Wonders & Blunders: We’re Lookin’ Out For You
We’re Lookin’ Out for You
Not to be creepy, but we know things about you. We can tell you how your individual biases will affect your investment portfolio. We know what fintech trends you’ll embrace this year, and how you choose to consume your news. And now that your internet habits could be up for sale and on display, we will show you how to secure your connection so you can browse in peace. No need for thanks, we’re just here to help
Putting the Brakes on Privacy
It‘s official: your web-browsing data is up for grabs. Congress recently voted to roll back FCC consumer privacy protections, which means that your internet service provider (ISP) can start monitoring and selling your data without your knowledge or permission. FOX News breaks down the four major ways that ISPs collect data: deep packet inspection, monitoring internet activity, tracking location, and assisting in government investigations.
Save Your (Digital) Self
We hope your CISO said, “Don’t worry, boss! We’ve set up a secure virtual private network (VPN) from a trustworthy provider. Your billion-dollar company secrets are safe with me!” If not, take your cybersecurity into your own hands. Some major ISPs including Comcast, Verizon and AT&T announced that they will not sell customer data, but Quartz outlines the pros, cons and process of setting up your own VPN network at home. You can’t be too careful…
Silicon Valley Takes On Journalism
The Columbia Journalism Review explores how tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter have gone beyond news distribution to actually “control what audiences see and who gets paid for their attention, and even what format and type of journalism flourishes.” The Tow Center for Digital Journalism compiled more than 70 expert interviews and months of gra
nular cross-platform content analysis to conclude that Silicon Valley has changed media consumption more than the shift from print to digital. Here’s the million-dollar-per-word question: “What would journalism look like if publishing is no longer the principal activity of the organizations that fund it?”
IN THE NEWS
Ibis Capital CEO Robert Meyer joined CNBC to explain how your behavior can influence your investments, and how to manage your own personal biases to stay in the black. Share your investment type in the quiz below!
Congress Asset Management has acquired Century Capital’s investment management business, which ThinkAdvisor reports “will give Congress ‘critical mass’ in the small-cap growth fund structure space.”
THE BOTTOM LINE BLOG
When it comes to your finances, tech is the name of the game. We predict that the (very digital) future of wealth management will feature CRMs, financial planning software and (surprise!) cybersecurity. Financial Planning’s Tech Survey has more insight into 2017 trends.
WHAT’S YOUR TYPE?
Ibis Capital CEO Robert Meyer has identified four types of investors.
Which one are you?