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The earth suddenly began to spin faster. What does it threaten?

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According to TimeAndDate.com, our planet has set a record by completing one revolution faster than in the entire history of such tracking. The Earth made one revolution on its axis on Wednesday, June 29, 1.59 milliseconds faster than 24 hours.

As early as the 1960s, atomic clocks began tracking data like this with great accuracy. Often, scientists have recorded that the rotation of the Earth is slowing down. The International Earth Rotation Service (IERS) has even begun adding leap seconds from time to time to compensate for the slower rotation (the last time it happened was December 31, 2016).

However, in the past few years, atomic clocks have confirmed that the Earth’s rotation is accelerating. In 2020, scientists recorded the 28 shortest days since 1960. Last year, this trend did not continue: the shortest day in 2021 turned out to be longer than the previous year.

The earth suddenly began to spin faster.  What does it threaten?

However, on June 29, 2022, our planet completed its fastest rotation. This was followed by a day that lasted 1.50 milliseconds less than 24 hours on July 26, 2022. The previous record was set on July 19, 2020, when the Earth’s rotation took 1.4602 milliseconds less than 24 hours.

The acceleration of the Earth’s rotation has consequences because the atomic clocks used in GPS satellites do not account for the change in the Earth’s rotation. If the Earth rotates faster, then it reaches the same position a little earlier. Half a millisecond is equal to 26 centimeters at the equator. The source claims that in theory this could cause the GPS to become inaccurate.

It also talks about the possible consequences for smartphones, computers and communication systems that are synchronized with accurate time servers.

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4G and 5G are now only their own, without foreign companies. Indian government directs BSNL and MTNL to work only with Indian firms

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4G and 5G are now only their own without foreign

The Government of India has decided to limit the access of foreign companies to the market of cellular networks. Now the state-owned companies BSNL and MTNL should implement projects for the modernization and construction of 4G and 5G networks only with Indian companies.

4G and 5G are now only their own, without foreign companies.  Indian government directs BSNL and MTNL to work only with Indian firms

For these purposes, BSNL and MTNL received about $20 billion. The Indian government wants all of the industry’s core technologies to be developed domestically without much dependence on foreign players. India also wants all intellectual property to remain inside.

However, it is not clear how this will affect the development of 5G networks in India, because it will take Indian companies a lot of time to develop the appropriate equipment.

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Apple has reported a possible vulnerability in the operating systems of the iPhone and iPad

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Apple has reported a possible vulnerability in the operating systems

A vulnerability has been discovered in the operating systems of iPhones and iPads that could give hackers full administrative access to devices. It is in the core of the system and in the engine for displaying WebKit web pages. As noted, the problem has been fixed in the latest firmware versions.

Apple has reported a possible vulnerability in the operating systems of the iPhone and iPad

The media talked about this, and also said that some “anonymous researchers” helped discover the company’s vulnerability, but Apple did not disclose details.

As follows from the report, attackers could run applications with administrator privileges and act on behalf of the owner of the device. The issue affected iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation). This affected the iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 operating systems.

The company’s technical support has already stated that the problem has been fixed, and independent experts have stated that they recommend updating the OS to the latest current version.

The full iOS 16 update will be released in September, and watchOS 9 for smartwatches is also expected. But the new version of iPadOS will appear later, like macOS Ventura.

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WhatsApp users will be banned from taking screenshots of files for one-time viewing

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WhatsApp users will be banned from taking screenshots of files

WhatsApp developers are working on a new feature that will prevent users from taking screenshots and capturing video from the screen when opening files for a one-time view. The innovation has already been implemented in the beta version of the messenger for Android.

WhatsApp users will be banned from taking screenshots of files for one-time viewing

So, in the future mobile version of WhatsApp, users will be notified before sending a file with a single view that the recipient will be able to open the photo or video only once and will not be able to resend it to anyone, save it, copy it or take a screenshot. There are no such notifications or warnings in the current version of WhatsApp. True, at the same time, nothing prevents the recipient from recording a video or photographing content on another smartphone.

Recall that recently the release of a full-fledged WhatsApp client for desktop PCs and laptops running Windows took place.

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