2017

With at least $1.3 billion invested globally in 2018, VC funding for blockchain blows past 2017 totals
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Although bitcoin and blockchain technology may not take up quite as much mental bandwidth for the general public as it did just a few months ago, companies in the space continue to rake in capital from investors. One of the latest to do so is Circle, which recently announced a $110 million Series E round led by bitcoin […]

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FTC-mandated audit cleared Facebook's privacy policies in 2017
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When Facebook struck a deal with the Federal Trade Commission in 2011 following an investigation into its privacy practices, it was required to undergo an external audit every two years. That's why it was a mystery how the fact that Cambridge Analyti…

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ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017
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 Recently, we found that, for 2018, the amount of money being raised by blockchain and blockchain-adjacent companies via traditional VC rounds is on pace to surpass 2017’s highs. But despite more than $900 million in recorded venture funding in 2017, and more than $375 million in known venture funding for the first two months of 2018 […]

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HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2017) review     – CNET
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The updated Spectre x360 13-inch convertible laptop adds terrific battery life and top-notch performance to its class-leading design.

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After WannaCry and NotPetya, ransomware dwindled in 2017     – CNET
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Hackers wreaked havoc all summer with ransomware. Researchers from Malwarebytes think users might have stopped hackers by getting smart.

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iPhone 7 Plus was almost China's top selling phone in 2017     – CNET
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Apple, the only foreign phone maker to hit China’s top 10 list, was beaten to the top spot by Oppo’s R9S.

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US border guards searched 60 percent more devices in 2017
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In 2017, the US Customs and Border Protection searched 30,200 electronic devices. That's over 60 percent the number of searches its personnel conducted the year before to the dismay of privacy advocates. Some also view the rise in searches as a produ…

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US border agency searched 30,200 phones and computers in 2017     – CNET
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Searches of electronic devices at the border increased nearly 60 percent from 2016. The agency also released updated guidelines for conducting searches.

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It’s the Jons 2017!
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 Happy New Year! It’s been a transformational year in tech. The golden era of startups ended. Sorry about that. The tech industry finally rolled over a big rock it had ignored and/or leaned on for years, and exposed the squirming morass of sexual harassment beneath. We witnessed major AI breakthroughs, a cryptocurrency megaboom, really truly […]

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