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Mobile-first bank Simple is shutting down

Mobile-first bank Simple is shutting down Sponsored Links Simple One of the first-ever mobile-first banks is shutting down. After an email notice started to circulate on Twitter earlier in the day, a spokesperson for BBVA confirmed to Engadget the company plans to shutter Simple. The move is part of an ongoing effort by the bank,…

Advisers Rebuke FEMA for Racial Disparities in Disaster Aid

Advisers Rebuke FEMA for Racial Disparities in Disaster Aid

Advisers Rebuke FEMA for Racial Disparities in Disaster Aid Thomas Frank A federal advisory panel has issued a startling report that says government disaster aid exacerbates inequality by enriching affluent areas and shortchanging low-income and minority communities. Programs by the Federal Emergency Management Agency “provide an additional boost to wealthy homeowners and others…

WhatsApp: Let us share your data with Facebook or else

WhatsApp: Let us share your data with Facebook or else Sponsored Links Thomas White / Reuters In a surprise move, WhatsApp recently gave many of its users a difficult choice: they could either accept a revised privacy policy that explicit allowed the service to share information with parent company Facebook by February 8th, or decline…

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns

US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns Sponsored Links Rebecca Cook / reuters Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has resigned from her position. In a message posted to Twitter, Chao said she was “deeply troubled” by the “traumatic and entirely avoidable event as supporters of the President stormed the Capitol building following a rally he addressed.”  Chao,…