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Google reportedly cancelled a cloud project meant for countries including China

Updated with Google’s full statement After reportedly spending a year and a half working on a cloud service meant for China and other countries, Google cancelled the project, called “Isolated

Secretive data startup Palantir has confidentially filed for an IPO

As the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the world, Palantir pitched its technology to bring big data to tracking efforts.

Decrypted: Police leaks, iOS 14 kills ad-tracking, anti-encryption bill

What would the world look like if encryption were outlawed? If three Republican senators get their way, it might just happen. Under the guise of national security, the Senate Judiciary Committee pushe

US government agency warns of fresh Palo Alto VPN security flaw

The U.S. government is warning that foreign nation-state hackers will “likely attempt” to exploit a new “critical”-rated security vulnerability found in a number of widely used

Hunters raises $15M Series A for its threat-hunting platform

Hunters, a Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity startup that helps enterprises defend themselves from intruders and analyze attacks, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round fro

Apple is bringing Face ID and Touch ID to the web with Safari 14

Apple’s Face ID and Touch ID have made it easier for users to log into their mobile devices like iPhones and iPads and on some Macs offering the Touch ID button. Now Apple is bringing Face ID an

A domestic violence prevention app backed by Dr. Phil exposed victims’ distress recordings

Back in 2013, Robin McGraw, wife of U.S. television personality Dr. Phil, launched an app to help domestic violence victims covertly signal for distress. It was quickly heralded as a potential lifesav

NS8 raises $123M led by Lightspeed for its suite of online fraud prevention tools

Online fraud costs people and organizations billions of dollars each year — with one aspect alone, identity fraud, a $16.9 billion problem in 2019, says Javelin Research, and each dollar of spe

Nintendo now says 300,000 accounts breached by hackers

Nintendo has almost doubled the number of user accounts compromised by hackers in the past few months. The Japanese gaming giant originally said that 160,000 Nintendo accounts were compromised, exposi

Honda global operations halted by ransomware attack

Honda has confirmed a cyberattack that brought parts of its global operations to a standstill. The company said in a brief statement Tuesday that the attack caused production issues outside of its hea

Homeland Security warns over ‘wormable’ Windows 10 bug

Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit is warning Windows 10 users to make sure that their systems are fully patched, after exploit code for a “wormable” bug was published o

A new Java-based ransomware targets Windows and Linux

Security researchers have discovered a new kind of ransomware that uses a little-known Java file format to make it more difficult to detect before it detonates its file-encrypting payload. Consulting

D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13.5 million

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of our faces to privacy destroying software ser

EasyJet says 9 million travel records taken in data breach

EasyJet, the U.K.’s largest airline, said hackers have accessed the travel details of 9 million customers. The budget airline said 2,200 customers also had their credit card details accessed in

FBI and DHS accuse Chinese hackers of targeting US COVID-19 research

In a rare joint public statement, the FBI and Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit CISA have accused top Chinese hackers of trying to steal U.S. research related to the coronavirus st

CyberArk snaps up identity startup Idaptive for $70M

Israeli cybersecurity company CyberArk has acquired identity startup Idaptive for $70 million in an all-cash deal. CyberArk is one of the shining stars in the Israeli cybersecurity scene before its in

Decrypted: Contact-tracing privacy, Zoom buys Keybase, Microsoft eyes CyberX

As the world looks to reopen after weeks of lockdown, governments are turning to contact tracing to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Most nations are leaning toward privacy-focused app

The new August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is now available, and it’s the connected smart lock to beat

It’s been a few years since August introduced any new hardware, but its August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, which it debuted at CES this year, is now available. This is the new flagship in the August lineu

Dtex, a specialist in insider threat cybersecurity, raises $17.5M

A lot of enterprise cybersecurity efforts focus on malicious hackers that work on behalf of larger organizations, be they criminal groups or state actors — and for good reason, since the majorit

Tesla shares fall on Elon Musk ‘stock price too high’ tweet

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday that the company’s stock price was “too high” in his opinion, immediately sending shares into a free fall and in possible violation of an agreement
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