21 October 2014

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European startup Sign2Pay is hoping to crack the abandoned mobile commerce checkout conundrum with technology that lets customers complete purchases by signing their names on their phones' screens.

Office supply retailer Staples has become the latest firm to reveal that it is investigating a possible data breach that could leave customer payment card details at risk.

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Apple Pay launches

20 October 2014  |  1

Apple Pay enjoyed a relatively smooth launch in the US today, with customers of some of the country's biggest banks able to use their iPhones to make purchases at a host of bricks-and-mortar and virtual stores.

Westpac NZ is to issue customers with NFC stickers that can be attached to phones for contactless payments of up to $80.

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Obama signs chip and PIN executive order

17 October 2014  |  8

US president Barack Obama has signed an executive order mandating the use of chip and PIN technology at executive departments and agencies for card payments.

A cyber-crook has uploaded the details of more than five million cards, many of them stolen during the data breach at US retailer Target, to a Russian carding site, says security firm Group-IB.

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