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The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought – TechCrunch

The damage from Atlanta’s huge cyberattack is even worse than the city first thought – TechCrunch More than two months after a cyberattack hobbled many of its critical municipal systems, the city of Atlanta is still sorting through the wreckage of what is likely the worst cyberattack targeting a U.S. …

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch

A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices. But unlike most of us, the data on their phones could endanger lives and pose a great threat …

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In a bid to corner supply, Bird locks in exclusive deals with the biggest scooter vendors – TechCrunch

In a bid to corner supply, Bird locks in exclusive deals with the biggest scooter vendors – TechCrunch It seems like all is fair in love and scooter wars. In the battle royal to become the last dock-less scooter startup standing (and un-besmirched by poop), Bird has inked what it …

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Hackers seize Atlanta’s network system, demand $51,000 in Bitcoin as ransom

On Thursday, Atlanta discovered that hackers infiltrated its network and seized data using ransomware, demanding $51,000 in Bitcoins. The city is working with the government and Microsoft to determine the extent of the damage. The post Hackers seize Atlanta’s network system, demand $51,000 in Bitcoin as ransom appeared first on …

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Here are the top states and cities for startups in the South – TechCrunch

The American South may not be the first region that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “hotbed of tech entrepreneurship,” but, slightly misguided perceptions aside, it’s home to a diverse and growing collection of startups. Here, we’re going to take a deep dive into the startup funding data …

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Waymo heads to Atlanta to test its self-driving cars

Waymo continues to expand the pool of locations where it’s testing its autonomous vehicle tech, and the latest destination is metro Atlanta. The former Google self-driving car company revealed the news on Twitter, noting that it’s expanding considerably its geographic testing footprint now that it’s got fully driverless test vehicles …

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