Technology and Money

Drone ban at Yosemite appears legally questionable
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Yosemite National Park The National Park Service announced Friday it was barring drones from Yosemite, citing as reasons everything from wilderness protection to climbers’ safety. But the cited legal basis for the regulation, which carries up to a year in jail and $100 fine, doesn’t even apply to drones according to experts. There’s no doubt […]

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Pressing The Button
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 The Mytro Project is almost over. Over the past few months I’ve been writing about my experience crowdfunding and self-publishing a YA fantasy book called Mytro. After running an Indiegogo campaign and coming out with almost $20,000, I’m at the point when I have to start delivering books. Read More

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Snowden's Beloved Tails OS Reaches v1.0 Milestone
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The volunteers who developed Tails, the open source operating system used by whistleblower Edward Snowden, this week released v1.0. This is the 36th stable release of the OS since the first public version, then called “Amnesia,” was released in June 2009. Various security and bug fixes have been incorporated into v1.0. They include a Web […]

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Peer To Peer Lending Marketplace Prosper Raises $70M
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 Prosper.com, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace in the U.S., has raised $70 million led by Francisco Partners, a private equity firm with Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Phenomen Ventures participating. This brings the companies funding to $145 million. Previous backers include Sequoia Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Crosslink Capital, Accel Partners, CompuCredit, Omidyar Network,… Read More

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Twitter Is Here To Stay
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 Rakesh Agrawal’s PayPal-trashing tweet disaster — and the subsequent chicken/egg story of whether he quit or was sacked — was a slightly surreal turn of events for a company whose most explosive story over the last six months has been whether a notorious corporate raider was going to get his way and unbundle it from eBay (he didn’t). To be honest, I […]

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NDM: “A Great Challenge for the Future of Healthcare”
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A paper published this week reminded me to take a fresh look at NDM, the “Indian superbug” — actually a gene and enzyme — that got so much attention, including from me, in 2011. (Most of the posts are here.) Quick reminder: NDM surfaced in 2008 in Sweden, then was found in the United Kingdom, […]

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‘Dark Wallet’ Is About to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering Easier Than Ever
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Government regulators around the world have spent the last year scrambling to prevent bitcoin from becoming the currency of choice for money launderers and black marketeers. Now their worst fears may be about to materialize in a single piece of software.

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How Target’s Huge Hacking Could Finally Make Credit Cards Secure
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Checkout counters in the U.S. are an embarrassing technological backwater compared to those in most other developed countries, but this may finally be coming to an end. All it took was somebody hacking 40 million credit and debit cards.

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Stocks to buy now: this small cap is leading the voice tech …
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Voice technology is becoming an integral part of our everyday lives – here's one of the best stocks to buy now to profit from this growing sector. … Money Morning ONLY THE NEWS YOU CAN PROFIT FROM · URGENT: Why …

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