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Facebook has filed lawsuits against two app developers accused of generating fraudulent revenue using the social media giant’s advertising platform. The company announced the legal action in a blog post Tuesday. “The developers made apps available on the Google Play store to infect their users’ phones with malware,” said Jessica Romero, director of platform enforcement and litigation. “The malware created fake user clicks on Facebook ads that appeared on the users’ phones, giving the impression that the users had clicked on the ads.” The scheme uses a technique known as click injection, which relies on apps fraudulently generating ad clicks…

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Last year, we told you about a New York-based startup that had begun lending cold, hard, cash to cryptocurrency holders who don’t want to offload their holdings but also don’t necessarily want so much of their assets tied up in cryptocurrencies. Today, that two-year-old company, BlockFi, is announcing $18.3 million in Series A funding led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, with participation from Winklevoss Capital, Morgan Creek Digital, Akuna Capital and earlier backers Galaxy Digital Ventures and ConsenSys Ventures. Apparently, BlockFi is gaining some traction. Last year, after raising $1.5 million in seed funding from ConsenSys Ventures, SoFi and Kenetic…

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Here at TechCrunch, we like to think about what’s next, and there are few technologies quite as exotic and futuristic as quantum computing. After what felt like decades of being “almost there,” we now have working quantum computers that are able to run basic algorithms, even if only for a very short time. As those times increase, we’ll slowly but surely get to the point where we can realize the full potential of quantum computing. For our TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise event in San Francisco on September 5, we’re bringing together some of the sharpest minds from some of the leading…

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Tehilla Shwartz Altshuler Contributor More posts by this contributor In healthcare, better data demands better privacy protections Cybersecurity and human rights Imagine a growing Israeli startup whose product is deepfake videos that are based on artificial intelligence and appear to be utterly authentic. The company’s marketing efforts, according to its website, are conducted by two departments — “consulting for corporations” and “consulting for governments and politicians.” In addition, “the company helps its customers uncover their opponents’ weak spots and make them go viral.” Finally, imagine that the company describes its employees as “highly experienced men and women, graduates of elite…

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We often hear how tech just doesn’t get the healthcare industry but how is it helping where government and big pharma can’t? Sarah Buhr @sarahbuhr / 21 hours Why is tech still aiming for the healthcare industry? It seems full of endless regulatory hurdles or stories of misguided founders with no knowledge of the space, running headlong into it, only to fall on their faces. Theranos is a prime example of a founder with zero health background or understanding of the industry — and just look what happened there! The company folded not long after founder Elizabeth Holmes came under…

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We often hear how tech just doesn’t get the healthcare industry but how is it helping where government and big pharma can’t? Sarah Buhr @sarahbuhr / 10 hours Why is tech still aiming for the healthcare industry? It seems full of endless regulatory hurdles or stories of misguided founders with no knowledge of the space, running headlong into it, only to fall on their faces. Theranos is a prime example of a founder with zero health background or understanding of the industry — and just look what happened there! The company folded not long after founder Elizabeth Holmes came under…

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Hlavní strana > Média > Internet 06.08.2019 20:04 V červenci se v Česku objevilo zvýšené množství tzv. trojských koní, s jejichž pomocí se útočníci snaží o získání hesel a dalších citlivých informací z infikovaných zařízení. Tato data umožní útočníkům zneužít přístupové údaje, nebo je dále zpeněžit na černém trhu. Uvedla to antivirová firma Eset. Trojský kůň označovaný jako Trojan.Win32/PSW.Fareit stál za téměř devíti procenty všech útoků. Stal se tak nejčastější červencovou internetovou hrozbou, se kterou se museli Češi potýkat. “Tento program se pokouší ukrást hesla ke konkrétním programům. Data následně odesílá útočníkům na vzdálený server. Škodlivý kód Fareit ohrožuje například…

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Shouting out to all the fierce female founders. Have you applied to participate in the All Raise “ask me anything” (AMA) sessions at Disrupt SF 2019? No? Women, it’s time to act. Apply for an AMA session by the August 30 deadline and you could win a free Expo Only Pass. You heard that right. We have 30 free Expo Only passes, and we’ll give them away at random to women founders who get accepted to the All Raise program at Disrupt SF 2019. All Raise, a startup nonprofit committed to accelerating female founder success, will host a day-long AMA event in a…

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The yet-to-launch tech journalism site The Markup has had a bumpy 2019 — co-founder and editor-in-chief Julia Angwin was fired, prompting the departure of the majority of the editorial staff. Soon after, The Markup’s other founders (whose disputes with Angwin apparently led to her ouster) left the company themselves. Now things may be back on track, with Angwin returning to the EIC role, and the six staffers who’d quit in protest returning, as well. In fact, a New York Times story about Angwin’s reinstatement suggests that there’s been a surprising amount of continuity behind the scenes, with The Markup continuing…

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If you’re browsing Google Image search results today, you might notice a new interface element: A sticky side panel that displays any images you click on, providing a closer look at the specific image you want to see, including related images, additional info like ratings, price and in-stock status, ingredients and cooking times, depending on whether you’re searching for products, recipes or something else. The new sidebar replaces a full-width, in-column interface element, with the advantage that the new interface allows you to continue to browse the image result thumbnails returned on the left. Clicking on any other images will…

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