Which Israeli company was hacked and who is using speed dating methods to recruit employees?

CTech Daily Roundup: Report reveals which countries are using Circles Technologies’ invasive spyware

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Report reveals which countries are using Circles Technologies’ invasive spyware. Canada’s The Citizen Lab detected the Israeli-founded and NSO linked company’s fingerprints in use by a wide range of rights-violating regimes. Read more


Israeli authorities investigating attack on local insurance company’s servers. Black Shadow team takes responsibility for leaking private details of the company’s Israeli clients. Read more

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Israel’s Databand raises $14.5 million series A, led by Accel, to develop unified data monitoring platform. Databand has gained traction quickly, and is currently used by a range of data teams, from Fortune 500 companies to early-stage startups. Read more  


During Covid-19, Diagnostic Robotics pivoted to aid Israel’s pandemic response. When every other company was sent home or risked getting shut down entirely, Diagnostic Robotics formed a digital health partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Health. Read more  


Jerusalem Syndrome: Tech leaders gush over the city’s entrepreneurial spirit. Amnon Shashua and Elie Wurtman discuss what makes Israel’s capital a prime location for successful tech companies at Calcalist’s Jerusalem 2030 online conference. Read more  


Defense contractor Rafael carried out Covid-19 testing blitz, finding just three cases among 3,500 employees. The Israeli defense systems giant completed a pilot of mass testing last week in cooperation with the IDF’s Alon Command Center. Read more  


Opinion | Why I use the speed dating method to recruit employees. As a senior manager, I receive dozens of resumes from qualified candidates, but I’ve chosen a new method to analyze newcomers, testing whether they possess five key traits. Read more


‘Point and click’ solution PointMe partners with AcousticGuide, an interactive museum for the physical world. PointMe’s technology will be tested in a European museum to help visitors immerse themselves in history and culture. Read more


CRISPR-patented cannabis company CanBreed purchases California hemp farm. The company, which develops technology for the production of stable and enhanced cannabis seeds will start U.S. marketing next year. Read more


Opinion | 2021 Data Storage Trends: What They Mean to Business Leaders? Here are some of the latest storage trends businesses can look out for as we enter a new year. Read more