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China Charges Ahead With a National Digital Currency - The New York Times - 0 views

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    "If the eCNY is successful, it will give the central bank new powers, including novel types of monetary policy to help the economy grow. In one possibility that economists have discussed, a central bank could program its digital currency to slowly lose value so that consumers are encouraged to spend it immediately."
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Why appeasing governments over encryption will never work | Comment is free | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "In case you're wondering what could be wrong with entrusting secret keys to the government for use "in exceptional circumstances", just ponder this: a few months ago, hackers (suspected to be Chinese) stole the personnel records of 21.5 million US federal employees, including the records of every person given a government background check for the last 15 years."
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Facebook report: governments asked for data on 38,000 users this year | Technology | th... - 0 views

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    "Government agencies around the world demanded access to the information of over 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, and more than half the orders came from the United States, the company said on Tuesday."
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