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[GRAPHIC] Most Don't Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

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Most of us still don't like giving our credit card information on social networking sites, according to a poll of 2,630 adults by Harris Interactive for Digitas. And that could mean trouble - at least for now - for Facebook and other social networks hoping to make good on predictions...
[GRAPHIC] Most Don't Feel Comfortable Sharing Credit Card Info On Social Networks

The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Naomi Wolf

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If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newslettersA software engineer in my Facebook community wrote recently about his outrage that when he visited Disneyland, and went on a ride, the theme park offered him the photo of himself...
The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Naomi Wolf

Howard Stringer departing Sony after seven years of stumbles

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FORTUNE — Will the departure of CEO Howard Stringer, whose stumbles have come to epitomize the struggles of the once-great Sony Corp., turn things around for the media-and-electronics conglomerate? It’s impossible to know, of course. Stringer’s replacement, Kazuo Hirai, has a good reputation. (Stringer will remain as chairman.) What can...
Howard Stringer departing Sony after seven years of stumbles

Barnes & Noble retail stores victim of PIN pad hack

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Book seller Barnes & Noble confessed that customers who have shopped recently in one of 63 stores in the US may have credit card information stolen. The company had discovered about September 14 that one PIN entry pad in each of its retail store had been broken into by hackers....
Barnes & Noble retail stores victim of PIN pad hack

Fandalism's Philip Kaplan Launches DistroKid, An Affordable Way To Upload Music To Stores Like iTunes

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Earlier this year, Philip Kaplan expanded Fandalism, his social network for musicians, with a service called Fandalism Distro, allowing musicians to bring their songs and albums to iTunes and elsewhere. Today he’s spinning out the distribution service as a separate site, which he’s calling DistroKid. Kaplan, who previously founded or...
Fandalism's Philip Kaplan Launches DistroKid, An Affordable Way To Upload Music To Stores Like iTunes
Lookcraft Is For The Stylish Gentleman That's Too Lazy To Shop

Square Launches A Merchant Directory To Help Customers Discover New Places

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Square, the startup disrupting the payments industry with its easy smartphone/tablet card-reader, has today launched Square Directory. It is a web-based search engine that allows users to find new merchants and restaurants based on their location, and the particular items they may be hunting at the time. The service already...
Square Launches A Merchant Directory To Help Customers Discover New Places

Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding

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Commerce and payments platform Marqeta today announced that it is the company providing the technology behind the Facebook Card, a gift card that can hold balances for a number of retailers or restaurants simultaneously. Marqeta had agreed with Facebook not to disclose this until now. The announcement came as part of...
Marqeta provides technology behind the Facebook Card, announces $14M in funding
A dingo ate my Visa: 500K credit card numbers stolen in Australian hack

Soca shuts down website after attack by hackers

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Spokesman for Serious Organised Crime Agency says denial of service does not pose a security risk to the organisationThe Serious Organised Crime Agency website was taken offline on Thursday after being targeted by hackers, the agency said.Soca confirmed that its site soca.gov.uk suffered a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack.A...
Soca shuts down website after attack by hackers
Barnes & Noble calls hack on credit card readers a "sophisticated criminal effort"
Ribbon announces in-stream Twitter payments so you can purchase while you tweet

Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid

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Just days after announcing that Wells Fargo customers would receive same-day payments through its Payouts API, Balanced has launched “Balanced Bank Payments” service, a new payment option that functions as a white-label API for bank account payments. Basically, what it does is enable people to pay with their bank accounts...
Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid

Daily Report: Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud

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In the shadowy world of hacking, it's often unclear how criminals get iTunes passwords or credit card information. But the App Store, and Apple's broader iTunes Store, have become playgrounds for illicit transactions. And the Web is rife with App Store scams....
Daily Report: Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud

Where is My All-in-One Connected-HDTV, Apple? [Digital Daily]

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Apple has long described its AppleTV business as “a hobby” and dismissed speculation that it’s considering an Apple-branded television. Indeed, during a February appearance at Goldman Sachs annual tech conference in San Francisco COO Tim Cook reiterated that stance. “We have no interest in the TV market,” he said....
Where is My All-in-One Connected-HDTV, Apple? [Digital Daily]

LivingSocial gets hacked, 50 million users told to reset passwords

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More than 50 million users of the daily deals site LivingSocial are being asked to reset their passwords after hackers attacked the company's servers and potentially made off with personal data.The cyberattack "resulted in authorized access to some customer data on our servers," including names, email addresses, dates of...
LivingSocial gets hacked, 50 million users told to reset passwords

It’s ‘Change Your Password Day’ and Dashlane will manage them all for you [invites]

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I think it’s safe to say that a lot of us fall victim to picking really bad passwords. Or if we pick a good one, we tend to use it over and over again. It’s not that we don’t want to be secure, it’s just a real pain in the...
It’s ‘Change Your Password Day’ and Dashlane will manage them all for you [invites]

Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

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If you’re a PC gamer and play World of Warcraft, Diablo or Starcraft, you might want to log into Battle.net and change your password immediately. The company behind it, Blizzard, has confirmed that the site has been hacked. Here’s what Blizzard’s co-founder and President Michael Morhaime had to say about...
Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

App Store app publishing company comes forward as source of leaked Apple device UDIDs

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Following the leak of millions of UDIDs for Apple’s iOS devices, a publishing company called BlueToad has come forward to NBC News as the source of the leaks. Anonymous, the group who obtained approximately 12 million Apple UDIDs of iOS device customers, initially pinpointed that the data came from an...
App Store app publishing company comes forward as source of leaked Apple device UDIDs

Goodbye, checkout lines: QThru launches app to make shopping easier

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QThru puts a new spin on the self-checkout kiosks at grocery stores and today the Seattle startup launched its mobile app. Available on both iOS and Android, the app is a mobile shopping platform that is intended to make in-store shopping more convenient by allowing people to shop, scan, get deals, and...
Goodbye, checkout lines: QThru launches app to make shopping easier
No Cable, No Problem: Where to Watch the Presidential Debates For Free

Criminals compromise over 100 sites to display fake Apple ID login pages used in spam email phishing attacks

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Criminals this past week are increasingly targeting Apple IDs as part of their phishing schemes. They are compromising websites so that they can host fake login pages, which are then linked in email spam sent out to trick unsuspecting Apple users. The latest attack was discovered by Trend Micro, which...
Criminals compromise over 100 sites to display fake Apple ID login pages used in spam email phishing attacks

Norton launches beta of Identify Safe cloud service

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Norton has begun a beta of a new cloud-based security service, Identify Safe. The technology is meant to save and sync private web form data across multiple browsers and devices, primarily logins and credit card information. So far the only computer platform to support the Identify Safe client is Windows,...
Norton launches beta of Identify Safe cloud service

Booting Up: Solar Powered Edition

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PayPal may launch a product to compete with ousted cofounder Jack Dorsey's Square [GigaOM] Secret startup in Mississippi, Twin Creeks, has developed technology they claim can cut the cost of solar cells in half [Technology Review] Social transparency investment platform eToro raises $15 million in a venture round led by...
Booting Up: Solar Powered Edition

Forget NFC, This iPhone Case Combines All Your Credit Cards Into One

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I have a love-hate relationship when it comes to all these newfangled mobile payment methods. Fan as I am of Google Wallet (and all the Wawa coffee I bought with the included $10 prepaid card), I can’t help but want something more immediate, something more widely-usable. The big sticking point...
Forget NFC, This iPhone Case Combines All Your Credit Cards Into One

Exclusive: Mobile Payments Heat Up with Intuit’s Donation App Updates

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Intuit's interface for accepting political donations. Photo courtesy of IntuitNot to be outdone by mobile payments competitors Square and PayPal, financial services software company Intuit will release enhancements to its GoPayment mobile application on Monday, allowing U.S.-based fundraisers to accept credit card donations directly from smartphones or tablets. The announcement...
Exclusive: Mobile Payments Heat Up with Intuit’s Donation App Updates

Google Muscles Into Paid Discovery Of Apps With New Click-To-Download Mobile Ads

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The app stores are overrun, and there’s little way to get noticed until you break into the charts. So Google has just announced a new AdWords unit called “Click-To-Download” mobile ads that lead directly to iTunes and Google Play. With a similar design to Facebook’s app ads, Google is reaching...
Google Muscles Into Paid Discovery Of Apps With New Click-To-Download Mobile Ads
Valve says Steam hacker probably has data from old transactions
Google Play integrated with carrier billing: buy apps, pay on your phone bill

ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup

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It's hard to believe that it is May already as a third of the year is complete and summer is almost here. With graduation season upon us, perhaps the entrepreneurs of tomorrow will want to take a look at the most popular startup stories from this week in our Weekly...
ReadWriteStart Weekly Wrapup
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