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Credit card metadata gives shoppers' identities away - research

30 January 2015  | 0 comments | 8 tweets | 8 linkedin

Individuals can be identified from just four pieces of credit card metadata, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found.

Two Capital One employees have been charged with insider trading by the Securities and Exchange Commission after they mined customer transaction data to successfully predict stock performance.

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Contactless payments arrive on Coronation Street

30 January 2015  | 5 comments | 19 tweets | 9 linkedin

Visa Europe has signed a six-figure product placement deal with British television network ITV that will see contactless payments get high profile outings on prime-time soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

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MasterCard kicks off global hackathon challenge in Sydney

29 January 2015  | 0 comments | 4 tweets | 2 linkedin

MasterCard has kicked off the first in a series of ten global hackathons in Sydney, where developers will compete for a place in the final and the chance to win a $100,000 grand prize

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Visa Europe to spend EUR200 million on digital payment technologies

29 January 2015  | 2 comments | 17 tweets | 16 linkedin

Visa Europe is to invest more than EUR200 million in new payment technologies to accelerate the growth of digital payments after reporting record transaction volumes for 2014.

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Apple takes lion's share of US contactless payments

28 January 2015  | 10 comments | 33 tweets | 28 linkedin

Apple CEO Tim Cook has declared 2015 'the year of Apple Pay' as the consumer tech firm reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company on the back of record iPhone and iMac sales.

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