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Jamie Siminoff had flown to frigid Kiev, Ukraine, to give a pep talk to the roughly 30 people who worked there for his fast-growing video doorbell startup, Ring. It was December 2016, and the Santa Monica, Calif., company had recently opened a satellite office in Ukraine to develop products that would use artificial intelligence and motion detection to improve home security.
At one point during ...
As millions of voters will be reminded on Tuesday, U.S. elections are run largely on old technology from before the internet age that is vulnerable to hacking. Sensing an opportunity, Amazon this year has ramped up efforts to sell cities and political organizations on election-related software and services, in areas like cybersecurity and voter registration.
Amazon’s AWS cloud unit even ...
In an effort to repair its tattered reputation around data protection, Facebook is stepping up efforts to acquire a major cybersecurity firm, according to four people familiar with the matter.
Facebook has approached several security firms about an acquisition, two of the people said, although neither would identify the companies as discussions are still underway. One of the people said a deal ...
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