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How Ripple has distanced itself from previous statements that it created XRP “within the Ripple network”, amid a pending lawsuit and looming SEC…

Mike Dudas / The Block : How Ripple has distanced itself from previous statements that it created XRP “within the Ripple network”, amid a pending lawsuit and looming SEC scrutiny   —  $XRP is currently the second largest cryptocurrency with a $14.2 billion market cap as of 10am ET today.

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AC Global Risk, a startup that touts Apple, Facebook, Palantir, and Google as clients, claims it can assess one’s “risk level” via a 10 minute yes/no…

Ava Kofman / The Intercept : AC Global Risk, a startup that touts Apple, Facebook, Palantir, and Google as clients, claims it can assess one's “risk level” via a 10 minute yes/no voice Q&A   —  Is it possible to tell whether someone is a criminal just from looking at their face or listening to the sound of their voice?

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Study of developed markets: US has the 5th highest per gigabyte prices in 4G smartphone plans and is the most expensive market in wireless home…

Karl Bode / Motherboard : Study of developed markets: US has the 5th highest per gigabyte prices in 4G smartphone plans and is the most expensive market in wireless home broadband plans   —  US consumers pay “excessive" prices for mobile data, research firm warns, adding that with looming mergers—it could soon get worse.

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Google settles racial discrimination claim with a contractor who was frequently harassed by security in shopping centers as he was mapping Wi-Fi…

Matthew Weaver / The Guardian : Google settles racial discrimination claim with a contractor who was frequently harassed by security in shopping centers as he was mapping Wi-Fi networks there   —  New contract offer withdrawn after ‘Rashid’ complained that undercover project left him vulnerable to profiling

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Ohio treasurer’s office launches OhioCrypto.com, enabling local businesses to pay taxes with bitcoin; payments are processed and converted to dollars…

Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal : Ohio treasurer's office launches OhioCrypto.com, enabling local businesses to pay taxes with bitcoin; payments are processed and converted to dollars by BitPay   —  State backs technology that has garnered lots of hype but failed to gain traction as a form of payment

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Inside US law enforcement’s hunt for British ISIS hacker Junaid Hussain, who used Twitter and other tools for spreading online propaganda and…

John P. Carlin / Politico : Inside US law enforcement's hunt for British ISIS hacker Junaid Hussain, who used Twitter and other tools for spreading online propaganda and recruiting   —  How a British hacker joined ISIS's top ranks and launched a deadly global cyber plot.  —  This text is excerpted from the book Dawn of the Code War …

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Palantir to set up a joint venture called Syntropy with German lab supplies company Merck KGaA to offer cancer data analytics tools to research…

Reuters : Palantir to set up a joint venture called Syntropy with German lab supplies company Merck KGaA to offer cancer data analytics tools to research centers   —  FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Palantir Technologies Inc will set up a cancer data analytics joint venture with German lab supplies company Merck KGaA …

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Axios Autonomous Vehicles – Axios

Axios Axios Autonomous Vehicles Axios Just ask Blackberry . What's next: Ford is using its commercial vehicles expertise to develop routing and dispatch technology for fleet management, and is building out a transportation-as-a-service platform to integrate with its business partners. The ... and more »

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