Posts from Italy

What’s up with Mark Zuckerberg? A man on a mission at MWC

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Posted on 26th Feb 2014 by in Mobile

He’s a man on a mission, and when the man who created Facebook talks about mobile phones, people listen. In his keynote speech at MWC in Barcelona, he took some time to speak about WhatsApp, and its mission to connect one billion people across the globe. It’s no secret that Zuck’ has seen mobile as […]

EMV can eliminate fraud, not just shift it

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Posted on 12th Jul 2012 by in Corporate

You always see us say on this blog that EMV chip technology is more secure than magnetic stripe, and prevents payment fraud and use of counterfeit cards.  Well we don’t just say it – the stats confirm it.  Since the UK has implemented EMV, fraud has dropped steadily every year, and many other countries have […]

Is Facebook Secure Enough for Kids Under 13?

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Posted on 7th Jun 2012 by in Corporate

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is working on technology that would let children younger than 13 years old use the site under parental supervision.  This would be a dramatic change from the current setup, where you must be at least 13 years old to sign up and use the network. CNN […]

SMS is still a winner: Why Eurovision is wrong to ignore the joy of text

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Posted on 30th May 2012 by in Mobile

On Saturday night, Informa’s Camille Mendler tweeted her frustration that UK viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest could not enter their votes by text. In questioning the decision, she referred to SMS as Europe’s ‘most ubiquitous and cheap communications method’. Research from Camille’s parent company, Informa, has today proved unequivocally that this assertion was correct. […]

The (Payment) Times, They Are A-Changing

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Posted on 16th Aug 2011 by in Corporate

You might recall my blog last month, “When in Rome, Have Your Card Declined,” when I lamented about the United States not following the rest of the world with EMV payment technology. Well, it looks like that is about to change. Last week, Visa announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV chip technology and the adoption of mobile payments.

mBanking’s Big Advantage

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Posted on 3rd Aug 2011 by in Corporate

As one billion people turn to mobile phones and tablets to access the Internet, eBankers are seizing the opportunity to significantly enhance the security of their online banking and e-commerce, enable peer-to-peer mobile money, and develop a new mBanking channel.

Who is to blame? Europol shuts down skimming

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Posted on 21st Jul 2011 by in Corporate

For years, analysts and banking experts have been predicting that countries that move to EMV would likely see a decrease in card fraud; as a result, card fraud would migrate to areas that still maintain mag stripe technology.

When in Rome…Have your card declined

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Posted on 13th Jul 2011 by in Corporate

They say “when in Rome, do as the Romans do,” but on my last trip to Rome, that wasn’t so easy. I was in Rome, but unlike the citizens, I could not get cash out of an ATM because my magnetic stripe card wasn’t accepted. Some of the walk-up street access ATMs would only accept EMV chip credit and debit cards.