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How To Know If Your Startup Needs A Lawyer

I recently did an “Ask Me Anything” event here in Hong Kong with startups and portfolio companies at the invitation of Cocoon Ignite Ventures. We asked those attending to provide questions in advance. There was a strong theme in the responses. Here are some samples. Do startups need lawyers? Why do …

Startups

6 Inventions That Are Changing the World Right Now | Inc.com

X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging have allowed doctors to glimpse beneath our skin for sometime, but imagine having a real-time view in unprecedented detail to check soft tissues for cancer or look for clogged arteries. It's just one of over a dozen inventions and inventors nominated for the …

Inventions

UK spy agencies have collected bulk personal data since 1990s, files show

Agencies privately concede that ‘intrusive’ practices can invade privacy and that data is gathered on people ‘unlikely to be of interest’<p>Britain’s intelligence agencies have been secretly collecting bulk personal data since the late 1990s and privately admit they have gathered information on people …

Surveillance

Spy Chief Pressed for Number of Americans Ensnared in Data Espionage

U.S. lawmakers are pressing the nation’s top intelligence official to estimate the number of Americans ensnared in email surveillance and other such …

This French software giant is helping Tesla and Faraday Future in 'building the future'

The company makes 3D imaging software to help companies design and test products. And it's used by the likes of Tesla, Faraday Future, and Jeff Bezos' space venture Blue Origin, among others.<p>"We serve the most prestigious big brands in each sector," CEO Bernard Charles told BI this week, "but our …

Augmented Reality

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on security, privacy and having fun - Lateline

MATT WORDSWORTH, PRESENTER: He's the man known to tech fans simply as 'The Woz'. Steve Wozniak was the geek wizard of his generation, partnering with …

Supreme court reserves decision on 'celebrity threesome' injunction

Delay is latest stage in three-month legal dispute involving claimant known as PJS and Sun on Sunday newspaper<p>The supreme court has reserved its decision on whether or not to lift a temporary privacy injunction preventing identification of a celebrity who has been involved in a three-way sexual …

Identification

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?

The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted exponential growth of mobile devices, by 2019 more than ten billion mobile devices will exchange 35 quintillion (1018) bytes of information each month — and …

Internet of Things

Spying on the Internet is Orders of Magnitude More Invasive Than Phone Metadata

When you pick up the phone, who you’re calling is none of the government’s business. The NSA’s domestic surveillance of phone metadata was the first …

The Hottest Cybersecurity Startups Of 2015

In 2015, there were few hotter areas in Silicon Valley than cybersecurity.<p>As businesses around the world move their operations to the cloud, exposing themselves across thousands of devices, the risk of hackers grows–and high-profile takedowns continue of organizations as large as Target, Sony …

Venture Capital

Scientists are on the cusp of these 15 discoveries that will transform the world

Technological innovation happens at an exponential rate.<p>Our smartphones are more powerful computers than the Apollo 11 mission to the moon used. Many …

How an IRS agent discovered the identity of the Silk Road kingpin using Google searches

At least that's the lesson from a young IRS agent, Gary L. Alford, who first uncovered the identity of Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht using Google searches.<p>By the middle of 2013, Ulbricht had built Silk Road into a "dark web" marketplace that facilitated the sale of enormous amounts of contraband, …

UK Home Secretary defends controversial surveillance bill, says it will stop cyberbullies

Privacy advocates and tech companies are speaking out vociferously against the UK’s new surveillance bill, but the country’s Home Secretary, Theresa May, says there’s no reason to worry. In a letter obtained by <i>The Times</i>, May says the Investigatory Powers Bill, as it’s called, won’t be put to use …

Surveillance

Deze drone kan onder water vliegen!

De meeste drones kunnen vliegen, maar deze drone kan ook zwemmen! Deze drone is ontworpen door studenten van Rutgers University in New Jersey.<p>De …

KPCB’s Ted Schlein on cybersecurity: We’ve all been breached

Morgan Stanley. Anthem. GitHub. Ashley Madison. WhatsApp. Experian. The Office of Personnel Management. Dow Jones.<p>All of these organizations revealed hacking incidents in 2015. There have been so many that Dow Jones chief executive William Lewis remarked that “no company is immune” to an …

Startups

​Gadgets: het privacygevaar onder de kerstboom

Fitnessarmbandjes, tablets, webcams: de komende feestdagen liggen gadgets weer massaal onder de kerstboom. Steeds meer van die slimme apparaten …

Last-Minute Budget Bill Allows New Privacy-Invading Surveillance in the Name of Cybersecurity

In the wake of a series of humiliating cyberattacks, the imperative in Congress and the White House to do something — anything — in the name of …

The Future of Policing Is Here, and It's Terrifying

Backscatter vans, crowd dispersal microwaves, lasers that make you vomit—welcome to the future of law enforcement, and all the icky questions the technology raises.<p>Last month, the local press in New York confirmed what civil rights advocates had been saying for years: the NYPD has been driving …

Justice

Trunki v Kiddee: battle over children's luggage reaches supreme court

The maker of Trunki ride-on suitcases for children has begun presenting its case in the UK’s supreme court in a legal battle with a Hong Kong firm that could have implications for small creative businesses that rely on design rights.<p>In the long-running tussle, Magmatic, the Bristol-based company …

Intellectual Property

Uber faces FTC complaint over its plans to track you all the time

Uber announced a new privacy policy back in May that will allow it to track you even when you’re not currently using its app. The new agreement comes into effect on July 15, and unsurprisingly it’s now facing a legal challenge.<p>Washington D.C.’s Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is …

Privacy

Exclusive: Albanese spoke out against metadata bill in shadow cabinet meeting

Labor frontbencher told colleagues he had strong concerns about the mandatory data retention scheme and remained unsatisified with the compromise deal<p>Senior Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese raised strong concerns within shadow cabinet about the government’s mandatory data retention scheme, …

Surveillance

What's The Future Of Cognitive Computing? IBM Watson

We are entering a new period of computing history — the cognitive computing era.<p>Cognitive computing offers fundamental differences in how systems are built and interact with humans. Cognitive-based systems, such as IBM Watson, are able to build knowledge and learn, understand natural language, and …

Cognitive Computing

In The Hospital Of The Future, Big Data Is One Of Your Doctors

From our genomes to Jawbones, the amount of data about health is exploding. Bringing on top Silicon Valley talent, one NYC hospital is preparing for a future where it can analyze and predict its patients’ health needs–and maybe change our understanding of disease.<p>The office of Jeff Hammerbacher at …

3D Printed Wind Turbines Help Remote Communities Gain Sustainable Power

When it comes to energy, finding a sustainable clean energy alternative to fossil fuels is one of the most talked about engineering challenges. Wind …

Airtame wants to be the Chromecast for enterprises

Streaming dongles are all the rage, with the likes of Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku Stick, and Microsoft’s Wireless Display Adapter all vying for your hard-earned dollars. So when a newcomer from a young startup enters the fray, it’s difficult to get too excited by the …

Startups

Tech investors have gone to war against banks

The news comes just weeks after another London money-transfer startup, TransferWise, raised $58 million, with a rumoured valuation of $1 billion. TransferWise's investment involved Andreessen Horowitz, one of the largest and most respected venture capital firms in the world. Andreessen Horowitz …

Venture Capital

French law blocking terrorist and child abuse sites comes into effect

Law that allows blockade of offending sites without a court order criticised by free-speech groups as circumventing judicial power<p>France has introduced a new law that allows government agencies to order the blocking of websites that advocate acts of terrorism or contain images of child abuse.<p>The …

Privacy

Police will need judge’s permission to access journalists’ phone and email records

David Cameron accepts recommendation for judicial oversight of police use of anti-terror powers to snoop on reporters<p>Police will be forced to seek the permission of a judge if they want to retrieve the phone and email records of journalists, after the prime minister’s snooping watchdog found that …

Surveillance