Here is a look at the biggest stories in international tech news this week features Jeff Bezos’ launch into space, Clubhouse is now available to everyone, Japan sets new world record for fastest internet speed and more.
Jeff Bezos launches to space aboard New Shepard rocket ship: Billionaire Jeff Bezos has made a short journey to space, in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard. He was accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, an 82-year-old pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old student.
They travelled in a capsule with the biggest windows flown in space, offering stunning views of the Earth.
Clubhouse App Confirms That Users Will No Longer Need An Invitation To Be On The Waitlist: The company revealed that the conditions were placed earlier to be able to have authentic users and grow in a “measured way.” It kept things from “breaking” as the platform expanded. They further said that the intention was always to eventually be open for everybody. Initially, Clubhouse was only available to iOS users until mid-May this year until they launched the Android version of the app.
Japan Sets New World Record for Fastest Internet Speed at 319TB per Second: Report: Japan has reportedly set a new world record for the fastest internet speed. Researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology achieved a transmission demonstration data rate of 319 Terabytes per second. This speed is almost double of the last fastest recorded internet speed which is 178 Tbps.
Project Pegasus: Here’s everything you need to know (and unknow): To begin with, Pegasus is a hacking software – or spyware – that is developed, marketed, and licensed to governments around the world by Israeli company NSO Group. It has the capability to infect billions of phones running either iOS or Android operating systems.
Telegram founder listed in leaked Pegasus project data: Amid the varied cast of people whose numbers appear on a list of individuals selected by NSO Group’s client governments, one name stands out as particularly ironic. Pavel Durov, the enigmatic Russian-born tech billionaire who has built his reputation on creating an unhackable messaging app, finds his own number on the list.