Cambridge Analytica linked data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice

Yesterday evening, it was reported that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has handed the United Kingdom’s first formal General Data Protection Regulation notice to a Canadian firm linked to Cambridge Analytica, the firm behind the Facebook data scandal. AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing people’s data “for purposes which they would not have expected”. The ICO said that although the data was gathered before 25 May, when the GDPR regulations came into effect, it was concerned about the “continued retention and processing” of data after that date. This, it said, meant GDPR applied to AIQ’s handling of that information.

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Corks pop for Cork’s World Routes Marketing Award win

John Herriott photography,
Kilbeg, Bandon, Co. Cork

Beating off its peers from Ireland, Denmark, UK and US, Cork Airport has won the World Routes 2018 Marketing Award in the ‘Under 4 Million Passengers’ category at the World Routes conference in Guangzhou, China. The airport’s winning submission was judged by a panel of global airline representatives, including legacy, leisure and LCC carriers like Norwegian, Etihad Airways, Air Canada and Thomas Cook Airlines.

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Rockwell Collins awarded first long-term contract with Department of Defense to provide MUOS SATCOM-capable airborne radios

Rockwell Collins’ ARC-210 RT-2036(C) enables next-generation MUOS communications capabilities that include improved mobility, frequency capacity, access and signal quality for airborne operations

  • Five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle to equip warfighters with the benefits of MUOS communications

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 20, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has been awarded the first long-term contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to supply Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-capable airborne radios and ancillaries for DoD platforms including fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, ships and ground installations. A five-year agreement through the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sixth-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radios begins with a base award of $82.6 million in 2018 with four option years to follow. The contract also includes fifth-generation ARC-210 radios and ancillaries, as well as associated data and services.

“This is the next big step in arming warfighters with next-generation communications capabilities including those available through MUOS, which brings greater overall capacity and signal quality for high reliability when it’s needed most,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) can utilize the MUOS network to provide military forces with worldwide, crystal-clear voice, video and mission data over a secure high-speed Internet Protocol-based system. The radio is also part of Rockwell Collins’ TruNet™ family of products that ensures secure connectivity between ground and airborne units.

As the sixth-generation solution, the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) features a software-defined radio architecture enabling multiple legacy and advanced waveforms, high-speed mobile ad hoc networking and beyond-line-of-sight connectivity capabilities. It will join the more than 45,000 highly-reliable ARC-210 radios currently fielded across the globe on more than 180 platforms.

São Miguel

São Miguel, Azores



  • Title São Miguel, Azores
  • Released 21/09/2018 10:00 am
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the largest island of the Azores: São Miguel. Resting at the intersection of the Eurasian, African and North American tectonic plates, the Azores form a string of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, some 1500 km west of mainland Portugal. The nine major islands are divided into three groups, with São Miguel falling into the eastern group.

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NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays Spacewalks

NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays Spacewalks

The Japanese HTV-6 cargo vehicle is seen during final approach to the International Space Station
The Japanese HTV-6 cargo vehicle is seen during final approach to the International Space Station before it is captured by the remote Canadarm 2. HTV-6 launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on Friday, Dec. 9, and arrived at the station on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The vehicle was loaded with more than 4.5 tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiment hardware
Credits: NASA

Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of its unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) cargo spacecraft.

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Judge Kavanaugh needs us now more than ever!

Surprise, surprise. The left is resorting to smearing a good man’s integrity and reputation in order deny a Republican President’s nomination to Supreme Court. They are stalling and delaying because they believe they have a chance at taking the Senate in November, and could therefore reject Brett Kavanaugh in favor of a Judge that will shred our Constitution.

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