Apple releases iOS 15.3 with fix for ‘actively exploited’ iPhone flaw

Apple on Wednesday patched dozens of security issues with the release of iOS 15.3 of macOS Monterey 12.2. iOS 15.3 fixes a total of 10 security bugs, including a flaw that the company says may have been actively exploited. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2022-22587, is a memory corruption bug in IOMobileFrameBuffer — a kernel extension […]

Sylvera takes $32M to build trust in carbon offsetting ratings

Sylvera, a UK-based startup which uses machine learning technology to analyze a variety of visual data like satellite imagery and Lidar with the goal of boosting accountability and credibility around carbon offsetting projects, has fast followed a $5.8 million seed round in May last year by closing a $32M Series A. The round was co-led […]

Google kills off FLoC, replaces it with Topics

FLoC (Federated Learning of Cohorts), Google’s controversial project for replacing cookies for interest-based advertising by instead grouping users into groups of users with comparable interests, is dead. In its place, Google today announced a new proposal: Topics. The idea here is that your browser will learn about your interests as you move around the web. […]

Flaws in third-party software exposed dozens of Teslas to remote access

A security researcher said he was able to remotely access dozens of Teslas around the world because security bugs found in an open-source logging tool popular with Tesla owners exposed their cars directly to the internet. News of the vulnerability was first revealed earlier this month in a tweet by David Colombo, a security researcher […]

Remote work and cloud adoption lands 1Password with $620M Series C, now valued at $6.8B

Password management platform 1Password has closed a massive $620 million Series C funding round that raises the company’s valuation to $6.8 billion. The investment was led by Iconiq Growth, with participation from Tiger Global, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Backbone Angels, and Accel, which led the company’s $200 million Series A and $100 million Series B rounds. […]

Pinwheel raises $50M Series B at $500M valuation for its income verification APIs

Six months after its $20 million Series A, payroll connectivity platform Pinwheel just announced that it has nabbed another $50 million in a round led by new investor GGV Capital.  Pinwheel serves neobanks and fintechs like Block, Acorns, and Current by providing application programming interfaces (APIs) linked to payroll, income, and employment data. Historically, systems […]

Crypto API provider Conduit wants to be the Stripe of decentralized finance

Financial institutions continue to search for ways to pile into the crypto market, and decentralized finance (DeFi) products are one mechanism that could help them capture share. Investors in DeFi products can earn yield on their capital by lending out their cryptocurrency in exchange for interest.  But DeFi lending is far riskier than traditional lending, […]

Jitterbit acquires low-code service PrimeApps

API transformation company Jitterbit today announced that it has acquired PrimeApps, a Turkey-based low-code application development service. Jitterbit plans to combine its API platform with PrimeApps to build an end-to-end platform that will make it easier for non-technical users to build business apps, something that — almost by default — includes integrating different data sources. […]

AWS just can’t catch a break

For the third time this month, AWS today suffered an outage in one of its data centers. This morning, a power outage in its US-EAST-1 region affected services like Slack, Asana, Epic Games and others. The issues started around 7:30am ET and the knock-on effect of these issues continues to plague the service as of […]