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Facebook messenger kids failed to fulfill promise – TechCrunch

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Facebook messenger kids failed to fulfill promise - TechCrunch

Applications of FB Messenger for 13 years under Messenger Messenger – Two years ago young people started to set up a “private” chat area, which would contact the people who specially contact their father and Acceptable to the father – An embarrassing security is causing concern.

Messages sent by FGB to the parents and the customers of the app’s clients sent to an unknown group informed them that the company described a “technical error” as a good friend of the child Allowed them to make a gay chat, which was called as ‘many parents’ second – the secondary contact with the primary or younger person’s father or father Without the keys

FB did not publish the general disclosure of security concerns. We have contacted the company with questions.

I recently confirmed the error on Verge, and I said to him: “We recently told some parents of a messenger a technical error, in which we found that affecting a small number of groups, chat Paused and provided additional resources and online safety of the Messenger Kids to parents. ”

This difficulty has arisen due to the use of the messenger girl permissions in group chat events – a place where multi-user chats go beyond the parental consent system for contacts spoken by post-child.

However, given the help of the application to send mass messages, it is inconceivable that FB engineers aggressively stop fellow colleagues from staying away from immature customers (who can embrace adults) and chat with young people There is no additional layer applied to be able to.

The Verge states that due to the defect, thousands of youth have been left in talks with unauthorized customers.

In spite of its long historical history of enjoying fast and free consumer privacy, when Messenger Kids was launched in 2017, FBI Messenger Chief David Marcus was quick to put shadows on various applications, – “In other applications, they can call anyone or anyone who wants to contact.”

Messenger Children Messenger has allowed non-approved customers to use the chat room, which claims that they were young protected areas, they said that they also developed the “lockstep” application with FTC.

We have contacted the Federal Trade Commission to ask if there is a possibility of a security breach.

The partner’s information was one of the frequent holes in Fb privatization – for example, allowing, abusing hundreds of thousands of private customer information with their knowledge or consent at the expense of extended FB permissions around them.

Now that Cambridge Analycia An old political information company, by pushing a developer to get FBI information to create personal profiles of American voters.

The company has been asked to issue a fine of $ 5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission, which is related to the investigation whether it violated the previous privatization obligations assigned to the regulator.

Several legal guidelines for information security are governed by this young information curriculum, as well as the applications of basic information security regulation in Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (KOPPA) in Europe and Europe.

While there are potential privacy points with messenger children’s defects, given that youth may have shared with unauthorized third events due to “fault”, the main concern for fog is probably a safety hazard for their youth.

This has been found for people who do not agree with an unwanted video chat environment.

There is very little outline on this concern to provide support to the current legal guidelines.

Although risks and harm from growing fear in Europe children have to face surfing, UK officials have pushed for this area.

Long time ago, printed white paper units developed their plans to manage a wide range of online damage, as well as offer compulsory obligation to care for platforms, to take appropriate steps to protect customers from the spread of harm, youth Closer to people’s sexual abuse

US mobile bank increases the value of MoneyLion ‘Unicorn by $ 100 million

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US mobile bank increases the value of MoneyLion 'Unicorn by $ 100 million

There is a new technical beginning in the United States, which is more than the case of Unicorn.

Manuelion, located in New York City, which provides customers with financial advice and access to loans and other services, said that today they have raised $ 100 million in a new round to accelerate their growth in the US market.

Manuelan said that Edison Partners and Greenspring Associates had led the third round of C series for a six-year startup. Metabank and Finitech Collective also participated in the round, while Capital One made a strategic investment.

A TechLrunch spokesman said that MoneyLion raised $ 60 million of venture capital and debt in the second quarter of 2018. It has not been detected before.

This means that MoneyLion has raised more than $ 200 million so far, according to someone who is familiar with this matter, making the current start-up round equal to the value of $ 1 billion.

MoneyLion, which tells itself to the mobile phone bank, manages micro-credit, micro-savings and wealth management.

All-in-one users allow users to link all their bank accounts and credit cards and receive personalized advice about how they spend their money better and also get an in-app loan.

MoneyLion founder and chief executive DE Choubey said in an interview with TechCrunch that startup is extracting most of its money from subscription services – which costs $ 19.99 a month – to sell consumers.

Providing subscription to banking packages, basic investment management and access to finance.

Chaubey did not mention the number of Manillion customers, but more than 5 million customers are using the app. It includes free users who have access to some basic banking facilities without any cost.

Chubby said that MoneyLion will use new capital to add new features to improve its subscription offerings, financing models and keep its existing users.

Last year, this app increased cash rebate for its members by more than $ 12 million, and 70% of users saw a 30-point increase in their credit score.

“You will see us investing heavily in brokers’ capabilities, training capabilities and equity investment capabilities. We think of approaching financial services like Netflix’s content approach, we want to keep the users accustomed to the platform. ”

In an interview with TechCrunch, Chris Sogden, managing director of Edison Partners, said, “Manilan focused on giving all bank offers for his program last year.

These are the “wide and first-class opportunities for banking and financial knowledge for customers” which they attract to emerging companies, he said.

Chaubi refused to share company revenue, said that the startup was in “phase of over-development”.

Because the traditional banks are taking steps to fulfill the growing financial needs of their customers, the number of emerging technology companies has been increasing for years to bridge this gap.

In many parts of the world, including the United States, “new banks” help small and medium enterprises to automate their financial resources and reach many additional facilities.

There is a common tendency in favor of facing the consumer.

On some fronts, MoneyLion, another $ 200 million mobile bank at the beginning of this year, the Acorn Investment Service, which has more than 3.5 million users, and SoFi Online Money Lenders, are quietly collecting 500, such as a handful of players Is competing with. Million dollars for months

“Money Loun provides everything to you if you go to the physical branch of the bank,” he told Krunchbase.

“They present a full range of possibilities, which are attractive from consumer perspectives because you do not want to apply 4-5 applications to change the bank.”

Sogden also believes that while there is a lot of discussion and interest in terms of investors rather than the digital bank, “the opportunity is still in the beginning.”

“The rate of adoption of these competitive banks is still low,” he told Crunchbase News. “Overall, it is one of the most exciting stores during the investment period of 17-18 years.”

Clearly investors are very interested in the area. Earlier in the day, Robinhood, the first trading platform for mobile phones, announced a $ 323 million E series with its new investment proposal, the Manilian will now compete directly with this company.

In an interview with TechCrunch, Managing Comrade Chris Sogden in Edison Companions said that in the last one year, Manila has focused on offering the full financial institution options on its platform.

“These are the wide and first-class opportunities for banking and financial literacy for buyers who attract emerging companies,” he said.

While the traditional banks are moving slowly to meet the growing cash requirements of their potential, many emerging technology companies have emerged in the past few years to bridge the gap.

Visions Club of Berlin outsource two € 40M micro funds for seeds and B2B

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Visions Club of Berlin outsource two € 40M micro funds for seeds and B2B

The new European B2B-centric venture company has revealed that it has raised two small funds of 40 million euros for each for the purpose of pre-seed / seed and series B respectively. The Berlin-based VC was founded by Sebastian Pollock and Robert Laacher.

Pollock was a VC on EWork in San Francisco, and in 2018 it was founded in Pro7Sat.1 Media Group with a valuation of more than $ 100 million. Laker was the founding partner of La Femiglia, where he was said to be an early investor in the companies. Fratbah, Koaya, Asan Rebel, Ontrack and Perseo.

Among the successful European founders in the LPs at the Visionseries Club are Hokon Coke (Auto 1 Group), Jochen Engert, Daniel Krauss (Flixbus), Johannes Rake (Gettyguide), Dominic Richter (Hello Fresh), Florian Gaswindner (Runtastic).

Fund investors include Marcus Swarovski, Shrewman Mittal, Felix Feijes (Feijes Logistics), Christian Milli, Max Weisman (Weisman Group), Siemens family member, Hansel and Bitterburger.

In an e-mail question with Polok and Laker, and in the answer, we searched a little more in the jurisdiction of the Visions Club, why its concrete focus on B2B, why do you do a basic job and not Series B, but Series A and Braxtil But there are couple’s ideas.

TechCrunch: Why B2B?

We believe that the next big wave of turmoil in B2B space will come with the possibility of changing the backbone of our European economy.

The re-innovation of the B2B IT stack is the current opportunity as there is no reason for the possibility of digitizing any part of the price chain and automating the operation for a long time.

In the last 15 years, we have a big wave of consumer driven companies and their speed. But if you look at the European industrial scenario, then our real DNA is especially the leader of the global industrial market, for which we are famous.

Most of them run profitable business, but they often fail to manage their digital transformation on their own. This is where we see opportunities for us!

Through our web-based approach, we want to fill in information about “what is possible” in the field of technology startups and “what really is needed” in the industrial sector.

Together with the Visions Club, we connect these two worlds together to feed the next wave of turmoil.

Visions Club has two funds, plans for investing in start-up for the beginning of a later period, and start-up across Europe.

In the core box, can you be more specific about the size of the checks you write and the types of companies, techniques, business models or B2B areas?

Sure! We plan to invest between € 500,000 and € 1.5 million in the founders of adult B2B seeds and seeds of approximately 10% of our companies.

We like to look at the techniques that eliminate the inefficiencies in the B2B value chain and make a significant improvement (10x) in Digital Offset Market Solutions over Sourcing and Procurement Platform, Standard Production System, Warehouse Automation and New Digital Logistics Platform. Are.

The good thing about these technologies is that almost every company has supply chain and similar problems: so most of the techniques here are relevant in vertical areas and create great opportunities to take advantage of startups in the market.

One of the great examples of new European heroes in this space, to remove Salonis from operation, UIPath is fast B2B climbers for the RPA or the graphic in the area of ​​AI-based processors, which are suitable in all areas.

The next generation is starting with companies like Arkulus located in Munich, who have strengthened production with modular approaches serving their first customers, Audi and Porsche and are now expanding to other areas.

The Visionaries Club’s Growth Fund is targeting the B series and it is designed to double the number of promising startups in your portfolio and even invest in start-ups. As B, you want to avoid a chain tourism crowd. What do you think of here?

In the last two years there has been a huge flow of capital in the European VC ecosystem, most VC companies have raised more money between € 100 million and € 350 million, with the focus on the A-series as entry points.

First of all, it is a wonderful development for the founders and our ecosystem, where big founders can choose the fund that they want to include.

At the same time, the VC scenario has become a red lining for many VCs who focus on the same phase and several series that compete for ownership, which have some similar value for many funds.

We want to stay away from this game and want to build a complementary VC product for the initial development phase, where on the founding scale of B2B technology, to help them bring our industry LP network a small check While participating in investment, a European or Tier I can choose American funds.

Daimler and Bosch’s driverless parking is okay with human supervision

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Daimler and Bosch's driverless parking is okay with human supervision

On the basis of Artificial Intelligence, we have come on a new roadmap on the long road to make self-driving systems truly independent.

Daimler and Bosch have now been approved by the German regulators to operate the automless driverless parking function without the human driver behind the wheel – it is making the first fully automatic parking function in the world.

SAE Level 4 has been officially approved for daily use. Nodes come in four years after companies start working together on technology.

Marcus Hein, a member of the Bush, said, “The decisions of officials show that innovations like auto-rowing are first possible in Germany.”

“Driverless driving and parking are important building blocks for yesterday’s traffic. Automatic parking system shows how much progress we have made on this road.”

Level 4 is a designation from SAE, which means that the vehicle can handle all aspects of driving without human intervention in some circumstances.

So far, there have been other level 4 experiences in the business, but all those behind the wheel have been included as backups.

Bosch, one of the world’s largest suppliers of technical equipment and equipment, is the basic component of the automated parking function, which works in coordination with Daimler technology on Mercedes-Benz cars. Users can use the standalone car service through the smartphone app.

Bosch and Daimler began to develop fully automatic parking without the driver in 2015. These included the initial partnership car 2 ango, Daimler’s vehicle partnership unit.

Companies first participated in the so-called automatic rowing ceremony in the garage of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in 2017.

The following year, after intense trials, the museum visitors were able to test the automated parking service with an important warning: the human safety driver was always behind the wheel.

Visitors were able to conveniently book the vehicles using the Smartphone app. Their car will freely reach a dedicated parking spot in the garage. Once the visitors pass, they can add them to the landing area.

The vehicle will then be directed by its location from its location to its specified parking spaces, garage infrastructure and ship censor.

The pilot program was quite narrow and restrictive to include the security driver.

But it was an important objective for Bosch and Daimler and even other companies who hoped to deploy automatic driving operations in Germany.

In Germany, there is no formal approval process for automated driving operations without the human driver.

From the beginning, Bush and Daimler were involved in Stuttgart, the Ministry of Transportation in Baden-Württemberg and specialists of the German certification agency TÜV Rheinland.

As no one can expect, the group assessed the safety of the parking function for Bush and Daimler.

But this process helped the regulators to come up with the guidelines for testing and approval criteria, which can be implemented after the pilot project in the garage of Stuttgart.

For example, Bosch and Daimler tested the light concepts in the AV Pilot Project. Companies used turquoise lights to tell that the car was in automated driving mode and informed passers-by and other road users that the car was driving itself.

Recently released SAE 3134 shows the insights of Bush and Daimler in these lightweight tests.

This is not the only Bosch-Daimler project in business. The companies formed a partnership in 2017 to bring fully independent vehicles on urban roads “with the beginning of the next decade.”

Last year, companies announced plans to test Robotaxi service in San Jose, California.

The Robotoxy experiment, which will use the Mercedes-Benz S-Class automatic vehicles, is set to begin in the second half of 2019 between San Jose Carlos Corridor and Stevens Creek between Central and West San Jose.

Pilot will use the on-demand express delivery service operated by Daimler Mobility Services.

All the rides will be monitored by a security driver.

At the same time, Bush is building a $ 1.1 billion facility to produce semiconductor production for self-driving cars, Smart Home and Smart City Infrastructure.

Dresden-based wafer chip is going to start commercially in silicon production in 2021, and construction is expected to be completed in 2019.

Trustradius collects $ 12.5 million, a forum for review of B2B software created by customers

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Trustradius collects $ 12.5 million, a forum for review of B2B software created by customers

Customer reviews play an important role in helping people determine what they buy in consumer-focused markets such as the Amazon or App Store.

There is only one trend in the B2B world where around half a trillion dollars is spent on software and IT procurement per year.

Trusted Radius, a start-up benefiting from this latest trend, received a total of 190,000 responses today, in which current investors took $ 12.5 million in the lead under Next Next Ventures, along with Mayfield Fund and LiveOak Ventures.

Funding, which brings the total amount mobilized by Trustedias by $ 25 million (minor compared to some of its competitors) will be used to create more involvement and use cases for its reviews, as well as provide feedback The total number of users will continue to expand.

Apart from its main location – which runs counter for a large number of online comparison services such as TrustPilot, G2 Crowd, Ovaler and many other services – Trustedias has already supplied suppliers such as LogMeIn, Tibco and other (IT companies) With numbers) I asked to not name it).

TrustRadius mainly works with them on two tracks: to improve their customers on the site to get detailed reviews from existing customer base, and then to help them use those reviews in their marketing materials.

This partnership is the root of the Trusted Riaz Business model: People who read reviews or use the site to read them, can access them for free.

Vinay Bhagat, founder and CEO of TrustRadius believes that his company’s mission – to help IT decision makers to take advantage of the feedback from other IT buyers and check the software – has found special importance in the current market.

“I think gravity is in our favor,” he said in an interview. “If you are thinking how the technology industry is developed, IT decisions are decentralized and transferred from the information manager’s office.”

The Millennial Generation is moving forward on the posts of power, which means that the way people have bought the software is through salespersons or the basis of analyst reports – is changing … there is a demand to hear the roar of companions And said that we are coming.

Reviews of the user have been criticized very recently. Organizers have asked companies not to be vigilant about the safety of their platforms for “fake” reviews, either to make the product larger, to leave it to the competitors, or to keep people in good shape By paying for word.

The logic was that markets that hosted those reviews still carry eyeballs and product conversions based on those observations, so they were less concerned about corruption, even though in the long run they corrupt consumers on the integrity of the whole platform. Able to

This belief is not completely true. Definitely: For one, Amazon has recently made a great effort to improve confidence by following counterfeit reviewers and establishing rules to prevent smuggling of counterfeit goods.

Lee Bahgat argued that it did not apply to Trustradius. The company has enough center authority – B2B software purchase – within a busy area, losing confidence can not be found soon enough by posting a blind positive review.

At the same time, he told that the company has maintained a stable line with its customers, ensuring that the “truth” about the product is not completely clear, even if it is expected that they use it to improve You can do to provide at least balanced feed as well.

To give more complete picture of existing customers (With other review sites, people who make comments use professional credentials such as business email and linkedin profiles).

Line has so far led the relationship with many software companies, which use reviews as supplement to their sales teams, papers and analyzes published by analysts such as Gartner, Owam and Forrester, to reach those people who Weigh various options for our IT solutions.

LogMeIn CEO Bill Wagner said, “Trustedias has become an integral part of today’s economic cycle.” “Today’s software buyers require detailed reviews to ensure that the product works for professionals like them.”

TrustRadius provides it transparently so that buyers can make reliable decisions, even about enterprise-class software. ”

In order to increase the perception of people about the dangers of swinging data in the digital world and how to use their personal data, they never have an interesting challenge to the online services world.

Most of us do not want to do marketing and will usually exit any box “Yes, I agree to get updates from XYZ and its partners!” – If we search for it between the dark patterns of the network.