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Is Your Uber Travel Data Safe? Company Faces Decades Of FTC Audits

Uber has started settling its multiple disputes with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) — the government agency for consumer protection — which announced Tuesday it has agreed to 20 years of FTC privacy audits. The settlement was a result of an investigation into Uber’s doxing — publishing private information online — of journalists critical of the company. Uber was also under investigation for a God View tool which provided its employees access to user data. This was called ‘public stalking’ by high-profile users such as entrepreneur Peter Sims. The company also had…

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Deal: Get 2 lines of unlimited data with Cricket for $80

Cricket Wireless is introducing a new special offer: 2 Lines of unlimited data for $80 out-the-door! Cricket Wireless has a great deal for new customers looking to get unlimited data. Right now, you can get two lines of unlimited data for just $80 — get the first line for $55/month and the second line is just $25/month ($30 discount!). And that’s not all — you can also get a $50 bill credit when you bring your current number to Cricket (credit will be received within 60 days). Cricket supports any…

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Sprint now lets you use voice and data simultaneously on Galaxy S8

Sprint adds new calling feature to its version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Sprint has released an over-the-air (OTA) update for its version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. In addition to the usual round of bug fixes and security improvements (not that those aren’t important), the company also took the time to add its new “Calling Plus” feature. The feature allows users to use voice and data at the same time, no matter if the user is on LTE or calling over Wi-Fi. The previous…

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Blockchain, Big Data And The Value Of Global Trade

Most data turns out to have a greater value than the sum of the parts. There’s a story about a global courier firm that said it saw a large drop off in its monthly orders at some point in 2007, not too long before the bottom fell out of the global economy. Traditional economic forecasting did not see an issue, but had there been some visibility into trade finance data at that time it would have shown many contracts had been cancelled, affording us some warning of what was ahead….

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