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Facebook to Show Users Which Russian Propaganda They Followed

Facebook Inc. will show people which Russian propaganda pages or accounts they’ve followed and liked on the social network, responding to a request from Congress to address manipulation and meddling during the 2016 presidential election.

The tool will appear by the end of the year in Facebook’s online support center, the company said in a blog post Wednesday. It will answer the user question, “How can I see if I’ve liked or followed a Facebook page or Instagram account created by the Internet Research Agency?” That’s the Russian firm that created thousands of incendiary posts from fake accounts posing as U.S. citizens. People will see a list of the accounts they followed, if any, from January 2015 through August 2017.

It’s Facebook’s most direct effort to explain to users how they may have been affected by the IRA’s postings, which reached an estimated 150 million people and stirred up controversy over gun rights, immigration, race relations and religion in the U.S., sometimes prompting real-world protests on both sides of a debate. 

“It is important that people understand how foreign actors tried to sow division and mistrust using Facebook before and after the 2016 US election,” the company said in the post.

Facebook, Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Twitter Inc. appeared in early November for hours of congressional testimony to explain how Russia used the platforms to manipulate U.S. citizens. The companies vowed to do more to prevent anything similar from occurring in the future, and said they would look into the possibility of informing users about their exposure.

“I hope that Google and Twitter will follow Facebook’s lead,” said U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Those companies have not responded to a similar request, according to Blumenthal’s office.

Representative Adam Schiff, a California Democrat and a member of the House Intelligence Committee, called Facebook’s move “a very positive step.”

“We look forward to additional steps by the companies to improve transparency with respect to Russian abuse of their platforms,” Schiff said in a statement.

Facebook will only be showing people the names of the pages and accounts, not the content. A user will only see what they liked or followed, so if they simply saw IRA content in their news feeds, they won’t be notified. 

It’s “much more challenging” to reliably tell people if they were exposed on an individual basis, Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch told Congress earlier this month. When people like or comment on a post, that post is eligible to show up in any of their friends’ news feeds — helping the content go viral. Facebook argued it couldn’t say for certain who paid attention to what content. That position fell flat when senators noted that Facebook’s business model is based on the targeting and tracking of ads.

    Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-22/facebook-to-show-people-the-russian-propaganda-they-followed

    Uber Paid Hackers to Delete Stolen Data on 57 Million People

    Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.

    Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as well, including some 600,000 U.S. driver’s license numbers. No Social Security numbers, credit card information, trip location details or other data were taken, Uber said.

    At the time of the incident, Uber was negotiating with U.S. regulators investigating separate claims of privacy violations. Uber now says it had a legal obligation to report the hack to regulators and to drivers whose license numbers were taken. Instead, the company paid hackers to delete the data and keep the breach quiet. Uber said it believes the information was never used but declined to disclose the identities of the attackers.

    “None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,” Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over as chief executive officer in September, said in an emailed statement. “We are changing the way we do business.”

    Read more: Uber Pushed the Limits of the Law. Now Comes the Reckoning

    After Uber’s disclosure Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into the hack, his spokeswoman Amy Spitalnick said. The company was also sued for negligence over the breach by a customer seeking class-action status.

    Hackers have successfully infiltrated numerous companies in recent years. The Uber breach, while large, is dwarfed by those at Yahoo, MySpace, Target Corp., Anthem Inc. and Equifax Inc. What’s more alarming are the extreme measures Uber took to hide the attack. The breach is the latest scandal Khosrowshahi inherits from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick.

    Read more: Gadfly’s Shira Ovide says Kalanick must speak

    QuicktakeCybersecurity

    Kalanick, Uber’s co-founder and former CEO, learned of the hack in November 2016, a month after it took place, the company said. Uber had just settled a lawsuit with the New York attorney general over data security disclosures and was in the process of negotiating with the Federal Trade Commission over the handling of consumer data. Kalanick declined to comment on the hack.

    Joe Sullivan, the outgoing security chief, spearheaded the response to the hack last year, a spokesman told Bloomberg. Sullivan, a onetime federal prosecutor who joined Uber in 2015 from Facebook Inc., has been at the center of much of the decision-making that has come back to bite Uber this year. Bloomberg reported last month that the board commissioned an investigation into the activities of Sullivan’s security team. This project, conducted by an outside law firm, discovered the hack and the failure to disclose, Uber said.

    Here’s how the hack went down: Two attackers accessed a private GitHub coding site used by Uber software engineers and then used login credentials they obtained there to access data stored on an Amazon Web Services account that handled computing tasks for the company. From there, the hackers discovered an archive of rider and driver information. Later, they emailed Uber asking for money, according to the company.

    A patchwork of state and federal laws require companies to alert people and government agencies when sensitive data breaches occur. Uber said it was obligated to report the hack of driver’s license information and failed to do so.

    “At the time of the incident, we took immediate steps to secure the data and shut down further unauthorized access by the individuals,” Khosrowshahi said. “We also implemented security measures to restrict access to and strengthen controls on our cloud-based storage accounts.”

    Uber has earned a reputation for flouting regulations in areas where it has operated since its founding in 2009. The U.S. has opened at least five criminal probes into possible bribes, illicit software, questionable pricing schemes and theft of a competitor’s intellectual property, people familiar with the matters have said. The San Francisco-based company also faces dozens of civil suits.

    U.K. regulators including the National Crime Agency are also looking into the scale of the breach. London and other governments have previously taken steps toward banning the service, citing what they say is reckless behavior by Uber.

    In January 2016, the New York attorney general fined Uber $20,000 for failing to promptly disclose an earlier data breach in 2014. After last year’s cyberattack, the company was negotiating with the FTC on a privacy settlement even as it haggled with the hackers on containing the breach, Uber said. The company finally agreed to the FTC settlement three months ago, without admitting wrongdoing and before telling the agency about last year’s attack.

    The new CEO said his goal is to change Uber’s ways. Uber said it informed New York’s attorney general and the FTC about the October 2016 hack for the first time on Tuesday. Khosrowshahi asked for the resignation of Sullivan and fired Craig Clark, a senior lawyer who reported to Sullivan. The men didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

    Khosrowshahi said in his emailed statement: “While I can’t erase the past, I can commit on behalf of every Uber employee that we will learn from our mistakes.”

    The company said its investigation found that Salle Yoo, the outgoing chief legal officer who has been scrutinized for her responses to other matters, hadn’t been told about the incident. Her replacement, Tony West, will start at Uber on Wednesday and has been briefed on the cyberattack.

    Kalanick was ousted as CEO in June under pressure from investors, who said he put the company at legal risk. He remains on the board and recently filled two seats he controlled.

    Uber said it has hired Matt Olsen, a former general counsel at the National Security Agency and director of the National Counterterrorism Center, as an adviser. He will help the company restructure its security teams. Uber hired Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm owned by FireEye Inc., to investigate the hack.

    The company plans to release a statement to customers saying it has seen “no evidence of fraud or misuse tied to the incident.” Uber said it will provide drivers whose licenses were compromised with free credit protection monitoring and identity theft protection.

      Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-21/uber-concealed-cyberattack-that-exposed-57-million-people-s-data

      I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

      The dating app knows me better than I do, but these reams of intimate information are just the tip of the iceberg. What if my data is hacked or sold?

      At 9.24pm (and one second) on the night of Wednesday 18 December 2013, from the second arrondissement of Paris, I wrote Hello! to my first ever Tinder match. Since that day Ive fired up the app 920 times and matched with 870 different people. I recall a few of them very well: the ones who either became lovers, friends or terrible first dates. Ive forgotten all the others. But Tinder has not.

      The dating app has 800 pages of information on me, and probably on you too if you are also one of its 50 million users. In March I asked Tinder to grant me access to my personal data. Every European citizen is allowed to do so under EU data protection law, yet very few actually do, according to Tinder.

      With the help of privacy activist Paul-Olivier Dehaye from personaldata.io and human rights lawyer Ravi Naik, I emailed Tinder requesting my personal data and got back way more than I bargained for.

      Some 800 pages came back containing information such as my Facebook likes, my photos from Instagram (even after I deleted the associated account), my education, the age-rank of men I was interested in, how many times I connected, when and where every online conversation with every single one of my matches happened the list goes on.

      I am horrified but absolutely not surprised by this amount of data, said Olivier Keyes, a data scientist at the University of Washington. Every app you use regularly on your phone owns the same [kinds of information]. Facebook has thousands of pages about you!

      As I flicked through page after page of my data I felt guilty. I was amazed by how much information I was voluntarily disclosing: from locations, interests and jobs, to pictures, music tastes and what I liked to eat. But I quickly realised I wasnt the only one. A July 2017 study revealed Tinder users are excessively willing to disclose information without realising it.

      You are lured into giving away all this information, says Luke Stark, a digital technology sociologist at Dartmouth University. Apps such as Tinder are taking advantage of a simple emotional phenomenon; we cant feel data. This is why seeing everything printed strikes you. We are physical creatures. We need materiality.

      Reading through the 1,700 Tinder messages Ive sent since 2013, I took a trip into my hopes, fears, sexual preferences and deepest secrets. Tinder knows me so well. It knows the real, inglorious version of me who copy-pasted the same joke to match 567, 568, and 569; who exchanged compulsively with 16 different people simultaneously one New Years Day, and then ghosted 16 of them.

      What you are describing is called secondary implicit disclosed information, explains Alessandro Acquisti, professor of information technology at Carnegie Mellon University. Tinder knows much more about you when studying your behaviour on the app. It knows how often you connect and at which times; the percentage of white men, black men, Asian men you have matched; which kinds of people are interested in you; which words you use the most; how much time people spend on your picture before swiping you, and so on. Personal data is the fuel of the economy. Consumers data is being traded and transacted for the purpose of advertising.

      Tinders privacy policy clearly states your data may be used to deliver targeted advertising.

      All that data, ripe for the picking

      Tinder
      Tinder: You should not expect that your personal information, chats, or other communications will always remain secure. Photograph: Alamy

      What will happen if this treasure trove of data gets hacked, is made public or simply bought by another company? I can almost feel the shame I would experience. The thought that, before sending me these 800 pages, someone at Tinder might have read them already makes me cringe.

      Tinders privacy policy clearly states: you should not expect that your personal information, chats, or other communications will always remain secure. As a few minutes with a perfectly clear tutorial on GitHub called Tinder Scraper that can collect information on users in order to draw insights that may serve the public shows, Tinder is only being honest.

      In May, an algorithm was used to scrape 40,000 profile images from the platform in order to build an AI to genderise faces. A few months earlier, 70,000 profiles from OkCupid (owned by Tinders parent company Match Group) were made public by a Danish researcher some commentators have labelled a white supremacist, who used the data to try to establish a link between intelligence and religious beliefs. The data is still out there.

      So why does Tinder need all that information on you? To personalise the experience for each of our users around the world, according to a Tinder spokesperson. Our matching tools are dynamic and consider various factors when displaying potential matches in order to personalise the experience for each of our users.

      Unfortunately when asked how those matches are personalised using my information, and which kinds of profiles I will be shown as a result, Tinder was less than forthcoming.

      Our matching tools are a core part of our technology and intellectual property, and we are ultimately unable to share information about our these proprietary tools, the spokesperson said.

      The trouble is these 800 pages of my most intimate data are actually just the tip of the iceberg. Your personal data affects who you see first on Tinder, yes, says Dehaye. But also what job offers you have access to on LinkedIn, how much you will pay for insuring your car, which ad you will see in the tube and if you can subscribe to a loan.

      We are leaning towards a more and more opaque society, towards an even more intangible world where data collected about you will decide even larger facets of your life. Eventually, your whole existence will be affected.

      Tinder is often compared to a bar full of singles, but its more like a bar full of single people chosen for me while studying my behaviour, reading my diary and with new people constantly selected based on my live reactions.

      As a typical millennial constantly glued to my phone, my virtual life has fully merged with my real life. There is no difference any more. Tinder is how I meet people, so this is my reality. It is a reality that is constantly being shaped by others but good luck trying to find out how.

      Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/26/tinder-personal-data-dating-app-messages-hacked-sold

      AT&T’s DirecTV Is Giving Refunds on NFL Packages Due to Protests

      Subscribers to AT&T Inc.’s DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket who want to cancel the service because of football players’ national anthem protests can get refunds, according to customer service representatives.

      The protests, which started with some players kneeling during the anthem to protest racial inequality, has expanded to teams and even owners linking arms in a show of unity. The issue has been magnified by tweets from President Donald Trump, who called the protests “disgraceful” and encouraged fans to boycott the NFL.

      AT&T is the exclusive home of the Sunday Ticket, which offers the full slate of Sunday afternoon NFL games. The telecommunications company declined to comment.

      The TV football package costs almost $300 a season, though AT&T offers various promotions and monthly pricing options.

      DirecTV normally has a no-cancellation policy for Sunday Ticket. The Wall Street Journal reported the refunds earlier Tuesday.

        Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-26/at-t-s-directv-is-giving-trump-supporters-refunds-on-nfl-package

        Facebook moving non-promoted posts out of news feed in trial

        New system could destroy smaller publishers if implemented, after journalists report drop in organic reach but users will still see their friends posts

        Facebook is testing a major change that would shift non-promoted posts out of its news feed, a move that could be catastrophic for publishers relying on the social network for their audience.

        A new system being trialled in six countries including Slovakia, Serbia and Sri Lanka sees almost all non-promoted posts shifted over to a secondary feed, leaving the main feed focused entirely on original content from friends, and adverts.

        The change has seen users engagement with Facebook pages drop precipitously, with publications reporting a 60% to 80% fall. If replicated more broadly, such a change would destroy many smaller publishers, as well as larger ones with an outsized reliance on social media referrals for visitors.

        According to Filip Struhrik, a journalist at Slovakian newspaper Dennik N, the change resulted in a drop in interactions across the countrys media landscape. Pages are seeing dramatic drops in organic reach, Struhrik said. The reach of several Facebook pages fell on Thursday and Friday by two-thirds compared to previous days.

        Overnight, from Wednesday to Thursday, a broad cross-section of the 60 largest Facebook pages in Slovakia saw two-thirds to three-quarters of their Facebook reach disappear, according to stats from Facebook-owned analytics service CrowdTangle. For larger sites, with a number of different ways to communicate with their readers, that hasnt had a huge effect on their bottom line, but its a different story for those with a reliance on social media.

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        The change does not affect paid promotions, which appear on the news feed as normal. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

        Smaller sites are reporting a loss of traffic and Facebook engagement, Struhrik told the Guardian. Its hard to say now how big it will be. Problems have also hit Buzzfeed-like sites, which were more dependent on social traffic.

        Struhrik noted that the trial has only been in place since Thursday, rendering it too soon to draw strict conclusions. But if reach is radically smaller, interactions decreased and your site doesnt have diversity of traffic sources, it will hurt you.

        In a statement, Facebook said: With all of the possible stories in each persons feed, we always work to connect people with the posts they find most meaningful. People have told us they want an easier way to see posts from friends and family, so we are testing two separate feeds, one as a dedicated space with posts from friends and family and another as a dedicated space for posts from Pages.

        Notably, the change does not seem to affect paid promotions: those still appear on the news feed as normal, as do posts from people who have been followed or friended on the site. But the change does affect so called native content, such as Facebook videos, if those are posted by a page and not shared through paid promotion.

        Matti Littunen, a senior research analyst at Enders Analysis, said the move was the classic Facebook playbook: first give lots of organic reach to one content type, then they have to pay for reach, then they can only get through to anyone by paying.

        Littunen said that many premium publishers had already cottoned on to the trend, and backed off relying too strongly on social media. But new media companies, who rely on social media to bring in traffic and revenue, would be wounded, perhaps fatally, by the switch. The biggest hits will be to the likes of Buzzfeed, Huffington Post and Business Insider, who create commoditised content aiming for the biggest reach.

        Elsewhere, publishers who dived towards video content as Facebook began promoting that may also get burned, Littunen says. The kind of video that is doing best has been quite commoditised low-value stuff that is often lifted from elsewhere and repackaged for Facebook.

        We dont see that bonanza going on forever, and since the content isnt what Facebook has been hoping for, its expendable. Were expecting to see another repeat of this playbook, with organic reach being replaced by paid reach.

        For Struhrik, there is one last catch: he doesnt expect the test to be a huge success. Newsfeed without news. Just friends and sponsored content. People will find out how boring their friends are, he said.

        In a second statement issued after this article was published, Facebook added: We have no current plans to roll this out globally.

        This article was amended on 23 October 2017 with additional comment from Facebook. An editing error was also corrected on 24 October: the change in users engagement with Facebook pages did not drop from 60% to 80% publications reported a 60% to 80% fall in engagement.

        Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/23/facebook-non-promoted-posts-news-feed-new-trial-publishers

        Equifaxs Hacking Nightmare Gets Even Worse For Victims

        After Equifax Inc. revealed that sensitive data on two of every five Americans was exposed in a cyberattack, thousands logged onto a company website to see if they were at risk. For many, the site didn’t work at first. But for those who got through, a nasty surprise was waiting.

        If your data had been stolen, Equifax offered a free year of credit monitoring known as “TrustedID Premier.” But some fine print may also mean that consumers who agree would be giving up the right to sue over many types of damages related to the massive penetration.

        The unprecedented breach, which occurred in July but was disclosed on Thursday, is among the largest in U.S. history, affecting 143 million people. The hack revealed personal information such as Social Security numbers, addresses, driver’s license data, and birth dates, putting millions at risk for identity theft. A proposed multibillion-dollar class action lawsuit was filed Thursday evening. All told, Equifax could be facing as much as $70 billion in claims, said Ben Meiselas, an attorney for Geragos & Geragos, one of the firms that filed the lawsuit.

        For already panicked consumers, that fine print—an arbitration clause—has caused further frustration, prompting federal lawmakers and at least one state attorney general to condemn Equifax for appearing to force aggrieved consumers to give up their day in court. Social media was flooded with messages of concern, with some fearing that simply using an Equifax website to check whether their information was compromised bound them to arbitration—a private proceeding which consumer advocates and lawyers consider inherently biased in favor of companies.

        “We are witnessing uncharted depths of corporate duplicity, as Equifax is now targeting its victims” by using “stealth arbitration agreements,” Meisalas said. Hopefully this “conduct will finally spur Congress to protect victims of identity theft by stopping corporations from using poison pill arbitration clauses to deprive victims of their day in court.”

        On Friday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asked the company to remove the clause as he opened an investigation. (Earlier, it was also revealed that three senior Equifax officers had sold off $1.8 million in holdings after the intrusion was discovered in July. The company’s shares fell almost 14 percent Friday.)

        Equifax responded to the controversy by an addition to its “frequently asked questions” web page. The company wrote that the arbitration mandate applies only to “the free credit file monitoring and identity theft protection products, and not the cybersecurity incident.” Consumers can opt out of the arbitration provision, but to do so, they have to mail a letter to a post office box in Atlanta, where Equifax is based.

        Late Friday, after a day of criticism, the company said consumers wouldn’t have to give up their right to pursue class actions related to damages stemming from the hacking incident. Equifax also said it tripled to more than 2,000 the number of agents on its call center team to handle questions, and that the website allows consumers to quickly assess whether they were affected.

        Earlier, consumer advocates and plaintiffs’ lawyers—who have a vested interest in preserving consumer rights to sue—expressed deep concerns about the arbitration clause. Equifax could divert from court lawsuits asserting damages as a result of negligence or invasion of privacy, said Lauren Saunders, associate director of the National Consumer Law Center, and Jim Francis, an attorney at Francis & Mailman P.C. in Philadelphia. Mailman recently won a $60 million jury trial against TransUnion LLC, another large credit reporting firm.

        Whether the company’s statements late Friday will prevent it from asserting the arbitration clause in the future is unclear. The clause, buried in the company’s terms of use, obligates purchasers to individually resolve “any claim, dispute, or controversy” in arbitration proceedings. In such a hearing, one that is closed to the public and paid for by Equifax, a single person would hear arguments from the consumer and the company before making a final, binding decision.

        The National Consumer Law Center describes arbitration as “biased, secretive, and lawless,” in part because arbitrators are blocked from seeing the full extent of a company’s alleged wrongdoing. In a court proceeding, plaintiffs who overcome a motion to dismiss can demand pre-trial evidence from a defendant company, including internal files and witness depositions.

        A 2015 study by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal agency created in the wake of the financial crisis, found that more than 75 percent of consumers weren’t even aware they were subject to arbitration clauses. Fewer than 7 percent knew that the clauses restricted their ability to sue, the consumer bureau said.

        According to the terms of use for Equifax’s TrustedID Premier, “by consenting to submit your claims to arbitration, you will be forfeiting your right to bring or participate in any class action (whether as a named plaintiff or a class member) or to share in any class action awards, including class claims where a class has not yet been certified, even if the facts and circumstances upon which the claims are based already occurred or existed.”

        A separate terms of use from Equifax states that all users of the company’s products are bound by a more expansive arbitration clause, said Saunders of the Consumer Law Center, who argued that the company could have license to block almost all lawsuits. Those terms of use state that claims against the company “shall have the broadest possible construction.”

        The only exception are claims against the company in which consumers assert damages under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

        Francis, the plaintiffs’ attorney, said that the circumstances of the latest breach would probably make it difficult for Equifax to prevail in forcing aggrieved consumers into arbitration. But Imre Szalai, a professor at Loyola College of Law in New Orleans who has studied arbitration for 15 years, said the success of such efforts often depends on the personal leanings of judges who initially handle lawsuits filed by consumers. They will decide whether to send them back to Equifax, and arbitration.

          Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-08/equifax-s-hacking-nightmare-gets-worse-thanks-to-arbitration-clause

          Jamie Dimon Slams Bitcoin as a Fraud

          JPMorgan Chase &amp Co. Ceo Jamie Dimon stated he’d fire any worker buying and selling bitcoin to be &#x201Cstupid.&#x201D

          The cryptocurrency &#x201Cwon&#x2019t finish well,&#x201D he told a trader conference in New You are able to on Tuesday, predicting it is going to inflate. &#x201CIt&#x2019s a fraud&#x201D and &#x201Cworse than tulip bulbs.&#x201D

          Bitcoin initially tucked after Dimon&#x2019s remarks. It had been lower around 2.7 % before recovering. A week ago, it slumped after reports that China intends to ban buying and selling of virtual currencies on domestic exchanges, dealing another blow towards the $150 billion cryptocurrency market.

          Tulips really are a mention of mania that taken Holland within the 17th century, with speculators driving up prices of virtually useless tulip bulbs to exorbitant levels. That didn&#x2019t finish well.

          In bitcoin&#x2019s situation, Dimon stated he&#x2019s skeptical government bodies allows a currency to exist without condition oversight, especially if something wrong happens. &#x201CSomeone&#x2019s getting wiped out and so the government&#x2019s likely to come lower,&#x201D he stated. &#x201CYou just saw in China, governments prefer to control their cash supply.&#x201D

          Dimon differentiated between your bitcoin currency and also the underlying blockchain technology, that they stated could be helpful. Still, he stated banks&#x2019 use of blockchain &#x201Cwon&#x2019t be overnight.&#x201D

          Read a QuickTake: The excitement over bitcoin and blockchain

          The financial institution chief stated he wouldn&#x2019t short bitcoin since there&#x2019s no telling how high it’ll go before it collapses. The very best argument he&#x2019s heard, he stated, is it could be helpful to individuals in places without any other available choices — as long as the availability of coins doesn&#x2019t surge.

          &#x201CIf you had been in Venezuela or Ecuador or North Korea or a lot of parts like this, or you were a medication dealer, a killer, things like that, you’re best doing the work in bitcoin than U.S. dollars,&#x201D he stated. &#x201CSo there might be an industry for your, however it&#x2019d be considered a limited market.&#x201D

          To be certain, Dimon later noted that his daughter purchased some bitcoin.

          Gundlach&#x2019s Concerns

          &#x201CIt&#x2019s interesting that a person with this much talked about from the establishment is offered with this bold statement,&#x201D Jeffrey Gundlach, chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital, stated on the webcast Tuesday after Dimon&#x2019s remarks.&#xA0

          Gundlach stated he doesn&#x2019t possess a take on bitcoin however that he&#x2019s concerned it might be more susceptible to manipulation than enthusiasts admit. &#x201CMaybe I&#x2019m too old, however i&#x2019m likely to permit this to mania continue without me.&#x201D

          Somewhere cryptocurrencies and traditional finance are uniting reaches CBOE Holdings Inc., who owns the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Recently, the firm partnered with Gemini Trust Co. — the startup produced through the Winklevoss twins made famous through the 2010 Facebook film &#x201CThe Social Networking&#x201D — having a intend to offer bitcoin futures.

          CBOE&#x2019s chairman and Chief executive officer, Erectile dysfunction Tilly, defended such efforts after Dimon&#x2019s&#xA0remarks.

          &#x201CLike it or otherwise, people want contact with bitcoin,&#x201D Tilly stated. Believers can bet on its rise, and Dimon is welcome to accept other part, he stated. &#x201CWe&#x2019re happy is the ones in the centre.&#x201D

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            Finally! An Emoji That Expresses The Pain Of Getting Older And Realizing Youre The Adult In The Family

            For the lazy texters available (you realize what you are!), emojis are lifesavers and super fun. And today, most abundant in recent iPhone update, we got such a cute little face you didn&rsquot know you possessed: an emoji that expresses the overwhelmingly empty sense of growing older and realizing you&rsquore the adult in the household! Okay!

            Everyone knows that sense of seeing your folks withering away and realizing you will no longer possess a safety internet, which the 2 individuals who stored you safe all of your existence now depend for you for help. And lastly, we’ve it in emoji form!

            Texting someone &ldquoI just recognized that I must make big existence decisions in my parents who’re old and decaying, an undesirable energy that makes me ponder my very own mortality&rdquo takes 152 keystrokes. Now? Just open your emojis, and also you&rsquore completed in a single click! Awesome!

            You&rsquoll be saving a lot time with this particular fun lil&rsquo emoji, you&rsquoll have lots left to try and show your confused mother that you’re her child and never a house burglar! Continuing to keep the confused old man that you saw like a super hero becoming an adult from wandering out to the freeway? Which means you don&rsquot have enough time to text your buddies about how exactly painful it is to buy a firsthand preview of what’s going to occur to your mental ability in only 15-20 years. Only use this cute emoji!

            Also it&rsquos not only for iPhone users! Should you&rsquore feeling just a little old-fashioned, you are able to type the emoticon in T9 word such as this:

            :&gt

            Now, decide to get texting!

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