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Facebook: Two-factor authentication spam was caused by a bug

Two-factor authentication, a security measure that requires a verification code as well as a password upon login, can help prevent phishing and account takeover. But at Facebook, two-factor authentication ended up being used as a way to pester its users with notifications. A number of people have been receiving random notifications from Facebook after giving… Read More »

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VMware Buys Cloud Security Startup CloudCoreo

VMware will acquire CloudCoreo to help customers get a better understanding of their risks in the cloud. The small Seattle team — less than ten employees — will join VMware’s Cloud Services unit and CloudCoreo’s flagship configuration-management product will get folded into that group, said Milin Desai, general manager for VMware Cloud Services. Terms of… Read More »

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Female startup founder accuses Silicon Valley VC of sexual assault on plane

A female startup founder filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a longtime Silicon Valley venture capitalist for alleged sexual assault on an overnight flight from San Francisco to Minneapolis last July. Rachel Danae Vachata, a 29-year-old co-founder of technology companies, alleges that 73-year-old venture capitalist Lucio Lanza “preyed on” Vachata by threatening to use his… Read More »

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Twitter discontinues its Mac desktop app

Twitter is expected to stop its Mac desktop app in favor of a web client, with the company announcing today that it’s pulled the application from the web and from Apple’s App Store. Support for Twitter for Mac will end in 30 days, the company adds.  he app was once popular when it was originally… Read More »

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Google removes View Image button and Search by Image feature

Google is making a change to image search today. it’s removing the “view image” button that appeared when you clicked on a picture, which allowed you to open the image alone. If you visit images.google.com and perform a search query, selecting an image will no longer give you the option to view that image on… Read More »

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Crypto Asset Lending Startup BlockFi Raises $1.55 Million

New York-based startup BlockFi, which provides loans to crypto-asset owners using their bitcoin and ether holdings as collateral, has secured $1.55 million in a just-closed funding round. The company, which received backing from ConsenSys Ventures, SoFi and Kenetic Capital among others, wants to “bridge the gap” between capital markets and the cryptocurrency ecosystem, according to… Read More »

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Social VR Sports Startup LiveLike Raises $9.6 Million

LiveLike, a tech startup that has built a platform that melds virtual reality and social-media interactivity for sports, announced a $9.6 million Series B round, featuring new investors Greycroft Partners and Lepe Partners. The new investors join existing backers including former NBA commissioner David Stern, Evolution Media, Courtside Ventures, Elysian Park, Dentsu Ventures, and the… Read More »

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