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‘Deletefacebook’ trends after Zuckerberg backlash

The hashtag deletefacebook is trending on social media after it emerged Mark Zuckerberg held informal dinners with conservative politicians and right-wing commentators in the US. The meetings began in July, the news website Politico reported. In a post on Facebook, Mr Zuckerberg said he had
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A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware

Thousands of ransomware victims may finally get some long-awaited relief. New Zealand-based security company Emsisoft has built a set of decryption tools for Stop, a family of ransomware that includes Djvu and Puma, which they say could help victims recover some of their files. Stop
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Elon Musk upbeat on Starship test flights

The American entrepreneur Elon Musk has given a further update on his Starship and Super Heavy rocket system.

He plans to use the new vehicles to send people to the Moon and Mars, and also to move them swiftly around the Earth.

The SpaceX CEO is in the process of building prototypes and plans to start flying them in the coming months.

The Mk1 version of his Starship would begin high-altitude tests in the next one to two months, he said.

“This is the most inspiring thing I’ve ever seen,” the entrepreneur told an audience gathered at the company’s Boca Chica, Texas, facility where the prototype has been assembled.

“So this thing is going to take off, fly to 65,000ft, about 20km, and come back and land. So that giant thing, it’s really going be pretty epic to see that thing take off and come back.”

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