Saturday , December 15 2018

Everyone bored to death by DoJ’s latest call for crypto backdoors

The U.S. Department of Justice’s deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, gave a speech on encryption yesterday and boy was it a snoozer. It’s almost as if all those decades of crypto wars never happened. How many data breaches and ransomware attacks will it take before we don’t have to hear …

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Zenefits rolls out a performance management tool

When we last saw Zenefits, the company essentially handed off one of its initial core selling points — insurance brokerage — off to partners. Since that rebrand rolled out, Zenefits seems to be following the sort of drip-drip-drip of updates that many startups trying to create a sort of “home” …

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Are employers the latest financial services disruptors?

Schwark Satyavolu Contributor Schwark Satyavolu is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. He previously co-founded Yodlee and Truaxis. Deeply personal and often deeply fraught, financial decisions reflect our values, hopes, dreams and fears. Money is a leading cause of stress amongAmericans and our relationships. The stress can greatly impact personal …

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Watch the mighty ‘747 SuperTanker’ take on California’s wildfires

Extreme events call for extreme measures, and that’s why California has called on the world’s only 747 firefighting machine. Tackling wildfires in the state, the SuperTanker can drop 20,000 gallons of fire retardant in one go. The post Watch the mighty ‘747 SuperTanker’ take on California’s wildfires appeared first on …

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Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops

A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week The Daily Beast claimed the channel, run by two black video bloggers calling themselves Williams and Kalvin Johnson, was part of Russian disinformation operations …

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