Daily Crunch: Accused January 6 insurrectionist must use face to unlock laptop, orders judge – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 15 minutes To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 26, 2021. Tech news got off to a cracking start this week after the Chinese government spent the weekend rolling out a new regulatory … Read more

Glyphic Biotechnologies raises $6M to accelerate protein sequencing by orders of magnitude – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 12 minutes The whole human proteome may be free to browse thanks to DeepMind, but at the bleeding edge of biotech new proteins are made and tested every day, a complex and time-consuming process. Glyphic Biotechnologies accelerates the critical but slow sequencing step, potentially cutting drug development times down by a huge amount, and the startup just … Read more

Italy’s DPA fines Glovo-owned Foodinho $3M, orders changes to algorithmic management of riders – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 16 minutes Algorithmic management of gig workers has landed Glovo-owned on-demand delivery firm Foodinho in trouble in Italy where the country’s data protection authority issued a €2.6 million penalty (~$3M) yesterday after an investigation found a laundry list of problems. The delivery company has been ordered to make a number of changes to how it operates in … Read more

Microsoft says a third of its government data requests have secrecy orders – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 5 minutes Microsoft’s customer security chief says as many as one-third of all government demands that the company receives for customer data are issued with secrecy clauses that prevents it from disclosing the search to the subject of the warrant. The figure was disclosed in testimony by Microsoft’s Tom Burt ahead of a House Judiciary Committee on … Read more