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Can a celebrity's Instagram account be repossessed and where are most ransomware attacks coming from?

Can a celebrity's Instagram account be repossessed and where are most ransomware attacks coming from?

CTech Daily Roundup: One-minute Covid-19 detector at center of bitter legal battle

CTech | 22:27  20.07.2020
One-minute Covid-19 detector at center of bitter legal battle. Ram Group, which claims to be the rightful owner of the invention, is suing Ben-Gurion University and professor Gabby Sarusi, who have been touting the technology in recent months. Read more 

Intel’s Mobileye is collaborating with Ford on sensor technology for future vehicles. The Israeli company’s name will be displayed in all future SYNC driver-assist communication displays. Read more

A Ford with a Mobileye system in the streets of Jerusalem. Photo: Mobileye A Ford with a Mobileye system in the streets of Jerusalem. Photo: Mobileye A Ford with a Mobileye system in the streets of Jerusalem. Photo: Mobileye

Can a celebrity's Instagram account be repossessed to pay back a debt? After the Israeli authorities ruled that social media accounts cannot be foreclosed, questions are raised about their monetary value and ownership. Read more

Israel-based SĀGE aims to open the ‘gig economy’ to the elderly. Adults over 60 can host Zoom classes to eager students all over the world. Read more

Most ransomware attacks still come from Russia, China, and North Korea, says VMware exec. Shlomi Aviv, the Israel country manager for Dell subsidiary VMware, spoke Sunday with CTech’s Editor-in-Chief Elihay Vidal, as part of Calcalist’s online convention on cybersecurity. Read more  

Analysis | What U.S. investment trends mean for Israeli tech companies. Data from the U.S. indicates a downward trend for investments, especially in early stage companies, during Q2 2020 that is likely to continue throughout the year, affecting Israeli companies dependent on American backing. Read more

Covid-19 put digital transformation processes on steroids, says Checkmarx CEO. Emmanuel Benzaquen, co-founder and CEO of Israel-based cybersecurity company Checkmarx, spoke Sunday with Calcalist reporter Sophie Shulman, as part of Calcalist’s online conference on cybersecurity. Read more

Incubit nurturing deep tech startups for next generation of Elbit innovation. While Elbit operates in the military and defense sector its tech incubator is solely focused on startups that target civilian markets but are synergetic to the parent company’s fields of interest. Read more

Covid-19 made information security even more crucial, says Armis CEO. Yevgeny Dibrov, co-founder and CEO of IoT security company Armis, spoke Sunday at Calcalist’s online convention on cybersecurity. Read more

Webpals lays off 72 people as part of its growth strategy. Management said firings had nothing to do with the coronavirus pandemic or to the company’s business activities. Read more

Israel medical startup NanoVation received 2.5 million Euro grant from the European Union. The grant will help develop a novel respiratory monitoring device to alleviate some of the financial and clinical burdens of COPD. Read more

Appointments | Grove Venture Partners adds Lior Handelsman as Partner. The appointment makes Handelsman the second partner in the tech fund who has established a billion-dollar company in Israel. Read more

Appointments | Yaniv Vardi announced as Claroty’s new CEO. Vardi is replacing Thorsten Freitag who joined the company less than a year ago. Read more 

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