SpaceX’s plan to blanket the world in internet

If you’re reading this, you have an internet connection. But many people around the world don’t have one, something that Elon Musk’s SpaceX aims to change. 

The company has long talked about its plans to launch internet providing satellites into orbit around the Earth, and now it has a timeline. So when can we expect to have worldwide internet, at least according to SpaceX?

In IT Blogwatch, we’re connected.

So what is going on? Emre Kelly kicks us off:

SpaceX…plans to launch thousands of satellites on Falcon 9 rockets beginning in 2019 to establish what would one day become a global broadband internet constellation.

How many satellites? And why? Monica Hunter-Hart has those details:

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Read more 0 Comments

Sneaky Gmail phishing attack fools with fake Google Docs app

Google Docs was pulled into a sneaky email phishing attack on Tuesday that was designed to trick users into giving up access to their Gmail accounts.

The phishing emails, which circulated for about three hours before Google stopped them, invited the recipient to open what appeared to be a Google Doc. The teaser was a blue box that said, “Open in Docs.”

In reality, the link led to a dummy app that asked users for permission to access their Gmail account.

To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Read more 0 Comments