“Lift sanctions on space sector or we’ll exit space station”: Russia

Russia has announced that – due to recent U.S. technology embargoes – Roscosmos may be unable to launch its Soyuz-MS spacecraft to service the International Space Station. “We have more than enough rockets but nothing to launch them with,” Rogozin said, in a rare admission by a senior Russian official that Western sanctions are seriously… Read More “Lift sanctions on space sector or we’ll exit space station”: Russia

Rogue killer autonomous drone ‘hunted down’ a human target: UN report

I doubt this was the first time. The drone, which can be directed to detonate on impact, was operating in a “highly effective” autonomous mode that required no human controller, the New York Post said. Some weird mix of “follow me” and “failsafe” modes. Oh, and the put a claymore on the drone. Source: A… Read More Rogue killer autonomous drone ‘hunted down’ a human target: UN report

Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective | Ars Technica

Twitter has suspended over 5,000 accounts tied to a network amplifying a message denouncing the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a “RussiaGate hoax.” According to a researcher, the accounts—most of which had only posted three or four times in the past—were connected to other accounts previously used to post pro-Saudi messages. Source: Twitter… Read More Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective | Ars Technica

Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

The revolt of the non-voting shareholders. Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals. — Read on http://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-shareholders/facebook-shareholders-back-proposal-to-remove-zuckerberg-as-chairman-idUSKCN1MR2GY