White House taps Matt Olsen, Uber security boss and former NSA lawyer, to lead key DOJ division

The White House has nominated Matt Olsen to run the Justice Department’s National Security Division, a move that would put the Uber security executive and former civil servant at the helm of some of the most sensitive cases in the U.S.  Olsen, who now works as Uber’s chief trust and security officer, previously worked as the director of the National Counterterrorism Center during the Obama administration and served as the general counsel of the National Security Agency. The Biden administration announced his nomination on Wednesday. If confirmed by the Senate, Olsen will take over a key division of the Justice Department focused on counterintelligence, terrorism, foreign interference in U.S. elections and, increasingly, cybersecurity matters. He would replace John Demers, an assistant attorney general who has focused heavily on countering alleged Chinese espionage and theft of intellectual property in the U.S.  The Biden administration tapped Olsen as national security officials reckon […]

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Esper raises $30M Series B for its IoT DevOps platform

There may be billions of IoT devices in use today, but the tooling around building (and updating) the software for them still leaves a lot to be desired. Esper, which today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series B round, builds the tools to enable developers and engineers to deploy and manage fleets […] Continue reading Esper raises $30M Series B for its IoT DevOps platform

Cortex raises $2.5M to accelerate development of its platform

Reliability as Code pioneer Cortex announced that it has secured $2.5 million in seed funding led by Sequoia Capital. The new funds will accelerate development of the Cortex platform, which enables engineering leaders and site reliability engineers (SR… Continue reading Cortex raises $2.5M to accelerate development of its platform

Do customers have a right to know how companies that use algorithms make their decisions?

Increasingly, businesses rely on algorithms that use data provided by users to make decisions that affect people. For example, Amazon, Google, and Facebook use algorithms to tailor what users see, and Uber and Lyft use them to match passengers with dri… Continue reading Do customers have a right to know how companies that use algorithms make their decisions?

ServiceNow introduces new capabilities to help businesses return employees to the workplace

ServiceNow announced updates to its Workplace Service Delivery solution, including the Safe Workplace Suite at Knowledge 2021, ServiceNow’s flagship digital experience for its customers, partners, and developer community. The new capabilities will help… Continue reading ServiceNow introduces new capabilities to help businesses return employees to the workplace

DataStax K8ssandra now available on any Kubernetes environment

DataStax announced that K8ssandra, an open-source distribution of Apache Cassandra on Kubernetes, is available on any Kubernetes environment including distro-specific integrations for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Google Kubernetes En… Continue reading DataStax K8ssandra now available on any Kubernetes environment

Arrival partners with Uber to design ride-hailing electric car

With an electric bus and an electric van already in its product catalog, UK electric mobility company Arrival is now partnering with San Francisco’s Uber to develop an electric vehicle especially for ride-hailing drivers.Continue ReadingCategory: Autom… Continue reading Arrival partners with Uber to design ride-hailing electric car

Opsera raises $15M for its continuous DevOps orchestration platform

Opsera, a startup that’s building an orchestration platform for DevOps teams, today announced that it has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Felicis Ventures. New investor HMG Ventures, as well as existing investors Clear Ventures, Trinity Partners and Firebolt Ventures also participated in this round, which brings the company’s total funding […] Continue reading Opsera raises $15M for its continuous DevOps orchestration platform

1Password Secrets Automation helps businesses secure and manage secrets

1Password launched Secrets Automation, a new way to easily secure, manage and orchestrate the rapidly expanding infrastructure secrets required in a modern enterprise. Secrets such as corporate credentials, API tokens, keys and certificates can number … Continue reading 1Password Secrets Automation helps businesses secure and manage secrets