entity […]

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Facebook Shares Could Hit $160 in 2019: Citron

Short-seller Citron Research on Wednesday backed Facebook Inc, saying the stock could hit $160 in 2019 as the company’s revenue and user base have seen little impact from the reported data scandals and privacy issues this year. Shares of the social network rose as much as 4.4 percent to $129.57 after Citron’s report. They are […]

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Google and Amazon Urged to Follow Apple’s ‘Anti-Gay App Ban’

Campaigners have thanked Apple for removing an app from its store that they said stigmatised LGBT people. The software promoted a US religious group that says homosexual practice is sinful and that its members should help “call up” others to their natural-born “biblical gender”. Apple’s store now says the app is not available, but the […]

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