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Startups Can’t Afford To Ignore Government

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
[tc_contributor_byline slug=”clara-brenner”][tc_contributor_byline slug=”julie-lein”] Last week, California threatened Uber with license suspension for failing to comply with state laws. Last month, Santa Monica banned Airbnb vacation rentals. But in spite of regulatory challenges faced by companies like Airbnb and Uber, entrepreneurs still act like government isn’t an issue. After all, startups are disruptors, and government…

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Wired’s highway Jeep-hacking stunt was an amazing story, but a terrible idea

Originally posted on Fusion:
Wired published a blockbuster story Tuesday about security researchers remotely hacking a Jeep Cherokee driven by reporter Andy Greenberg. Taking advantage of a vulnerability in the car’s UConnect “in-vehicle connectivity system,” the hackers were able to take control of parts of the car, turning the AC to full blast, pumping up the volume…

Complaint Alleges LifeLock Violated 2010 FTC Settlement By Continuing To Make False Claims

Originally posted on Consumerist:
Back in 2010, identity theft protection company LifeLock entered into an $11 million settlement with federal regulators and several states regarding its use of allegedly false claims regarding the effectiveness of its services. According to those same regulators, the company has violated that agreement by continuing to make claims that fail…