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Offline Gorgeous Graham

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Re: Money Culture
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 08:51:23 am »
Sweden is seriously contemplating getting rid of cash.  How will paranoid crazies buy things if their every movement can be tracked by their purchases??

I don't use cash much, but this is still pretty creepy:

http://2fatdads.com/2012/09/rbc-royal-banks-myfinancetracker-review/
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

Offline MH

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Re: Money Culture
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2017, 09:41:21 am »
I don't use cash much, but this is still pretty creepy 

I don't know the details but for sure your data is shared in ways that you don't suspect.

For example:

-Sometime around the Patriot Act I remember an insert in my CIBC account summary that indicated that CIBC would be compliant with the Patriot Act as a company that operated in the USA.  What did that mean ?  Who knows.
-Our security agencies are part of Five Eyes so they share it anyway, if you're of interest to them or maybe not
-Privacy vs. Secrecy - two sides of the same coin.  Openness kills both.  I'm still not sure if the social utility of privacy is being adequately considered on the whole.


Offline MH

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Re: Money Culture
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2017, 07:19:45 am »
So... I now have a friend who lives in Australia most of the time, telling me that he is ramping up to start his own currency.