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1. Apple disables Walkie Talkie app because of vulnerability that would enable iPhone eavesdropping

The Walkie Talkie app on Apple Watch permits two customers who’ve accepted an invitation from one another to obtain audio chats through a “push to speak” interface paying homage to the PTT buttons on older cell telephones.

Apple has apologized for the bug and for the inconvenience of being unable to make use of the function whereas a repair is made.

2. Amazon invests $700 million to retrain a 3rd of its US workforce by 2025

The corporate’s said objective is to “upskill” 100,000 of its U.S. workers for extra in-demand jobs by 2025. That’s one in three of Amazon’s U.S. staff.

3. Hospitality enterprise Sonder confirms new funding, $1B+ valuation

Sonder, which rents serviced residences akin to boutique inns, has raised $225 million at a valuation north of $1 billion.

4. N26 launches its challenger financial institution within the US

Should you’re conversant in N26, the product going reside in the present day received’t shock you a lot. Clients within the U.S. can obtain a cell app and create a checking account from their telephone in only a few minutes.

5. Apple has pushed a silent Mac replace to take away hidden Zoom internet server

Zoom took flack from customers following a public vulnerability disclosure on Monday by Jonathan Leitschuh, during which he described how “any web site [could] forcibly be a part of a consumer to a Zoom name, with their video digital camera activated, with out the consumer’s permission.”

6. OneTrust raises $200M at a $1.3B valuation to assist organizations navigate on-line privateness guidelines

It’s an outsized spherical for a Sequence A, being made at an equally outsized valuation, however based on CEO Kabir Barday, that’s due to the wide-ranging nature of the difficulty, and OneTrust’s early strikes tackling it.

7. The way forward for automobile possession: Vehicles-as-a-service

Beforehand, we explored the totally different startups trying to alter automobile shopping for. However not everybody needs to purchase a automobile. (Additional Crunch membership required.)


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