Brooklyn’s Spotflux raises $1M to help users regain their privacy on the web

Concerns over privacy on the web seems to be reaching a boiling point, with federal agencies and legislators looking into the policies and practices of Facebook, Apple and Google. Today the Brooklyn based startup Spotflux is announcing a $1 million funding led by New Atlantic Ventures and taking the beta label off its product in time for SXSW. And if you had any doubt about what a hot button issue privacy has become, Spotflux is currently leading the voting in the SXSW people’s choice awards.

Malwarebytes quietly becomes a big player in anti-malware software

Chances are you haven’t heard about Malwarebytes. The company has quietly become a force in security technology, achieving more than 100 million downloads of its anti-malware product since 2008. Now the profitable company is adding a million users monthly for its Malwarebytes software, which cleans infections off computers.

Malware may have led to fatal Spanair plane crash

As if we needed another reason to fear malware, authorities investigating the 2008 crash of Spanair flight 5022 have discovered that the plane’s computer system — which is used to keep track of technical problems — was infected with malware, according to a report by the Spanish newspaper El Pais.