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Can Spying and Phone Surveillance be a Good Thing?

CTech Daily Roundup: According to a Ministry of Health report submitted to the Parliament's Subcommittee of Secret Services, Israel’s Security Agency identified 4,089 cases as of May 10

CTech 23:1626.05.20

Exclusive | Spy agency’s phone surveillance detected a third of Israel's Covid-19 cases. According to a Ministry of Health report submitted to the Parliament's Subcommittee of Secret Services, Israel’s Security Agency identified 4,089 cases as of May 10. Read more 

 

Related Story | Lawmakers extend spy agency’s Covid-19 patient tracking program by three weeks. Special committee votes to employ Shin Bet’s surveillance only in cases where an epidemiological study isn't sufficient. Read more

 

A coronavirus patient is led into an ambulance. Photo: Getty Images A coronavirus patient is led into an ambulance. Photo: Getty Images

 

Interview | "It is tragic that many small and medium-sized businesses will not survive the crisis.” Fundbox founder Eyal Shinar breaks down the current economic situation in the U.S., with the company announcing a fresh $20 million equity investment, bringing the total equity funding in the Series C round to almost $200 million. Read more
 

The coronavirus crisis can help see who is faking it in Israel’s tech industry, says Japanese investor. Nobuyuki Akimoto, managing director at AT Partners, a Japanese venture capital fund that invests in Israeli funds, spoke about Japanese investments during the Covid-19 era. Read more

  

Food delivery service with a heart aims to take on Wolt and 10bis. The TAKE App integrates donations of restaurants’ food surplus to the needy in its duopoly-busting business model. Read more

 

Crop protection startup Greeneye Technology raises $7 million. Greeneye utilizes artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies to revolutionize the weed control process in agriculture, shifting from the current practice of wasteful spraying of pesticides to accurately detect and spray weeds. Read more

 

ServiceNow appoints Ron Sprinzak as Israel Country Manager. Sprinzak brings with him more than 20 years of experience in managing organizations and business teams, most recently at Microsoft Israel where he spent the last 13 years. Read more