Weekly Roundup: November 22, 2019

NASA has selected five more companies to the pool of vendors that will be eligible to bid on proposals to provide deliveries to the surface of the Moon through the agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) initiative. SpaceX, Blue Origin, Ceres Robotics, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc. now bring the list of CLPS participants on contract to 14. The companies are now eligible to bid on launch and delivery services to the lunar surface, to deliver essential equipment in order for astronauts to return to the moon by 2024.

Macy’s, the U.S. department store, is the latest online retailer to face a data breach. When suspicious activity between macys.com and another website was detected, further investigation found that a third party had added code to the website which gave the cybercriminals access to details including users’ full names, addresses, card details such a card number, security code, and expiration date. Since the discovery, the retailer has turned to IdentityWorksSM to provide its clients with a year’s free service to further protect their private data.

Tesla, Elon Musks automotive energy company announced on November 21, 2019 the launch of the Cybertruck an entirely electric car, which has the full capabilities of a pick-up truck, along with all the comforts of a sports car. The vehicle will be offered in three options reaching speeds of 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Musk called the Cybertruck his “personal favorite” out of all the designs the company has worked on.