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Microsoft says Israeli group sold tools to hack Windows

An Israeli group sold a tool to hack into Microsoft Windows, Microsoft and technology human rights group Citizen Lab has said, shedding light on the growing business of finding and...

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Israel signs cloud services deal with Amazon and Google

Israel’s government has said it had signed a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google for a more than $1 billion project to provide cloud services for the country’...

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Israel’s Global-e valued at nearly $3.6 billion in Nasdaq debut

Shares of Global-e Online Ltd rose as much as 1% in their Nasdaq debut yesterday, giving the cross-border e-commerce platform a market capitalization of nearly $3.6 billion.

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Wix.com hits 200 million user milestone, says will continue to invest

Wix.com, which helps small businesses build and operate websites, has said it had reached 200 million users globally after adding by more than 31 million users in 2020.

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Facebook removes anti-vaccine ‘fake news’ in Israel, government says

Facebook has taken down content which distribute lies in Israel from coronavirus vaccinations since the government attempts to drum up support to the programme, the Justice Ministr...

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Facebook says it dismantles disinformation network tied to Iran

Iran’s state broadcaster has used hundreds of fake social media accounts to covertly spread pro-Iranian messaging online since at least 2011, targeting voters in countries in...

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Intel said to be in talks to buy Israel’s Moovit public transit app for $1 billion

Intel Corp is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli public transit app developer Moovit for $1 billion, financial news website Calcalist has reported.

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Israeli high-tech firms raised record first quarter funds before hit from coronavirus

Private high-tech companies in Israel raised a record $2.74 billion in the first quarter of 2020.  However, the deals began falling apart in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Platform Economy: Global Smartphones and Culture

1.5 million Israeli citizens are now using voluntary coronavirus monitoring app

Around one and a half million Israelis have downloaded a smartphone app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Healt...

Platform News: COVID-19 and coronavirus

Israel to use computer analysis to find likely coronavirus carriers

Israel’s defence ministry plans to use software that analyses data gathered from mobile phones – produced, according to Israeli media, by the spyware firm NSO – t...

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Israel deploys cyber-monitoring against coronavirus

The Israeli government began deploying cellphone-monitoring technology against the coronavirus on Tuesday and urged people not to leave home unless necessary. 

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Spyware firm NSO seeks court sanctions against Facebook

Israel’s NSO Group is asking a California judge to sanction Facebook Inc for allegedly failing to abide by international law with regards to its lawsuit against the spyware m...

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Intel buys AI startup Habana Labs for $2 billion

JERUSALEM – Intel Corp has bought the Israeli artificial intelligence business Habana Labs for about $2 billion, the chip-maker has said, as it seeks to expand its AI portfol...

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Workers at Israeli surveillance firm NSO sue Facebook for blocking private accounts

JERUSALEM – A group of employees from Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Tuesday, saying the social media giant had unfairly blocked thei...