Data of 243 million Brazilians exposed online via website source code

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The personal information of more than 243 million Brazilians, including alive and deceased, has been exposed online after web developers left the password for a crucial government database inside the source code of an official Brazilian Ministry of Health’s website for at least six months.

The security snafu was discovered by reporters from Brazilian newspaper Estadao, the same newspaper that last week discovered that a Sao Paolo hospital leaked personal and health information for more than 16 million Brazilian COVID-19 patients after an employee uploaded a spreadsheet with usernames, passwords, and access keys to sensitive government systems on GitHub.

Estadao reporters said they were inspired by a report filed in June by Brazilian NGO Open Knowledge Brasil (OKBR), which, at the time, reported that a similar government website also left exposed login information for another government database in the site’s source code.

Since a website’s source

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Northern California county to pay $10 million after shooting, paralyzing Silicon Valley software engineer

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO  — A Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Placer County agreed to pay Samuel Kolb, 50, and his family $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit the family filed after a deputy shot him twice on Jan. 14, 2018, inside a North Lake Tahoe rental cabin where Kolb and his teenage son were vacationing, Kolb said.

“There’s a measure of relief in not having to go through this and not having to put my family through any more legal challenges. But I would trade all the money plus interest to have my old life back, to not have gone through this and put my family through this, to have

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Enterprise AI software maker C3.ai sets terms for $504 million IPO

C3.ai, which provides a SaaS platform for deploying enterprise AI applications, announced terms for its IPO on Monday.

The Redwood City, CA-based company plans to raise $504 million by offering 15.5 million shares at a price range of $31 to $34. Insider BlackRock and new investor Capital Research Global Investors intend to purchase a combined 20% of shares in the offering. Koch Industries and Microsoft intend to purchase a combined $150 million in a concurrent private placement. At the midpoint of the proposed range, C3.ai would command a fully diluted market value of $4.3 billion.

The company provides SaaS applications that enable the rapid deployment of enterprise-scale AI applications on Azure, AWS, the IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, or on-premise. Its two primary families of software solutions include the C3 AI Suite, which is a comprehensive application development and runtime environment that is designed to allow its customers to

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At 11% CAGR, Retail E-commerce Software Market Size Set to Register 6942.9 million USD by 2024

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Nov 25, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
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According to this study, over the next five years the Retail E-commerce Software market will register a 11.0% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach US$ 6942.9 million by 2024, from US$ 4569 million in 2019.

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The key manufacturers covered in this report:

Magento

Yahoo Store

WooThemes

PrestaShop

VirtueMart

Shopify

osCommerce

OpenCart

Demandware

BigCommerce

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Brain Computer Interface Market Size to accrue $ 284.1 million by 2025

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Nov 25, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Selbyville, Delaware, The next five years the Brain Computer Interface market will register a 12.9% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach $ 284.1 million by 2025, from $ 175.1 million in 2019. In particular, this report presents the global revenue market share of key companies in Brain Computer Interface business.

The research report on Brain Computer Interface market provides with a granular evaluation of the business space and contains information regarding the market tendencies such as the prevailing remuneration, revenue estimations, market valuation and market size during the estimated timeframe.

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An overview of the performance assessment of the Brain Computer Interface market is mentioned in the report. The document also comprises of insights pertaining

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N.W.T. coalition distributes $1 million for on-the-land programming



a group of people posing for the camera: Gwich'in and Inuvialuit youth at the Regional Youth Council organized by the Gwich'in Tribal Council, an NWT On the Land Collaborative grant recipient.


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Gwich’in and Inuvialuit youth at the Regional Youth Council organized by the Gwich’in Tribal Council, an NWT On the Land Collaborative grant recipient.

The NWT On The Land Collaborative says it has doled out $1 million in funding this year to support projects meant to revitalize and strengthen connections to the land.

The coalition is made up of several organizations — including government, charitable and corporate groups. It’s meant to bring various partners together to make it easier for communities to access resources for on-the-land programming.

The funding this year went to support 55 projects across the territory, according to a news release from NWT On The Land Collaborative. The grants afforded ranged from $2,500 to $60,000. 

Some of grants went to the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, to help fund a regional on-the-land literacy camp, and to the Dehcho First Nations, to support

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Verbit raises $60 million to improve enterprise-focused transcription software

Verbit today announced the close of a $60 million series C round ($10 million of which is debt) that the company says will bolster its product R&D efforts. Verbit CEO Tom Livne, speaking to VentureBeat via email, said the infusion will also lay the groundwork for merger and acquisition opportunities as Verbit pursues new verticals, increases the number of languages its platform supports, and hires employees to expand its international reach.

The voice and speech recognition tech market is anticipated to be worth $31.82 billion by 2025, driven by new applications in the banking, health care, and automotive industries. In fact, it’s estimated that one in five people in the U.S. interact with a smart speaker on a daily basis and that the share of Google searches conducted by voice in the country recently surpassed 30%.

Livne, who cofounded Verbit.ai with Eric Shellef and Kobi Ben Tzvi in 2017, asserts

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Afresh has a $100 million valuation and a software service that keeps food fresh in grocery stores

Afresh, a company selling software to track demand and manage orders for fresh produce in grocery stores, is now worth $100 million.

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That hefty valuation comes on the back of a $13 million extension to the company’s latest round of funding, led by Food Retail Ventures and joined by existing investors Innovation Endeavors, Maersk Growth, and Baseline Ventures, the company said.

As part of the round, James McCann, the former chief executive of Ahold USA, a supermarket holding company whose subsidiaries include HEB, Supervalu, and Giant, has joined the company’s board of directors.

Companies like Afresh are tackling the problem of food waste with the same kind of enterprise resource planning technologies that manufacturers have adopted — and getting results. Stores using Afresh reduce food waste by a quarter compared to peers without the technology, the company said. These stores also see a 40% boost to their produce

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PITCH DECK: Software billing startup Paddle raises $68 million

  • Software billing startup Paddle has raised a $68 million Series C to continue its expansion plans worldwide.
  • Founded in 2012, the company’s latest funding round took place remotely and was led by Silicon Valley fund FTV Capital.
  • “We’ve gone from a land-grab mentality, grow at all costs, to a more sustainable and considered growth plan within the market so we don’t want to just raise for the sake of it,” Paddle CEO Christian Owens told Business Insider.

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Software billing startup Paddle has raised a £52 million ($68 million) Series C from investors including FTV Capital, Kindred Capital, Notion Capital, and 83North. 

Founded in 2012 by Christian Owens and Harrison Rose when they were just teenagers, Paddle has raised £72 million ($93 million) to-date. Owens dropped out of school to focus on the startup, and neither cofounder went to university.

The company essentially makes

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Paddle raises $68 million to help SaaS companies sell software globally

Paddle, a platform that helps software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies grow globally by taking care of payments, checkout, subscription management, and licensing, has raised $68 million in a series C round of funding led by FTV Capital.

The raise comes in what can only be described as a blockbuster year for SaaS companies, powered substantially by the push to cloud computing and the rapid embrace of remote working. Recent Gartner data indicates that the SaaS market is on track to hit $105 billion in 2020, a figure it projects to rise by 18% in 2021.

Founded out of London in 2012, Paddle’s core raison d’être is to enable subscription-based software companies to focus entirely on building their product by spending less time on the billing and back-end side of things. Instead of piecing together various components from third-party providers, SaaS companies can use Paddle as a single platform through which they can

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