Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Profile of Ime Archibong, the Head of New Product Experimentation at Facebook and one of the most important voices in its efforts around diversity and equality — - Ime Archibong became Facebook´s head of new product experimentation a year ago, tasked with finding the company´s next hit product.
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
Chris Larsen, a co-founder of Ripple, is paying for the installation of a private network of over 1,000 security cameras across San Francisco to fight crime — Chris Larsen knows that a crypto mogul spending his own money for a city´s camera surveillance system might sound creepy.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Public records show that the US Secret Service awarded a four-year contract in May to Coinbase to use its blockchain analytics software, worth $183,750 in total — Crypto exchange Coinbase is providing its blockchain analytics software to the U.S. Secret Service, according to a public record obtained by The Block.
Leah Rosenbaum / Forbes:
Telemedicine service Doctor on Demand raises $75M Series D led by General Atlantic, bringing the total raised to $240M — Although many industries have suffered during the Covid-19 pandemic, telemedicine is one sector that isn´t slowing down. The demand for virtual doctor´s appointments …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Mozilla suspends Firefox Send file-sharing service after reports malware operators use it to host and send links with malicious payloads to potential victims — Mozilla has temporarily suspended the Firefox Send file-sharing service while it adds a Report Abuse mechanism.
Song Jingli / KrASIA:
China-based Kuaidian, a storytelling app that lets users read novels in text message format and watch visual dramas, raises ~$100M Series C led by Sequoia China — The novel community Kuaidian has attracted 5 million daily active users since its founding in 2017. — 3d ago
Joseph Marks / Washington Post:
Biden campaign hires Chris DeRusha, who was a WH senior cybersecurity adviser and held a series of top cybersecurity jobs at DHS and at Ford, as its first CISO — Joe Biden, with four months until Election Day, is hiring a top cybersecurity official to secure his campaign against an array of digital threats.
Google says it will ban stalkerware ads from August 11, but leaves a loophole for stalkerware vendors to get around the ban by posing as “family safety” apps — Google has announced that from August 2020 it will be prohibiting ads for stalkerware products and services. — What´s stalkerware?
Gideon Lewis-Kraus / New Yorker:
A deep look at the rift between some prominent Silicon Valley figures and increasingly critical media, based on the case of Slate Star Codex vs. The NYT — How a controversial rationalist blogger became a mascot and martyr in a struggle against the New York Times.
The perception of the tech sector as a utility has insulated tech from downturns in the stock market, with investors viewing it as a defensive asset — - Tech stocks are rallying to new highs, pulling up the S&P 500 — But airlines and retailers have crumbled in the past month