Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For

Privacy Is a Human Right Worth Fighting For By Kai Sedgwick Privacy is a basic human right. It’s there in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence.” Attaining that right in an era of dragnet surveillance, mass data breaches, state-sponsored hacks and big tech overreach, however, is a Herculean task. As the digital privacy fight heats up, crypto protocols are emerging as a new battleground where the right to anonymity will be won and lost. From Data Drought to…

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Credit Card Cartels Landed With $6.2 Billion Price-Fixing Bill

Credit Card Cartels Landed With $6.2 Billion Price-Fixing Bill By Kai Sedgwick Visa and Mastercard have run up the mother of all credit card bills. The monopolistic payment providers had been embroiled in a long-running lawsuit instigated by merchants protesting their excessive fees. The credit card giants have now conceded defeat and agreed to settle the price-fixing case for a whopping $6.2 billion. Visa and Mastercard Cop to Running a Card Cartel Millions of Visa and Mastercard customers enjoy a love-hate relationship with their credit card provider. While the ability…

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