Summer decision looms for Facebook’s EU-US data transfers – TechCrunch

The wheels of privacy enforcement are slowly turning against Facebook in Europe — where its lead data protection regulator, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), has taken a key procedural step on a data transfers complaint whose substance dates back almost a decade at this point. The DPC confirmed today that a draft decision on the … Read more

Good News Is Hard To Come By

By Deborah Walsh Dobbs, MA One of the most important lessons I’ve learned in my fifty-two years is the value of good relationships. Even though I prefer to stay home, and I socialize in short bursts, I hold tight to my healthy connections with other humans. I try to avoid things that might damage those … Read more

Fyto combines automation, robotics so aquatic ‘superplants’ can grow almost anywhere – TechCrunch

Fyto wants our plants to work smarter, not harder. The San Francisco–based company is developing both hardware and software to automate and scale the production of aquatic plants, or what founder and CEO Jason Prapas calls “superplants,” in a controlled environment as a more resilient option for feed, food and soil health . Prapas launched … Read more

A Text Adrift | Tim Parks

Kunsthistorisches Museum/Wikimedia Commons A page from the diary of Albrecht Dürer in which he describes his nightmare of a deluge: “I had this vision in my sleep, and saw how many great waters fell from heaven,” June, 1525 Does an author’s work change when he dies? On May 6, 2021, I sent Roberto Calasso my … Read more

Embattled digital mortgage lender Better.com reveals string of new senior exec hires in ‘rebirth’ attempt – TechCrunch

Online mortgage lender Better.com is on a mission to reinvent its image. The embattled startup announced today several new hires of senior executives, including a new chief growth officer and a new head of sales. In case you missed it, Better.com has seen a flurry of execs depart the company in recent months during which … Read more

Romance Reads You’ll Love | July 2022

07 July 2022 Romance Reads You’ll Love | July 2022 In the mood for a new romance read this week? Check out our favorite new paranormal romance, romantic suspense books, and more, from bestselling authors Amelia Shaw, Laylah Roberts, Ali Hazelwood, Alexa Aston, Anne-Marie Meyer, and Ella Goode. Enjoy your new romances! Kingdom of Wolves … Read more

Apple’s new government spyware-thwarting security feature

Exactly two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Alexander Karp, the CEO of data analytics company Palantir, made his pitch to European leaders. With war on their doorstep, Europeans ought to modernize their arsenals with Silicon Valley’s help, he argued in an open letter. Militaries are responding to the call. NATO announced on June … Read more