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Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US

Messaging app Wire confirms .2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, […]

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Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech

Ex-Facebook CPO Chris Cox now advises on climate & campaign tech Chris Cox’s motivational speeches were at the heart of Facebook’s new employee orientation. But after 14 years at the social network, the Chief Product Officer left in March amidst an executive shake-up and Facebook’s new plan to prioritize privacy by moving […]

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IoT security startup Particle raises $40M in Series C

IoT security startup Particle raises M in Series C Particle, a platform for Internet of Things devices, has raised $40 million in its latest round of funding. Qualcomm Ventures and Energy Impact Partners led the Series C raise, with backing from existing investors including Root Ventures, Bonfire Ventures, Industry Ventures, Spark Capital, […]

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British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads

British parliament presses Facebook on letting politicians lie in ads In yet another letter seeking to pry accountability from Facebook, the chair of a British parliamentary committee has pressed the company over its decision to adopt a policy on political ad that supports flagrant lying. In the letter Damian Collins, chair of […]

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A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware

A set of new tools can decrypt files locked by Stop, a highly active ransomware Thousands of ransomware victims may finally get some long-awaited relief. New Zealand-based security company Emsisoft has built a set of decryption tools for Stop, a family of ransomware that includes Djvu and Puma, which they say could […]

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New Vector scores $8.5M to plug more users into its open, decentralized messaging Matrix

New Vector scores .5M to plug more users into its open, decentralized messaging Matrix New Vector, a European startup founded in 2017 by the creators of an open, decentralized communications standard called Matrix to drive adoption and grow an ecosystem around an alternative messaging protocol for instant messaging and VoIP apps, has […]

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Facebook is being leant on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan

Facebook is being leant on by US, UK, Australia to ditch its end-to-end encryption expansion plan Here we go again. Western governments are once again dialling up their attack on end-to-end encryption — calling for either no e2e encryption or backdoored e2e encryption so platforms can be commanded to serve state agents with […]

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Battlefield vets StrongSalt (formerly OverNest) announces $3M seed round

Battlefield vets StrongSalt (formerly OverNest) announces M seed round StrongSalt, then known as OverNest, appeared at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Battlefield in 2016, and announced product for searching encrypted code, which remains unusual to this day. Today, the company announced a $3 million seed round led by Valley Capital Partners. StrongSalt founder […]

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U.S. security experts admit China’s 5G dominance, push for public investment

U.S. security experts admit China’s 5G dominance, push for public investment U.S. security experts are conceding that China has won the race to develop and deploy the 5G telecommunications infrastructure seen as underpinning the next generation of technological advancement and warn that the country and its allies must develop a response — […]

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The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15

The mainframe business is alive and well, as IBM announces new Z15 It’s easy to think about mainframes as some technology dinosaur, but the fact is these machines remain a key component of many large organization’s computing strategies. Today, IBM announced the latest in their line of mainframe computers, the Z15. For […]

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