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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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Worldwide Smartphone Use Projected To Jump 25% in 2014

Worldwide Smartphone Use Projected To Jump 25% in 2014

TheStreet (June 11, 2014) — New research from eMarketer projects that world monthly ownership of smartphones should reach $1.76 billion this year up by 25% from 2013. Almost one quarter of the world population will use smartphones this year and just under one third will be using a smart phone by 2017. The United States remains the second largest smartphone market in the world after China. Total current use in the U.S. is 163.9 million smartphone owners. By 2015, eMarketer projects that 15 countries will have more than half to their populations adopting smartphones. This worldwide embrace of technology will have a significant influence on media usage, eCommerce and marketing. Video provided by TheStreet
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