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Facebook wants to give banks a run for their money

Facebook announced its "Libra" digital currency today, signaling a big push for the company into the financial services industry at a time when privacy concerns about how it handles consumer data are higher than ever. Facebook says it aims to become a global alternative to banks, especially in countries with limited options. The currency won't launch publicly until 2020, but users can sign up now to be notified about early access.