SpaceX

The SpaceX factory was used as a filming location for Iron Man 2 ‘s Hammer Industries

With $100 million of his early fortune Musk founded his third company, Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, in June 2002. Musk is CEO and Chief Designer (CTO) of the Hawthorne, California-based company. SpaceX develops and manufactures space launch vehicles with a focus on advancing the state of rocket technology. The company’s first two launch vehicles […]

Internet backbone

A woman in Georgia pierced a internet backbone line with a shovel

The Internet backbone may be defined by the principal data routes between large, strategically interconnected computer networks and core routers on the Internet. These data routes are hosted by commercial, government, academic and other high-capacity network centers, the Internet exchange points and network access points, that interchange Internet traffic between the countries, continents and across […]

Sony

Sony BMG Copy-protection software scandal

To stop piracy Sony BMG distributed a rootkit program through CDs which created vulnerabilities in OS which were exploited by malware. Facing criticisms, they released an “uninstaller” which only un-hid the program and introduced further security vulnerabilities. The Sony BMG CD copy protection rootkit scandal of 2005–2007 concerns deceptive, illegal, and potentially harmful copy protection […]