Ever since she played her first game of Super Mario back in the 90s, Ivana was hooked on technology.  Years later, she started her career working for a company that sells EU GDPR documentation. This job has thought her the importance of proper data collection, storage, and handling. Soon she realized that dealing with customer information was something many companies found challenging and that many individuals are ignorant about the amount of data they leave online. This inspired here to launch DataProt - a website that educates people on internet privacy and gives cybersecurity advice.
Apple Delays Hearing for Russia’s $12M Antitrust Lawsuit
The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS) has postponed an appeals-court hearing on its decision to fine Apple until September 2021. The Western tech giant asked for more time to prepare and go through the documents presented by the FAS after its initial decision. The lawsu
Avanquest Emerging As Adobe Competitor With SignPDF Launch
Claranova’s software publishing division, Avanquest, is planning to launch SignPDF, a straightforward and multiplatform digital signature product. The commercial launch is slated for July on the US market and for September in Europe. The tool is designed to assist small and medium-sized busines
Lookout Uncovers Crypto-Mining Scams on Google Play
The integrated endpoint-to-cloud security company Lookout revealed on July 7, 2021, a smartphone crypto-mining scam employed by hundreds of Android apps. Researchers separated these apps into two app families, CloudScam and BitScam. In total, 170 apps were used to con more than 93,000 users and pock
Bitdefender and ThreatQuotient Partner To Strengthen Threat Detection
Cybersecurity company Bitdefender and security operations platform ThreatQuotient announced a strategic partnership on June 23, 2021. This union will result in Bitdefender Advanced Threat Intelligence being added to ThreatQ, the threat intelligence platform. ThreatQuotient customers, which includ
Norton Ramps Up Security With New Privacy Features
On June 3, 2021, Norton announced the release of new security features that will significantly boost privacy protection for NortonLifeLock users. These additions give consumers more options for securing their private information online. The NortonLifeLock platform now has three extra layers of pr
Sterling Integrates With SmartRecruiters
On June 17, 2021, Sterling, one of the leading US identity and background screening providers, announced its integration with SmartRecruites, a recruiting software. Sterling will be one of the first companies to offer its customers an integration on SmartRecruiters’ API. The two companies have
Akamai Network Failure Puts High-Level Sites out of Commission
Akamai Technologies, a primary website and application hosting and content delivery network company from Cambridge, Massachusetts, was hit by an outage on June 17, 2021. The network issue caused airline, bank, stock exchange, and government websites to go down. This is the second time this month
Malwarebytes Launches VPN for Mobile Devices
Cyber protection provider Malwarebytes announced the launch of its virtual private network, Malwarebytes Privacy for mobile devices. The next-generation VPN is up to four times faster than traditional ones and will provide a safer internet environment to its users. The unveiling of the new VPN co
ProfitSword Appoints Jason Wallace as Vice President of Engineering
Jason Wallace, who has nearly two decades of expertise in IT and software development, has been appointed Vice President of Engineering at ProfitSword. The company specializes in the development of business intelligence and data integration software. “As part of our efforts to stay ahead of the
Dozens of Websites Go Down in Tuesday’s Global Glitch
A number of world-leading and high-traffic websites, including CNN, The New York Times, Guardian, Reddit, Amazon, and Twitch, went down following a June 8 outage at Fastly, a San Francisco-based CDN service. “We experienced a global outage due to an undiscovered software bug that surfaced on Ju
Proofpoint Joins Forces with Microsoft Teams for Data Loss Prevention
Microsoft Teams users can count on a new software solution to help them with data loss prevention (DLP) as Proofpoint, a cybersecurity company, announced its strategic partnership with Microsoft Teams on June 3. Its product, Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (CASB), which helps users secure appli
Mitek Purchases ID R&D to Be the Leader in Biometric Protection
The leading digital identity verification company, Mitek, acquired ID R&D, a provider of AI-assisted voice and face biometrics and liveness detection. The latter’s shareholders will receive up to $49 million in cash and Mitek stock. ID R&D introduced innovative facial and voice biometri