Sokin picks Jumio to power customer authentication

Payments fintech Sokin has signed a partnership deal with Jumio to boost the security of its client onboarding process. Sokin CEO, Vroon Modgill Sokin offers fixed price subscription services which it claims can cut out repeat and hidden costs. The firm will integrate Jumio’s artificial intelligence-based identity solution. Customers will capture a picture of their … Read more

Warning: This malware is tied to the Chinese government, U.S. says

The U.S. government issued an alert Monday that a type of malware seen frequently by security researchers in the last decade is tied to the Chinese government, the latest in a series of American warnings about China’s cyber capabilities this summer. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal … Read more

The U.S. and EU’s key data-protection deal is dead. How one of the world’s biggest data brokers is adapting

Acxiom is one of those American companies that probably knows a lot about you, even if you’ve never heard of it. The firm is a database marketing company, also known as a data broker—it builds “anonymized” profiles of people and sells them to advertisers, so they can better target their ads. As such, Acxiom is … Read more

Instacart shoppers are battling order-grabbing bots

Lisa Marsh’s job shopping and delivering groceries for Instacart during the past three years has been unforgiving. Company tipping policies cut into earnings while boycotts and other labor strife created confusion, she said. Then the global pandemic hit, transforming once mundane trips to Los Angeles grocery stores where she lives into a palpable health risk. In recent weeks, another … Read more

Chinese and Russian hackers were just sanctioned by Europe for the first time

The European Union imposed its first-ever sanctions for cyberattacks on Thursday, targeting Russian, Chinese, and North Korean groups connected to several major hacking incidents. The action, which includes travel bans and asset freezes on individuals and organizations connected to ransomware and industrial espionage, follow earlier sanctions put in place by the United States. Retaliation for … Read more

The tech titan testimony: CEOs are overlawyered and underprepared

Despite confidence and competence, platoons of attorneys, 1.4 million documents, 400 hours of setup meetings, and 20 press briefings, the tech CEOs testifying before Congress on Wednesday were underprepared. Like many other CEOs before them, four tech titans leading Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Google appeared before Congress on Wednesday. These four were different from others … Read more