Friday, October 23, 2020

Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift’s SPAC plan, more – TechCrunch

I live in San Francisco, but I work an East Coast schedule to get a jump on the news day. So I’d already been at my desk for a couple...
The FBI Botched Its DNC Hack Warning in 2016—but Says It Won’t Next Time

The FBI Botched Its DNC Hack Warning in 2016—but Says It Won’t Next Time

Even so, the growth in the sheer number of hacking incidents means the FBI is notifying far more victims than in the past, says Jake Williams, a former NSA hacker...

Cyber threat startup Cygilant hit by ransomware – TechCrunch

Cygilant, a threat detection cybersecurity company, has confirmed a ransomware attack. Christina Lattuca, Cygilant’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that the company was “aware of a ransomware attack impacting a...
How to Protect the Data on Your Laptop

How to Protect the Data on Your Laptop

It's likely that your whole life is on your laptop: your financial records, your plans for the future, your entire photo and video library, your company's sales reports, and so...

Android security bug let malicious apps siphon off private user data – TechCrunch

A security vulnerability in Android could have allowed malicious apps to siphon off sensitive data from other apps on the same device. App security startup Oversecured found the flaw in...
How Four Brothers Allegedly Fleeced $19 Million From Amazon 

How Four Brothers Allegedly Fleeced $19 Million From Amazon 

Over the course of two years, four brothers in New York allegedly swindled Amazon out of at least $19 million using thousands of $94 toothbrushes and other expensive goods,...

The block clock tick-tocks on TikTok – TechCrunch

In less than three months and notwithstanding intervention, TikTok will be effectively banned in the U.S. unless an American company steps in to save it, after the Trump administration declared...

5 Ways to Check Who Is Tracking You Online

How much do you love online content? So much you pay for everything you can? Or do you, like the overwhelming majority of internet users, accept advertising and tracking as...
Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election

Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election

Internet connectivity and cellular service in Belarus have been down since Sunday evening, after sporadic outages early that morning and throughout the day. The connectivity blackout, which also includes landline...
The NSA's Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

The NSA’s Tips to Keep Your Phone From Tracking You

This week marked the first-ever online-only Black Hat and Defcon security conferences, both of which still produced impactful work despite going remote. But before you dive into everything that's broken,...

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