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Pew Research Center — Americans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information

Majorities think their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits, and believe it is not possible to go through daily life without being tracked. Maybe the prevalent business model on the Internet is about to change? Into what though?Pew Research CenterAmericans and Privacy: Concerned, Confused and Feeling Lack of Control Over Their Personal Information

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Washington’s Blog — October 31st Is Our Last Day

Regaining control of the narrative through economic censorship. We’re grateful for the support we’ve received over the years … Loyal readers have made insightful comments for many years. Some loyal readers have donated $2/month, or $5/month or $10/month, (and a few have donated even more) which we appreciate. Passionate writers have burned the midnight oil to report on stories which no one else is covering. But we simply can’t afford to keep paying the thousands of dollars of hosting...

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WeWork as an intermediary with a duration mismatch

Back in May, I wrote a post I titled “2019 may be the best time to IPO“. The gist of the post was that unicorns were seeing the best market conditions imaginable for conducting an initial public offering. But, the window for loss-making companies for getting an IPO off the ground at high valuations could close quickly. I believe we are seeing that now. As I put it in May regarding an article about the dubious business model of dockless scooter companies: My first thought when I...

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Some thoughts on Lyft’s IPO

My recent experience with taxis On my way into Manhattan from LaGuardia Airport on Monday night, I noticed an app symbol for Curb on the payment box in my taxi. The box said I could pay for the ride with this app. So while I was in transit, I downloaded the app, registered on the site, and linked to the number on the taxi’s payment box, which was its unique Curb ID. When the taxi ride ended, I simply got out of the taxi and went on my merry way. Taxis have upped their game. The...

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NYT video series on Fake News. Worth the watch

I had heard about a video series on NPR’s Fresh Air regarding the origin and current issue with the concept of Fake News via Russia.  You can listen and read the interview of the author, Adam Ellick here.  There are 3 videos of 15 to 17 minutes each.  The series is titled: Operation Infektion,  Russian Disinformation: From Cold War to Kanye You can watch them here.   It begins with the AID’s hoax that it was a biological weapon developed and released by...

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Asian firm confidence at 3-year low as Singapore and India drive wealth gap

Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.

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Tim Berners-Lee — One Small Step for the Web…

Tim Berners-Lee - modern hero. The guy who really invented the Internet and is now engaged in re-inventing it so that it becomes more like the tool he envisioned but got hijacked on the way.Medium One Small Step for the Web… * Tim Berners-Lee | Founder and Director of W3C, the Web Foundation and the Open Data Institute, and now Solid and inrupt. * Reference to Neil Armstrong, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," as he took the first step by a human onto the...

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RT — Ex-Google CEO: Internet will split in two, with China controlling half

“I think the most likely scenario now is not a splintering, but rather a bifurcation into a Chinese-led internet and a non-Chinese internet led by America,” Schmidt told tech-heads at a private event in San Francisco on Wednesday, organized by investment firm Village Global VC.... RTEx-Google CEO: Internet will split in two, with China controlling half

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