One Metro NY: A Privacy Disaster, or Convenience Win?

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It seems like every morning brings new headlines that herald the end of our digital privacy as we know it. These stories spark outcry, worry, and — counterintuitively — no small amount of apathy.  The MTA’s One Metro New York (OMNY) program has become one such subject of public concern. The program intends to give New Yorkers the ability to pay their fare with contactless bank cards or devices that are linked to digital wallet software such as Google Pay, thereby eliminating the frustrating bottlenecks that result from incorrectly swiped MetroCards. Since May, contactless turnstiles have been added to over…...

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Bennat Berger Bennat Berger is an NYC-based tech writer, investor, and entrepreneur. Berger currently serves as the founder of Novel Property Ventures, a company that specializes in finding, acquiring, and managing high-potential multifamily residential units in New York City. Bennat Berger is also the founder of Novel Private Equity, a private equity firm that gives up-and-coming tech startups the support they need to thrive in an increasingly competitive business market. Berger's experience in both fields has given him both a unique perspective on technology’s rise and an imperative to share his ideas through journalism. Bennat Berger's thoughts on the intersection of business, technology, and society can be found in Fortune, The Next Web, and VentureBeat, among other publications.