Digital rights non-profit is tired of the shadowy practices used by many centralized exchanges

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, or EFF, is calling out Coinbase for its lack of transparency. At the same time, the group pointed to Coinbase’s rival exchange, Kraken, as an example of responsible behavior. The EFF was founded in 1990 with the goal of promoting internet civil liberties. In today’s post, the EFF said that it has growing concerns about payment processors being forced to turn over user information to the law enforcement, while the public has no mechanisms available to audit those requests:

“That’s why we are calling on Coinbase — one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the country — to start releasing regular transparency reports that provide insight into how many government requests for information it receives, and how it deals with them.”

It observers that financial data is some of the most private personal information. They say that the way exchanges choose to comply with the governmental

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Range Media Partners Management Company Co-Founded by Peter Micelli Launches After Agent Exodus

The new management firm co-founded by former eOne executive Peter Micelli has launched with the group of agents who left in an exodus from top agencies like WME, CAA and UTA back in August, and the firm is now called Range Media Partners.

The new company is backed by Steve Cohen’s Point72 Ventures, as well as with participation from former New York Knicks Coach David Fizdale, former Microsoft CMO Mich Mathews-Spradlin, and Grubhub Founder and CEO Matt Maloney.

The company’s founders all have a joint stake of ownership in the company. Alongside Micelli, they include: Dave Bugliari, Mackenzie Condon Roussos, Rich Cook, Michael Cooper, Susie Fox, Sandra Kang, Rachel Kropa, Chelsea McKinnies, Lucinda Moorhead, Mick Sullivan, Byron Wetzel and Jack Whigham. An additional founding member who will lead a music division will be announced soon.

Also Read: Peter Micelli’s New Management Company Sets Sights on Top-Tier Talent, Building ‘Celebrity Companies’

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Head of USPS board of governors has high-level ties to Republican party

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Intense scrutiny of the United States Postal Service and its likely role in November’s election is calling new attention to the chairman of the organization’s board of governors, who has deep ties to influential Republicans including the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell.

Related: Exclusive: Trump’s postal chief ousted brother to win control of family firm, court files allege

The postal service’s smooth running is seen as key to the success of mail-in voting in 2020, with tens of millions of voters expected to use postal votes instead of going to polling stations, out of health fears due to the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats have raised concerns that Republicans are seeking to disrupt the agency’s operations in ways that could hinder mail-in voting.

a flat screen television: The chairman of the US Postal Service board of governors, Robert Duncan, testifies remotely during a House oversight and reform committee hearing last month.

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The chairman of the US Postal Service board of governors, Robert Duncan, testifies remotely during a House

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Salary Finance Named to the 2020 CB Insights Fintech 250 List of Fastest-Growing Fintech Startups

Salary Finance honored for achievements in financial wellbeing benefits for employers, including responsible, salary-linked lending

CB Insights today named Salary Finance to the third annual Fintech 250, a prestigious list of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking financial technology.

“We’re proud to, once again, recognize the 250 best private fintech companies globally. This year’s Fintech 250 represents 25 countries and spans 19 categories — reimagining everything from retail banking and crypto, to insurance and asset management,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal. “The previous Fintech 250 class raised more than $22 billion in investor financing and saw more than 20 exits after being recognized, and we expect this year’s class will have similar success as they continue to transform how people and businesses spend, save, borrow, and invest their money.”

“It has never been more important for Fintech to rise to the occasion and help those in need. We are

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12 Reliable Marketing Channels That Help Entrepreneurs Reach Their Target Audiences

Keeping current customers happy and consistently gaining new ones are the keys to sustained growth for any business. The best way to achieve both is by connecting with your target audience. While you can use many different channels to reach your ideal customer, you should concentrate on the ones that make the most sense for you and your business.

We asked a panel of Forbes Coaches Council members to tell us about the primary marketing channels they use and why they’re so effective. Experiment with their recommendations to see which ones produce the best results for your brand.

1. Email Newsletters

I created my own channel with email capture and communications. I first added leads from the community I had built through a course I taught at a local bank for 11 years. Now,

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PlayStation Updates Social Channels to Now Prominently Feature PS5 Branding

The PS5 and some of its upcoming games are now taking center stage for PlayStation across a variety of different social platforms.

Sony has slowly been getting its ducks in a row for the past few weeks. After holding a new State of Play stream that primarily focused on PS4 and PS VR titles about a month back, the publisher has since gone on to make some other small moves that could hint that pre-orders for the PS5 are coming soon. Now, Sony has made yet another small move on some of its various channels which seems to indicate that the company is moving full speed ahead with its focus now on the next-gen console.

Spotted over on Reddit, within the past day, PlayStation seems to have changed the branding on nearly all of its social channels to now feature the PS5 and the

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How Much Should You Deposit When Getting a Secured Credit Card?

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Consumers need to put down a security deposit in order to get a secured credit card. This deposit is usually your starting credit limit, and it’s also the reason why secured credit cards are available to consumers who have poor credit. If you default on your bill, the card issuer is safe because it can take that money from your deposit.

Many of the best secured credit cards let you choose a deposit amount within a set range, such as $200 to $5,000. That choice is easy when you only have enough saved for the minimum end of that range, but is it worth paying more if you can? To decide how much you should deposit on a secured credit card, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of both options.

A larger deposit makes your credit card easier to manage

The main argument for

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Accusers Oppose $35M Weinstein Insurance Settlement of Sexual Misconduct Claims

Lawyers for Harvey Weinstein’s bankrupt film studio on Wednesday presented a revised proposal to settle sexual misconduct claims against the disgraced former producer, but an attorney for accusers pledged to oppose the plan.

The $35.2 million proposal filed on Tuesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware was financed by insurers and includes $17 million to settle sexual misconduct claims in various courts as well as a lawsuit by New York’s attorney general.

Weinstein, 68, is serving a 23-year prison term in New York state following his Feb. 24 conviction for sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping an actress. He has appealed the conviction.

The latest plan provides less to accusers than the $18.9 million in the prior plan, which was rejected in July by U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan, who is overseeing a class action against Weinstein.

The remaining funds will settle business debts and

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MOBIA Receives Innovation Solutions Canada Funding for SurgeCon

Emergency Department Flow App Uniquely Suited to Support COVID-19 Efforts 

HALIFAX, NS, Sept. 3, 2020 /CNW/ – MOBIA announced receiving federal funding through Innovation Solutions Canada for SurgeCon, an Emergency Department (ED) flow solution app. The funding was awarded under the non-medical category of innovations designed to address public health challenges presented by COVID-19 and future public health emergencies.  

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SurgeCon is a revolutionary ED flow software platform that manages surge in the ED through actively tracking patient volumes, acuity, and availability of healthcare resources. It is the only solution that utilizes real-time surge protocol algorithms to instantly notify clinicians and healthcare administrators with individual, specific instructions/tasks to complete based on situational changes. Ultimately allowing for improved flow and capacity within the ED and across departments.

How SurgeCon can Help Combat COVID-19

SurgeCon aids healthcare organizations, public health units and

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