This privacy debate, naturally, falls into the grey territory of what can and should be done in the name of national security and the health and safety of citizens versus their fundamental rights. Ostensibly, one could be abrogated for the other. In being aware of this, a state like Singapore, no stranger to authoritarian impulses, rolled out a similar app that it announced at the start of its release would be eventually made open source. Not only did the government state that its app's specific goal was to control the spread of coronavirus, the only arm of Singapore's government that has had access to app data has been its Ministry of Health. pointed out that the nation's health ministry was minimally involved in the design and implementation of the app, and instead, the app was largely created by other departments, including the dreaded Home Ministry run by Modi's right-hand man Amit Shah, who has been the chief architect of various draconian measures implemented by government … [Read more...] about India’s contact tracing app made open source, but will this thwart a surveillance state?
Huawei also had TSMC’s 5nm capacity booked, but the renewed tensions between the US and China have reportedly brought an end to that deal. The manufacturer could be looking elsewhere to fill Huawei’s slots, though the chances of AMD securing the process for Zen 3 appear slim. It's worth noting that another rumor claims Nvidia is preparing a mystery 5nm product. … [Read more...] about Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop chips reportedly built on TSMC’s 5nm process
An intense launch plan ... China wants to complete construction of the space station by around 2023, Zhou said. These launches will include the core and two experiment modules, as well as four crewed spacecraft and four cargo spacecraft. The intensive launch plan was revealed following the successful test flight of the Long March 5B heavy-lift rocket May 5. The missions will be conducted using Long March 5B, Long March 2F, and Long March 7 launch vehicles. (submitted by JohnCarter17) … [Read more...] about Rocket Report: Virgin Orbit flight ends quickly, Netflix’s hybrid rocket
Google has also brought in tools to help developers identify vulnerable library dependencies in an app. Developers building an app with Android Gradle plugin 4.0.0 and higher gain a view into dependencies metadata, which describes the library dependencies that are compiled into an app. … [Read more...] about Google’s Android Studio 4.0 is out: Motion Editor, Build Analyzer, Java 8 language APIs
Goblins sharks, anyway — but you might rather run into a real goblin. These deep-sea sharks are rarely seen because they rarely come close to the surface. They have long, spear-like noses and protruding jaws bearing dozens of spindly, needle-sharp teeth. They're typically seen off the coast of Japan, but they have shown up as accidental bycatch in fishermen's nets in the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the sharks are about 8 feet (2.4 meters) long, though one caught in the Gulf was a whopping 18 feet (5.5 m) in length. … [Read more...] about Real or not? The science behind 12 unusual sightings