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 2020-01-18 15:35 

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Microsoft says it will fix an Internet Explorer security bug under active attack...

Microsoft is...

 2020-01-17 14:08 

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Privacy experts slam UK's "disastrous" failure to tackle unlawful adtech...

The UK's data protection regulator has been slammed by privacy experts for once again failing to take enforcement action over systematic breaches of the law linked to behaviorally targeted ads — despite warning last summer that the adtech indust...

 2020-01-15 18:49 

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Buttigieg's CISO resigns, leaving no known cybersecurity chiefs among the 2020 candidates...
 2020-01-15 15:39 

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Mass surveillance for national security does conflict with EU privacy rights, court advisor suggests...
 2020-01-11 16:12 

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At CES, companies slowly start to realize that privacy matters...

Every year, Consumer Electronics Show attendees receive a branded backpack, but this year's edition was special; made out of transparent plastic, the bag's contents were visible without the wearer needing to unzip. It isn't just a fashion deci...

 2020-01-10 21:15 

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Cross-border investments aren't dead, they're getting smarter...

In recent years, the venture capital and startup worlds have seen a significant shift towards globalization. More and more startups are going global and breaking borders....

 2020-01-10 18:08 

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Cookie consent tools are being used to undermine EU privacy rules, study suggests...

Most cookie consent pop-ups served to internet users in the European Union — ostensibly seeking permission to track people's web activity — are likely to be flouting regional privacy laws, a new study by researchers at MIT, UCL and Aarhus ...

 2020-01-10 15:10 

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Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack...

Mozilla has warned Firefox users to update their browser to the latest version after security researchers found a vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting in "targeted attacks" against users. The vulnerability, found by Chinese security...

 2020-01-09 21:30 

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How Ring is rethinking privacy and security...

Ring is now a major player when it comes to consumer video doorbells, security cameras — and privacy protection. Amazon acquired the company and promotes its devices heavily on its e-commerce websites. Ring has even become a cultural phenomenon with...

 2020-01-09 11:25 

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Pro-privacy search engine Qwant announces more exec changes -- to 'switch focus to monetization'...

More changes have been announced in the senior leadership of French pro-privacy search engine, Qwant. President and co-founder, Eric Leandri (pictured above), will be moving from an operational to a strategic role on January 15, the company said today &md...

 2020-01-08 20:22 

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Twitter's new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics...

What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to the conversation? That's the risk of Twitter's upcoming Conversation Participants tool it's about to start ...

 2020-01-08 20:15 

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Will online privacy make a comeback in 2020?...

Last year was a landmark for online privacy in many ways, with something of a consensus emerging that consumers deserve protection from the companies that sell their attention and behavior for profit. The debate now is largely around how to regulate platf...

 2020-01-07 19:15 

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Join us for the TechCrunch 2020 book club, starting next week...

It's a new year, a new decade, and a renewed opportunity to read great non-fiction and fiction that strikes at the heart of the ambition, power, and challenges of technology and its effect on society at large. That's why TechCrunch is launching an...

 2020-01-07 03:04 

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Homeland Security warns businesses to brace for Iranian cyberattacks...

Homeland Security is warning U.S. companies to "consider and assess" the possible impacts and threat of a cyberattack on their businesses following heightened tensions with Iran. It's the first official guidance published by the government'...

 2020-01-06 13:30 

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BigID bags another $50M round as data privacy laws proliferate...

Almost exactly 4 months to the day after BigID announced a $50 million Series C, the company was back today with another $50 million round. The Series D came entirely from Tiger Global Management. The company has raised a total of $144 million. What warra...

 2020-01-05 21:20 

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Software and the war against complexity...

Look around: what is happening? Australia, AI, Ghosn, Google, Suleimani, Starlink, Trump, TikTok. The world is an eruptive flux of frequently toxic emergent behavior, and every unexpected event is laced with subtle interconnected nuances. Stephen Hawking ...

 2020-01-04 22:53 

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2020 will be a challenging year for challenger banks...

Over the past year, startup banks have proven that they have a shot at disrupting retail banking. These challengers have amassed a war chest of funding, announced some ambitious international expansion plans and attracted millions of customers. And yet, b...

 2020-01-03 21:20 

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Pachama launches to support global reforestation through carbon markets...

The world's forests are ablaze, under threat from illegal logging and disappearing due to the less dramatic environmental degradation wrought by drought and other signs of climate change. It's part of the negative feedback loop that seems to be ac...

 2020-01-03 17:07 

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Snapchat quietly acquired AI Factory, the company behind its new Cameos feature, for $166M...

After acquiring Ukraine startup Looksery in 2015 to supercharge animated selfie lenses in Snapchat — arguably changing the filters game for all social video and photo apps — Snap has made another acquisition with roots in the country, co-found...

 2020-01-02 19:28 

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Daily Crunch: California's privacy law takes effect...

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you'd like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. The California Consumer Privacy Act officially takes ...

 2020-01-02 19:02 

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Travelex suspends services after malware attack...

Travelex, a major international foreign currency exchange, has confirmed it has suspended some services after it was hit by malware on December 31. The London-based company, which operates more than 1,500 stores globally, said it took systems offline "...

 2020-01-01 14:01 

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The California Consumer Privacy Act officially takes effect today...

California's much-debated privacy law officially takes effect today, a year and a half after it was passed and signed — but it'll be six more months before you see the hammer drop on any scofflaw tech companies that sell your personal data w...

 2019-12-30 15:47 

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Google Pixel 4A renders include a headphone jack and hole-punch display...

It's the slowest week of the year for gadget news. Christmas is in the rearview, and it's a few days until the new year. After that, it's a straight shot to CES and then MWC. Meantime, best we've got going for us are a handful of rumors, i...

 2019-12-26 19:31 

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Russia starts testing its own internal internet...

Russia has begun testing a national internet system that would function as an alternative to the broader web, according to local news reports. Exactly what stage the country has reached is unclear, but certainly the goal of a resilient — and perhaps...

 2019-12-26 16:51 

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As 2019 closes, a look back at what happened to the altcoin boom...

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we're peeking at what's gone on in the world of altcoins recently, the other cryptocurrencies aside from bitcoin. As 2016 ...

 2019-12-24 14:37 

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What's worse than Christmas music? Bitcoin Christmas music...

The holiday season can be a lot. You might need something to make you feel better. This post doesn't have it. But it does have some pretty terrible bitcoin Christmas music parodies that you can endure! Enjoy: In fact, the same account has made a bunch...

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