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Facebook’s cryptocurrency ratchets up pressure on banks, but has big risks

While Facebook's Libra coin has the potential to disrupt traditional commercial banking by removing the middleman between buyers, sellers and money transfers, it also comes with significant risks.

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Facebook is going into the banking business with blockchain

The social media powerhouse plans to launch a blockchain-based financial network and cryptocurrency in 2020 that will allow users to make purchases or transfer funds with just a couple taps on an app.

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Apple has a chance to build a social network we can trust

Forget Ping. Privacy concerns and Apple's growing services give the company a chance to offer a social network we can trust.

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Facebook faces billions in potential fines | TECH(feed)

Amidst a slew of user data mishandlings, Facebook could be faced with billions of dollars of fines from regulatory bodies across the globe. But how much would a few billion dollars actually affect the company? On this episode of...

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Can Facebook be trusted with a virtual assistant?

A look at recent news has a lot to tell us about Facebook’s trustworthiness.

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Facebook’s blockchain cryptocurrency could mean big money – and kill 'fake news'

Blockchain would enable Facebook users to make PayPal-like purchases of advertised products and authenticate people posting on the site, effectively creating an audit trail and confirming they're not bots.

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Facebook’s Workplace reaches 2M paid users, targets SMBs

Workplace by Facebook, the company's enterprise-focused collaboration offering, has seen strong growth since its launch in 2016.

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How fake news is changing the internet

The tools we all use for knowledge, communication and business are being re-engineered to stop disinformation. Is our loss of control worth it?

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Apple has some big media challenges to solve

Apple is expected to introduce its Texture-based news and magazine service next year, but it has some big challenges to resolve if it wants this to work.

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Google Maps is the new social network

While Twitter tumbles and Facebook flounders, Google Maps has emerged as the best social network for businesses.

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Mingis on Tech: Data breaches and the rise of 'surveillance capitalism'

Facebook and Google recently owned up to new data breaches affecting millions of users. It's not the first time. It won't be the last. CSO's J.M. Porup explains what's really going on.

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Social media and trolls: The end is near

A new service uses NFC and blockchain to end trolling forever. (And just in time.)

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Here comes ‘antidisinformation as a service’

Lies and fake news are coming after your company’s brand and reputation. Time to get your AaaS in gear.

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Facebook's data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users

Attention, Android users: Whether you use Facebook or not, now's the time to proactively assess how much access you're giving to different apps. Here's how to do it.

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Why email is the best social network

The #DeleteFacebook trend has users searching for a better social network. Guess what: You’re soaking in it.

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The new social media imperative: Distance yourself

As Facebook just learned, a social network’s reputation can sour in an instant. Here’s how to save your own.

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Why Cambridge Analytica means it’s time for an Apple social network

The Cambridge Analytica/Facebook crisis shows that Apple’s principled approach to user privacy will become more important as the full implications of connected intelligence are better understood.

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Tech Talk: The technology that scares us

Halloween may be over, but the frights remain. Whether it's from the loss of privacy from Alexa or Google Home, fake news on social media or A.I. the future could be a tech dystopia.

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