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Messaging app Wire confirms $8.2M raise, responds to privacy concerns after moving holding company to the US

Big changes are afoot for Wire, an enterprise-focused end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service that advertises itself as “the most secure collaboration platform”. In February, Wire quietly raised $8.2 million from Morpheus Ventures and others, we’ve confirmed — the first funding amount it has ever disclosed — and alongside that external financing, it moved its ...

Microsoft Azure’s cloud regions in Switzerland are now open for business

Microsoft today announced the availability of its cloud regions in Switzerland. The company first announced its plans for two Swiss regions near Zurich and Geneva, called Switzerland North and West, in 2018. Earlier this year, Microsoft noted that it was seeing quite a bit of interest in these regions, especially from companies in highly regulated ...

Congressional testimony reveals some faults in Facebook’s digital currency plans

As Facebook continues to lay the foundation for getting some of the world’s largest payment processing and technology companies a seat at the global monetary policy table, the company faces significant obstacles to enacting its plans from both sides of the Congressional aisle. In the second of what’s sure to be many (many many many) ...

The UK grew rich by looting the world; now it launders billions for other looters

The British empire was a globe-spanning criminal enterprise that produced vast riches for England (and, to a lesser extent, Scotland and Wales) by stealing the lands of others while slaughtering and enslaving them; today the empire is in decline and the UK is no longer reliant on direct looting.

Instead, the UK and its former colonies ...

In March 7.5% Of Cars Sold In Switzerland Were Plug-Ins

04.15.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Tesla Model 3 noted over 1,000 sales in March During the first quarter, the share of plug-in electric car sales in Switzerland increased to 5.3%, compared to 3.2% for the full year 2018. The huge increase was mostly caused by a surge in March to 7.5%, when 2,162 new registrations were noted. More than a half ...

Swiss government declares that coffee is not essential for survival

At their own peril, the Swiss government has decided that coffee is "not essential" for human survival. After World War I, Switzerland built an emergency reserve of human necessities for use in the event of war, disease, or other catastrophic events. They've now declared that the emergency food supply doesn't need to include coffee. From ...

Tesla Model 3 Was Best-Selling Car In Switzerland In March 2019

04.08.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Another country, another #1 rank. In Switzerland, Tesla Model 3 has become the best-selling car of any type in March with 1,094 new registrations, followed by the conventional Skoda Octavia (801) and a few other models checking in around 500. Despite the fact that deliveries started only in February, Model 3 quickly jumped also in ...

Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets

In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world. Most notably it’s expanded search engine lists to include pro-privacy ...

A critical flaw in Switzerland’s e-voting system is a microcosm of everything wrong with e-voting, security practice, and auditing firms

Switzerland is about to have a national election with electronic voting, overseen by Swiss Post; e-voting is a terrible idea and the general consensus among security experts who don't work for e-voting vendors is that it shouldn't be attempted, but if you put out an RFP for magic beans, someone will always show up to ...

Fastned To Install First 20 Fast Charging Stations In Switzerland

03.07.2019 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

20 favorable locations for fast chargers secured in Switzerland Fastned, the Dutch fast charging network, recently won a tender by the Swiss Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) for 20 fast charging stations that will be installed in Switzerland along main routes. This is just the first step, as FEDRO intends to offer in total 100 locations ...