NASA’s SLS rocket is $6 billion over budget and six years behind schedule

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket designed to take astronauts to the moon is over budget and far behind it’s original schedule, according to a scathing new audit from NASA’s … Read More

Here’s what TikTok’s CEO told Congress about the app’s ties to China and teen safety

At his first Congressional hearing, TikTok CEO Shou Chew tried to downplay TikTok’s ties to China and parent company ByteDance. But lawmakers at the House Energy and Commerce Committee were … Read More

A TikTok ban is a lot more complicated than just shutting down the app

Disentangling ourselves from TikTok is more complicated than simply banning the app, just ask the state of Maryland. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, it’s one … Read More

New York’s governor signs watered-down right-to-repair bill

Almost seven months after the state legislature overwhelmingly passed a right-to-repair bill, New York governor Kathy Hochul has signed it into law. But Hochul only greenlit the bill after the … Read More

The Biden administration is reportedly drafting an executive order to streamline space rules

The Biden administration is reportedly drafting an executive order designed to modernize federal space regulations. According to Reuters, White House officials have hosted multiple “listening sessions” since November 14th. The … Read More

COP27 conference approves historic climate damage fund for developing nations

Following two weeks of negotiations that felt doomed to go nowhere, the COP27 climate conference delivered a breakthrough deal to help developing nations cope with the often catastrophic effects of … Read More

Meta threatens to block news content in Canada over media revenue-sharing legislation

Facebook parent company Meta says it may stop Canadians from sharing news content in response to the country’s proposed Bill C-18 legislation. Introduced by the ruling Liberal government earlier this … Read More

Elon Musk says SpaceX will keep paying for Ukraine’s access to Starlink

In September, SpaceX sent a letter to the Department of Defense, asking the Pentagon to take over paying for the expenses related to Ukraine’s use of its Starlink satellite internet. … Read More

Following Mar-a-Lago raid, lawmakers want information from platforms on threats against law enforcement

The FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s residence inspired a flurry of online death threats directed at law enforcement personnel. Now, members of the House Oversight Committee want information … Read More

Indonesia blocks Steam, PayPal and other services over missed regulatory deadline

Indonesia is blocking residents from accessing various online platforms after those services failed to comply with a July 29th regulatory deadline, reports Reuters (via The Verge). Among the affected platforms … Read More

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