Monthly Archives: August 2016

Cybersecurity company LogRhythm raises $50 million — VentureBeat

LogRhythm, a cybersecurity platform that detects and subsequently prioritizes the “neutralization” of online security threats, has closed a $50 million financing round led by existing investor Riverwood Capital, with participation from Adams Street Partners, Siemens Venture Capital, Delta-V Capital, EDBI, Exclusive Ventures, Silver Lake Waterman, and the LogRhythm management team. Founded out of Boulder, Colorado in…

via Cybersecurity company LogRhythm raises $50 million — VentureBeat

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Attention, space startups (or sci-fi fans): Russian telescope detects a sign of alien life — VentureBeat

It might be time for space entrepreneurs to dust off their old copies of Carl Sagan’s Contact or watch a rerun of Independence Day. A Russian radio telescope has detected a “strong signal” from a nearby star called HD164595b. Is it alien life from another planet? The star is 95 light years away, and it is…

via Attention, space startups (or sci-fi fans): Russian telescope detects a sign of alien life — VentureBeat

Trump, Brexit and ISIS are the symptoms, and technology is the problem — TechCrunch

The Third Industrial Revolution is already happening. We now have a choice: Do we take advantage of technology and create an incredibly better world for the entire human race, or do we let all of the gains continue to consolidate and grow societal conflict to the breaking point?

via Trump, Brexit and ISIS are the symptoms, and technology is the problem — TechCrunch

MegaBots CEO Gui Cavalcanti, and a giant fighting robot, are coming to Disrupt SF — TechCrunch

An Oakland-based startup called MegaBots is making giant fighting robots a reality, and forming a league for them to fight each other under clear and fair rules, something akin to Formula 1 or UFC. Taking time away from all the test drives and trash talk that entails, MegaBots’ CEO Gui Cavalcanti will join us at […]

via MegaBots CEO Gui Cavalcanti, and a giant fighting robot, are coming to Disrupt SF — TechCrunch

New York Times journalists reportedly targeted by Russian hackers — TechCrunch

The FBI is reportedly looking into hacking attempts against U.S. journalists that may have been orchestrated by Russian intelligence services. New York Times journalists were among those targeted, CNN and the AP report. The New York Times confirmed that its Moscow bureau was targeted, but said the paper has no reason to believe the attack […]

via New York Times journalists reportedly targeted by Russian hackers — TechCrunch

YC-backed CoinTent says it can help publishers deal with ad blockers — TechCrunch

CoinTent might be the solution for publishers worried about the money they’re losing to ad blockers. The San Francisco-based company started with a focus on paywalls, but it’s recently moved into offering publishers (including GQ) a broader range of solutions to deal with ad blockers. That doesn’t just mean inserting more ads. CEO Bradley Ross described […]

via YC-backed CoinTent says it can help publishers deal with ad blockers — TechCrunch

Hollywood’s take on cybersecurity — TechCrunch

It can be tough going to the movies as a cybersecurity expert. Films handling the very real issues of internet security and modern computer science are overwhelmingly unrealistic. As we get our tickets and popcorn ready for “Snowden,” it’s a good time to take a look at the handful of film and TV projects that actually got hacking, and the complicated business of security in the cybersphere, right.

via Hollywood’s take on cybersecurity — TechCrunch

Cosby Inspires California to Revisit Statute of Limitations on Rape Cases — Flavorwire

Many of the dozens of Bill Cosby accusers have been lobbying to expand the statutes of limitations that prevented them from bringing complaints against the comedian; because it often takes survivors many years to come forward, they say it makes sense. And in California, that effort and the publicity around the Cosby case has led […]

via Cosby Inspires California to Revisit Statute of Limitations on Rape Cases — Flavorwire

DeepMind NHS health data-sharing deal faces further scrutiny — TechCrunch

A controversial data-sharing agreement between Google-owned AI company DeepMind and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has caught the eye of the National Data Guardian — the government appointee who works with the Department of Health to try to ensure citizens’ confidential health data is safeguarded and used properly.

via DeepMind NHS health data-sharing deal faces further scrutiny — TechCrunch

Evocative Portraits of Russian Teens in the ’90s — Flavorwire

French photographer Lise Sarfati made several visits to Russia during the 1990s. The characters in her new foreign surroundings became the focus of her camera — namely teenage runaways in “re-education” camps, transgender youth, and other young faces. She captured her subjects inside crumbling buildings, factories straight out of a horror movie, and other strange […]

via Evocative Portraits of Russian Teens in the ’90s — Flavorwire

Super Soldier Talk – Comonars, Angels, PPAI – Feat. Peter —

Join us in another conversation into the alien presence with special guest Adrian and Peter the Insider. He and Peter shares information about Comonars, milabs, more on The P.P.A.I., the angelic realms, hell, underground bases and more listener Q and A. Peters Mint Tea Recipe: Drink twice a day but any more than twice a […]

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Developing a global financial architecture — TechCrunch

The movement of capital around the globe is of paramount importance to an increasingly globalized society. As companies, workers and jobs become more fluid across permeable borders, it will become increasingly necessary to move money freely without arduous costs or constraints. Yet no comprehensive solution exists today that resolves the issues damming the flow of capital across borders.

via Developing a global financial architecture — TechCrunch

Snowden docs link NSA to Equation Group hackers — TechCrunch

A group calling itself the ShadowBrokers dumped data online last weekend that it claimed to have stolen from a hacking team widely believed to be linked to the NSA. The data contained vulnerabilities affecting major firewall products and ignited speculation that the NSA had been hacked. Expert analysis of the data suggested that the NSA and the […]

via Snowden docs link NSA to Equation Group hackers — TechCrunch

Watch the Trailer for ‘Do Not Resist,’ the Documentary About Militarized American Policing — Flavorwire

The trailer for Do Not Resist, Craig Atkinson’s documentary about how the American police are trained to use extreme force, has just been released — and if it confirms things you may have already guessed about police training, the extremes it depicts are certainly still horrifyingly informative. From the shooting ranges to the streets of Ferguson in […]

via Watch the Trailer for ‘Do Not Resist,’ the Documentary About Militarized American Policing — Flavorwire

Analytics company Heap raises $11M — TechCrunch

Heap announced today that it has raised $11 million in Series A funding. We’ve written about the company’s “capture everything” approach to analytics before — it aims to collect data about every tap, swipe and other action that a user takes on a website or app. CEO Matin Movassate said this should allow anyone at […]

via Analytics company Heap raises $11M — TechCrunch

Realizing the potential of drones, yet preserving our privacy — TechCrunch

Drones have the potential to revolutionize our lives in many ways. However, some people have concerns. In the case of drone technology, one we hear often is the possible invasion of privacy. After months of discussions, a collaborative process resulted in a consensus set of voluntary best practices that balance people’s rights to operate drones with all of our rights to privacy.

via Realizing the potential of drones, yet preserving our privacy — TechCrunch

Google will soon open a dedicated space for startup developers in San Francisco — TechCrunch

Google today announced that it plans to set up a new space for developers and startups at 301 Howard Street in San Francisco, just a few blocks from its main San Francisco office on Spear Street. The idea here is to provide a 14,000 square-foot space (which accounts for about one floor in the building) for the […]

via Google will soon open a dedicated space for startup developers in San Francisco — TechCrunch

We have an excess of mobile payment apps because of power, not money — TechCrunch

[tc_dropcap]What the heck is up with all the mobile payment solutions hitting the market? Hint — it has almost nothing to do with money.[/tc_dropcap] Every week it seems like another retailer, bank, or technology company launches a mobile payments solution. Apple Pay, Android Pay, CVS Pay, Walmart Pay…Pre Pay…Over Pay…Tai Pay…it’s all a bit much. Rather than […]

via We have an excess of mobile payment apps because of power, not money — TechCrunch

CNN is launching a drone-based news collecting operation — TechCrunch

CNN has been using drones to gather video for some time now, having employed aerial vehicles to cover such recent key stories as the Flint, Michigan water crisis and the floods that ravaged Louisiana. Unmanned aerial vehicles were also put to work during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions and town halls. The cable news […]

via CNN is launching a drone-based news collecting operation — TechCrunch

Twitter targets extremism, suspends an additional 235,000 terror accounts — TechCrunch

Over the last year, Twitter has been suspending accounts for promoting terrorism. The social network had already made it public that 125,000 accounts were suspended between mid-2015 and early 2016. Today we learned that Twitter has added an additional 235,000 suspensions, bringing their two-year total to 360,000 accounts. By Twitter’s own admission, quickly identifying accounts promoting […]

via Twitter targets extremism, suspends an additional 235,000 terror accounts — TechCrunch

NASA hopes to hand the International Space Station to a commercial owner by mid 2020s — TechCrunch

NASA is giving us some more insight into its plans to get humans to Mars, under the blanket mission called ‘Journey to Mars,’ and during the press conference, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development Bill Hill revealed that the current hope is to hand off control of the International Space Station to a commercial […]

via NASA hopes to hand the International Space Station to a commercial owner by mid 2020s — TechCrunch

‘Imperium’ and the Deceptive Simplicity of Modern Hate Movements — Flavorwire

I’ve replied to Donald Trump’s tweets. We’re all friends here, right? I’ve done it. I might’ve even done it more than once. There’s plenty of shame in that admission, because there’s always something a little sad about an @-reply to an entertainer (and make no mistake, that’s what he is), something that reeks with the […]

via ‘Imperium’ and the Deceptive Simplicity of Modern Hate Movements — Flavorwire

Cisco and Fortinet say vulnerabilities disclosed in ‘NSA hack’ are legit — TechCrunch

A group calling itself the Shadow Brokers dumped data online this weekend that it claimed to have stolen from the Equation Group, a hacking team widely believed to be associated with the NSA. Firewall makers Cisco and Fortinet have now confirmed that vulnerabilities included in the data dump affected their products — a disclosure that lends credence to the theory that the Equation Group is indeed an NSA operation.

via Cisco and Fortinet say vulnerabilities disclosed in ‘NSA hack’ are legit — TechCrunch

Devices could recycle radio waves instead of transmitting them with new ‘interscatter’ technique — TechCrunch

If we’re ever to have things like smart contact lenses and permanent brain implants, one of the things we need to figure out is the power problem. Those devices need energy for collecting, processing and especially transmitting data — but that last one might not be a problem anymore, thanks to a new technique called interscatter communication.

via Devices could recycle radio waves instead of transmitting them with new ‘interscatter’ technique — TechCrunch

Cisco and Fortinet say vulnerabilities disclosed in ‘NSA hack’ are legit — TechCrunch

A group calling itself the Shadow Brokers dumped data online this weekend that it claimed to have stolen from the Equation Group, a hacking team widely believed to be associated with the NSA. Firewall makers Cisco and Fortinet have now confirmed that vulnerabilities included in the data dump affected their products — a disclosure that lends credence to the theory that the Equation Group is indeed an NSA operation.

via Cisco and Fortinet say vulnerabilities disclosed in ‘NSA hack’ are legit — TechCrunch

Devices could recycle radio waves instead of transmitting them with new ‘interscatter’ technique — TechCrunch

If we’re ever to have things like smart contact lenses and permanent brain implants, one of the things we need to figure out is the power problem. Those devices need energy for collecting, processing and especially transmitting data — but that last one might not be a problem anymore, thanks to a new technique called interscatter communication.

via Devices could recycle radio waves instead of transmitting them with new ‘interscatter’ technique — TechCrunch