41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds – TechCrunch

Forty-one percent of voice assistant users are concerned about trust, privacy and passive listening, according to a new report from Microsoft focused on consumer adoption of voice and digital assistants. And perhaps people should be concerned — all the major voice assistants, including those from Google, Amazon, Apple and Samsung as well as Microsoft, employ … Read more41% of voice assistant users have concerns about trust and privacy, report finds – TechCrunch

How to avoid PR disasters, the new web, and who owns Huawei? – TechCrunch

Soon: Live conference call with Anthony Ha on TED At 2pm EST / 11am PST, we will have TechCrunch writer Anthony Ha talking live with Extra Crunch readers about all things TED conference, which was last week in Vancouver. Come armed with your questions, or send us an email if you want us to ask … Read moreHow to avoid PR disasters, the new web, and who owns Huawei? – TechCrunch

VDOO secures $32M for a platform that uses AI to detect and fix vulnerabilities on IoT devices – TechCrunch

Our universe of connected things is expanding by the day: the number of objects with embedded processors now exceeds the number of smartphones globally and is projected to reach some 18 billion devices by 2022. But just as that number is growing, so are the opportunities for malicious hackers to use these embedded devices to crack … Read moreVDOO secures $32M for a platform that uses AI to detect and fix vulnerabilities on IoT devices – TechCrunch

AV8 Ventures launches with $170M to invest in digital health, mobility and enterprise tech – TechCrunch

AV8 Ventures has closed on €150 million (about $170 million) for its debut early-stage venture capital fund to invest in seed and Series A startups in the U.S. and Europe focused on the “machine-enabled future.” Allianz, a German insurance and asset management business, is the fund’s sole backer. Headquartered in Palo Alto and London, the … Read moreAV8 Ventures launches with $170M to invest in digital health, mobility and enterprise tech – TechCrunch