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Jeff John Roberts


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Recent articles by Jeff:

Crypto Exchange Gemini Launches Long-Awaited App

The Winklevoss twins unveiled an app intended to make it easier to buy and sell Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. → Read More

Hertz and Clear Bring Facial Recognition to the Rental Car Industry

Hertz and Clear announced a plan to install facial recognition units at airports around the country, beginning this week in Atlanta. → Read More

How to Use a Crypto Hardware Wallet: Review of the Ledger Nano S and Trezor Model T

The appeal of the wallets is they offer "cold storage." But how exactly do they work? I tried ones from Ledger and Trezor. → Read More

Forcing Facebook to Behave: Why Consent Decrees Are Not Enough

For companies to take privacy seriously requires a different legal regime. Right now, regulators rely on a consent decree system. → Read More

Facebook Could Face a $1 Billion FTC Fine—Data Sheet for 12/7

Why does Facebook show such disregard for user privacy? The best answer may well be "because it can." → Read More

Microsoft's Warning About a Powerful Technology—Data Sheet for 12/6

Smith argues facial recognition is too powerful, too useful, and too potentially scary to leave to technology companies to self-regulate. → Read More

Why China's Designers Are Catching Up to U.S. Firms Like Apple

China, the world’s second largest economy, is in the throes of a design revolution, and it is one that could shake the world. → Read More

Speak Up: Pindrop Raises $90 Million to Expand Voice Security

Pindrop's new funding round will help it secure the Internet-of-things from hackers. → Read More

Blockchain, Google, Sanjay Ghemawat, Jeff Dean: Data Sheet December 4

This is the bursting of a classic speculative bubble—with a twist. There never was any intrinsic value to the stuff in the first place. → Read More

A Faster Bitcoin? Conflux Raises $35 Million from Chinese Web Giants for New Blockchain Protocol

A new protocol called Conflux is intriguing as claims to overcome a key limitation of existing blockchain technology. → Read More

What's Next for Trump and China—Data Sheet for 12/3

For the Internet and software, there are two distinct economies that don't interact. Barring a trade deal, that’s not going to change. → Read More

Crypto Wallet Sales Still Going Strong, Says Ledger CEO

"I'm happy to report Black Friday '18 was almost on par with Black Friday '17," said Pascal Gauthier, President of hardware maker Ledger. → Read More

A.I.: U.S., China Race Is a Tie—Data Sheet for 11/30

Eight out of the 18 most valuable companies ten years from now will be Chinese AI outfits → Read More

Highlights From Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou—Data Sheet for 11/29

Highlights from the first day fo Fortune Global Tech Forum include lessons from Sequoia Capital, advances in AI and online etiquette school. → Read More

Chinese Innovation, Ad Fraud, Google Dragonfly—Data Sheet for 11/28

Fortune Global Tech Forum will host Sinovation Ventures founder Kai-Fu Lee; Salesforce A.I. guru Richard Socher; and Imperial College management expert George Yip. → Read More

SEC Chair Pours Cold Water on Digital Currency ETFs

SEC Chair Jay Clayton expressed fresh concerns about digital currency ETFs, citing fears over theft and market manipulation. → Read More

Bitcoin Collapse, Trump and China, GM's Latest Struggles: Data Sheet November 27

This is the bursting of a classic speculative bubble—with a twist. There never was any intrinsic value to the stuff in the first place. → Read More

Real Estate on the Blockchain: $20 Million Sale 'Tokenizes' Student Residence

The first tokenized REIT in the U.S., Convexity Properties, is providing a traditional real estate investment but one that uses blockchain. → Read More

Trump Trade War With China May Curb Exports of AI, Emerging Tech

Fortune is hosting its Global Tech Forum in Guangzhou, the powerhouse capital of Guangdong province and pivot point of the Pearl River. → Read More

'Stop Stealing Money': Crypto Lawyer Goes From Villain to Vindicated

In an interview with 'Fortune,' Silver predicted that the SEC is just getting warmed up. → Read More