For example, NASA's move to embrace and grow commercial spaceflight took off during the administration of President George W. Bush, with the establishment of the Commercial Cargo Program in 2006. That program has been quite successful: Two different robotic resupply craft — SpaceX's Cargo Drago capsule and Northrop Grumman's Cygnus vehicle — now routinely fly uncrewed cargo missions to the space station for NASA. … [Read more...] about Trump says ‘NASA was Closed & Dead’ before he took charge. That’s not true.
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While the video is still available via Trump's own Twitter account, his campaign account was asked to remove the post. According to a Washington Post report, Twitter said it will require the account to remove the post, or the account will be banned from tweeting until it does so as the tweet is "in violation of the Twitter Rules on COVID-19 misinformation". … [Read more...] about Facebook pulls video from Trump’s page labelling it as COVID-19 misinformation
Children are in fact people and are just as susceptible as the rest of us to breathing in and sneezing out germs. (Possibly more so, if you ask any parent of a toddler.) Kids do, on average, tend to have much less severe cases of COVID-19 than adults when they catch it, but repeated outbreaks in camps and schools since June have made it abundantly clear that children can both catch and transmit the virus. … [Read more...] about Trump campaign’s false COVID-19 claims taken down by Facebook and Twitter
Popular short-video app TikTok, owned by China's ByteDance, said it plans to open its first European data centre in Ireland with an investment of about 420 million euros ($499 million). Under fire from U.S. President Donald Trump over national security risks, TikTok is in talks with Microsoft about selling its U.S. operations. Trump said he will ban the service in the United States on Sept. 15 if there was no sale. The data centre in Ireland will create hundreds of new jobs, enable faster loading time and safely store European user data, Roland Cloutier, global chief information security officer of TikTok, wrote in a blog post https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-gb/establishing-a-new-european-data-centre-in-ireland. "This data centre signals our long-term commitment to Ireland and we expect the data centre to open and be operational by early 2022," Cloutier said. Ireland is one of Europe's biggest hubs for data centres and hosts operations for major technology companies such as … [Read more...] about TikTok to open first European data centre in Ireland by investing $499 million
The Trump administration said it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from U.S. digital networks and called the Chinese-owned short-video app TikTok and messenger app WeChat "significant threats." U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said expanded U.S. efforts on a program it calls "Clean Network" would focus on five areas and include steps to prevent various Chinese apps, as well as Chinese telecoms companies, from accessing sensitive information on American citizens and businesses. Pompeo's announcement comes after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok. The hugely popular video-sharing app has come under fire from U.S. lawmakers and the administration over national security concerns, amid intensified tensions between Washington and Beijing. "With parent companies based in China, apps like TikTok, WeChat and others are significant threats to personal data of American citizens, not to mention tools for CCP (Chinese Communist Party) content … [Read more...] about US steps up campaign to purge ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps