South Florida moved a step closer to resuming cruise vacations this year, as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave approval for simulated cruises to Royal Caribbean Group, the agency said in a statement Tuesday.

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Autopilot Will Use Cameras Only.

Tesla is no longer using radar sensors in Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.

Tesla announced Tuesday that it is ditching radar in favor of a camera-based system to enable Autopilot features in its Model 3 and Y vehicles bound for customers in the U.S. and Canada.

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An autonomous virus-removing robot could soon clean the cabin of airplanes. Developed by Dubai-based airport service company Dnata and Swiss startup UVeya, the robot uses ultraviolet rays to destroy harmful microbes, viruses, and bacteria. Similar technology has been used for years in cleaning laboratories and hospitals and it is very efficient, says UVeya co-founder Jodoc Elmiger. In addition, it doesn’t leave any trace or residue.

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Graham Clark’s unprecedented Twitter hack shocked the world last summer.

Graham Clark, who pleaded guilty to hacking Twitter in July, has been sentenced to three years in prison, Florida prosecutors said last week.

The teenage hacker Graham Ivan Clark has pleaded guilty to a legendary bitcoin scam attack that involved the takeover of dozens of high-profile accounts on Twitter.

The hack took place on July 15, 2020, and it quickly became one of the most worrisome cybersecurity incidents in Twitter’s history. The teen mastermind compromised the accounts belonging to high-profile users like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Jeff Bezos, Barack Obama, Apple, Uber, and other companies. Under Clark’s control, the accounts tweeted deceitful messages soliciting Bitcoin and promising to double the money of anyone who sent cryptocurrency. Clark stole $117,440, prosecutors said.

Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren affirmed that the teenage hacker not only took over the accounts of famous people, but the money that he stole came from “regular, hard-working people”.

Shortly after the hack, Clark was arrested at his home in Hillsborough, Florida. When accused of leading the scam, Clark was 17. As part of his plea deal, Clark will spend only three years in prison. The agreement allowed the young hacker, now 18, to be sentenced as a “youthful offender” Thus, he avoided a minimum 10-year sentence that would have followed if Clark had been convicted as an adult. The “youthful offender” sentence lessened his prison time and also gave him the possibility that he can serve some of his sentence at a military-style boot camp.

According to The Verge.

Tom Brady won his record seventh Super Bowl and the first with his new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Brady threw two touchdown passes to longtime teammate Rob Gronkowski and one to Antonio Brown, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in what was a home game for the Bucs, played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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A Florida man stole a yacht worth nearly $1 million dollars, and then quickly abandoned it after crashing into some pilings, according to deputies.

Donovan Russell Jester, 28-year-old, stole the 46-foot 2019 Jeanneau Leader with a value of $899,179 from a dock in St. Petersburg, Florida, then left it after accidentally ramming into channel-marker pilings, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said. According to an arrest report, Jester evaded police for three months before being arrested last week.

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While we may think private browsing is a safe haven from watchful eyes, computer security researchers have long raised concerns that Google and other search engines might augment user profiles by tracking people’s identities across different browsing modes, collecting data from private and ordinary internet surfing.

A $5 billion class-action lawsuit filed in a San Jose, California federal court alleges that Google illegally invades the privacy of millions of users’ by ‘tracking their internet use through incognito mode’.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9, with two NASA astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, aboard the Dragon crew capsule, lifted off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Saturday, May 30, 2020, ushering in a new era of spaceflight.

The two Americans are on the SpaceX test flight to the International Space Station. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts blasted towards orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, the first one for a private company.

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COVID-19 cuts number of Florida traffic crashes in half.

Florida traffic accidents have been cut in half due to coronavirus quarantine.

Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles officials and the county’s transportation planning agency announced that the number of traffic crashes in Florida dropped by 50% in April compared to the same time last year.

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New York Auto Show was canceled for 2020 and pushed to spring 2021.

The New York Auto Show, organized by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, is typically held in April and draws over 1 million attendants. The event was scheduled to begin April 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. After COVID-19 swept into Europe and North America, the organizers delayed it until August but now they are saying they won’t be able to meet that deadline and officially canceled it for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The next show will take place April 2 to April 11, 2021 and press days will be March 31 and April 1.

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