Online bartering community Bunz launches digital currency in move some say goes against its original purpose

TORONTO — A Canadian online bartering community known for promoting a cash-free economy says it’s bought into the cryptocurrency craze. Bunz, which was founded in Toronto in 2013 by Emily Bitze, began as a Facebook group that encouraged users to trade their unwanted goods rather than seeking cash. Eventually, booze, transit tokens and — somewhat…

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Facebook urged to make GDPR its “baseline standard” globally – TechCrunch

Facebook is facing calls from consumer groups to make the European Union’s incoming GDPR data protection framework the “baseline standard for all Facebook services”. The update to the bloc’s data protection framework is intended to strengthen consumers’ control over how their personal data is used by bolstering transparency and consent requirements, and beefing up penalties…

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