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Smartphones Easily Used to Skim Credit Card Data

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April 24, 2013
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A technology designed to make it easier to pay with your credit card may be putting Canadians at risk of fraud and identity theft, security and privacy experts warn.


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TheStreet (May 30, 2014) — Divorce is difficult but it's even harder when a spouse has stashed away some money. The first best place to look is in a tax return. Start with Schedule B, where dividends, interest, capital gains and losses are matched with known investments. When the math doesn't add up, it's a red flag that there might be a secret account. Another clue is when a departing spouse overpays a credit card with the intent of applying for a refund after the divorce is final. Outsmart your ex by reviewing all credit card statements. Beware of phony bill collectors as some wives and husbands create fake loans with relatives and friends to drain money out of joint bank accounts. All is fair in love and war, and that means kids are not off limits. Video provided by TheStreet
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Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes

Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes

FORA.tv (Oct. 2, 2013) — Using Social Data Trends to Predict Election Outcomes Social Data Week - Mandarin Oriental New York As social data becomes more readily available, it's incumbent upon end users and researchers to invest heavily in understanding the utility of that data. At a high level, this means assessing the quality and unique aspects of different sources of social data. It also means that we need to separate the signal from the noise and focus on the underlying social mechanisms that produce the data in order to insure that we're using it intelligently. In my presentation, I'll discuss the work of the Ecosystem Measurement team at FB, share some results and make a general call for more research linking social data to social outcomes.
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Single 'Coin' Card Replaces All Your Credit, Debit Cards

Single 'Coin' Card Replaces All Your Credit, Debit Cards

Newsy (Nov. 15, 2013) — Coin is a smart card that stores your credit and debit card information, so all you have to do is select which one to use and swipe.
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Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World

Data Ecosystem: How Connectivity Will Change the World

FORA.tv (Mar. 20, 2013) — Swissnex San Francisco The advance of health devices is giving the world greater capability to track physiological data and create new systems of personalized health. According to ABI Research, the total number of wearable devices with fitness and wellness applications in 2012 was 30 million, a 37% growth from 2011. The market is expected to grow at an average rate of 41% per year, leading to 169.5 million devices shipped in 2017. With the multiplication of data available across emerging channels, what are the opportunities and challenges facing the healthcare industry? How can people analyze and make sense of the data? What will the data tell us? What are the advantages and risks for individuals to rely on healthcare devices? Our highly qualified panelists, with deep expertise ranging from high-level technical issues to user behavior, measurement and social insights, will explore the future of the data-driven health era.
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