What makes our societies run? Oil? Silicon? Yes, and yes: When we place an order online and the item shows up on our doorstep the next day, or we stock our stores with delicacies from Chile to China, some quantity of petroleum and electronics fuels every transaction.
But in all these exchanges, the operative factor is trust. Buyers trust sellers to have the goods. Customers trust suppliers to deliver. Both sides trust banks to transfer assets accurately.
Interconnected markets, devices, and social circles make our life rich and varied, yet reports of tracking, surveillance and data theft…Read More