US senator warns governments are spying on Apple and Google users via push notifications

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has warned in a letter to the Justice Department that unidentified governments are spying on Apple and Google phone users through their push notifications. The letter says his office received a tip last year that government agencies in foreign countries were “demanding” push notification records from the tech giants. Push…

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Rightbot, which is developing robots to unload freight, lands investment from Amazon

Rightbot, a startup developing suction-based robots that can unload truck-transported freight in a range of sizes, has raised $6.25 million in a funding round led by Amazon’s Industrial Innovation Fund (IIF) with participation from SOSV and Entrepreneur First. Amazon launched IIF last April to bolster startups addressing challenges across customer fulfillment, logistics and the supply…

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Egypt’s Mtor nabs $2.8M pre-seed for its online auto parts marketplace

Egyptian online auto parts marketplace Mtor has raised $2.8 million in pre-seed investment led by Egypt-focused venture capital firm Algebra Ventures. Other investors that participated in the round include Dutch Founders Fund (DFF), Aditum Ventures, LoftyInc Capital and other local and global angel investors, the startup said in a statement. Mtor’s founder and CEO, Mohamed…

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Analytics can solve generative AI apps’ product problem

Henry Scott-Green Contributor Henry Scott-Green is co-founder and CEO of Context.ai, the evaluation and analytics platform for LLM applications. Sundar Solai is a product manager turned technical writer. He was previously responsible for YouTube’s autoplay recommendations algorithm, and before that, he worked on sharing features for Google Photos. Large language models (LLMs) are becoming a…

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