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Too big to disrupt? Canada’s banks fight back against the likes of Apple, Facebook

Under siege from Silicon Valley, Canada’s biggest bank is making a bet on the human heartbeat.<p>In November, the Royal Bank of Canada joined forces with credit-card giant MasterCard and Canadian tech startup Bionym to experiment with a wristband that authenticates identity by reading cardiac rhythms. …

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers releases statement on Donald Sterling

ClippersCoachDoc Riverswould probably rather be focusing on how to defeat theGolden State Warriorsin Game 5 of their playoff series Tuesday night, but instead, he has had a few other things to deal with, thanks to the controversial comments allegedly said by team ownerDonald Sterling. Monday night, …

The future of American cell phone privacy goes to court today

Do police have the right to hunt through your iPhone’s treasure trove of text messages, photos, and call history during an arrest?<p>The Supreme Court will attempt to answer that question Tuesday as it hears two related cases that consider the privacy protections of personal data in cell phones.<p>At …

Privacy

US supreme court justices debate phone privacy and police seizures

Civil liberties lawyers on Tuesday warned that police seizure of smartphones is becoming a grave threat to US privacy, in a supreme court hearing that saw the world of Facebook, Fitbits and cellphone encryption collide with centuries-old jurisprudence.<p>The nine justices struggled with two cases that …