The New York Times reports Credit Card Signatures Are About to Become Extinct in the U.S. by the end of April 2018. It reports that major credit card processors don’t require signatures to complete transaction if the card transaction was made chip enabled card readers. For small retailers, it would still remain as optional.
Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook’s users’ personal profile data in political campaign use has created lot of buzz and has triggered flood of investigations by US Congress, FTC and British Government. However this Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica problems are nothing compared to what’s coming for all of online publishing from Harvard University blog is a wake-up call what is coming next.
The New York Times reports that Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future, an 1800 sq ft mini-market, is opening on Jan 22, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Amazon was reported to be working this type of cashier free stores in 2016. If this technology is adopted by other major retailers then this will definitely disrupt job employment scenario.
The Washington Post reporter Simon van Zuylen-Wood has an article How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and wrecked the Do Not Call list. In this historical article, the reporter discusses how robots have completely wrecked the Do-Not-Call-List, a most popular public policy in the country.
The New York Times” reporters Scott Shane & others have a post Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shakenthe N.S.A. to Its Core which details NSA’s struggle to recover from exposure of its cyber weapons. ∞
As we like & use free media tools for our ease & convenience, we leave behind our electronic foot prints. Google develops lot of free media tools. There is a report Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff, but is it surprising? The tech companies who offer free tools are not charities and they have to pay their bills too. We should know better!
Very useful articles With C.I.A. Hacking Revelations, How to Protect Your Devices in The New York Times with tips for protecting our electronic devices from hacking. As always, use updated OS, follow good internet hygiene practice, and use other precautionary measures like lock screen, PIN codes and enable verify apps settings.