Amazon has lodged objections to us every 16 days this year, says SpaceX
SpaceX’s Director of Satellite Policy David Goldman said in a letter that Amazon “has lodged objections to SpaceX on average about every 16 days this year”. Amazon hasn’t updated the Federal Communications Commission in “nearly 400 days” on Kuiper’s approach to orbital debris, Goldman wrote. However, it took “four days to object to” SpaceX’s latest amendment to Starlink, he added.
Twitter tests feature that auto-blocks account for hateful remarks
Twitter is testing a new safety feature that’ll automatically block an account for seven days for using insults, hateful remarks or sending uninvited replies. Once ‘Safety Mode’ is enabled, Twitter’s systems will check the tweet content and the relationship between the author and replier to assess the likelihood of a negative engagement. Accounts frequently interacted with will not be auto-blocked.
How does Autopilot detect emergency vehicles, crash scene: US to Tesla
The US government’s highway safety agency has sought detailed information on how Tesla’s Autopilot system detects and responds to emergency vehicles parked on highways. In an 11-page letter, the NHTSA asked how Tesla cars detect a crash scene, including flashing lights, road flares, and vehicles parked on the road. The agency began probing Tesla’s Autopilot in August after 11 crashes.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise wins 10-yr, $2 billion US NSA contract
Hewlett Packard Enterprise won a 10-year, $2 billion contract to supply high-performance computing systems to the US National Security Agency (NSA). Under the contract, HPE will build and manage the system and the NSA will pay to use it as a service. The company said the system will be used for artificial intelligence computing.
Fix minimum broadband speed at 2Mbps from the current 512Kbps: TRAI to govt
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) recommended the government fixes the minimum download speed for broadband connections at 2Mbps from the existing 512Kbps threshold. “512Kbps is inadequate for accessing even some basic apps,” TRAI said. It added that the connections should be classified into three categories – Basic (2-50Mbps), Fast (50-300Mbps) and Super-Fast (over 300Mbps).
Bezos should spend money on lunar lander hardware, not shady lobbyists: Musk
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos “should consider spending some money on actual lunar lander hardware, instead of shady lobbyists”. Musk was responding to a report on Blue Origin hiring an advisory firm in its lawsuit against NASA over the Moon lander contract awarded to SpaceX. The advisory firm’s founders are former Amazon consultants.