Who is using Israeli tech to spy in Hong Kong and what does Cyprus have to offer Israeli firms?

CTech Daily Roundup: Cyprus ready to serve as Israeli businesses treasure island

CTech 23:2802.09.20
DiplomaTech | Cyprus ready to serve as Israeli businesses treasure island. Head of Cyprus Trade Center in Tel Aviv believes the island can act as an ideal point of entry to the EU for Israeli companies. Read more


Back to normal: 8200 Impact accelerator program launches in physical space. After six months of lockdowns, 8200 Impact is ready to launch the sixth cohort of its accelerator program focusing on tech solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more


Hong Kong protests. Photo: AP Hong Kong protests. Photo: AP

Rights activist petition court to block Cellebrite export of spy tools to Hong Kong. The petitioners claim that Cellebrite's technology is being used to violate human rights due to the political unrest in the former British colony. Read more


CanBreed secures patent for editing medical cannabis seeds. The company wants to expedite its stable seeds enhancement for commercial purposes by using gene-editing technology, but still faces regulatory hurdles due to EU GMO ban on CRISPR technology. Read more


To enable trade relations, Israel must first remove UAE banks from its blacklist. The Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority currently classify the UAE as a high-risk country due to money laundering and terror financing concerns. Read more


Israel startup Gabriel develops gunshot detection software to augment crisis management solution. The ‘world’s smartest panic button’ will be introduced ahead of the busy Jewish holiday season. Read more


56% of Israelis were forced to work from the office despite Covid-19 health concerns. Liveperson poll finds majority of Israelis say they are more productive working from home, CEO urges property owners to go easy on tenants. Read more


Former army general and tech and real estate entrepreneurs investing in import of Chinese electric cars to Israel. The new importer was set up by Niv Oron, the former Managing Director of the Audi Division at Champion Motors, and Barak Cohen, the former Mini and BMW Division CEO at Delek Motors. Read more


Opinion | How to get more value out of enterprise data. A new report points to DataOps as an overlooked path to business growth. Read more