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A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers

A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers A number of popular “camgirl” sites have exposed millions of sex workers and users after the company running the sites left the back-end database unprotected. The sites, run by Barcelona-based VTS Media, include amateur.tv, webcampornoxxx.net, and placercams.com. Most of the […]

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Github removes Tsunami Democràtic’s APK after a takedown order from Spain

Github removes Tsunami Democràtic’s APK after a takedown order from Spain Microsoft-owned Github has removed the APK of an app for organizing political protests in the autonomous community of Catalonia — acting on a takedown request from Spain’s military police (aka the Guardia Civil). As we reported earlier this month supporters of […]

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Duffel raises $30M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms

Duffel raises M led by Index Ventures to disintermediate legacy travel platforms Huge travel platforms that run airline booking systems like Sabre and Amadeus were invented eons ago and are so large and cumbersome that innovating with them is no easy feat. In the same way that challenger banks have come along […]

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Google’s Play Store is giving an age-rating finger to Fleksy, a Gboard rival 🖕

Google’s Play Store is giving an age-rating finger to Fleksy, a Gboard rival 🖕 Platform power is a helluva a drug. Do a search on Google’s Play store in Europe and you’ll find the company’s own Gboard app has an age rating of PEGI 3 — aka the pan-European game information labelling […]

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Spanish startup Elma gets $3.2M for a digital-first health insurance play

Spanish startup Elma gets .2M for a digital-first health insurance play Insurtech startup Elma has closed a €3 million (~$3.2M) Series A funding round led by Mangrove Capital partners to build out a digital-first health insurance business starting with Spain, its domestic market. Also investing in the Series A are a number […]

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Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe

Lookiero closes M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe Lookiero, the online personal shopping service for clothes and accessories, has closed a $19 million funding round led by London-based VC MMC Ventures with support from existing investor All Iron Ventures, and new investors Bonsai Partners, 10x and […]

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Revolut adds Apple Pay support in 16 markets

Revolut adds Apple Pay support in 16 markets Fintech startup Revolut has expanded its support for Apple Pay, confirming that from today the payment option is available for users in 16 European markets. The list of supported markets is: UK, France, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, […]

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Sources: Bird is in talks to acquire scooter startup Scoot

Sources: Bird is in talks to acquire scooter startup Scoot If you are among those who thought that the scooter market sounded a little overhyped and overcrowded, we’ve gotten wind of a deal that could point to some impending consolidation. The on-demand scooter business Bird has agreed to acquire Scoot, a smaller two-wheeled […]

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Glovo faces safety protests after delivery rider killed on the job

Glovo faces safety protests after delivery rider killed on the job Spanish on-demand delivery startup Glovo is facing angry protests from couriers on its platform following the death of a 22-year-old rider on Saturday in Barcelona where the business is headquartered. Local press reports that the man, a Nepalese national called Pujan […]

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Facebook found hosting masses of far right EU disinformation networks

Facebook found hosting masses of far right EU disinformation networks A multi-month hunt for political disinformation spreading on Facebook in Europe suggests there are concerted efforts to use the platform to spread bogus far right propaganda to millions of voters ahead of a key EU vote which kicks off tomorrow. Following the […]

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