Four takeaways from the annual RSA security conference

Thousands of cyber security professionals flocked to San Francisco this week for the annual RSA Conference, where executives, government workers, and researchers gather to talk the latest trends in protecting firms from hackers. This year’s event had the unfortunate timing of coinciding with the coronavirus outbreak, which led to companies like IBM, AT&T, and Verizon dropping … Read more

FCA data leak branded “embarrassment”, former CEO called for review

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK regulator which fines financial institutions for data breaches, has admitted to its own data breach after victims of the collapsed savings firm London Capital & Finance (LCF) were sent messages by scammers. LCF customers, including the prolific Brexiteer businessman Aaron Banks, were among 1,600 people whose names, addresses … Read more

Can I move my data to the EU before Google shifts it to the US?

Post-Brexit, Sean wants to keep his data protected by the EU’s GDPR rather than laxer US privacy laws Given Google’s recent announcement about moving UK users’ data to US jurisdiction, what’s the best way to migrate to EU-based services? Can you download+upload or crossload your Gmail to another service? And are we in for the … Read more

Connected Home Switches On New Funding And Tech Advances

The connected home received some juice yesterday as software company Plume closed an $85 million round of financing from Charter Communications, Qualcomm, Belkin and Service Electric Cablevision. The round brings the company’s total equity funding to $127 million. It comes a day after the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) adopted technologies from Plume and other companies … Read more

Firefox has a new, acronym-filled, privacy feature, and a message for third parties that harvest browsing data: ‘FU’

Mozilla, the Internet nonprofit group known for its Firefox web browser, announced Tuesday morning it is starting to encrypt website lookups by default for Americans. The new policy, designed to prevent companies and hackers from capturing people’s online browsing behavior for sales—or, in the case of the interlopers, subversion—has another effect: sticking it to a … Read more

TripActions Unifies Corporate Travel Management, Payments

The Palo Alto-based travel tech unicorn TripActions has secured a new, $500 million credit facility to help advance the introduction of its corporate card product, the company announced on Tuesday (Feb. 25). TripActions Liquid gives corporate users a virtual and real credit card so traveling employees can avoid having to pay on personal cards and … Read more

Regtech: Taiwan’s CoolBitX, a Blockchain Security Firm, Secures $16.75 Million in Funding via Round Led By SBI Holdings

Asia-based CoolBitX, a leading blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) security firm, has acquired $16.75 million in capital through a Series B investment round from several large investors. CoolBitX’s funding round was led by Japan-based financial services company SBI Holdings. Monex Group, South Korean crypto-asset… Read More The post Regtech: Taiwan’s CoolBitX, a Blockchain Security … Read more