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Apple co-founder says Apple Card algorithm gave wife lower credit limit (Reuters)
After David Heinemeier Hansson discovered last week that the Apple Card had given him 20 times the credit limit of his wife, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined the discussion. He was given 10 times his wife's credit limit, even though they both share her account and all other assets. The New York financial regulator has announced that it will investigate Goldman Sachs' issuing practices in connection with the Apple Card.
Jeff Bezos asked Michael Bloomberg months ago if he’d consider running for president (Vox)
The richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, recently asked the ninth richest person in the world, Michael Bloomberg, if he would like to run for the office of US president. Why is that significant? For one, it shows the nonchalant way the "1 percent" of the world's richest people think about political decisions. On the other hand, it refers to the immense political influence of Bezos and his company Amazon. After all, Bloomberg is now apparently seriously considering campaigning against left-wing Democrats like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Local elections at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle show that leftists can definitely win against Amazon's political power: There, the socialist Kshama Sawant and other progressive politicians prevail against emphatically business-friendly candidates who were given 1.5 million dollars in campaign donations by Amazon .
Palantir, the secretive data behemoth linked to the Trump administration, expands into Europe (AlgorithmWatch)
The surveillance group Palantir is expanding to Europe - and has caught a number of top-class customers, from Airbus to Hypo Vereinsbank to the Hessen police. Algorithm Watch asked nearly forty German companies and evaluated hundreds of publicly available sources to learn more about the company's activities from Trump friend Peter Thiel.
Doxxing: the powerful "weapon" in the Hong Kong protests had a petty beginning (Post Magazine)
Doxxing - the publication of addresses, names and other personal information against the will of the person concerned - has become a weapon against the demonstrators in Hong Kong. So far, the data has been published online by a number of demonstrators, journalists, and police officers.
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