New privacy alliance to be formed in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe

New privacy alliance to be formed in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe

Civil Society advocates from Russia, and Central and Eastern Europe have joined forces to form a new inter-regional NGO to promote privacy in countries bordering the EU.

SentinelOne raises $120M for its fully autonomous, AI-based endpoint security solution

SentinelOne raises $120M for its fully autonomous, AI-based endpoint security solution

SentinelOne, which provides real-time endpoint protection on laptops, phones, containers, cloud services and most recently IoT devices on a network through a completely autonomous, AI-based platform, has raised $120 million in a Series D round — money that it will be using to continue expanding its current business as well as forge into new areas such as building more tools to automatically detect and patch software running on those endpoints, to keep them as secure as possible.

Broad Coalition Tells Congress To Bring Back The Office Of Technology Assessment

Broad Coalition Tells Congress To Bring Back The Office Of Technology Assessment

Accordingly, we urge you to prioritize efforts to augment this institutional capacity, including providing funding for the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), as part of the fiscal year 2020 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill.

'Smart wall' sparks privacy fears on border

'Smart wall' sparks privacy fears on border

President Trump has also voiced support for "smart walls designed to meet the needs of frontline border agents." Democrats' initial proposal in the border deal talks, put forward last week, called for technologies that could assess the "risk" posed by individuals entering the U.S., as well as tech to monitor movements by people near the border.

DuckDuckGo Raised $10M As Google Faces Privacy Concerns

DuckDuckGo Raised $10M As Google Faces Privacy Concerns

Follow Crunchbase News on One of the only private search alternatives to Google, the privacy-focused DuckDuckGo quietly raised $10 million from OMERS Ventures last week, a Canadian pension fund that has invested in a number of startups.

The EU’s Next Budget Threatens Privacy Around the World for Decades to Come

The EU’s Next Budget Threatens Privacy Around the World for Decades to Come

Emergency Trust Fund for Africa in 2015 aiming to stop ‘irregular’ migration by, amongst other things, ‘enforcing the rule of law through capacity building in support of security and development as well as law enforcement, including border management and migration related aspects’ and contributing to ‘preventing and countering radicalisation and extremism.

Half of the Tor Project's funding now comes from the private sector

Half of the Tor Project's funding now comes from the private sector

"In terms of percentages, while 2015 saw 85% of our funding coming from US government sources, 2016 saw the fraction drop to 76%, and in 2017 we're down to 51%," said Roger Dingledine, co-founder of the Tor Project and original developer of the Tor anonymity software.

Transparency, Openness, and Our 2016 and 2017 Financials

Transparency, Openness, and Our 2016 and 2017 Financials

And the layer above that is publishing design documents and research papers to explain why we chose to build it that way, including analyzing the security implications and the trade-offs of alternate designs.