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Recent articles by Zack:

Decrypted: Police hack criminal phone network; Randori raises $20M Series A –

Decrypted, this week, also looks at the latest developments in the security startup world. → Read More

Secretive data startup Palantir has confidentially filed for an IPO –

As the coronavirus pandemic spread throughout the world, Palantir pitched its technology to bring big data to tracking efforts. → Read More

Four views: How will the work visa ban affect tech and which changes will last? –

Four TechCrunch staffers discuss the potential impacts of the government's decision to halt all new work visas through the end of the year. → Read More

Apple’s Safari will soon tell you all the ad trackers watching you –

The underdog browser will tell users who's tracking them on each site they visit. → Read More

Apple’s iOS 14 will give users the option to decline app ad tracking –

App developers will also have to self-report their app permissions. → Read More

Decrypted: The tech police use against the public

IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft make facial recognition pledges, while U.S. lawmakers look to crack down on spyware. → Read More

After merger, T-Mobile lays off hundreds of Sprint employees –

A top T-Mobile executive encouraged laid off staff to reapply for new roles at the company, according to leaked audio. → Read More

T-Mobile hit by phone calling outage –

Customers say they can't make or receive phone calls. → Read More

Decrypted: DEA spying on protesters, DDoS attacks, Signal downloads spike –

Here's all the security news that you missed from the week. → Read More

Nintendo now says 300,000 accounts breached by hackers –

The gaming giant previously almost doubled the number of accounts improperly accessed by hackers. → Read More

Database security startup jSonar raises $50M from Goldman Sachs –

jSonar's co-founder said he was "thrilled" the investment. → Read More

These free tools blur protesters’ faces and remove photo metadata –

Developers built the tools to help protesters, who fear retaliation. → Read More

VMware acquires network security firm Lastline, said to lay off 40% of staff –

VMware is acquiring network security firm Lastline, TechCrunch has learned. Since its launch in 2012, Lastline raised about $52.2 million, according to Crunchbase. Investors include Thomvest Ventures, which led the company’s $28.5 million Series C round in 2017; Redpoint and, which led the company’s 2013 funding round; and Barracuda Networks, NTT Finance and Dell […] → Read More

Google says Iranian, Chinese hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns

Google security researchers say they’ve identified efforts by at least two nation state-backed hackers against the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns. Shane Huntley, director for Google’s Threat Analysis Group, said in a tweet that hackers backed by China and Iran recently targeted the campaigns using malicious phishing emails. But, Huntley said, there are “no signs […] → Read More

A new Java-based ransomware targets Windows and Linux –

Researchers found a dozen 'Tycoon' attacks in the past few months. → Read More

Top cybersecurity VCs share how COVID-19 has changed investing –

Twelve leading VCs talk about investing during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Anti-phishing startup Inky raises $20M to ramp up enterprise adoption –

Anti-phishing startup Inky has raised $20 million in its Series B round of funding, led by Insight Partners . The funding will help the company push for greater enterprise adoption and expand to international markets including Europe, Asia and Latin America. Inky started out a decade ago with a bold mission to reinvent email with […] → Read More

12 top cybersecurity VCs discuss investing, valuations and no-go zones

TechCrunch speaks to 12 leading cybersecurity VCs to gauge the heat of the industry. → Read More

Decrypted: iOS 13.5 jailbreak, FBI slams Apple, VCs talk cybersecurity –

Here's all the security news that you missed from the week. → Read More

Apple has just patched the recent iOS 13.5 jailbreak

The jailbreak team was credited with finding the vulnerability. → Read More