Duncan Riley

Duncan Riley

Duncan Riley is a senior writer at SiliconANGLE covering Startups, Bitcoin, and the Internet of Things.

Duncan is a co-founder of VC funded media company B5Media and founder of news site The Inquisitr, and was a senior writer at TechCrunch in its earlier days.

Tips? Press releases? Intersting startup? email: duncan@nichenet.com.au or contact Duncan on Twitter @duncanriley

Latest from Duncan Riley

SEC rejects second bitcoin exchange-traded fund application

The Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected a second application for a bitcoin exchange-traded fund in another blow to attempts to provide public investment vehicles for the cryptocurrency. In a ruling made Tuesday, the commission cited similar reasons to that given for its rejection of the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF earlier this month. It said the proposed product […]

Survey finds users aren’t taking any action to protect their online data

Many Internet users aren’t taking any action to protect themselves or their data despite most being aware that it’s a serious issue, security firm Avast Software s.r.o. has found. The Avast Data Protection Survey Report, which polled more than 11,000 people globally on questions relating to security, found that even though 90 percent of surveyed global users […]

Report: Ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing considering $6B round from SoftBank

Chinese ride hailing service Didi Chuxing Technology Co. is considering raising a new $6 billion investment from SoftBank Group Corp., according to a report published Tuesday. Bloomberg claims that the round, which would dilute the shareholding of existing investors, may be joined by existing investors Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Apple on a pro-rata basis to avoid a dilution […]

Collaborative logistics startup Turvo raises $25M funding round

Collaborative logistics startup Turvo Inc. said Tuesday it has raised a $25 million funding round for its real-time collaborative logistics platform that allows shippers, brokers and carriers to work together across the entire supply chain. The three-year-old company said the Series A funding round was led by Activant Capital and included Felicis Ventures, Upside Partnership, Slow Ventures and […]

FBI warns medical and dental providers over anonymous hacks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to medical and dental providers to be aware that “criminal actors” are actively targeting File Transfer Protocol servers to gain access to private information they can use to intimidate, harass and blackmail business owners. According to the agency, attackers are particularly targeting FTP servers operating in […]

New Apple iOS release patches flaw that allowed browser hijacking

Apple Inc. has released a new update for iOS devices that patches a flaw in its Safari browser that allowed hackers to execute a “scareware” campaign designed to trick people into buying unnecessary antivirus software. First discovered by mobile security firm Lookout Inc., the vulnerability allowed nefarious actors to abuse the pop-up dialogs in Safari in a away that it […]

Tesla slapped with lawsuit from former worker who claims he was racially harassed

Tesla Inc. is facing a discrimination lawsuit from a former factory worker who claims that, among other things, he was racially harassed while working on the company’s car line in Fremont, California. DeWitt Lambert, a 44-year-old man previously from Alabama, joined Tesla in the summer of 2015 until he left in the spring of 2016 after […]

Swedish company offers Iranian stock investments using bitcoin

A new Swedish company is taking bitcoin to Iran with a new investment service that allows users to invest in equities using the cryptocurrency on the Tehran Stock Exchange. Brave New World Investments AB is pitching the service as a way for European bitcoin holders to invest in Iranian equities since the lifting of some […]

GiftGhostBot targets e-commerce sites to steal gift card balances

A new bot is checking the balance of electronic gift cards in order to defraud legitimate card owners, cybersecurity firm Distil Networks Inc. has discovered. Dubbed GiftGhostBot, the advanced persistent bot launches brute-force attacks against online retailers that accept gift cards. The bot queries randomly generated gift card numbers against the targeted e-commerce sites to see if […]

Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash (updated)

Uber Technologies Inc.’s run of bad news just won’t stop. This weekend, the ridesharing giant was forced to suspend its self-driving vehicle program after one of its vehicles was involved in an accident. (Update: On Monday, Uber said it’s resuming the program in San Francisco, partly because it doesn’t currently transport passengers, but activities remain […]