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Privacy-Preserving Tech Gains Top-Tier Funding

Aphersis raises €2.5M for privacy-safe data sharing

Aphersis, which ensures secure, private data collaboration and analysis for global pharma, manufacturing and telecom companies, has just received seed funding from top-tier investors, including Twitter’s board chair. The company uses decentralized computing, federated learning and cryptographic protocols to make it possible to share highly sensitive data.

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Hackers Paid to Keep Massive Breach Secret

August 25, 2020

Uber’s former security chief charged with data breach cover up The California United States Attorney and FBI brought obstruction of justice charges against Uber’s former CSO for concealing a security breach that revealed PII associated with 57 million users and drivers. In a warning to other companies, the announcement stated, “We expect prompt reporting of criminal conduct. We will not tolerate corporate cover-ups”.

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Work From Home Has Little Productivity Impact: Adobe Study

August 25, 2020

Continuing in our glass half empty/half full mode, Adobe found mixed reports from workers stuck at home: 32% said they were more productive and 23% said they were less productive than they were in the office. The remaining 45% saw no difference. The most missed features of office life were team collaboration and informal chats with co-workers. Bosses may be sad to learn the least missed was direct access to their supervisor.

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Most Marketers Say They’re Using the Metaverse and It’s Great: Qualtrics Report

July 5, 2022

Will the metaverse rescue marketers from the loss of third-party cookies and device tracking?  Perhaps you scoff the metaverse doesn’t actually exist.  That didn’t prevent 74% of marketers telling Qualtrics they were already advertising in it and 59% of that group saying it’s their most successful channel.  Pioneering?  Optimistic? Delusional?  Take your pick.

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