Russian hacked ‘at least one’ Florida county prior to 2016 election

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Russian operatives successfully targeted and hacked “at least one” Florida county government in the run up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to new findings by the Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The report, published Thursday by the Justice Department, said the…

Facebook Stored Millions of Instagram Users’ Passwords in Plaintext

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Facebook late last month revealed that the social media company mistakenly stored passwords for “hundreds of millions” of Facebook users in plaintext, including “tens of thousands” passwords of its Instagram users as well. Now it appears that the incident is far worse…

Weengs, the UK logistics startup for online retailers, collects £6.5M Series A

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Weengs, the U.K. logistics startup for e-commerce businesses that need a more convenient way of getting online orders to customers, has raised £6.5 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is venture capital firm Oxford Capital, with Weeng’s seed investors, including…

Facebook Collected Contacts from 1.5 Million Email Accounts Without Users’ Permission

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Not a week goes without a new Facebook blunder. Remember the most recent revelation of Facebook being caught asking users new to the social network platform for their email account passwords to verify their identity? At the time, it was suspected that…

Starbucks challenger Luckin’s fundraising spree continues with $150M investment

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Coffee startup Luckin is continuing its fundraising spree as it sets its sight on becoming an alternative to Starbucks in China. The a-year-and-a-half old company announced on Thursday that it closed a Series B-plus raise totaling $150 million. The fresh proceeds valued…

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