Post-quantum security startup PQShield just raised $7 million to protect against future quantum attacks

Post-quantum cybersecurity startup PQShield just raised close to $7 million in a funding round backed by Kindred Capital and Crane Venture Partners. The post-quantum cryptography market is expected to be worth close to $4 billion globally by 2028, according to Inside Quantum Technology. Founder Dr Ali El Kaafarani said he set up PQShield after he noticed “the disconnect between the scale of the quantum threat and the current level of IT security” at most businesses. The firm also received investment from Andre Crawford-Brunt, previously a senior executive at Deutsche Bank Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Cybersecurity startup PQShield just raised almost $7 million in a funding round backed… Read More

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This app solves the biggest problem with video calls that Google and Zoom haven’t been able to figure out

Mmhmm is an app that will eventually allow people to virtually share their screen with others in a video call while also remaining in the picture. Founded by ex-Evernote CEO Phil Libin, the app will let you share your presentation, a web browser, or even a live newscast by adding a virtual camera into your regular Zoom or Google Meet calls. The service is a solution to a problem experienced by many amid a mass migration to videoconferencing and remote work. The app is still in beta, but the company has raised $4.5 million in a seed round led by Sequoia Capital and found angel investors in the cofounders of… Read More

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Comet NEOWISE: How To See It From Canada

Ready to wish upon a shooting star for 2020 to be over? Canadians have the chance this month as considering its current brightness and light pollution. But for those looking closely, its bright streak in the sky is still a good reminder that while the world handles whatever 2020 throws at us, the marvels of space keep turning. Over the next month, Comet NEOWISE will move up in the sky before eventually disappearing into its orbit in August. RELATED There’s A New Type Of Northern Lights And It’s Called ‘Steve’ 7 Activities To Do As A Family This Summer June Storm Smashes Into Southern Alberta …read more Source:: The Huffington… Read More

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A key metric — the share of coronavirus tests coming back positive — shows how states’ outbreaks have gotten out of control

The US significantly scaled up its COVID-19 testing capacity after early missteps and prolonged delays. As coronavirus cases in the US surge, one of the most important metrics to track a region’s outbreak is its positivity rate: the share of tests that come back positive. The WHO recommends stay-at-home orders if more than 5% of a region’s tests come back positive over two weeks. But 28 states have positivity rates above that threshold. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The US’s number of new COVID-19 cases grew by 27% last week compared to the week before. President Donald Trump has suggested that the higher numbers are simply the product… Read More

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Indigenous Workers Face Higher Risk Of Jobs Being Automated: Study

Canada’s Indigenous workers are disportionately at risk of losing their jobs to automation, Basic Income Could Cost Less Than Money Spent On CERB: Watchdog Supreme Court Won’t Hear B.C. First Nations’ Appeal Over TMX Pipeline Unions Rip ‘Nonsense’ Argument For Ending Pandemic Pay At Grocery Stores Indigenous War Hero Deserves To Be New Face Of $5 Bill: Tory MPs The CCAB made several recommendations in their report on how the problem can be addressed, starting with helping Indigenous populations reach higher levels of education. They also suggest that companies that employ Indigenous workers keep watch of rising trends in automation so that they can find ways to equip their employees… Read More

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