1996-07-20 - BIG_dif (fwd)

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From: gimonca@skypoint.com (Charles Gimon)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Message Hash: a9314ebe4742114e9493b230be9aeae440d3da216a25d64a027fee50c405d6a8
Message ID: <m0uhIP1-00035JC@skypoint.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1996-07-20 08:19:11 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 16:19:11 +0800

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From: gimonca@skypoint.com (Charles Gimon)
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 16:19:11 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: BIG_dif (fwd)
Message-ID: <m0uhIP1-00035JC@skypoint.com>
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> Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 12:59:14 GMT
> From: jya@pipeline.com (John Young)
>    7-19-96. NYP: 
>    "AT&T and Wells Fargo Investing in an Electronic Cash 
>    Card." 


>       Because of these concerns, Mondex has been modified in 
>       the United States so that banks will be able to track 
>       card use. That will allow them to audit for fraud, if 
>       not recreate every transaction. Data from Mondex cards 
>       will be used for various product marketing. 

In other words, they took a bad product and made it worse.