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Hamas Now Using Instagram To Lure Israeli Soldiers In Sophisticated Information Operation

Palestinian terror group Hamas has been accused by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) of using photographs of attractive women posted on Instagram as a ploy to download spyware on the mobile telephones of Israeli soldiers. The allegations follow claims made in 2016 and 2017 that Hamas had made similar attempts …

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Greek and French Space Agencies Agree To Space Cooperation

The French national space agency, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES), signed a cooperation agreement with the Hellenic Space Agency (HAS), the national space agency of Greece, that covers scientific exchanges and national and international space collaboration. The agreement, signed 2 August 2018 in Athens, focuses on collaboration in space …

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Iranian Hacker Group COBALT DICKENS Illegally Accessing Western University Libraries

U.S. cyber security company SecureWorks, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, has issued a report claiming that a previously identified Iranian hacker group called COBALT DICKENS is likely behind numerous fake university websites that target legitimate users in order to provide the Iranian government access to university library holdings. According to …

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#SpaceWatchGL Op’Ed: A U.S. Space Force In Trump’s Shadow: Look Beyond The Man

The recent pronouncement by President Donald Trump that called for the creation of a separate U.S. Space Force has been met with some consternation by a number of commentators around the world. This reaction seems more concerned with the controversial persona of President Trump rather than with the policy substance …

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Israel’s Satcom Systems Ltd. Receives Buyout Offer From Liquid Telecom

African telecommunications company Liquid Telecom has made a U.S.$8 million bid to acquire Israeli company Satcom Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of the troubled Eurocom Group, and a sister company of Spacecom, the Israeli satellite communications company that operates the AMOS fleet. According to a report published on Calcalistech.com, the bid …

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Australian-Luxembourg Kleos Space Raises $8 Million, Bets on Australian Contracts

Luxembourg-Australian-based company, Kleos Space S.A., has successfully closed an AUS$11 million (U.S.$8 million) funding round and will begin trading on the Australian Stock Exchange on Friday, 24 August 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kleos Space, Andy Bowyer, believes that the interest shown in Kleos Space …

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China’s LandSpace Set For Inaugural Launch Of Zhuque-1 SLV By End Of 2018

Chinese New Space satellite launch company LandSpace has announced that it intends to carry out the inaugural launch of its Zhuque-1 satellite launch vehicle (SLV) by the end of 2018. The Zhuque-1 SLV is a three-stage solid-fuel rocket that is 19 metres tall, 1.35 metres in diameter, and weighs 27 …

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Inmarsat And Australia’s Auxilium Partner To Provide Industrial Internet of Things Solutions

Inmarsat, the UK-based global satellite communications company, is partnering with Auxilium, an Australian mining company, for the provision of Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) and communications solutions to the mining sector. In this formal partnership, Auxilium will deploy satellite connectivity from Inmarsat in its IIoT solutions to ensure that mining …

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