Singapore-based Transcelestial uses lasers to build affordable internet networks
Transcelestial is on a mission to make the internet more accessible by building a network of shoebox-sized devices that send lasers to one another, creating a fiber-like network. Today, the Sin
A huge data leak of 1 billion records exposes China’s vast surveillance state
A massive store of data containing information on about one billion Chinese residents could be one of the biggest breaches of personal information in history. Portions of the leaked data appeared last
Texas exposed 1.8 million residents’ data for almost 3 years
The personal information of 1.8 million Texas residents who filed insurance claims with the Texas Department of Insurance was exposed and publicly accessible for almost three years, according to a rec
MARA raises $23M from Coinbase Ventures and FTX to build Africa’s portal to the crypto economy
The use of cryptocurrency in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among its young people, cannot be overstated. Data from blockchain intelligence firm Chainalysis says the region’s crypto usage grew
CISA, FBI warn of threats to US satellite networks after Viasat cyberattack
The U.S. government is warning of “possible threats” to satellite communication networks amid fears that recent attacks on satellite networks in Europe, sparked by the war in Ukraine, coul
Rooftops for rent: Property owners should partner with 5G carriers
The solution to the 5G race is to adopt a rooftop deployment strategy.
US investment in smart roadways will pave the path to an economic boom
The adage of "the way we've always done it" needs to fall by the wayside. Putting public investment into infrastructure is how we got paved roads 100 years ago and interstates 60 years ago.
Europe’s top court slaps down ‘zero rating’ again
Europe’s top court has dealt another blow to “zero rating” — ruling for a second time that the controversial carrier practice goes against the European Union’s rules on o
Google Cloud teams up with SpaceX’s Starlink for enterprise connectivity at network’s edge
SpaceX’s bourgeoning Starlink satellite-based broadband internet service just got a big boost from a significant new partner: Google Cloud. Thanks to a new partnership between the two, SpaceX wi
Reform the US low-income broadband program by rebuilding Lifeline
The U.S. Lifeline program, a monthly subsidy designed to help low-income families afford telephone services, needs to be polished to ensure all Americans have access to broadband internet.
3 views on the future of work, coffee shops and neighborhoods in a post-pandemic world
Reflections from three TC staff about how remote work has changed our lives and what we predict to see in the next few years, post-COVID 19.
COVID-19 shows we need Universal Basic Internet now
Just as the electrification of America brought the nation out of the Great Depression, the Wi-Fi-cation of the nation can ease us out of the COVID-19 collapse.
Netflix and other streaming platforms urged to switch to SD during COVID-19 crisis
The European Commission is putting pressure on Netflix and other streaming platforms to switch to standard definition during periods of peak demand as the coronavirus crisis puts unprecedented load on
Top 10 meditation apps pulled in $195M in 2019, up 52% from 2018
The millennial obsession with wellness and self-care has led to a booming business for meditation apps. In the first quarter of 2018, app intelligence firm Sensor Tower reported the top 10 “self
Jeanette Manfra, senior DHS cybersecurity official, to leave government
Jeanette Manfra, one of the most senior and experienced U.S. cybersecurity officials, is leaving government after more than a decade in the public sector. Manfra, who served as assistant director for
Iran shuts down country’s internet in the wake of fuel protests
Iran, one of the countries most strongly identified with the rise cyber terrorism and malicious hacking, appears now to be using an iron fist to turn on its own. The country has reportedly shut down n
Apple says a bug may grant ‘full access’ to third-party keyboards by mistake
Apple is warning users of a bug in iOS 13 and iPadOS involving third-party keyboards. In a brief advisory posted Tuesday, the tech giant said the bug impacts third-party keyboards which have the abili
13 ways to screw over your internet provider
Internet providers are real bastards: they have captive audiences whom they squeeze for every last penny while they fight against regulation like net neutrality and donate immense amounts of money to
Satellite internet startup Astranis books first commercial launch on SpaceX Falcon 9
Y Combinator-backed startup Astranis is now set to launch its first commercial telecommunication satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, with a launch time frame currently set for sometime starting in the
Cyber threats from the US and Russia are now focusing on civilian infrastructure
Cyber-confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is increasingly turning to critical civilian infrastructure, particularly power grids, judging from recent press reports.