Facebook will pay $5B fine – TechCrunch

Facebook will pay $5B fine – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Facebook settles with FTC: $5 billion and new privacy guarantees Although in line with what was reported before the official announcement, […]

Customer-Led Automation Changes the Service Game

Customer-Led Automation Changes the Service Game

Customer self-service is ready to take the next step toward customer-led service, where enterprises are supporting requests from bots as often as from people. Customer self-service has proven to be mutually beneficial for enterprises as well as consumers, with both realizing time and cost savings. However, the empowered customer is destined to become the overwhelmed […]

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain over data security lapses.   10 Ways To Fight Digital Theft & Fraud (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) A Federal Trade Commission lawsuit now before the federal courts, alleging that the Wyndham hotel […]

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time. Google’s 10 Big Bets On The Future (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Google Maps Street View gained a new feature on Wednesday: a way to travel through time. Street View has always offered time travel […]

Arrcus snags $30M Series B as it tries to disrupt networking biz – TechCrunch

Arrcus snags $30M Series B as it tries to disrupt networking biz – TechCrunch

Arrcus has a bold notion to try and take on the biggest names in networking by building a better networking management system. Today it was rewarded with a $30 million Series B investment led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Existing investors General Catalyst and Clear Ventures also participated. The company previously raised a seed and Series […]

Robinhood stored passwords in plaintext, so change yours now – TechCrunch

Robinhood stored passwords in plaintext, so change yours now – TechCrunch

Investment and stock trading app Robinhood stored some user credentials, including passwords, in plaintext on internal systems, the company revealed today. This particularly dangerous security misstep could have seriously exposed its users, though it says that it has no evidence the data was accessed improperly. Better change your password now. Sensitive data like passwords and […]

Snap overtakes its IPO debut price – TechCrunch

Snap overtakes its IPO debut price – TechCrunch

Snap may no longer be the laughing stock of the New York Stock Exchange. On the heels of renewed user growth and an earnings beat, Snap closed Wednesday with a share price at $17.60, up 18.68% for the day, giving the company its first close above its $17 IPO debut price since March of last […]

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