Virtual research institute battles Long COVID with backing from Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin

Virtual research institute battles Long COVID with backing from Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin

A new nonprofit “startup” is emerging from stealth today with $15 million in funding from Ethereum co-creator Vitalik Buterin, with a focus squarely on studying and treating Long COVID. While the global pandemic may have neared something close to a conclusion for many, millions of people around the world are still suffering long-term effects from […]

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It’s the era of at-home health diagnostics and Senzo is finding its flow

It’s the era of at-home health diagnostics and Senzo is finding its flow

Biotech company Senzo just raised a $2 million round at a $20 million pre-money valuation to further extend options for lateral flow diagnostics. “Lateral flow,” in this case, is the same type of testing you’ve seen from at-home pregnancy or COVID-19 tests. The company is creating a product it calls Amplified Lateral Flow (ALF). For […]

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EMA warns over doctored COVID-19 vaccine data hacked and leaked online

EMA warns over doctored COVID-19 vaccine data hacked and leaked online

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has warned that information on COVID-19-related medicines and vaccines, which was stolen in a cyberattack last December and leaked online earlier this week, includes correspondence that’s been manipulated prior to publication “in a way which could undermine trust in vaccines”. It’s not clear exactly how the information — which includes […]

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Daily Crunch: Apple might be working on a VR headset

Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors

The coronavirus has displaced millions of workers across the country. In order to recover, companies must focus on re-skilling their workforces in a measured and sustainable way. However, training and recruitment can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for companies, a heavy investment that is hard to explain during volatile times. To Bharani Rajakumar, the […]

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Microsoft says hackers backed by Russia and North Korea targeted COVID-19 vaccine makers

Microsoft says hackers backed by Russia and North Korea targeted COVID-19 vaccine makers

Microsoft has revealed that hackers backed by Russia and North Korea have targeted pharmaceutical companies involved in the COVID-19 vaccine development efforts. The technology giant said Friday that the attacks targeted seven companies in the U.S., Canada, France, India and South Korea. But while it blocked the “majority” of the attacks, Microsoft acknowledged that some […]

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Decrypted: Space hacking, iPhone vulnerability, Zoom’s security boom

Decrypted: Space hacking, iPhone vulnerability, Zoom’s security boom

Security startups to the rescue. As we continue to ride out the pandemic, security experts are closely monitoring the surge of coronavirus-related cyber threats. Just this week, Google’s Threat Analysis Group, its elite threat hunting unit, says that while the overall number of threats remains largely the same, opportunistic hackers are retooling their efforts to […]

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Facebook Messenger provides governments, agencies with free developer tools to combat COVID-19

Facebook Messenger provides governments, agencies with free developer tools to combat COVID-19

Big tech has been making a huge effort to mobilize its power to help people work better together to battle the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — whether it’s creating search and information portals, making sure the most authoritative voices are surfacing above the noise or gathering compute power to supercharge research efforts to find vaccines. Today, […]

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Hackers are jumping on the COVID-19 pandemic to spread malware

Hackers are jumping on the COVID-19 pandemic to spread malware

If there’s one thing certain during a pandemic, it’s that hackers will use it for their own gain. Don’t be too surprised. Every time there’s a major news story, a world event or even regular national events like tax preparation season, hackers jump at the chance to take advantage of the uptick in chatter to […]

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