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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ransomware law would require victims to disclose ransom payments within 48 hours (Danny Palmer, ZDNet)

Victims of ransomware attacks who choose to pay a ransom to cyber criminals for the decryption key could have to publicly disclose that a payment was made within 48 hours of doing so. The Ransom Disclosure Act proposed by US Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Deborah Ross would require organisations which fall victim to ransomware attacks and pay the […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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Digital transformation is changing. Here’s what comes next (Charles McLellan, ZDNet)

In ZDNet’s recent Tech Budgets 2022 special report, we noted how digital transformation has helped companies become more flexible and resilient in the face of worldwide recession, leaving the more digitally mature among them better placed to prosper in the post-pandemic era. After years of being promoted, piloted and implemented with varying degrees of urgency and success in […]

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Digital transformation is creating new security risks, and businesses can’t keep up (Danny Palmer, ZDNet)

Business strategies around technology are constantly evolving. Usually it’s a process that takes time, carefully plotted out in order to avoid disruption. But that wasn’t the case when many office workers were rapidly shifted over to remote working for the past 18 months. Employees who might not have experienced remote working suddenly found themselves working […]