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Twilio hacked by phishing campaign targeting internet companies

TechCrunch has learned that the same actor also targeted another U.S. internet company and several international IT companies.

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Twitch’s new Guest Star mode will let anyone turn their stream into a talk show

Twitch wants to make it easier for creators to pull guests into their livestreams, talk show-style — and everybody gets to be a creator. The...

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Rsocks, a popular proxy service, was just seized by the DOJ

The proxy service, run by Russian cybercriminals, allowed buyers to proxy through millions of hacked devices.

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Nigeria’s internet regulator releases draft to regulate Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and others

Nigeria has announced plans to regulate internet companies like Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram (all owned by Meta), Google and TikTok in a...

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Workrise fixes API that spilled users’ personal information

A security researcher said the API allowed anyone to retrieve personal information about subcontractors without needing a password.

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US offers bounty for Sandworm, the Russian hackers blamed for destructive cyberattacks

Microsoft says it has detected close to 40 destructive attacks targeting Ukraine's government and critical infrastructure.

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Google launches Media CDN to compete on content delivery

Google's new Media CDN product, which launched this week, is aimed at companies with large-scale video content delivery needs.

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Google rolls out AI improvements to aid with Search safety and ‘personal crisis’ queries

Google today announced it will be rolling out improvements to its AI model to make Google Search a safer experience and one that’s better at...

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SpaceX’s Starlink prices are going up across the board

SpaceX is raising prices for Starlink, including the price for the hardware kit itself, as well as the monthly fee for service. The price of the kit...

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Put the zoo in Zoom with these horrific 3D animatars

Zoom is introducing the Avatars feature today, which lets you show up to your work meetings as a 3D animal

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Daily Crunch: Porsche announces plans to build a global network of EV charging stations

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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Ukraine says Belarusian hackers are targeting its defense forces

Security officials attributed the ongoing phishing campaign to the Minsk-linked UNC1151 threat group.

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TechCrunch Experts is recruiting recruiters

We're looking for experts to take part in a survey we’re conducting about tactics and strategies for startup recruiting in Q1 2022.

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To cool down China’s overheated robotics industry, go back to the basics

The price-to-earnings ratio is no longer applicable for many listed companies, and the market-to-sales ratio has also gone out the window.

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Dyspatch helps companies create emails you’ll actually want to open

The company’s email production tool essentially takes the tips and tricks from people designing email well and makes it widely accessible.

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WTF is .xyz?

If you’ve visited a crypto company’s website recently, you’ve probably visited a URL ending in “.xyz” instead of its cheugier...

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Cloudflare blocked a massive 2 Tbps DDoS attack

The attack was launched by 15,000 bots running a variant of the original Mirai code on exploited IoT devices and unpatched GitLab instances.

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Facebook on the spot in Kenya as exploitation of minors rife on its platform

Internet-based sexual exploitation of minors in Kenya was found to be more rampant on Facebook than on any other site, according to the newly...

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VCs are racing to pay more to get smaller pieces of less profitable companies

While perusing SVB's State of the Market" report, we found an interesting pattern: Venture capital investors are racing to pay more to buy...

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Google now lets people under 18 or their parents request to delete photos from search results

Google is rolling out the ability for kids, teens and their parents to request to have pictures deleted from the company’s image search...

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What China’s new data privacy law means for US tech firms

Modeled after the EU's GDPR, China's PIPL imposes protections and restrictions on data collection and transfer that companies both inside...

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With new owner Naver, Wattpad looks to supercharge its user-generated IP factory

Toronto-based Wattpad is officially part of South Korean internet giant Naver as of today, with the official close of the $600 million cash and stock...

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Quibi’s content is coming to Roku as ‘Roku Originals,’ will kick off Roku’s investment in original content

Earlier this year, Roku acquired the program catalog from Quibi, the short-form video app backed by Jeffrey Katzenberg that had failed to gain...

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US cuts trade ties to Myanmar, leaving internet access uncertain

Myanmar has about 17 million internet users.

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Amazon’s GameOn app, a platform for sharing mobile gaming clips, launches on iOS

Mobile gaming hasn’t seen the same demand for streaming content in the past as desktop has, but Amazon sees a market there to extend...

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Notion’s hours-long outage was caused by phishing complaints

Users were unable to access their files, calendars, and documents for hours.

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Online workspace startup Notion hit by outage, citing DNS issues

Notion, the online workspace startup that was last year valued at over $2 billion, was knocked offline after a DNS outage. The collaborative online...

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A DNS outage just took down a large chunk of the internet

Akamai said it's fixed the issue and returning to normal operations.

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