Business

Big Tech made billions during 'war on terror': report

Tech giants made billions through contracts with the US military and other government agencies during the so-called "war on terror", according to a report released ahead of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Business

Study: Oil demand likely to grow despite pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected both consumer and commercial transportation, but global oil demand will probably continue to grow through 2030, according to a new study.

Software

New app tracks human mobility and COVID-19

Analyzing how people move about in their daily lives has long been important to urban planners, traffic engineers, and others developing new infrastructure projects.

Security

Russian hackers of SolarWinds back on the attack

The state-backed Russian group behind a massive hacking campaign revealed last year has re-emerged with a series of attacks on government agencies, think tanks, consultants and other organizations, according to officials ...

Internet

Facebook steps up vaccine misinfo efforts. Will it work?

As inoculation efforts for the coronavirus ramp up around the world, Facebook says it's going all in to block the spread of bogus vaccine claims. In practice, that means the social network plans to ban a new bunch of false ...

Energy & Green Tech

Team expands power grid planning to improve system resilience

In most animal species, if a major artery is cut off from the heart, the animal will struggle to survive. The same can be said for many of our critical infrastructure systems, such as electric power, water and communications. ...

Energy & Green Tech

South Africa's electricity supply: what's tripping the switch

Eskom, South Africa's state-owned power utility, has a litany of financial and operational problems. In 2017 the Goldman Sachs Group declared it the biggest risk to the South African economy. Several cabinet members have ...

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