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Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA – TechCrunch

Diversity and inclusion, data privacy and security ops will be on everyone’s mind at RSA – TechCrunch Monzy Merza is the chief security evangelist at Splunk. More posts by this contributor The four cybersecurity terms everyone is talking about at Black Hat This week, 50,000 security professionals will descend upon …

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Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch

Russia starts blocking Telegram for failing to turn over encryption keys – TechCrunch The Russian state telecommunication regulator has began blocking Telegram as expected. This comes after the messaging company refused to give Russian security services encryption keys. The service is expected to be blocked within the coming hours. According …

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The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity – TechCrunch

The United States needs a Department of Cybersecurity – TechCrunch Ted Schlein, a general partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, focuses on early-stage technology companies in the enterprise software and infrastructure markets, including ventures within the networking and consumer security arenas. More posts by this contributor …

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How to understand the financial levers in your business – TechCrunch

How can an electric scooter ride-sharing company like Bird possibly make money? If you live in a select number of cities in the U.S., it’s hard not to see electric scooters appearing on sidewalks all over the place. Electric scooter ride-sharing services are also remarkably cheap: $1 to start a …

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Mission Bit receives $1 million to expand computer science education in SF – TechCrunch

Mission Bit, a non-profit organization that teaches high school students computer science, has received a $1 million five-year grant from the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families. Each semester, Mission Bit offers after-school computer science classes to high school students. The fall and spring courses run for …

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Family networking app Life360 acquihires PathSense team to boost location-based services – TechCrunch

  Life360, the app for networking families together via mobile devices, has acquired the developer team behind PathSense, responsible for the creation of a location-based mobile application toolkit, to build out its location based offerings. The San Francisco-based Life360 will see all of PathSense’s employees joining the its staff, while …

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Bird expands to San Francisco, San Jose and Washington – TechCrunch

The smash dockless scooter rental startup, Bird, is expanding beyond its Southern California nest with a new rollout in San Francisco, San Jose, Calif. and Washington, DC, the company said today. And as his company makes its migration across the country, Bird chief executive Travis VanderZanden is determined not to …

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Uber blocked from testing self-driving cars on Arizona roads – TechCrunch

Uber has been barred from testing its self-driving cars on public roads in Arizona following the accident last week involving one of its testing vehicles that killed a pedestrian crossing the street in its path. Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a letter sent to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi in which …

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Aurora hires SpaceX’s Jinnah Hosein, opens SF and Pittsburgh offices – TechCrunch

Self-driving technology company Aurora has made some key moves on its leadership team and overall company growth: It’s bringing on SpaceX’s now former head of software engineering, Jinnah Hosein, to lead its own software engineering team in a VP role. The autonomous software provider is also opening up two new …

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