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GDPR fine for MWC’s biometric ID checks due diligence

European conferences and other in-person events are rushing to use facial recognition without considering data protection risks. beware: Spain’s data protection watchdog fined Mobile World Congress (MWC) organizers €200,000 ($224k) for violating privacy rules at the 2021 show in Barcelona. The Agencia Espaola de Protección de Datos (AEPD) found MWC …

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MindGeek, the owner of Pornhub, sold to a private equity firm

Many adult entertainment websites owned by MindGeek, including Pornhub, Brazzers, and Redtube, were purchased by a Canadian private equity company, Ethical Capital Partners (ECP). The deal’s specifics were kept under wraps by ECP, which was only founded last year. With ECP’s resources and extensive expertise spanning regulatory, law enforcement, public …

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Geniee of Japan purchases Zelto, an AdPushup operator, for $70 million

According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Japanese marketing technology company Geniee, a member of the SoftBank Group, paid about $70 million in cash to acquire the revenue optimization platform Zelto (previously known as AdPushup), providing investors in the startup that started out in India with a …

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The largest hydrogen fuel cell ever to fly takes to the skies thanks to Universal Hydrogen

Co-founder and CEO Paul Eremenko called it the start of a “new golden age of aviation” as a Universal Hydrogen-branded jet made its first test flight in eastern Washington using the largest hydrogen fuel cell ever used to power an aircraft. Even though the 15-minute test flight of the modified …

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