China’s JD partners with accelerator program Plug and Play to reach US startups – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch E-commerce giant JD.com, the closest rival to Alibaba in China, is broadening its presence in Silicon Valley after it announced a collaboration with accelerator firm Plug and Play to seek out and […]

Study: Russian Twitter bots sent 45k Brexit tweets close to vote – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch To what extent — and how successfully — did Russian backed agents use social media to influence the UK’s Brexit vote? Yesterday Facebook admitted it had linked some Russian accounts to Brexit-related ad […]

UK bulk spying challenge in European Court of Human Rights – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies’ bulk collection practices brought […]

EU uses Privacy Shield review to press for reform of U.S. foreign surveillance law – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that’s used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up […]

Google shuts YouTube channel implicated in Kremlin political propaganda ops – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A YouTube channel that had been implicated in Russia disinformation operations to target the U.S. 2016 election has been taken down by Google. Earlier this week The Daily Beast claimed the channel, […]

Google’s probe into Russian disinformation finds ad buys, report claims – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Google has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited its platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election, according to the Washington Post. It says tens of thousands of dollars […]

How to run a token sale – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Seed funding is drying up. Accelerators are scrambling for revenue. Things are changing drastically in the startup ecosystem. Why? First, as we all know, it’s easier than ever to build a startup. […]

Save the International Space Station – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Robert “Bob” Brumley served as the Executive Director, Commercial Space Working Group, of the National Security and Economic Policy Councils, which developed the Reagan Administration’s Space Commercialization policy. He is the CEO […]

Equifax breach disclosure would have failed Europe’s tough new rules – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch U.S. consumers hearing the news yesterday of a massive Equifax data breach, which the company revealed potentially affects 143 million consumers, and includes data such as names, addresses, dates of birth, social security […]