Liz Gannes

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Life360 Gets $7M to Make Smart Home Products Aware When Families Are Home

Life360, an app maker that enables families to constantly share their location with each other, wants to make itself more useful. It has taken $7 million in funding from private equity group Duchossois (adding to a previously announced $10 million Series B round) to bring “family awareness” (a.k.a. discerning whether people are home or not) to smart devices like the Chamberlain garage-door opener and Brivo Labs locks.

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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