Monday, 14 May 2018

POST Radical transparency

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Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA “Trust is a serious problem, we have to get to a new level of transparency – only through radical transparency will we get to radical new levels of trust.”

From 17 quotes on the future of technology from Davos 2015 | World Economic Forum.

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Irish bank caught in social media spying storm

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According to a report in the Irish Independent newspaper, mortgage applicants now have to sign a consent form allowing the bank to check their social media accounts.

The banks says that this "helps us to understand your behaviour". however mortgage brokers that spoke to the Independent have hit out at AIB accusing it of playing "Big Brother with their social media information".

From Irish bank caught in social media spying storm.

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Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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users should arrange for the use of alternative end-to-end secure channels, such as Signal, and temporarily stop sending and especially reading PGP-encrypted email.

From Attention PGP Users: New Vulnerabilities Require You To Take Action Now | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Money20/20 Asia Day Three snapshot | FleishmanHillard in Hong Kong

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Jonathan Larsen, CIO of Ping An Group and Chairman and CEO of Ping An’s VC arm Global Voyager Fund, explained that massive value-creation opportunities arise when we reduce or eliminate frictional costs (in mortgage creation, for example). He put forward the view that today’s ICOs (“tokens minus the assets”) will be superseded by “tokens with assets” that will help solve the world’s friction problems. He foresees a data economy where the ability to create value out of data use-cases is more important than traditional distribution, brand, physical assets and even capital itself.

From Money20/20 Asia Day Three snapshot | FleishmanHillard in Hong Kong.

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Paris launches local currency - Economy - RFI

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Paris on Saturday officially launched a local currency that can be used alongside the euro in local shops and businesses.

From Paris launches local currency - Economy - RFI.

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Sunday, 13 May 2018

BBC - Travel - The tiny island with human-sized money

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Today, shell money has been replaced by the almighty US dollar for day-to-day transactions like grocery shopping. But for more conceptual exchanges, like rights or customs, stones remain a vital currency for Yap’s 11,000 residents.

From BBC - Travel - The tiny island with human-sized money.

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