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Facebook builds drone for internet access

The drone was designed by a team in the UK Facebook has built its own drone that will bring internet connectivity to remote parts of the world, the social network has announced. The drone – which has a wingspan of a Boeing 737 – will operate as high as 90,000 feet in the air, and can stay airborne for 90 days at a time. Facebook said the More...

by RNSnews | Published 3 years ago
By RNSnews On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Embracing the Internet of Things Means Managing Privacy Risks With Care

An Australian librarian who read my article about the “potential economic of Internet of Things” felt the article didn’t empower or educate the public. Instead, Hugh Rundle said that I made the More...

By RNSnews On Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Islamic State web accounts to be blocked by new police team

Direct recruitment for IS often takes place on Skype, one expert on jihadis said A Europe-wide police team is being formed to track and block social media accounts linked to Islamic State (IS). A recent US study More...

By RNSnews On Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Online abuse is a real problem. This congresswoman wants the FBI to treat it like one.

Dealing with online harassment can be a tangled, thorny issue. (Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) There are a lot of problems with the way we deal with the thorny issue of online harassment. As a More...

By RNSnews On Thursday, June 4th, 2015

U.S. government says four million people affected by cyber breach

An illustration picture shows a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, in an office in Warsaw June 24, 2013. The U.S. government agency that collects personnel information for federal employees More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Advances in Wearable Devices Emerge at Asia’s Top High-tech Show

An exhibitor displays radiator fans at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. TAIPEI — Smart watches, bands and glasses still struggle to compete with smartphones as must-have mobile More...

By RNSnews On Monday, June 1st, 2015

Facebook Trounces TV In Delivering Political News To Millennials

CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks about the Messenger app during the Facebook F8 Developer Conference Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in San Francisco. Facebook is trying to mold its Messenger app into a more versatile communications More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Internet Will Have 3.2 Billion Users By End of This Year, Report Says

At the end of 2015, there will be 3.2 billion people using the Internet, according to a new report. That is about 43 percent of the global population — a huge jump from 2000, when 400 million people (around 6.5 More...

By RNSnews On Friday, May 15th, 2015

Hackers Dip Into Accounts Using Starbucks App

Starbucks says customers are not responsible for fraudulent charges Hackers are using the Starbucks smartphone app to take money from customer credit cards, bank accounts and PayPal accounts. The app lets people More...

By RNSnews On Friday, May 15th, 2015

Facebook Accused Of ‘Trampling On European Privacy Laws’

BRUSSELS (RNS) – Belgium’s privacy watchdog accused Facebook on Friday of trampling on European privacy laws by tracking people online without their consent and dodging questions from national regulators. The More...