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Docker and Mulesoft have announced a broad deal to sell products together and integrate their platforms. As part of it, Docker is getting an investment from Salesforce, the CRM giant that acquired Mulesoft for $6.5 billion last spring. Salesforce is not disclosing the size of the stake it's taking in [...]
LocalGlobe, the seed-stage venture capital firm founded by father and son duo Robin and Saul Klein, and one of the most active firms in the U.K., is gearing up to launch a new separate fund aimed at Series B. According to sources — and since confirmed by LocalGlobe — the [...]
Homeland Security's supply chain task force is finally off the ground.. The public-private coalition, set up earlier this year, now has representatives from more than two dozen companies and industry groups signed up to help the government try to combat risks faced by tech companies from threats in the supply chain. Called [...]
The best parts of gaming are the jokes and trash talk with friends. Whether it was four-player Goldeneye or linking up PCs for Quake battles in the basement, the social element keeps video games exciting. Yet on mobile we've lost a lot of that, playing silently by ourselves even if [...]
The Amazon Go store requires hundreds of cameras to detect who's picking up what items. Standard Cognition needs just 27 to go after the $27 trillion market of equipping regular shops with autonomous retail technology. Walk into one of its partners' stores and overhead cameras identify you by shape and movement, [...]
It has never been easier to launch a satellite into space. But EnduroSat wants to make it even easier by making CubeSats more affordable thanks to a unique platform. That's why I'm excited to announce that EnduroSat CEO Raycho Raychev is coming to TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to talk about [...]
Tyler Barriss aka SWAuTistic caused almost 100 SWATing attacks by calling the police on perceived online enemies and claiming that they were holding hostages and were heavily armed. One of these, in SWATs, launched in Wichita, Kansas last year, led to the death of a father of two named Andrew [...]
The retail industry has and continues to fail the growing number of American women size 14 or larger, says Nadia Boujarwah, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Dia&Co, a personal styling service for plus-sized women. According to Plunkett Research, nearly 70 percent of women in the U.S. are plus-sized; Dia&Co [...]
Mozilla is adding a new security feature to its Firefox Quantum web browser that will alert users when they visit a website that has recently reported a data breach. When a Firefox user lands on a website with a breach in its recent past they'll see a pop up notification [...]
If data is the new oil, you might think of apps are the cars that need it to move. Now, a startup that has built a platform to let everyone — not just those with technical expertise — make and drive their own “cars” has raised a significant round of [...]

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A new report from the New York Times sheds some light on what happened inside Facebook last year as the company was fighting numerous scandals, including Russian interference and the Cambridge Analytica scandal in March. In addition to reportedly hiring a public relations firm to write dozens of articles critical [...]
Mozilla has released its second annual "Privacy Not Included" guide that rates 70 products to help give you an idea as to how secure or insecure they are. "We want to provide people information about how to make informed decisions when shopping for gifts that are connected to the internet," [...]
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: An unusually large asteroid crater measuring 19 miles wide has been discovered under a continental ice sheet in Greenland. Roughly the size of Paris, it's now among the 25 biggest asteroid craters on Earth. An iron-rich asteroid measuring nearly a kilometer wide [...]
hackingbear shares a report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The team of scientists from China's Institute of Plasma Physics announced this week that plasma in their Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) -- dubbed the 'artificial sun' -- reached a whopping 100 million degrees Celsius which is six times hotter than [...]
According to a recently-published report in the New York Times, Facebook hired a public relations firm last year that wrote dozens of articles critical of rivals Google and Apple and pushed the idea that liberal financier George Soros was behind a growing anti-Facebook movement. "Facebook expanded its relationship with Definers [...]
Similar to Chrome, Apple's Safari browser is testing a warning system for when users visit websites that aren't protected by HTTPS encryption. "The feature for now is only in Safari Technology Preview 70, a version of the web browser Apple uses to test technology it typically brings to the ordinary [...]
A new study has found that more than half of the top free mobile VPN returned by Play Store and App Store searches are from developers based in China or with Chinese ownership, raising serious concerns about data privacy. "Our investigation uncovered that over half of the top free VPN [...]
Indiegogo will start offering "guaranteed shipping" on some crowdfunding campaigns through a pilot program starting next year. Creators who choose to partake in the pilot will promise to users that their product will be delivered. If they fail to fulfill that promise, supporters will get their money back. Engadget reports: [...]
Mark Zuckerberg is "not able" to attend a joint disinformation hearing in London, Facebook says. "In a letter to the UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, the company declined to say why Zuckerberg couldn't attend, but said it remains 'happy to cooperate' with the inquiry," reports CNET. "The letter [...]
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Comcast has been forced to shell out $700,000 in refunds and cancel the debt of more than 20,000 Massachusetts customers after a state attorney general investigation found the company routinely jacks up consumer bills via a bevy of misleading fees. An investigation [...]

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With millions of people traveling long distances to visit family and friends, Thanksgiving traffic can be a complete nightmare. Google Maps already offers information about how congested the roads are on typical days, and now the team has produced a report specifically for Thanksgiving that shows the busiest periods before [...]
Microsoft is dropping its Xbox One X console to $399 for Black Friday, but the company is also discounting 500 Xbox games during the holiday period. Starting today, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to access the discounts early, including an additional 10 percent to bring it up to [...]
I went to Miami to immerse myself in Ford's AV Westworld Continue reading… [...]
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms.
For some time now, Facebook has copped to being “slow.” Confronted with any question about Russian interference on the platform, or the scourge of misinformation, Facebook has gotten comfortable saying it was “slow to recognize” the problem, before rattling off a list of every step it has since taken to [...]
Telltale Games is reportedly closing for good and selling off all its assets, according to a report by GameDaily. The co-founder of Sherwood Partners confirmed to the site that it would be handling the liquidation, and a former employee reported that their post employment healthcare insurance will stop at the [...]
emSchaft's upright robots competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) in 2013. /em
Google continues to scale back its robot ambitions with the news that it's shutting down Schaft, a little-known Japanese robotics team purchased by Alphabet back in 2013. Schaft was best known for its work developing advanced bipedal robotics. The firm had its origins in the University of Tokyo's robotics lab, [...]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation's goal is to make computing as cheap and accessible as possible, so today, it's introducing a new $25 computer that shares many of the highlights as its top-of-the-line $35 device. The new model, called the Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+, uses the same quad-core 1.4GHz Broadcom processor [...]
Last year Sharp released the Aquos R Compact, a phone with a tiny camera notch on the top edge and a humongous bezel on the bottom for a fingerprint sensor. It didn't look great. But for this year's model, the company has hit upon a novel solution to increase the [...]
Today only or until supplies last, a batch of LG OLED televisions that rarely see a steep discount are hundreds off at B&H Photo. These are the best deals we've seen on 4K HDR OLED TVs ahead of Black Friday yet, and you can save on the purchase by entering [...]
The latest high-profile public figure to criticize the deal New York made with Amazon to bring half of the company's new headquarters to Long Island City, Queens is none other than New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Announced on Tuesday, Amazon ended a months-long search for a second headquarters by choosing [...]

 

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Yoshitaka Sakurada is responsible for ensuring the 2020 Olympic Games are not hacked. [...]
Superfast 5G mobile promises lots of benefits, but will it be worth the money? [...]
Researchers find a way to reveal the locations of children wearing MiSafes watches and spy on them. [...]
Security experts have found serious security flaws in MiSafes watches for children. [...]
The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award. [...]
The 25-year-old had fooled police into thinking a father-of-two had murdered a family member. [...]
DeepMind now wants its health app to become an AI assistant for nurses and doctors around the world. [...]
The men are accused of helping cause $530m of losses to banks and other businesses. [...]
IMF boss Christine Lagarde said state-backed digital currencies could make transactions safer and cheaper. [...]
Artificial intelligence creates a computer generated video which manipulates the newsreader's mouth. [...]

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