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With chip-enabled sunglasses, it’s paid with the shades

Jay MacDonald

Ever notice how sometimes when you’re searching for a solution, the answer is as plain as the nose on your face? In Visa’s case, that “oh-duh!” moment was literally resting on the nose – and not just one but millions…
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Visa ‘Quick Chip’ added to reduce chip cards’ dip delay

Jay MacDonald

Americans have developed an embarrassing dipping obsession lately with what we perceive to be the interminable transaction-time delay involved when we dip an EMV chip card rather than swipe its mag stripe. I say “perceive” because Visa, for one, insists…
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Visa, MasterCard test biometric card security

Kelly Dilworth

Forget dipping your chip, entering a PIN or swiping your has-been magnetic stripe. A growing number of card companies are experimenting with a more secure (and, in some eyes, more personally invasive) payment verification method: the biometrically scanned fingerprint. Visa…
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Backpage.com credit card ban outrages Australian sex workers

Jay MacDonald

Should U.S. credit card companies impose American morals on other countries?

Workers in Australia’s adult legal sex trade certainly don’t think so, but that’s what has happened as three major credit card networks stopped processing payments for a publication that advertises sex workers in both countries.

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Small merchants don’t have to feel burdened by EMV migration

Sienna Kossman

As the clock for the EMV fraud liability shift deadline ticks away, will your favorite mom-and-pop shop be ready to process your new chip card? Probably not, and numbers show they’re not likely to be ready any time soon despite transition-assistance programs.
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