Proofpoint to acquire secure browser developer Weblife for $66 million, SpaceX will fly cargo to the Space Station on a used Falcon 9 Rocket and Evan Spiegel explains why Snapchat is separating social from media in redesign.
Proofpoint announced Wednesday plans to acquire anonymous web browser developer Weblife for $66 million, the Business Journal reports. Hollywood-based Weblife’s internet browsing software uses a proxy to keep user’s online activity anonymous. And, the software has anti-virus features which filter out malicious content from a user’s view.
In December, SpaceX will again send cargo to the International Space Station — but this time, it will use a Falcon 9 rocket that has already flown to space and back, The Verge reports. It marks the first time SpaceX will launch a used rocket for NASA, further validating the company’s reusable rocket technology.
Snap Inc. has decided to separate its media content from its social content, according to an op-ed written by Evan Spiegel on Axios. The company believes its redesign will help guard against fake news and mindless scrambles for friends or unworthy distractions.
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