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October 28, 2014 As data is power, centralizing data is now recognized to be a power grab.

Amazon hosts corporate customer data in Germany,
Xiaomi sets data stores in Singapore.
Decentralize for good, keep my data in my own hands!
Business fears over US spying
prompt Amazon to offer web hosting in Europe
by Murad Ahmed (Financial Times) - October 24, 2014
Xiaomi starts shifting data to servers outside China
by Tom Mitchell (Financial Times) - October 24, 2014
October 21, 2014 Trading off privacy for better service? No need, but some dilemmas are harder.

Serious surveillance versus privacy protection.
Machine profiling or face to face fact finding.
Can tomorrow's society find its balance?
F.B.I. Director Hints at Action As Cellphone Data is Locked
by David E. Sanger and Matt Apuzzo
(New York Times) - October 17, 2014
The Dark Market for Personal Data
by Frank Pasquale (New York Times) - October 17, 2014
October 14, 2014 What if jobs were no longer the sustainable source of income for most?

Companies take user data as a due, dodge taxes as a duty.
Elections eliminate leaders.
Who's earnest about enabling everyone to earn money?
Brussels in crackdown on 'double Irish' tax loophole
by Alex Barker, Vincent Boland and Vanessa Houlder
(Financial Times) - October 10, 2014
Tailored message
by Richard McGregor (Financial Times) - October 9, 2014
October 7, 2014 Online advances threaten true democracies as much as authoritarian regimes.

Microsoft puts out permanent polls.
Covert user manipulation is a fact of life at Facebook.
Is that what the West wishes on Hong Kong?
Microsoft Begins a Push Into the Polling World
by Alan Schwarz (New York Times) - September 30, 2014
Facebook Vow on Research Is Short on the Particulars
by Vindu Goel (New York Times) - October 3, 2014
Atfer Tear Gas, Hong Kong Protesters
Defy Officials' Call to Disperse
by Austin Ramzy and Alan Wong
(New York Times) - September 30, 2014
September 30, 2014 It is easy to mock regulators yet crucial to find where to focus rules.

Tim Harford ribs regulators. Are rigged markets better?
Reputation-tracking recommenders are the future.
The rub is to rule over this role!
When regulators are all out to déjeuner
by Tim Harford (Financial Times) - September 27, 2014
September 14, 2014 Experts predict Apple digital wallet will enable global trading of loyalty points.

Luxury items for the fashionable?
Enabler of loyalty points as tradable currencies?
Next watch the 1% mint personal money on an IWatch!
Apple takes a long-term bet on fashion
by Tim Bradshaw and Richard Waters
(Financial Times) - September 11, 2014
The Digital Wallet Revolution
by Edward Castronova and Joshua A.T. Fairfield
(New York Times) - September 11, 2014
September 14, 2014 US government actions support Chinese suspicions of spying by US companies.

China delays IPhone 6 sales. US cyberspying?
Yahoo hurriedly gave the US user data. Legal threats!
Privacy is a diplomatic ping pong ball.
Iphone 6 Sales Delayed in Big China Market
by Shanshan Wang and Neh Gough
(New York Times) - September 11, 2014
Documents Unsealed in Yahoo's Case
Against U.S. Data Requests
by Yindu Goel and Charlie Savage
(New York Times) - September 12, 2014
September 9, 2014 If licensing services inflates prices, imperfect justice too carries a hidden price.

Uber drivers are rated. So are passengers.
Teachers rate students and conversely.
Irate raters? Fake raters? Who rates raters?
Ouch. My Personality, Reviewed.
by Delia Ephron (New York Times) - August 31, 2014
Uber bulldozes through regulatory blockade
by reporters (Financial Times) - September 3, 2014
Germany's taxis should not triumphed over Uber
by John Gapper (Financial Times) - September 4, 2014
Grading Teachers, With Data From Class
by Farhad Manjoo
(New York Times) - September 4, 2014
September 2, 2014 Promises of better privacy built on voluntary compliance is a delusion.

US companies love tax tourism.
Russian soldiers vacation in Ukraine.
To trust Apple to secure borders
around private health data is insane.
Buffett defends tax-shift food tie-up
by Stephen Foley and Ed Hammond
(Financial Times) - August 27, 2014
Staying Mum On Corporate Expats
by Andrew Ross Sorkin
(New York Times) - September 2, 2014
Nato warns of 'over 1,000' Russian troops in Ukraine
by Peter Spiegel, Neil Buckley and Jack Farchy
(Financial Times) - August 29, 2014
Apple strengthens privacy policy
to allay fears over health data
by Tim Bradshaw (Financial Times) - August 29, 2014
August 26, 2014 Personalized service in exchange for privacy may be a fool's bargain.

Privacy, the price of personalization?
To infer preferences, to rate behavior,
aren't we put into statistical cells?
Jails depersonalize!
Shopping Made Psychic
by Cass R. Sunstein
(New York Times) - August 21, 2014
Safety Spies
by Ron Lieber (New York Times) - August 16, 2014
The 'Janitor Work' For Data Scientists
Is a Limit to Insights
by Steve Lohr (New York Times) - August 18, 2014
August 19, 2014 Research to better society cannot be based on dehumanizing its members.

A banker gambles my money away: fines!
Social research plays with my data: fine?
Ranking users as rats saves on consent.
Is it progress?
Under the Microscope
by Yindu Goel (New York Times) - August 13, 2014
Student goes head-to-head with Facebook
by Murad Ahmed (Financial Times) - August 10, 2014
August 12, 2014 Beware. Recommenders cannot scale up without suppressing freedom.

Recommendations are a matter of taste.
But beyond a certain size, recommenders become censors.
Today Hachette authors are Amazon heretics.
Plot Thickens As 900 Writers Battle Amazon
by David Streitfeld (New York Times) - August 8, 2014
In a Fight With Authors, Amazon Cites Orwell,
but Not Quite Correctly
by David Streifeld (New York Times) - August 11, 2014
August 7, 2014 Are global "Legal Entity Identifiers" for banks as Social Security Numbers for us?

Gillian Tett's article is tantalizing!
Banks now believe in global ID labels.
How then will they fight ID theft?
Can they protect us too?
A bubblegum fix for banks will make finance safer
by Gillian Tett (Financial Times) - August 5, 2014
Russian Hackers Steal Passwords of Billion Users
by Nicole Perlroth and David Gelles
(New York Times) - August 6, 2014
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