security

VMware acquires network security firm Lastline, said to lay off 40% of staff

June 5, 2020 0

VMware is acquiring network security firm Lastline, TechCrunch has learned. Since its launch in 2012, Lastline raised about $52.2 million, according to Crunchbase. Investors include

Signal now has built-in face blurring for photos

June 5, 2020 0

Apps like Signal are proving invaluable in these days of unrest, and anything we can do to simplify and secure the way we share sensitive

The secret to trustworthy data strategy

May 29, 2020 0

Daniel Wu Contributor Dan Wu is a Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer at Immuta, an automated data governance platform for analytics. He’s advocated for data

D-ID, the Israeli company that digitally de-identifies faces in videos and still images, raises $13.5 million

May 27, 2020 0

If only Facebook had been using the kind of technology that TechCrunch Startup Battlefield alumnus D-ID was pitching, it could have avoided exposing all of

A massive database of 8 billion Thai internet records leaks

May 26, 2020 0

Thailand’s largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. Security

Hackers release a new jailbreak that unlocks every iPhone

May 25, 2020 0

A renowned iPhone hacking team has released a new “jailbreak” tool that unlocks every iPhone, even the most recent models running the latest iOS 13.5.

The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help

May 23, 2020 0

Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones

How to decode a data breach notice

May 20, 2020 0

Over the years I’ve seen hundreds, probably thousands, of data breach notifications warning that a company’s data was lost, stolen or left online for anyone

The real threat of fake voices in a time of crisis

May 16, 2020 0

Jinyan Zang Contributor Jinyan Zang is a researcher at Data Privacy Lab and a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Harvard University. Latanya Sweeney Contributor Latanya

Senate narrowly rejects plan to require a warrant for Americans’ browsing data

May 13, 2020 0

Senators have narrowly rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have required the government first obtain a warrant before accessing Americans’ web browsing data. The amendment

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