Visa, Mastercard reach $7 billion settlement over fees

Jul 16, 2012
Visa, Mastercard, and some big banks agreed to pay $6.6 billion late Friday to end a fight over fees they charge retailers. And the settlement is likely to affect all of us.
Posted In: mastercard, visa, Credit card, settlement

Credit card numbers stolen: Your guide to freaking out

Apr 3, 2012
Up to 1.5 million credit card numbers for Visa and MasterCard accounts have been stolen from the databases of a company called Global Payments. Plus, understanding evolution through evolving robots.
Posted In: security, Credit Cards, visa, mastercard, robots

Visa cardholders hit by data breach, blackout

Apr 2, 2012
Visa has dropped card processor Global Payments after a big data breach on Friday. It compromised the credit card information of more than a million cardholders.
Posted In: visa, data, computer security

Selling your personal information to the highest bidder? Priceless (hopefully).

Oct 25, 2011
Visa and MasterCard are working on advertising strategies that would target people based on their buying history. When it comes to privacy, the...
Posted In: mastercard, Tech Report, visa

Wikileaks suspends publication

Oct 24, 2011
The leak site has temporarily shut down in order to go into an aggressive fund raising mode. Yeah, it's something we've heard from a million arts...
Posted In: mastercard, paypal, Tech Report, visa, wikileaks

Google Wallet adds Visa

Sep 20, 2011
The Google Wallet program did indeed launch yesterday, just as we predicted. And now comes word that the system won't be entirely dependent on...
Posted In: Google, google wallet, mastercard, nfc, visa

Facebook, Visa choose sides on Wikileaks

Dec 7, 2010
Facebook says that at this point it will not take down a Wikileaks page on its site. The fan page has nearly a million followers/friends/likers...
Posted In: business, Facebook, government, Law, visa, wikileaks