Liz Gannes

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Privacy Startup Personal Raises $4.5M

The startup Personal, which makes a digital vault for safe storage of personal information, has raised $4.5 million in a round led by Bill Miller of investment manager Legg Mason, bringing it to $20 million raised in total. Washington, D.C.-based Personal recently switched from a free consumer service to a paid service that larger enterprises offer to consumers, but it hasn’t announced any partners yet. Personal also disclosed that Esther Dyson and Jonathan Miller are on its board.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus