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S&K awarded $18.6M for Air Force data collection system on aircraft

S&K awarded $18.6M for Air Force data collection system on aircraft

Business
March 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force awarded S&K Engineering & Research an $ 18.6 million contract for a system that provides maintenance and inventory data for aircraft. The work is for the pods and integration for the Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Logistics Engineering Support System, or RAMPOD. A pod is a device externally mounted on a fixed-wing or rotary-winged aircraft that provides maintenance data collection. RAPOD, which was developed in 1982, is being used by the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine units, as well as foreign customers, according to S&K. RAMPOD became an official Air Force system of record for pods in 2000. S&K Global Solutions is primarily responsible for the logistical and help desk support. And partner Air Logistics and Engineering provides the software...
Astronomers use Gaia data to model Milky Way-Andromeda collision

Astronomers use Gaia data to model Milky Way-Andromeda collision

Science
Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Scientists have long suspected that the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies are on a collision course, but now, thanks to new data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite, researchers finally know how fast and at what angles the two galactic bodies are approaching impact. The Milky Way and Andromeda, along with the smaller Triangulum, are the three biggest galaxies in the Local Group, a collection of more than 54 galaxies -- most of them dwarf galaxies. While scientists think all 54 members are organized by their gravitational influence on one another, the positioning and trajectories of Local Group members isn't well understood. "We needed to explore the galaxies' motions in 3D to uncover how they have grown and evolved, and what creates and influences their features...
Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach

Technology
Parenting site Mumsnet has reported itself to the UK's data protection watchdog after an upgrade let some people see details of other accounts.In a message placed on the site, it said the problem occurred between 5 and 7 February.Accounts got mixed up if two users logged in at exactly the same time, said Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts.A total of 46 users were breached, the site said, but no passwords are said to have been exposed."You've every right to expect your Mumsnet account to be secure and private," wrote Ms Roberts. "We are working urgently to discover exactly how this breach happened and to learn and improve our processes."Some of those affected sounded the alarm to Mumsnet early on 7 February that they could view other...
EE data breach ‘led to stalking’

EE data breach ‘led to stalking’

Technology
An EE customer has said she was stalked by an ex-partner who worked at the firm, after he accessed her personal data without permission.Francesca Bonafede's number was switched to a new handset and her address and bank details were accessed.She said the company failed to take the data breach seriously and she had to involve police.EE "sincerely apologised" to Ms Bonafede, and said the employee no longer worked for the company. 'They didn't seem concerned'Ms Bonafede, from London, told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme she first contacted EE in February 2018 after her phone suddenly stopped working.After five days with no signal, she was told someone had visited an EE shop, requested a new Sim card and switched the account t...
SBI alleges Aadhaar data misuse, UIDAI rubbishes charge

SBI alleges Aadhaar data misuse, UIDAI rubbishes charge

Finance
CHANDIGARH/JIND: Officials of State Bank of India (SBI) have alleged that data of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has been misused. Logins and biometrics of their Aadhaar operators have been misused to generate unauthorised Aadhaar cards, bank officials informed UIDAI. Countering the charge, UIDAI said, “Aadhaar database is fully secured and no security breach, biometric or otherwise, has taken place.” SBI, like other banks, was given an Aadhaar enrolment target for which it selected vendors — FIA Technology Services Pvt Ltd and Sanjivini Consultants Pvt Ltd — in the Chandigarh region which covers Haryana, Punjab, Himachal, J&K and the UT of Chandigarh itself. However, of close to 250 operators employed with these agencies, nearly half wer...