Published On: Sat, Jul 18th, 2020

Daily Crunch: More sum emerge in Twitter hack

Fallout continues from this week’s large Twitter hack, podcaster Harry Stebbings launches a tiny VC account and robots assistance with classification a mail. Here’s your Daily Crunch for Jul 17, 2020.

The large story: More sum emerge in Twitter hack

As we recapped in yesterday’s newsletter, a series of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked progressing this week as partial of what seemed to be a cryptocurrency scam. So how bad was it?

“We have no justification that enemy accessed passwords,” a association said. “Currently, we don’t trust resetting your cue is necessary.”

However, Twitter did not critique on either hackers were means to entrance users’ approach messages. Senator Ron Wyden criticized a association for unwell to end-to-end encrypt DMs: “While it still isn’t transparent if a hackers behind yesterday’s occurrence gained entrance to Twitter approach messages, this is a disadvantage that has lasted for distant too long, and one that is not benefaction in other, competing platforms.”

The tech giants

Apple opens another megastore in China amid William Barr critique — Apple non-stop a new store in Beijing’s upscale selling district Sanlitun, doubling a distance of a prior store in that location.

Federal justice manners WhatsApp and Facebook’s malware feat box opposite NSO Group can ensue — Last October, WhatsApp and a primogenitor association Facebook filed a censure alleging that NSO Group exploited an audio-calling disadvantage in a messaging app to send malware to about 1,400 mobile devices.

Startups, appropriation and try capital

Give us your seed turn and we will send behind double — The latest part of Equity discusses appropriation rounds for Macro, The Browser Company and LiteBoxer.

From Twenty Minute VC to 20VC, Harry Stebbings launches a micro VC off a behind of his renouned podcast — The devise for Stebbings’ new $8 million account is to deposit in U.S. startups opposite several stages alongside “tier 1” co-investors.

Marketing, PR and code building, oh my! TechCrunch Early Stage goes down Jul 21 and 22 — At subsequent week’s practical event, we’ll hear from some of a world’s tip minds in a fields of selling and code building.

Advice and research from Extra Crunch

Extension rounds assistance some startups play offense during COVID-19 — A new flurry of prolongation rounds for prohibited startups like Stripe and Robinhood suggests that this investment form has unexpected turn cool.

Former Spotify selling exec-turned-VC Sophia Bendz on her adore of early-stage investing — Bendz recently assimilated Berlin’s Cherry Ventures to concentration on startups in a Nordic region.

Assessing a intensity for a gig economy in preparation — Entrepreneur and financier Rish Joshi looks during platforms that could assistance teachers broach some-more personalized learning.

(Reminder: Extra Crunch is a subscription membership program, that aims to democratize information about startups. You can pointer adult here.)

Everything else

SpaceX and NASA targeting Aug 1 for Crew Dragon lapse outing with astronauts on house — SpaceX’s Crew Dragon plug has been docked during a International Space Station given a initial crewed launch in May. Now it’s removing prepared to make a lapse trip.

FedEx is utilizing robotic arms to arrange packages during a Memphis trickery — In March, FedEx commissioned a party of robotic arms from Yaskawa America and Plus One, with a idea of assisting to arrange a large numbers of parcels that pass by a Memphis facility.

Play a voluntary of ‘Linda Joan,’ a video diversion about a misfortune year of a creator’s life — The full diversion isn’t due until 2022, though we can get a demeanour during what a video diversion about grief competence demeanour like.

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