Lightrun raises $4M for its continuous debugging and observability platform

Lightrun, a Tel Aviv-based startup that makes it easier for developers to debug their production code, today announced that it has raised a $4 million seed round led by Glilot Capital Partners, with participation from a number fo engineering executives from several Fortune 500 firms. The company, which was co-founded by Ilan Peleg (who, in […] Continue reading Lightrun raises $4M for its continuous debugging and observability platform

Pubs and restaurants left guessing after being told to collect customer data as lockdown eases

In just ten days, the UK Government says English pubs, restaurants, and cafes can open again for business.
However, they are told that they should collect contact information about every customer and visitor to their premises. But what they’re n… Continue reading Pubs and restaurants left guessing after being told to collect customer data as lockdown eases

Smashing Security podcast #183: MAMILs, gameshows, and a surprise from eBay

A TV gameshow with cash prizes if you’re obeying Coronavirus lockdown rules, ex-Ebay staff charged in crazy cyberstalking case, and when the wrong cyclist was accused by the internet bearing pitchforks.
All this and much more is discussed in the … Continue reading Smashing Security podcast #183: MAMILs, gameshows, and a surprise from eBay

Me on COVAD-19 Contact Tracing Apps

I was quoted in BuzzFeed: "My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News… Continue reading Me on COVAD-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Me on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

I was quoted in BuzzFeed: "My problem with contact tracing apps is that they have absolutely no value," Bruce Schneier, a privacy expert and fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, told BuzzFeed News. "I’m not even talking about the privacy concerns, I mean the efficacy. Does anybody think this will do something useful?… Continue reading Me on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Google and Apple Reveal Their Coronavirus Contact Tracing Plans: We Kick the Tires

Google and Apple have joined forces to issue a common API that will run on their mobile phone operating systems, enabling applications to track people who you come “into contact” with in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an extremely tall order to do so in …read more

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Contact Tracing COVID-19 Infections via Smartphone Apps

Google and Apple have announced a joint project to create a privacy-preserving COVID-19 contact tracing app. (Details, such as we have them, are here.) It’s similar to the app being developed at MIT, and similar to others being described and developed elsewhere. It’s nice seeing the privacy protections; they’re well thought out. I was going to write a long essay… Continue reading Contact Tracing COVID-19 Infections via Smartphone Apps

Contact Tracing COVID-19 Infections via Smartphone Apps

Google and Apple have announced a joint project to create a privacy-preserving COVID-19 contact tracing app. (Details, such as we have them, are here.) It’s similar to the app being developed at MIT, and similar to others being described and developed … Continue reading Contact Tracing COVID-19 Infections via Smartphone Apps

Tracing Stolen Bitcoin

Ross Anderson has a really interesting paper on tracing stolen bitcoin. From a blog post: Previous attempts to track tainted coins had used either the "poison" or the "haircut" method. Suppose I open a new address and pay into it three … Continue reading Tracing Stolen Bitcoin