May 26, 2022

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Vanity Kip top 3

  • EU and US reach agreement on preliminary data if you don’t follow Natasha LomasWhen it comes to the tech world, our top reporter for all things regulatory and privacy, last time you made it. Lomas says the EU and the United States have “reached an agreement in principle to extend the transatlantic data flow agreement,” which could end a long period of uncertainty about bits moving across the Atlantic.
  • Speaking of massive regulatory changes: The EU is back in the headlines today for signing agreements on what it called a “major competitiveness reform” in the region. There are such things as forced interactivity of messages. What does it mean that the days of closed iMessages are coming to an end? It’s unclear what effect the rule change will have in the United States, but big things are brewing across the pond.
  • Instacart is trying to make its capital more competitive by: There are nuances to the mechanics of the game, but after raising its stock valuation to nearly $40 billion last year, Instacart revalued the value of its capital for worker compensation purposes. At a much lower price. gaming-updates was curious to see if we would see the start of a trend this year as other unicorns might take a similar step to hire people.

Startups and venture capitalists

Creative economy: cards up and to the right: as if there is no tomorrow and everyone wants to take part in the action. Robust Marketing Automation HubSpot has launched a new podcasting program designed for savvy marketers looking to improve their content production game, including paying creators for their subscribers based on the number of content consumers. Of course, the creative economy also has a downside. Content moderation remains a difficult task, with some former TikTok moderators trying to garner enough support to file a class-action lawsuit against the social media belle de jour they claim has taken over their role as moderators.

Meanwhile, the work-from-home trend seems to be extending beyond “office escapes like the plague during a literal plague.” Firstbase has committed a $50 million round to facilitate remote employee onboarding and logistics.

Other noteworthy things about this beautiful Friday:

Standard cloud provider storage policies are not enough, it is better to backup your SaaS

network cables connected to the cloud

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Much of the work has moved to the cloud these days as SaaS tools replace traditional on-premise software in the enterprise.

But where SaaS tools make life easier, the nature of cloud companies and their data retention policies mean that in the event of a cyberattack or failure, you are responsible for backing up any data they use. The tools are used, not your cloud provider, explains Brian Spanwick, Chief Information Officer of Cohesity.

Spanwick writes that to protect their data, companies should actively implement mechanisms to protect, backup and restore all data used by SaaS tools in the enterprise.

“It’s not enough to rely on carriers’ standard retention and recovery policies.”

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Big Tech Inc.

  • Spotify is testing a new car mode: If you’ve been back to easing COVID restrictions, you may have noticed that Spotify looks a little different in your car. Well, let’s take a look at the confirmation: Spotify is experimenting with new versions of Car Mode. In the meantime, they will remain the same: experiment.
  • US accuses Russian spies of hacking attacks A small note about the national aspect of hacking. Big company. And the United States accuses four Russian hackers of “a year-long hacking campaign targeting critical infrastructure, including a US nuclear power plant and a petrochemical plant in Saudi Arabia.” this.

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