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Scotland Is on the Front Line in the Fight Against “cash deserts”

Scotland Is on the Front Line in the Fight Against “cash deserts”

“Communities like the villagers of Castlebay have been rising up in protest all over the UK to oppose the waves of bank branch closures and spread of so-called cash deserts. An average of 460 cash machines vanished every month in 2018, and the country has fewer than 8,000 bank branches now, down from nearly 18,000 [...]

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Cybersecurity: The Number of Files Exposed on Misconfigured Servers, Storage and Cloud Services Has Risen to 2.3 Billion | ZDNet

Cybersecurity: The Number of Files Exposed on Misconfigured Servers, Storage and Cloud Services Has Risen to 2.3 Billion | ZDNet

“However, despite the rise in the number of exposed files, there are signs that some progress is beginning to be made. Sixteen million files were found to be coming from S3 buckets last year, but since then, Amazon has introduced a new Block Public Access feature, which has dropped the exposure down to just a [...]

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Visa’s Kelly Takes a Dark View of Faster Payments, Just Not Visa’s Faster Payments

Visa’s Kelly Takes a Dark View of Faster Payments, Just Not Visa’s Faster Payments

“He zeroed in on the matter of fraud protections in an environment where value travels between accounts in a matter of seconds. Some networks, he said, “don’t have the same protections you have in a payments ecosystem.” Transactions are irrevocable, he said, raising the question, “if I now have a dispute with you or some [...]

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