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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Google plans to track credit card spending so it knows when you are buying things in shops – as well as online

Google has revealed “intrusive” new plans to track what we are buying in shops.It will use credit and debit card information to prove that its online adverts can get shoppers to the till.

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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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Trump says his Twitter power is why Kaepernick is a free agent

President Trump took a swipe at Colin Kaepernick Monday, taking credit for the controversial NFL quarterback’s free-agent status.

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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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Criminals using Bluetooth to steal credit card info at gas stations, police warn

Police in Dallas are warning drivers about a new method criminals are using to steal credit card information at gas pumps.

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Oklahoma's use of card readers to freeze, seize funds comes under fire

Police in Oklahoma are using scanners that can identify phony credit cards, but critics warn the devices could also allow cops to empty the bank accounts of law-abiding citizens with one swipe.

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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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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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Time for Apple to Broaden Its Model?

Apple shares have been sliding since Credit Suisse last week warned of weaker-than-expected iPhone 6s demand. Credit Suisse lowered its earnings estimates for calendar year 2016 by 6 percent, based on Apple cutting component orders by as much as 10 percent due to the weak demand, according to a report by analyst Kulbinder Garcha.
Credit Suisse lowered its calendar year estimates to 222 million units from 242 million units, revising its overall build expectations for the iPhone 6s downward.

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Apple Pay gains 54 more US card issuers ahead of Canadian, Australian launches

Article Image Apple on Tuesday added 54 more banks and credit unions to the list of U.S. Apple Pay issuers, putting the total over 650 as the company prepares to expand to Canada and Australia.

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Tech Q&A: Credit card chips, malicious websites, and more

Want to know why there’s a chip in your new credit card, how to get the best prices for airline tickets, and avoid malicious websites? Then read this column.

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The Sluggish Crawl to Chip-Secured Shopping

For retailers that do not yet accept EMV cards — credit and debit cards with chips embedded in them — a spine-tingling deadline arrived last week. Liability for any payment fraud that results from acceptance of old-school plastic shifted to them. The magnetic chips in EMV cards will reduce in-store payment fraud, which affected 62 percent of companies, according to the 2015 Payments Fraud and Control Survey report from the Association of Financial Professionals, or AFP.

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About 15M T-Mobile users affected by Experian data breach

Article Image Hackers targeting credit check firm Experian stole the personal data of approximately 15 million T-Mobile customers who applied for postpaid services or device financing, Experian announced on Thursday.

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