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16 Feb 19
TechCrunch

Steve Jurvetson is staging a comeback, disclosing today that his new San Francisco-based, early-stage venture firm Future Ventures, has raised $200 million for its debut fund. “It’s good to be back in the saddle again,” says Jurvetson, whose career was somewhat famously derailed in the fall of 2017 when a former girlfriend wrote a Facebook […]

16 Feb 19
innovatorx

Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has reportedly acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan Primack and Ina Fried. The company makes voice experience design tools, artificial intelligence to power those experiences, and toys like […]

16 Feb 19
innovatorx

Dating is hard enough without the added stress of worrying about your digital safety online. But social media and dating apps are pretty inevitably involved in romance these days—which makes it a shame that so many of them have had security lapses in such a short amount of time. Within days of each other this […]

16 Feb 19
Tech to Technology

TechCrunch: Security researcher says Twitter retains direct messages for years, including messages users have deleted, which may be illegal under the EU’s new GDPR laws  —  When does “delete” really mean delete?  Not always or even at all if you’re Twitter .  —  Twitter retains direct messages for years … from Techmeme http://www.techmeme.com/190215/p19#a190215p19

16 Feb 19
The Page

Apple has just bought up the talent it needs to make talking toys a part of Siri, HomePod, and its voice strategy. Apple has reportedly acquired PullString, also known as ToyTalk, according to Axios’ Dan Primack and Ina Fried. The company makes voice experience design tools, artificial intelligence to power those experiences, and toys like […]

16 Feb 19
Newslanes | The News Hub

Apple is cracking down on apps that record iPhone users’ screens after a TechCrunch investigation revealed a number of major companies have been quietly recording their customers’ screen activity.

A review of the apps by TechCrunch and a mobile security expert found that companies like Exped…

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16 Feb 19
Fortune

A security bug caused Twitter DMs deleted and messages from deactivated and suspended accounts to appear when account data was downloaded.

15 Feb 19
innovatorx

Watch out, starwhales. There’s a new weapon for the interstellar dwellers whom you threaten with your planet-crushing gigaflippers, undergoing testing as we speak. This small-scale version may only be good for removing dangerous orbital debris, but in time it will pierce your hypercarbon hides and irredeemable sun-hearts. Literally a space harpoon. (Credit: Airbus) However, it […]