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The Wing, a co-working space for women, opens its doors in San Francisco – TechCrunch

The Wing, a co-working space for women, opens its doors in San Francisco – TechCrunch Women-only co-working space The Wing has made its way to California, opening its first of two planned locations in the state this morning. On Sansome Street in San Francisco’s Financial District, The Wing hopes to …

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Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy – TechCrunch

Facebook is weaponizing security to erode privacy – TechCrunch At a Senate hearing this week in which US lawmakers quizzed tech giants on how they should go about drawing up comprehensive Federal consumer privacy protection legislation, Apple’s VP of software technology described privacy as a “core value” for the company. “We want …

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New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay Lobbyists in XRP

New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay Lobbyists in XRP Ripple is leading a number of organizations launching a lobbying group in Washington D.C., Business Standard reported Friday. Dubbed Securing America’s Internet of Value Coalition (SAIV), the group includes, apart from Ripple, the RippleWorks Foundation; Coil, a company developing a solution for …

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Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing – TechCrunch

Facebook policy head makes a surprising cameo at the Kavanaugh hearing – TechCrunch Facebook might be doing its best to stay out of political scandals in the latter half of 2018, but the company had a presence, front and center, at one of the most contentious Senate hearings in modern …

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Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected – TechCrunch

Women-only co-working space The Wing is launching an app to help its members stay connected – TechCrunch The Wing is bringing the physical world it’s created for professional women to the digital world with the launch of a social networking app, slated to become available later this month. The co-working company …

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RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch

RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch In June of this year, Chinese hackers managed to install software into the networks of a contractor for the U.S. Navy and steal information on a roughly $300 million top secret submarine program. Two years ago, hackers …

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Square now lets developers use its Reader to build custom checkout experiences – TechCrunch

Square now lets developers use its Reader to build custom checkout experiences – TechCrunch Square, the company you know from your favorite coffee shop’s checkout counter, is opening up its Reader hardware to developers. Using the new Square Reader SDK, developer swill be able to build their own custom checkout …

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Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event – TechCrunch

Activists push back on Facebook’s decision to remove a DC protest event – TechCrunch A number of activists and organizers in the Washington DC area are disputing Facebook’s decision to remove a counter-protest event against a rally organized by Jason Kessler, the white nationalist figure who planned the deadly 2017 rally …

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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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Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem? – TechCrunch

Is America’s national security Facebook and Google’s problem? – TechCrunch Jamie Metzl is a Senior Fellow for Technology and National Security at the Atlantic Council. Eleonore Pauwels Contributor Eleonore Pauwels is Director of the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab at the Wilson Center, an international science policy expert specializing in the governance …

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