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Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election

Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election Image Fernando Haddad, Brazil’s presidential candidate for the Workers Party. Political messages on WhatsApp have targeted voters ahead of Brazil’s fiercely contested presidential election. CreditCreditLeo Correa/Associated Press By Mike Isaac and Kevin Roose Oct. 19, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past few months, the 120 million […]

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Scientists want to bore holes through clouds using lasers from satellites

Most information today travels through underground cables and from satellites beaming radio signals. In the coming decade, satellite information may instead be sent via lasers, which, among other advantages, are more secure and can carry more data. But lasers have a big weak spot those other technologies don’t have — lasers can’t pass through clouds. […]