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Facial Recognition Start-Up Cortica Raises $7 Million

Israeli-based facial-recognition technology start-up Cortica announced on Thursday a $7 million round of venture funding, backed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures and former Endemol Group CEO Ynon Kreiz. Cortica had previously raised $4 million in angel funding. The company’s commercial team will move from Israel to Manhattan, and will also open an office in Silicon Valley.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik