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Opaque Systems secures cash to keep data private while enabling collaboration

Opaque Systems, a startup developing a confidential computing platform that enables analytics and AI workloads on encrypted data sets, has raised $22...

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Democrats ‘exploring’ legislation to protect data in reproductive health apps

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Democrats are considering the introduction of legislation that could protect the...

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Consumers swap period tracking apps in search of increased privacy following Roe v. Wade ruling

Consumers are ditching their current period tracking apps in favor of what they perceive to be safer options in the wake of the Supreme Court’s...

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Period tracker Stardust surges following Roe reversal, but its privacy claims aren’t airtight

The current version of the app shares a user's phone number with an analytics firm

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Italy’s data watchdog latest to warn over use of Google Analytics

Another strike against use of Google Analytics in Europe: The Italian data protection authority has found a local web publisher’s use of the...

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Amazon extends its quantum efforts with a focus on networking

Amazon today announced a new effort in bringing quantum computing to its cloud — at least in the long term. The company today launched the AWS...

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MongoDB puts a spotlight on its developer data platform

At its annual MongoDB World conference, MongoDB today announced a series of updates to its eponymous database, including the addition of querying...

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Chainguard raises $50M to guard supply chains

Software supply chain startup Chainguard today announced that it has raised a $50 million Series A led by Sequoia.

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Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates

The Russia-linked ransomware gang demanded $20 million in ransom — and the overthrow of Costa Rica's elected government.

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New Bluetooth attack can remotely unlock Tesla vehicles and smart locks

The new relay attack also works against smart locks.

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CipherMode Labs launches open source solution to protect data without encryption expertise

CipherMode Labs CEO and co-founder Sadegh Riazi has been working with encryption his entire career. He studied it as part of his PhD. He was part of...

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Meta begins testing optional end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app

Meta is testing end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app, the company announced in a blog post. With the rollout of this test, the company...

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Classiq raises additional funding for its quantum algorithm design tools

Tel Aviv-based Classiq, a startup that wants to make it easier for developers to build quantum algorithms and applications, today announced that it...

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Europe’s CSAM scanning plan unpicked

The European Union has formally presented its proposal to move from a situation in which some tech platforms voluntarily scan for child sexual abuse...

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Google touts more Workspace controls for users in Europe

Google has announced a package of additional controls for users of its productivity suite, Google Workspace (neé G Suite), in Europe — which...

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Enveil, a provider of encrypted, privacy-focused search and analytics tools, raises $25M

Collectively, as we mature as a digital society, many of us are getting more aware, and more wary, of how our profiles and information exist and are...

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Google Play launches its own privacy ‘nutrition labels,’ following similar effort by Apple

Google Play is today officially launching its own version of privacy-related “nutrition labels” for apps. The company says it will begin...

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It’s not rocket science, why Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover could be bad for privacy

Musk's short 78-word statement on his plans for Twitter left more questions about privacy and security than it gave answers.

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Tresorit bolts on E2E email via a plug-in for enterprise software

Swiss-Hungarian end-to-end encrypted cloud services provider Tresorit has added a new string to its security bow: It’s started offering E2E...

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ProtonMail buys email alias startup SimpleLogin

Proton, the Geneva, Switzerland-based startup behind the eponymous E2E encrypted webmail service ProtonMail, has acquired French startup SimpleLogin,...

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Google Meet gets in-meeting reactions, PiP, end-to-end encryption and more

Google updates Meet with picture-in-picture feature, enhanced companion mode, end-to-end encryption and more.

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Skiff lands $10.5M to build out its end-to-end encrypted workspaces

The startup already has more than 20,000 people using its end-to-end encrypted document editor.

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How Europe has expanded its bid to disrupt Big Tech

The European Union’s co-legislators reached political agreement on a major reform of digital competition rules late yesterday which will...

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Google dials up focus on portability ahead of rule changes

Google has signalled it’s dialling up efforts around portability, announcing a plan yesterday to spend $3 million and “hundreds of...

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Twitter launches Tor service allowing users in Russia to bypass internet blocks

The launch will allow users in Russia to bypass the government's internet blocks.

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Instagram makes encrypted direct messaging available in Ukraine and Russia

As part of a series of actions Meta (previously Facebook) is taking in response to the conflict in Ukraine, which have included restricting state...

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Ukrainians turn to encrypted messengers, offline maps and Twitter amid Russian invasion

Ukrainians have turned to offline mapping and encrypted communication apps in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country, which is displacing...

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Public sector bodies’ use of cloud services probed in joint EU data protection enforcement

A coordinated enforcement action focused on public sector bodies’ use of cloud services is kicking off across the European Union. More than 80...

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