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    It is still experimentation week. We have received some really valuable feedback. Thank you so much for that! ๐Ÿ™

    We have already modified the โ€˜updateโ€™ structure a bit so that the top stories are highlighted. Keep the feedback coming.

    Babak & Simon

    Our 3 Top Stories

    ๐ŸŒฑ Raising Money: This first-time, female, solo founder raised a $5.1M seed financing for a biotech moonshot. In her blog, Celine Haliouna gives a detailed and honest picture of the process, and explains how to do it right and the mistakes to avoid. She also gives a glimpse into the minds of VCs, how they work, and how they ghost you but always want to keep their doors open. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐Ÿ“Ÿ Google: Google has reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings. Unredacted documents in Arizonaโ€™s lawsuit against Google show the search giant knew about location data collection. The documents suggest Google collected location data even after users had turned off location sharing, and Google pressured phone manufacturers into keeping privacy settings hidden. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐Ÿ“ฒ Spy Games: A Danish whistleblower has revealed the collaboration between the NSA and the Danish Defense Intelligence Service to spy on Europe โ€” including in Denmark itself โ€” by conducting domestic surveillance. They tapped submarine cable landing stations and fiber optic cables, and even built a specific data center to store the resulting information. Dive Deeper โ†’

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    ๐Ÿ’‘๐Ÿฟ Couples Therapy: Improve your romantic relationships with the Paired app! By using the app, couples are able to increase their relationship satisfaction by up to 36%. Sounds tempting. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐ŸŒ Global Content: Creating video content is awesome, but going global with it can be time-consuming and is often a real pain. With just one click, Sublyโ€™s AI platform takes care of automatic transcription, translation, and subtitles, so creators can focus on the content. Sounds almost too good to be true. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Indian Matchmaking: A new AI matchmaking service is helping single urban Indians to find their true love. Betterhalf uses AI to find the best matches based on personality quizzes and social media data, with added high security to avoid fake profiles. Dive Deeper โ†’

    Cyber Snippets

    ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ Uups: U.S. soldiers accidentally leaked nuclear weapons secrets online. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐Ÿ”ซ Attack: Why you shouldnโ€™t use a strangerโ€™s iPhone charging cables. Dive Deeper โ†’

    Tech Snippets

    ๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ IoT Trends 2021: 5 IoT hardware development trends to watch in 2021. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐Ÿ– High-Tech Barbecue: Consumers are increasingly demanding smart features to achieve the perfect experience. Dive Deeper โ†’

    Science Snippets

    ๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ Space Accident: Space debris has damaged the International Space Station. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐Ÿฅ— Whatโ€™s for Lunch?: Salad or Cheeseburger? Research suggests itโ€™s often what your co-workers are having. Dive Deeper โ†’

    Privacy Snippets

    ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Remote Access Trojan: A new type of phishing emails are instructing people to cancel a phony subscription. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐ŸŽž Cookie Banner Terror: A privacy advocacy group is issuing draft complaints to 10,000 of the most-visited websites across Europe against what it refers to as โ€œcookie banner terror.โ€ Dive Deeper โ†’

    Inspiration Snippets

    ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Run with Fun: This app will make running on the treadmill much more exciting. Dive Deeper โ†’

    ๐ŸŽ An apple a day keeps the stress away: According to new research, eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables is linked to decreased stress. Dive Deeper โ†’

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