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Visa to Offer Point-to-Point Encryption Service

Visa to Offer Point-to-Point Encryption Service

One of the most talked about vulnerabilities in the processing of card payments is the fact that much of the data involved is stored in encrypted form, but transmitted from point to point “in the clear,” or in readable form. Despite some highly publicized data breaches involving interception of data in transit, encryption of flowing [...]

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In the Short Run, Mobile Influence Will Outshine Mobile Commerce

In the Short Run, Mobile Influence Will Outshine Mobile Commerce

It’s fashionable to think of mobile payments as a “chicken & egg” problem, in which merchants and consumers are waiting on one another before launching full bore into the m-payments fray. But what if that idea is wrong? What if there is some other factor that drives one group out ahead of the other, forcing [...]

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PayPal Connects with McDonald’s for Mobile Payments Test

PayPal Connects with McDonald’s for Mobile Payments Test

It may have been intended to fly below the radar, as the saying goes, but PayPal could be on the cusp of a big breakthrough as McDonald’s has confirmed its testing a PayPal mobile payments service in France. Reuters reported over the weekend that the test follows a demo of the PayPal system at McDonald’s [...]

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