After the FireEye and SolarWinds breaches, what’s your failsafe?

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David Wolpoff Contributor Share on Twitter A career hacker, David “Moose” Wolpoff is CTO and co-founder of Randori, a company building a continuous red-teaming platform. The security industry is reverberating with news of the FireEye breach and the announcement that the U.S. Treasury Department, DHS and potentially several other government agencies, were hacked due (in … Read more

The ‘Apple car’ chatter is back with new reports pointing to a 2024 launch date

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The demise of the Apple car, the technology giant’s not-so-secret secret project, was perhaps overstated. Apple’s so-called Project Titan, which last year reduced the team by some 200 employees, is not only alive, it has plans to produce an electric passenger vehicle with “breakthrough battery technology” and automated vehicle technology by 2024, according to a … Read more

Google, Cisco and VMware join Microsoft to oppose NSO Group in WhatsApp spyware case

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A coalition of companies have filed an amicus brief in support of a legal case brought by WhatsApp against Israeli intelligence firm NSO Group, accusing the company of using an undisclosed vulnerability in the messaging app to hack into at least 1,400 devices, some of which were owned by journalists and human rights activists. NSO develops … Read more

Snoop Dogg’s Casa Verde Capital closes on $100 million as the cannabis industry bounces back

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Casa Verde Capital, the investment fund co-founded by cannabis connoisseur Snoop Dogg (also known as Calvin Broadus), has closed on $100 million for its second investment fund, according to documents filed with the SEC. The fund, whose managing director, Karan Wadhera declined to comment for this article, has managed to raise more cash just as … Read more

Peloton to acquire fitness equipment maker Precor in $420M bid to grow commercial business

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Peloton has announced that it intends to acquire Precor, one of the world’s largest suppliers of commercial fitness equipment. You probably recognize the Precor brand name if you’ve ever spent time in a hotel or standalone commercial gym, which is exactly why Peloton making this purchase makes a ton of sense at this particular time for … Read more

Despite economic downturn, space startup funding defies gravity

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The COVID-19 pandemic might have upended the global economy, but according to Meagan Crawford at Spacefund and Chris Moran with Lockheed Martin Ventures, it didn’t dampen investment in space startups. The space industry has enjoyed a honeymoon period with hundreds of startups popping up in the past five to seven years following SpaceX’s success. Spacefund … Read more

Silicon Valley should reward zebras, not unicorns

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Rebecca Honeyman Contributor Share on Twitter Rebecca Honeyman is co-founder and managing partner of SourceCode Communications. Silicon Valley has a unicorn problem. While no one is calling for startups with high valuations to go extinct, there ought to be a lot fewer of them. At least that’s what many young founders have concluded after looking … Read more