Israeli cybersecurity startup Axonius raises $100M in latest funding round, valuing it at $1.2 billion

In a statement cybersecurity startup Axonius said, it has raised $100 million through a private funding round which was led by New York-based growth equity firm Stripes; the funding round valued the startup at $1.2 billion. The funding round, which came less than a year after Axonius’ last raise saw the startup’s total funding touch…

TikTok’s owner ByteDance agrees to settle $92M class-action lawsuit

According to a document filed in the U.S. District Court in Illinois, China’s ByteDance has agreed to settle a $92 million class-action lawsuit from U.S. TikTok users who had alleged data privacy concerns. ByteDance, TikToko’s owner, has agreed to the settlement after more than a year of litigation. “While we disagree with the assertions, rather…

Twitter and Facebook dismantle global disinformation networks spreading misleading, false information

In a statement, Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said, they had taken down more than dozen disinformation networks used by state-backed groups and political entities in multiple countries to deceive users on their platforms. As part of that effort, they had identified and suspended more than 3,500 accounts between them, which used fake identities and…

SpaceX bags SDA contract to track ICBM launches

In a defining moment for SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space venture has won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, said the U.S. Space Development Agency (SDA) in a statement on Monday. The development marks SpaceX’s first government contract to build satellites. Known for its reusable rockets and astronaut capsules, SpaceX is…

2 of out of 3 hotels leak personal info of guests: Symantec Corp

This is a threat since cyber-criminals are increasingly interested in monitoring the movement of influential business professionals as well as government employees. According to a research report released by Symantec Corp, two out of three hotel websites have inadvertently leaked guests’ booking details as well as personal data to third-party sites, including advertisers and analytics…

France’s Sigfox develops tiny sensors to track and monitor endangered species

Sigfox has collaborated with conservationists and specialized groups, including the International Rhino Foundation, to develop this tiny sensor. In a development that could potentially positively impact the environment, Sigfox, a French tech company has developed a bite-size tracker that once inserted into the horns of rhinoceros can help conservationists track, monitor and protect the endangered…

Blockchain company ties up with medical AI company

Blockchain technology being used to validate, store and track healthcare data.   The Bitfury Group has entered into an alliance with Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based medical artificial intelligence (AI) firm, to create new applications for the healthcare industry using blockchain. Blockchain technology, being developped in the private as well as in the public sector, has…