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Coinbase Hires LinkedIn Executive as New Data Chief

Cryptocurrency exchange startup Coinbase has hired LinkedIn’s head of analytics and data science. Michael Li, a senior LinkedIn executive who spent more than seven years with the professional networking platform, is taking on the role of vice president of data, according to a blog post published Tuesday. Li’s career to date has revolved around incorporating data…

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Mastercard Patent Filings Tout Blockchain for Immutable Data Records

Payment services giant Mastercard is looking at the use of blockchain for keeping track of consumer payments, newly published patent filings suggest. In a series of largely similar patent applications published last week by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mastercard outlines how a distributed ledger can be used to record “point-to-point transactions” as they…

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Blockchain Browser Brave Files Adtech Complaints Against Google for User Data Practices

Brave browser, developed by Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, has filed privacy complaints in Ireland and Britain against Google, Reuters reported September 13. Brave is an open-source blockchain-powered browser, which blocks ads and website trackers. The browser is designed to improve online privacy by sharing less personal data with advertising customers, yet targeting web ads by…

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Brave Launches Legal Offensive on Google Ads Data Collection Practices

Brave, the startup behind the Brave browser and the Basic Attention Token, has filed regulatory complaints against Google and others over what it considers poor privacy protection for users in the online ads industry. The complaints – filed with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner and the U.K. Information Commissioner on behalf of Brave’s chief policy officer…

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Blockchain DNA-Testing Lets Patients Sell Their Data

Recently, there has been a significant uproar surrounding many DNA testing companies after some of their data-selling deals began making the news. In the current climate, the blockchain healthcare startup TimiDNA has set itself apart from most of the industry by respecting the privacy of their clients and granting them ownership over their genetic data.…

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Robinhood is Making Millions Selling Users’ Data to Financial Companies

The low-cost Robinhood investing app popular with millennials makes up for the lost profits of commission-free trades by selling users’ data to other financial companies. What’s the Logic of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul? A Second Quarter SEC filing shows that Robinhood Financial (Robinhood) is actually making millions of dollars from selling users’ data to…

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Manufacturing Giant Rostec to Manage Data on Waves Blockchain Platform

Rostec, the Russian state-owned manufacturing conglomerate, is entering the blockchain fray. The corporation, which holds stakes in 700 industrial entities in Russia, is working with the Waves platform to develop a blockchain system to manage data on its vast holdings, which include the carmakers Autovaz and Kamaz and the firearms manufacturer Kalashnikov. Announced Thursday, Rostec…

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