The AirAsia airliner that crashed two weeks ago in Indonesia likely “experienced an explosion” before hitting the water due to a significant change in air pressure, a senior government official said on Monday (January 12). “My analysis is, based on the wreckage of the cabin and other findings, the left side of the AirAsia plane seems to have disintegrated. It means there was a change in pressure caused by altitude change, that caused an explosion […]
There was surely no irony intended, but a new U.S. counterintelligence agency joined Twitter on Monday (January 12), just hours before news of the hacking of U.S. military Twitter and YouTube accounts. “The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) joins Twitter…we’ve said too much already!” tweeted the agency in its inaugural posting earlier on Monday. The agency was formed late last year by U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper “to effectively integrate and align […]
Divers retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, MetroTV said quoting a transport official, a key piece of evidence for investigators to determine the cause of the crash that killed 162 people. The cockpit voice recorder, which records conversations between the pilots and with air traffic controllers, was found close to where the flight data recorder was recovered from the bottom of the Java Sea on Monday, […]
The Twitter feed and YouTube account for the U.S. military command that oversees operations in the Middle East was hacked on Monday (January 12) by people claiming to be sympathetic toward the Islamic State militant group being targeted in American bombing raids. The White House and the Pentagon both downplayed the incident saying no sensitive or classified information was compromised. Security analysts J.D. Sherry, the Global Director of Technology and Solutions at TrendMicro disagreed, saying […]
In an update on the progress of the operations regarding the ill-fated AirAsia, Indonesian divers reported that they have retrieved the flight data recorder of said plane.
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Maria Sharapova grabbed the championship in the Australia Open after beating her opponent in Brisbane.
The world’s largest container ship docked for the fist time in Great Britain. Said container ship has the width of 400 meters, length of 1,300 ft. and weights 184 thousand tons.
Divers have confirmed finding the Air Asia black box but have not yet recovered it due to the object being under debris.
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Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, celebrates her 33rd birthday while still performing her royal duties.
The manhunt for the suspects of the Paris attack on a satirical magazine continues.