China Completes its Beidou Satellite Navigation Network
Opinion

China Completes its Beidou Satellite Navigation Network

Earlier this year China launched the final satellite in its Beidou satellite navigation network. The completion of China’s Beidou network makes it the fourth network of its kind and capabilities alongside the US Global Positioning System (GPS), Russia’s GLONASS, and the European Union’s Galileo network. Conceived in the 1990’s with the first and second versions providing…

Mobile Apps and Smartphones Pose a Clear and Present Danger
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Mobile Apps and Smartphones Pose a Clear and Present Danger

New revelations show that Iran has posted apps found on Google’s Play Store which give the Iranians the ability to easily spy on anyone who downloads them to their smartphone. Some say these are “weaponized” smartphone apps. Most people don’t realize that the mobile phone is probably the most dangerous device available today. It is more powerful…