Science & Tech
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A once-in-a-lifetime meeting in the sky

Science | Saturn and Jupiter will appear closer to each other than they have in nearly 800 years
by John Dawson
Posted 12/10/20, 01:31 pm

If you look up at the night sky on Dec. 21, you will see something humans haven’t seen since the Middle Ages. Jupiter and Saturn will appear in the night sky separated by only one-tenth of 1 degree. For viewers on Earth, it will appear the two planets are separated by the width of a dime held at arm’s length, according to NASA.

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Associated Press/ Photo by Kathy Willens

U.S. sues Facebook over monopoly

by Samantha Gobba
Posted 12/10/20, 03:15 am

The Federal Trade Commission and 48 states filed antitrust suits against the tech giant on Wednesday. New York Attorney General Letitia James said at a press conference that Facebook used its monopoly power to crush smaller rivals and snuff out competition like WhatsApp and Instagram, all at the expense of everyday users. In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion and later purchased WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014. It has also acquired some 68 other startup companies.

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Associated Press/ Photo by Ben Margot

State-sponsored hackers target FireEye

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/09/20, 07:31 am

The leading U.S. cybersecurity firm in a Tuesday statement said highly sophisticated hackers with world-class capabilities stole assessment tools used in testing its customers’ security. FireEye said the attackers used a new combination of techniques and also sought information related to some government clients.

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