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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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EU-US Privacy Shield passes third Commission ‘health check’ — but litigation looms

EU-US Privacy Shield passes third Commission ‘health check’ — but litigation looms The third annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer mechanism has once again been nodded through by Europe’s executive. This despite the EU parliament calling last year for the mechanism to be suspended. The European Commission also issued […]

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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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An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control”

An interview with Dr. Stuart Russell, author of “Human Compatible, Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control” (UC Berkeley’s Dr. Stuart Russell’s new book, “Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control, goes on sale Oct. 8. I’ve written a review, “Human Compatible” is a provocative prescription to re-think AI before […]

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How tech is transforming the intelligence industry

How tech is transforming the intelligence industry Shay Hershkovitz Contributor Share on Twitter Shay Hershkovitz is a Senior Research Fellow at The Intelligence Methodology Research Center (IMRC). At a conference on the future challenges of intelligence organizations held in 2018, former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats argued that he transformation of […]

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UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks

UK to toughen telecoms security controls to shrink 5G risks Amid ongoing concerns about security risks posed by the involvement of Chinese tech giant Huawei in 5G supply, the UK government has published a review of the telecoms supply chain which concludes that policy and regulation in enforcing network security needs to […]

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EU-US Privacy Shield complaint to be heard by Europe’s top court in July

EU-US Privacy Shield complaint to be heard by Europe’s top court in July A legal challenge to the EU-US Privacy Shield, a mechanism used by thousands of companies to authorize data transfers from the European Union to the US, will be heard by Europe’s top court this summer. The General Court of […]

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Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech

Venture investors and startup execs say they don’t need Elizabeth Warren to defend them from big tech Responding to Elizabeth Warren’s call to regulate and break up some of the nation’s largest technology companies, the venture capitalists that invest in technology companies are advising the presidential hopeful to move slowly and not […]

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Europe issues a deadline for US’ Privacy Shield compliance

Europe issues a deadline for US’ Privacy Shield compliance The European Commission has finally given the U.S. a deadline related to the much criticized data transfer mechanism known as the EU-US Privacy Shield . But it’s only asking for the U.S. to nominate a permanent ombudsperson — to handle any EU citizens’ […]

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Chinese stocks plummet as Huawei CFO arrest raises trade fears

Chinese stocks plummet as Huawei CFO arrest raises trade fears A string of Chinese stocks fell hard on Thursday after the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver deepened concerns over US-China trade tensions. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index of Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong was off […]

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