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6 tips founders need to know about securing their startup

6 tips founders need to know about securing their startup If you’ve read anything of mine in the past year, you know just how complicated security can be. Every day it seems there’s a new security lapse, a breach, a hack, or an inadvertent exposure, such as leaving a cloud storage server […]

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EU contracts with Microsoft raising “serious” data concerns, says watchdog

EU contracts with Microsoft raising “serious” data concerns, says watchdog Europe’s chief data protection watchdog has raised concerns over contractual arrangements between Microsoft and the European Union institutions which are making use of its software products and services. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) opened an enquiry into the contractual arrangements between […]

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Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for targeted advertising

Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for targeted advertising Twitter has said it may have “inadvertently” used phone numbers and email addresses that users provided to secure their accounts to serve targeted advertisements. In a disclosure Tuesday, the social media giant said it did not know how many users […]

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Passbase grabs $3.6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks

Passbase grabs .6M to power privacy-preserving online ID checks Digital identity startup Passbase has closed a $3.6 million seed round, led by Cowboy Ventures and Eniac Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp and other European investors. The 2018 founded startup bagged a $600k pre-seed round earlier this year for its full-stack identity engine with […]

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Thinkful confirms data breach days after Chegg’s $80M acquisition

Thinkful confirms data breach days after Chegg’s M acquisition Thinkful, an online education site for developers, has confirmed a data breach, just days after it confirmed it would be acquired. “We recently discovered that an unauthorized party may have gained access to certain Thinkful company credentials so, out of an abundance of […]

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Google launches an open-source version of its differential privacy library

Google launches an open-source version of its differential privacy library Google today released an open-source version of the differential privacy library it uses to power some of its own core products. Developers will be able to take this library and build their own tools that can work with aggregate data without revealing […]

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Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads

Mental health websites in Europe found sharing user data for ads Research by a privacy rights advocacy group has found popular mental health websites in the EU are sharing users’ sensitive personal data with advertisers. Europeans going online to seek support with mental health issues are having sensitive health data tracked and […]

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Apple still has work to do on privacy

Apple still has work to do on privacy There’s no doubt that Apple’s self-polished reputation for privacy and security has taken a bit of a battering recently. On the security front, Google researchers just disclosed a major flaw in the iPhone, finding a number of malicious websites that could hack into a […]

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Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers

Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers. The breach is said to have happened on Thursday. The company said in a blog […]

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Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B

Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for .05B Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60 percent of this will be in cash and 40 percent in Splunk common stock. The companies expect the […]

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