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CTech's Weekly Roundup of Israeli Tech News

CTech's Weekly Roundup of Israeli Tech News

Israeli civil liberties groups warn against potential for abuse in cybersecurity bill. German businesswoman Susanne Klatten puts $300 million into Landa Digital Printin

CTech | 10:30  29.06.2018
Israeli civil liberties groups warn against potential for abuse in cybersecurity bill. A bill making its way through the Israeli parliament would give the government vast powers to search and seize private computers for the purpose of confronting national cybersecurity threats.Government officials have refused to be interviewed about the bill or to make public comments in its defense. Read more
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo Chen Galili Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo Chen Galili Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Photo Chen Galili

 

 

German businesswoman Susanne Klatten puts $300 million into Landa Digital Printing. Landa develops industrial digital printing technologies for the commercial, packaging, and publishing markets. The company developed a nanotechnology-based pigment that reduces costs and allows for faster digital printing. The deal values Landa at $1.8 billion post-funding. Read more

 

Tel Aviv tech hub may be small, but it leads with large exits, report says. A new report by research firm CB Insights says that among the world’s six heavyweight tech hubs, Tel Aviv has the lowest number, highest quality of deals. Read more

 

How WeWork is tweaking facility design to cater to corporate customers. With automatically adjusting desks and trash bins that call on the cleaning service, WeWork is upping its game, says the head of the company’s technology center in Tel Aviv. Read more

 

Amazon pushes ahead in initiative to set up Israeli shipping center. For the past few months, Amazon has been in talks with Katz Deliveries, an Israeli delivery company, concerning the use of services supplied by a subsidiary of the latter. Calcalist first reported Amazon’s intention to set up a local center in Israel in November. Read more

 

BigID raises $30 million to help companies protect user privacy. The startup’s technology uses machine learning to improve how its customers find, protect and manage personal information. Read more

First aid bracelet wins first place at Orthodox, women-only hackathon. A team of five Orthodox students took first place last Thursday following a 44-hour, female-only hackathon held in Jerusalem. Intel and IBM were among the tech companies to pose challenges for the 106 participants. Read more

 

El Al faces backlash for attempts to accommodate ultra-orthodox passengers refusing to sit next to women. In 2017, an Israeli court ruled that the practice of requesting women to change seats due to the refusal of male passengers to sit next to them is illegal. On Thursday, women on an El Al flight were reseated following demands made by of ultra-orthodox male passengers. In response, the CEO of Nasdaq-listed software company Nice stated his company will boycott El Al until its policy is changed. Read more

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