• Your phone is also a surveillance device, and it's turning your life into a map

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Members of the new Congress plan to float a wide range of new privacy legislation this year, with location data at the heart of the debate.
    New laws will need to thread the needle between protecting personal information and enabling useful innovation .
    Our phones' GPS and location capabilities are a key part of what make them magical - enabling them to speed our commutes, hail rides, and find the devices when we lose them. These capabilities are also ground zero for the looming fight over defining the boundaries of privacy and acceptable uses of our personal information.
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  • Bakkt's New Acquisition Will Speed Its Plan to Streamline Consumer Payments

    Bakkt's New Acquisition Will Speed Its Plan to Streamline Consumer Payments

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Bakkt aims to make bitcoin trading safe for Wall Street. Now, a new acquisition confirms that the cryptocurrency trading company is speeding its plans to revolutionize the way people pay for everything from coffee to cars.
    On Monday Bakkt, which was launched by the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, announced the acquisition of assets owned by Rosenthal Collins Group, a century-old futures commissions merchant. As an FCM, Rosenthal Collins specializes in managing commodities accounts for investors and institutions by moving money, handling collateral, and steering trades through...
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