South Korean firm Mirae Asset Global Investments is one of the two lead investors behind a recent $250 million funding round for SpaceX, Forbes reported , citing a person familiar with the deal. The funding, which was first disclosed by the company in a filing last week, is an extension of a June funding round that valued Elon Musk’s rocket ship company at $125 billion, which cemented its...
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Signal Chief Meredith Whittaker Could Use Some Backup in the Fight for Encryption
I was about to sit down for coffee in Brooklyn with Meredith Whittaker when she started apologizing for the messages blowing up her phone. “Sorry, we’re launching our post-quantum protocol today,” she said while tapping away in—what else—her Signal app. Whittaker, the president of the Signal Foundation, the nonprofit behind the world’s most heavily encrypted...
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