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Sep 17, 2019
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Thieves have been stealing credit card info at gas pumps. Now there's an app to foil them.

by Shalina Chatlani Sep 6, 2019
"Skimmers" capture credit card data and can transmit it wirelessly to criminals.
Skimmer circuits can record thousands of credit card numbers and transmit them via Bluetooth to a criminal’s computer.
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Why Apple encourages holders of its new credit card not to swipe it

by , and Mar 26, 2019
Apple’s launch event Monday for the first time included no new iPhones, Macs, Apple Watches or other devices. But the company is launching one new piece of hardware: a credit card, which the company paradoxically encourages its holders not to…
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Why can’t you pay for more things with a wave of your mobile phone?

by Molly Wood Feb 25, 2019
We were promised mobile payments, but seems they're off with the jetpacks somewhere.
Guests demo Samsung Pay at Samsung Unpacked in 2015 in New York City.
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We have the chips, but how safe is online shopping?

by Annie Baxter Nov 25, 2016
You're still an easy target online, where so much holiday shopping actually happens.
Shoppers buy gifts at the Toys'R'Us store during early Black Friday events on November 24, 2016 in Paramus, New Jersey. Although Black Friday sales are expected to be strong, many shoppers are opting to buy early or online, with retailers offering year round sales and other incentives that are expected to ease crowds.
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Are chip implants the payment method of the future?

by Kai Ryssdal May 24, 2016
BuzzFeed’s Charlie Warzel had an RFID chip implanted in his hand and lived to talk about it.
An employee of internet security company Kaspersky Lab has a microchip implanted in the area between his thumb and the index finger during a Kaspersky Lab press conference on biological, psychological and technological implications of microchip implants ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015. 
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Are chip cards worth the wait at the checkout line?

by Marketplace Staff Apr 19, 2016
We asked, you answered.
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AmEx high-end cards under pressure

by Sally Herships Mar 11, 2016
As profits plummet, the company faces intense competition for affluent customers.
Members of the American Express black card enjoy perks like The Centurion Suite at the Barclays Center in New York City. 
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Visa prepares for a unified front in Europe

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Jan 28, 2016
The credit-card giant reports quarterly earnings and its outlook for Visa Europe.
The credit-card giant reports quarterly earnings and its outlook for Visa Europe
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American Express under pressure after low earnings report

by Mitchell Hartman Jan 22, 2016
American Express is being squeezed by more demanding consumers and greater competition.

October deadline looms for credit cards with chips

by Nova Safo Sep 30, 2015
There's an economic incentive to get everyone on the more-secure system.