• CyCognito, a cybersecurity platform that analyzes a company’s entire spectrum of internet-connected devices for vulnerabilities, raises $18M Series A (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)
  • Facebook quietly releases Whale, a meme-making iOS app, in Canada (Jon Porter/The Verge)
  • Sources: ~20 Google employees staged a protest at Google offices during the interrogation of two staffers who have now been placed on administrative leave (Jennifer Elias/CNBC)
  • Patreon says it has paid out $1B+ to creators since its 2013 launch, up from $500M in Q4’18, has 4M+ members, up from 3M in Jan., and plans European expansion (Janko Roettgers/Variety)

Nearly two dozen countries unite at UN to condemn China’s mass detention of one million Muslims for first time

China has been urged to stop its mass detention of Uighur Muslims by 22 members of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the first such joint move on the issue.The UN says at least one million Uighurs and other Muslims have been detained by China …

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RIG Exploit Kit Currently Spreading ERIS Ransomware

RIG exploit kit has been detected to spread ERIS ransomware. This means that the infection vector is based simply on visiting a compromised website which downloads the malicious payload on victims’ computers. It is curious to mention that the same…Re…

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New EU chief nominee hopes Britain will ditch Brexit

EU president nominee Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday she hopes Britain will abandon Brexit but warned London it must take responsiblity for “sorting out” its tortured departure from the bloc. Von der Leyen said the divorce deal agreed with Prime M…

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Paul Whelan case: Siblings of former Marine jailed in Russia plan to raise brother’s case in D.C.

Relatives of Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine jailed in Russia, announced plans Wednesday to personally lobby American officials next week to help secure his release. Mr. Whelan’s siblings said they will campaign in D.C. for their brother’s freedom as…

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