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Jul 3, 2022

FCC authorizes SpaceX to bring Starlink internet to airplanes, ships, and more

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Jul 2, 2022

How fast is Elon Musk’s Starlink — the results are in

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Starlink is faster than ever but is it enough for rural internet users?


While Starlink’s download speeds have increased, Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence shows that upload speeds decreased by almost 33 percent from 16.29 Mbps during the first quarter of last year to 9.33 Mbps in Q1 2022. At the same time, Starlink’s median latency increased from 40 ms to 43 ms in the U.S. and from 51 ms to 55ms in Canada though these changes are likely negligible for most users.

The U.S. and Canada aren’t the only places Starlink adoption has increased while the service’s speeds have improved as Ookla highlights in its report.

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Jul 2, 2022

Toll fraud malware disables your WiFi to force premium subscriptions

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, robotics/AI

Microsoft is warning that toll fraud malware is one of the most prevalent threats on Android and that it is evolving with features that allow automatic subscription to premium services.

Toll fraud is a subset of billing fraud, where the threat actor tricks victims into calling or sending an SMS to a premium number.

The difference is that toll fraud does not work over WiFi and forces the devices to connect to the mobile operator’s network.

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Jul 2, 2022

FCC authorizes SpaceX to provide mobile Starlink internet service to boats, planes and trucks

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

The Federal Communications Commission authorized SpaceX to provide Starlink satellite internet to vehicles in motion, a key step for Elon Musk’s company to further expand the service.

“Authorizing a new class of [customer] terminals for SpaceX’s satellite system will expand the range of broadband capabilities to meet the growing user demands that now require connectivity while on the move, whether driving an RV across the country, moving a freighter from Europe to a U.S. port, or while on a domestic or international flight,” FCC international bureau chief Tom Sullivan wrote in the authorization posted Thursday.

SpaceX did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment on the FCC decision.

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Jul 1, 2022

Starlink Wins FCC Approval to Supply Internet to Moving Vehicles

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The Federal Communications Commission has signed off on SpaceX’s plan for its Starlink satellites to supply internet access to moving vehicles.

The FCC’s order comes after the company has already signed deals with airline carriers including Hawaiian Airlines and JSX to provide in-flight Wi-Fi to their passengers. Cruise line Royal Caribbean has also requested the service for its ships.


The approval covers a variety of transport including cars, plans and boats.

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Jul 1, 2022

The Next Century of War

Posted by in categories: drones, internet, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, space

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Jul 1, 2022

Elon Musk’s Starlink gets FCC green light to beam broadband into moving cars, planes, boats

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SpaceX won approval from the Federal Communications Commission to let its Starlink satellites send broadband internet to moving vehicles on Thursday.

Jul 1, 2022

Internet on the go: FCC greenlights Starlink service on moving cars, boats and planes

Posted by in categories: internet, satellites

If you’re ready for connectivity on the move, SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband may soon be the answer. The US Federal Communications Commission on Thursday gave the internet provider the greenlight to provide service on moving vehicles, boats and planes.

The new authority should help SpaceX meet “the growing user demands that now require connectivity while on the move,” wrote FCC international bureau chief Tom Sullivan wrote in the approval, “whether driving an RV across the country, moving a freighter from Europe to a U.S. port, or while on a domestic or international flight.”

Earlier this year, Starlink began selling Starlink for RVs, but the service wasn’t designed to work on the move — it was intended for users traveling to areas with slow or no broadband alternatives.

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Jun 30, 2022

What is Shadow IT and why is it so risky?

Posted by in categories: internet, security

Shadow IT refers to the practice of users deploying unauthorized technology resources in order to circumvent their IT department. Users may resort to using shadow IT practices when they feel that existing IT policies are too restrictive or get in the way of them being able to do their jobs effectively.

An old school phenomenon

Shadow IT is not new. There have been countless examples of widespread shadow IT use over the years. In the early 2000s, for example, many organizations were reluctant to adopt Wi-Fi for fear that it could undermine their security efforts. However, users wanted the convenience of wireless device usage and often deployed wireless access points without the IT department’s knowledge or consent.

Jun 30, 2022

FBI says people are using deepfakes to apply for remote tech jobs

Posted by in categories: employment, internet, robotics/AI

What else can deepfakes do?We’ve seen examples of deepfakes being used almost to change the course of history when a Zelensky footage emerged back in March and told the Ukrainian army to lay down arms amid the Russian invasion. Fortunately, it was sloppy, and the army didn’t buy that. And now, if you consider what happens when a post-covid world that birthed many remote job opportunities for digital nomads merges with AI, The FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has t… See more.


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned that some people are using deepfakes to apply for remote tech jobs.

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