Ethereum’s officially not a security — here’s why it matters for other coin offerings

Jeremy Waldorph for Yahoo Finance Ethereum is officially not a security. The long-awaited decision on the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency could have far-reaching implications for cryptocurrencies and companies pursuing initial coin offerings, or ICO’s. “Putting aside the fundraising that accompanied the creation of Ether, based on my understanding of the present state of Ether, the Ethereum…

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Amazon Faces Senators’ Questions About Echo Privacy

Amazon.com Inc. is facing questions from U.S. lawmakers about consumer privacy regarding its popular voice-activated Echo speakers, after an incident last month when an Oregon couple’s conversation was recorded by their device and sent to an acquaintance without their knowledge. U.S. Senators Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, and Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, wrote…

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Google has a hard time holding onto its black employees

Google’s employee attrition rates are highest for black and Hispanic employees. That’s according to the company’s annual diversity report, released this week. For the first time, the report included data around employee attrition to gauge retention of certain cohorts of employees. According to the report, Google’s difficulty in retaining black Google employees has offset some…

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