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Nvidia the latest collateral damage in US-China tech war

Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of artificial intelligence chips, is at the heart of a new round of U.S. tech sanctions targeting China....

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US SEC Chair Gensler reiterates crypto stance, frustrating those seeking clarity

Some say the lack of requirements for the crypto industry leaves platforms to innovate in the dark.

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LockBit ransomware group downed by DDoS after claiming Entrust breach

Entrust would not confirm or deny any knowledge of the DDoS attack.

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What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022

Six talks you need to know from this year's hacker summer camp.

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US unmasks alleged Conti ransomware operative, offers $10M for intel

This is the first time the federal government has publicly identified a Conti ransomware operative.

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Amazon-owned MGM makes a viral video show with surveillance footage from Amazon-owned Ring

Ring recently came under fire for leaking footage to law enforcement without device owners' permission.

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Luta Security and Emsisoft discuss how to fight ransomware at Disrupt

Ransomware is an exponentially growing global threat. Here are just a few examples from 2022: Costa Rica declared a national emergency after a $20...

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The outlook is getting more complicated for Meta’s virtual reality dreams

For an industry that rarely has major news anymore, this was an awfully big week for virtual reality. Unsurprisingly, all of the important data...

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Regulators should address crypto ‘garbage’ first, former SEC Chairman Clayton says

Stablecoins, CFTC oversight are among the first issues U.S. Senate hopes to tackle in bipartisan crypto bill

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New documents reveal ‘huge’ scale of US government’s cell phone location data tracking

In just one three-day span, DHS obtained over 113,000 location points — a fraction of the overall data it acquired without a warrant.

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GameStop looks to diversify its meme money

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at web3 without web2’s winners. This week, we’re looking at a crossover episode for...

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White House: Tesla to expand its U.S. Supercharger network to other EVs in late 2022

Tesla plans to begin opening its Supercharger network to other electric vehicles by the end of the year, according to a White House memo that shared...

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US government says North Korean hackers are targeting American healthcare organizations with ransomware

The government alert says the Maui ransomware has been active since at least May 2021.

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The IRS’s crypto tax partner, ZenLedger, raises $15 million Series B

The new funding comes just weeks after ZenLedger fired its former COO, Dan Hannum, who lied about his credentials

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Report spotlights vast scale of adtech’s ‘biggest data breach’

New data about the real-time-bidding (RTB) system’s use of web users’ info for tracking and ad targeting, released today by the Irish...

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U.K. taps Virgin Orbit to launch first satellites from its own soil this summer

The United Kingdom has a small but growing space industry, with the number of space-related organizations increasing by an average of 21 percent each...

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Judge tosses Trump’s lawsuit over his lifetime Twitter ban

A federal judge in California dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Twitter Friday, dimming at least one avenue the former president and...

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Hikvision shares plummet after report that the Biden administration is considering more sanctions

Hikvision shares fell by 10% after a Financial Times report that the Biden administration is planning to impose more sanctions on the surveillance...

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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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Daily Crunch: US dangles reward up to $10M for info on 6 elite Russian military hackers

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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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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To defeat Elon Musk, Twitter needs… more NFTs

Ahhhh I can’t tell you how much I’m finally excited to say…. Welcome to Chain Reaction. This is a new experiment for TechCrunch...

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North Korean hackers are targeting blockchain companies with malicious crypto-stealing apps

The trojanized crypto apps allow the hackers to steal private keys and make fraudulent blockchain transactions.

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US warns of state-backed malware designed to hijack critical infrastructure systems

U.S. government agencies are warning that state-backed hackers have developed custom malware that enables them to compromise and hijack commonly used...

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‘Always on and watching’: A former Xinjiang prisoner describes life inside China’s detention camps

The rare first-hand account will help lawmakers and prosecutors investigate Chinese technology giants accused of enabling human rights abuses.

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Ex-Apple employee takes Face ID privacy complaint to Europe

Privacy watchdogs in Europe are considering a complaint against Apple made by a former employee, Ashley Gjøvik, who alleges the company fired her...

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Transatlantic data transfers ‘deal in principle’ faces tough legal review

The political agreement reached late last month between the European Union and the US administration on a new transatlantic data transfers pact which...

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TikTok delays opening of first European data center again

TikTok has once again delayed the timeline for opening its first data center in the European Union, in Dublin, Ireland — saying the facility is...

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