Author Archives: Galigio

Wizard Kit: How I Protect Myself from Surveillance by https://ift.tt/2HNMa17

“Ever since the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Panopticlick initiative in 2010, I’ve been sensitized to the risks and potential harms that come from adtech’s tracking of consumers. Indeed, in the years since, it has gotten far far worse.”

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Exclusive: Tencent is launching UPI-powered payments app WeChat Pay in India by https://ift.tt/2WeMZUU

“Following the footprints of above four global behemoths, Tencent-owned WeChat is also launching a UPI-enabled separate app for payments.”

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Being An Instagram Influencer Is Hard Work, So This Guy Made A Bot To Do It For Him by https://ift.tt/2We9IQR

“Chris Buetti had a problem: Dining out in New York was getting too expensive.”

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With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you’ve never been by https://ift.tt/2Jrkm58

“At my bodega down the block, photos of shoplifters sometimes litter the windows, a warning to would-be thieves that they’re being watched. Those unofficial wanted posters come and go, as incidents fade from the owner’s memory.”

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‘Bitcoin Bank’ Silvergate Says Crypto Client Base Climbed 122% in 2018 by https://ift.tt/2Fss8Id

“Silvergate Bank, which bills itself as the “leading provider of innovative financial infrastructure solutions and services to participants in the digital currency industry,” has disclosed in a preliminary prospectus filed with the U.S.”

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The VR headset market is about to get way too crowded and confusing by https://ift.tt/2Ydcpnq

“Once, there was a single VR headset. Today there are quite a few, and within months, there will certainly be too many in the marketplace for most people to count. Consumers are about to enter the most confusing time in VR’s history.”

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