AppDynamics raises $158 million, showing interest in late-stage financing

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – AppDynamics, a maker of software to manage and analyze applications, has raised $158 million from investors, showing that some highly valued companies are still earning investor enthusiasm despite indications of a pullback in late-stage venture capital. The new funding round, announced by the company on Monday, puts AppDynamics total financing at roughly $450 million

Read more wins injunction vs Chicago sheriff over adult ads

A federal appeals court on Monday ordered an injunction blocking the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff from pursuing any effort to stop credit card companies from handling transactions for, a classified ad website that the sheriff said promotes sex trafficking. The 7th U.S.

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U.S. government reveals breadth of requests for Internet records

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has used a secretive authority to compel Internet and telecommunications firms to hand over customer data including an individual’s complete web browsing history and records of all online purchases, a court filing released Monday shows. The documents are believed to be the first time the government has provided details of its so-called national security letters, which are used by the FBI to conduct electronic surveillance without the need for court approval. The filing made public Monday was the result of an 11-year-old legal battle waged by Nicholas Merrill, founder of Calyx Internet Access, a hosted service provider, who refused to comply with a national security letter (NSL) he received in 2004

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Mozilla says hackers stole information from Bugzilla

(Reuters) – Mozilla, creator of the popular Firefox web browser, said hackers had stolen security-sensitive information from Bugzilla, its bug tracker, and used it to “attack” Firefox users. The account that the hackers broke into was shut down shortly after the company discovered it had been compromised, the company said in a blog post. ( (Reporting by Devika Krishna Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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