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Image Singapore Summit leaves North Korea cyber threat off the table [Lima Charlie News]

Singapore Summit leaves North Korea cyber threat off the table

While diplomacy is moving forward with Kim Jong-Un, it doesn’t appear that North Korea’s extensive cyber-warfare capabilities are on the negotiating table. General Kim Yong-Chol, former spy chief of the North Korean intelligence agency, the General Reconnaissance Bureau, played a pivotal role in breaking the diplomatic impasse… Keep Reading

Image Iran joins Russia in banning messaging app [Lima Charlie News]

Iran joins Russia in banning messaging app Telegram

Iran’s highest leader announced that the government will institute a nationwide ban against Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging app, following in the footsteps of Russia. Iran’s highest leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, announced that his government will institute a nationwide ban against Telegram, the popular encrypted messaging… Keep Reading

Image Fracking, BREXIT and an oil and gas shale bonanza [Lima Charlie News][Image: Ben Stansall/AFP]

Fracking, BREXIT and an oil and gas shale bonanza

As the U.K. celebrates its final year as part of the European Union, it is standing on the brink of a major boost to its economy and prosperity as it awaits the first economic benefit from its rich oil and gas shales. British exploration and… Keep Reading

Image Israel Diamond Exchange launches digital currency

Israel Diamond Exchange launches digital currency

Israel’s diamond exchange has launched a digital currency to make trading more transparent and efficient. However, it will take concerted effort to integrate the new technology into an institution that has long been governed by backroom dealing and cash.   Transactions in the exchange have… Keep Reading

Image SolarReserve Crescent Dunes - Preheating the Receiver (Photo courtesy of advisian.com) Molten Salt Energy Storage Making Strides

Molten Salt Energy Storage Making Strides

SolarReserve is developing technology to make a solar system with 24-hr power generating capacity. The system relies on molten salt for its efficiency.   In 2015, SolarReserve opened 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes solar energy facility. It has 1,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage, and the facility can… Keep Reading

Image Race to Moon and Mars peaks public, private sectors (Image: REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Race to Moon and Mars peaks public, private sectors

Last week Japanese aerospace startup ispace set a record for fundraising by a commercial space exploration company raising $90.2 million in its latest (Series A) round of fundraising. This exceeded SpaceX’s highest raise of $12.1 million. Ispace, competing in the Google Lunar XPRIZE, is seeking… Keep Reading

2016 Mirai Botnet hackers plead guilty

Last October three college students used a horde of infected IoT devices to perpetrate one of the largest scale cyber attacks on record. On December 12, two of them plead guilty. To launch their 2016 attack, the hackers utilized a zombie horde of over 300,000… Keep Reading

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