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TechInnovation

Atlantic Labs spins-out FoodLabs, a €100m FoodTech fund addressing climate and health (Mike Butcher, TechCrunch)

In the latest sign that that the tech industry is pivoting towards climate and sustainability, Atlantic Food Labs – an offshoot of the Berlin fund Atlantic Labs headed by long-time tech investor Christophe F. Maire – is relaunching as FoodLabs, with a dedicated €100m FoodTech fund to invest in food, health, and sustainability startups.

Founded in 2016, Atlantic Food Labs has been an investor in startups such as Infarm.com, SanityGroup.com, Formo.bio, Mushlabs.com, Mitte.co, Choco.com, Stenon.io and Gorillas.io. With the new fund, FoodLabs is doubling down on the sector.

Atlantic Labs spins-out FoodLabs, a €100m FoodTech fund addressing climate and health | TechCrunch

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TechInnovation

Ex-minister predicts ‘huge battleground’ over UK’s plan to set Internet content rules (Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch)

The former UK minster of state for what is now the digital and culture department, DCMS, has warned of the looming battle in parliament over the exact shape of incoming online safety legislation.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Ed Vaizey — a former Conservative Party MP, now Lord Vaizey of Didcot, who was head of the culture, comms and creative industries department, as it was then, between 2010 and 2016 — predicted a huge tug-of-war to influence the scope of the Online Safety Bill, warning that parliamentarians everywhere will try to hang their own “hobby horse” on it.

The risk of over regulation or creating a disproportionate burden for startups vs tech giants is also real, Vaizey suggested, setting out several areas that he said would require a cautious approach.

Ex-minister predicts ‘huge battleground’ over UK’s plan to set Internet content rules | TechCrunch
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TechInnovation

Tiger Global backs African fintech Mono in $15M Series A round (Tage Kene-Okafor, TechCrunch)

Mono, an African startup that helps connect consumers’ bank accounts to financial applications, has raised a $15 million Series A round, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today.

The round, led by Tiger Global — the VC firm’s third major investment in Africa this year after Flutterwave and FairMoney — also had participation from new investors Target Global (an investor in neobank Kuda), General Catalyst, and SBI Investment.

Tiger Global backs African fintech Mono in $15M Series A round | TechCrunch

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TechInnovation

Mobile gaming startup Homa Games raises $50 million (Romain Dillet, TechCrunch)

Just days after Voodoo acquired Beach Bum, another French mobile gaming company has news to share. Homa Games is raising a $50 million Series A round led by Northzone. The company partners with indie game studios and acts as a publisher.

Other investors in today’s funding round include Singular, King, the founders of FuboTV and Daniel Ek’s family office. The company is raising this Series A round just seven months after raising its seed round (led by Headline and Eurazeo).

Mobile gaming startup Homa Games raises $50 million | TechCrunch

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Cyber Security TechInnovation

A company spotted a security breach. Then investigators found this new mysterious malware (Danny Palmer, ZDNet)

A previously undiscovered cyber-espionage campaign using never-before-seen malware is infiltrating global aerospace and telecommunications companies in a highly targeted operation that has been active since at least 2018 but has remained completely under the radar until July this year.

The campaign is the work of a newly disclosed Iranian hacking group dubbed MalKamak that has been detailed by cybersecurity company Cybereason Nocturnus, which discovered it after being called by a client to investigate a security incident.

A company spotted a security breach. Then investigators found this new mysterious malware | ZDNet

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Twitch source code, business data, gamer payouts leaked in massive hack (Jonathan Greig, ZDNet)

The hacker claimed it was in response to recent furor over Twitch ‘hate raids’ directed toward minority gamers

Twitch source code, business data, gamer payouts leaked in massive hack | ZDNet

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Cyber Security TechInnovation

JFrog becomes latest organization authorized as numbering authority for vulnerabilities exposure (Jonathan Greig, ZDNet)

Software company JFrog has become the latest organization to be designated by the CVE Program as a CVE Numbering Authority.

Currently, there are 189 organizations from 31 countries participating as CNAs, with more than 100 based in the US.

JFrog becomes latest organization authorized as numbering authority for vulnerabilities exposure | ZDNet

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Cyber Security TechInnovation

Open source: Google is going to pay developers to make projects more secure (Liam Tung, ZDNet)

Google is backing a new project from the Linux Foundation to the tune of $1 million that aims to bolster the security of critical open-source projects.

Rather than a bug bounty, Google’s latest investment – a part of its $10 billion pledge to President Biden’s cybersecurity push – seeks to address potential security issues before they become bugs through improvements in hardening software against attacks.

Open source: Google is going to pay developers to make projects more secure | ZDNet

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Cyber Security TechInnovation

Mozilla: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man dominate list of passwords leaked in breaches (Jonathan Greig, ZDNet)

Using data from haveibeenpwned.com, Mozilla found that hundreds of thousands of people continue to use their favorite superheroes for passwords.

Mozilla: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man dominate list of passwords leaked in breaches | ZDNet

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