EPIC Claims Google Violates Consumer Privacy in FTC Complaint

A new technology that Google uses to track billions of credit card transactions is unsafe, overly intrusive, and possibly in violation of federal law, according to a complaint EPIC filed Monday with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. EPIC urged the FTC to investigate Google over its Store Sales Management program, criticizing it as unfair and deceptive to consumers, and lacking an easy way to opt out. Google uses its SSM program to track whether consumers have converted online advertisements into in-store purchases.

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Tech Q&A: Card skimmers, government internet credits, watching kids' phones and more

ATM and credit card skimmers freak me out! What do they look like? How do you know if you are using a bad one?

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Mastercard has a new credit card with a fingerprint scanner in it

Mastercard has unveiled a new credit card that incorporates a fingerprint scanner built right into the bottom of the card.

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Nvidia unveils Quadro cards powered by full GP100 Pascal GPUs, HBM2


Nvidia’s new high-end Quadro card is its first workstation GPU based on HBM2, offers 66% more memory bandwidth than last summer’s P6000.

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New ‘App Class’ SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications


The SD Association has updated its guidelines for SD card performance, with a new “App Class” for SD cards that can use Android Marshmallow and Nougat’s “Adoptable Storage” option effectively.

The post New ‘App Class’ SD cards will offer guaranteed performance for mobile applications appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1 Gaming 6GB review: one of the best midrange GPUs you can buy today

Nvidia’s GTX 1060 6GB is a potent midrange graphics card and Gigabyte’s G1 Gaming series has a reputation for a well-built, quality product. How much performance can the GTX 1060 deliver compared with older, higher-end Maxwell hardware ?

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Security breach at Oracle could affect hundreds of thousands of businesses

Oracle, a software giant that makes point-of-sale credit card systems, has reportedly seen a massive security breach that could have far-reaching implications for its customers.

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Samsung announces UFS cards, the super-fast successor to microSD

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Sluggish microSD card got you down? Samsung has some new UFS cards that are much faster. Too bad nothing in the world supports them yet.

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In a roadblock for Apple Pay, only 1 in 5 US retailers are using their chip card readers

Article Image A new survey has found the vast majority of U.S. retailers with EMV chip-card-compatible credit card readers aren’t using that functionality, presenting a major hurdle for acceptance of tap-to-pay services like Apple Pay.

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Apple Pay support comes to Ally Bank

Article Image Customers of Ally Bank can now use their debit card with Apple Pay, allowing secure contactless payments with iPhone and Apple Watch at compatible points of sale.

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Apple Pay gains 27 more US card issuers including PNC's Global Investment Servicing

Article Image Apple on Friday added another 27 names to the list of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, most notably expanding support for PNC cards to the bank’s Global Investment Servicing division.

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Oculus founder says no Mac support coming until Apple builds 'good' system with better graphics

Article Image Oculus is waiting on Apple to release a “good” Mac with a faster video card before it considers supporting the Rift VR headset on OS X, according to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey.

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FreshBooks ships iPhone-ready card reader, YouTube app gets native iPad Pro support

Article Image FreshBooks on Tuesday launched an iPhone-based card reader, competing against the likes of Square, while Google separately updated the YouTube iOS app with iPad Pro compatibility.

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Apple Pay hits 1,000 US card issuers ahead of planned retail expansions

Article Image On Friday Apple reached the 1,000 mark for the number of U.S. card issuers supporting Apple Pay, a figure continuing to outpace the number of retail chains supporting the platform.

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Apple Pay adds over 50 more US card issuers as merchant support waits

Article Image Another 50-plus U.S. card issuers have been added to the list supporting Apple Pay, continuing to outpace the number of merchants actually accepting payments through the service.

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Apple Pay officially launches in China with UnionPay partnership

Article Image Apple on Thursday announced an agreement with Chinese card processor UnionPay to offer Apple Pay services in China, opening the vast Asian market to its in-house iOS-based payment product.

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Apple Pay picks up 66 new banks, BJ's Wholesale Club store cards

Article Image Apple on Tuesday added another 66 financial institutions to its list of U.S. card issuers for Apple Pay, as well as promised support for BJ’s Wholesale Club store cards.

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The slow crawl to designer babies

With a few mouse clicks and a credit card, you can order the beginnings of a specific type of baby. And as genetic technology improves, there will be many more ways for us to choose the kind of child we have.

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