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Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard Credit card with a fingerprint sensor revealed by Mastercard
A payment card featuring a fingerprint sensor has been unveiled by credit card provider Mastercard. The rollout follows two successful trials in South Africa. The technology works in the same way as it does with mobile phone payments: users must have their finger over the sensor when making a purchase. Security experts have said that while using fingerprints is not foolproof, it is a "sensible"...
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Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing' Zuckerberg addresses 'Facebook killing'
Facebook's chief has paid his respects to the family of a man whose killing was filmed and posted onto its site. "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Robert Godwin Sr," said Mark Zuckerberg near the start of Facebook's annual F8 developers conference. His social network had been criticised over the amount of time it had taken to take the clip offline. About an hour before the event g...
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Apple joins driverless car test applicants Apple joins driverless car test applicants
Apple has joined the dozens of tech companies approved to test self-driving cars in California. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant has long been rumored to be working on its own autonomous vehicle as part of an initiative called Project Titan, but has never officially confirmed its plans. Apple was so mum about the project that some thought it may have shuttered the project, said Michell...
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Do you trust your cable company to run your cell-phone service? Edward C. Baig , USA TODAY Do you trust your cable company to run your cell-phone service? Edward C. Baig , USA TODAY
How do you feel about Comcast as your wireless carrier? Comcast customers will soon have that option. The cable TV powerhouse spilled the beans on Xfinity Mobile, a new service launching mid-year that leverages Wi-Fi, as well as Verizon’s 4G LTE cellular network. The Comcast news tops the highlights of this past week’s #TalkingTech recap. Compact’s new service will only be made available to ...
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Soon, you can transfer money via WhatsApp Soon, you can transfer money via WhatsApp
New Delhi: Taking a step ahead towards Digital India and cashless India, WhatsApp could soon launch its digital payment system. As per reports the payment system could be based on Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Some media reports also say that the money transfer facility could be launched as soon as October. According to a job advertisement on WhatsApp's website, the company is looking fo...
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4 myths -- and facts -- about online security 4 myths -- and facts -- about online security
Use strong passwords and don't go to sketchy websites, and you'll protect yourself online, right? Well... That's a good start. But it's not quite that simple. A new report from Pew Research details some of American's biggest misconceptions about cybersecurity. Myth 1. Emails are always secure Fewer than half -- 46% -- of people said they know email is not always encrypted. Encryption ensures...
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Whatsapp withdraws major new update Whatsapp withdraws major new update
Popular messaging app WhatsApp has decided to withdraw its latest update. Weeks ago, the messaging app launched a ‘stories’ feature whcih replaced text statuses. The feature brought WhatsApp in line with Facebook’s other major apps, which all now include the stories tool that was once Snapchat’s most famous feature. The Stories feature allowed users to post video and picture statuses that la...
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Apple, Samsung vow to fix flaws after CIA hacking report Apple, Samsung vow to fix flaws after CIA hacking report
Apple and Samsung vowed Wednesday to quickly fix any vulnerabilities in their products following WikiLeaks' disclosure of an alleged CIA hacking arsenal capable of breaking into iPhones and other devices. The archive released on Tuesday claims to show the CIA exploiting weaknesses it discovers in hardware and software systems -- without informing manufacturers of the flaws in question. “Whil...
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Facebook may soon broadcast original shows Facebook may soon broadcast original shows
New York: After the success of its Facebook Live feature, Facebook is looking for original TV-like programmes from various genres and may pay hefty amount for it, a media report said. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday, Facebook was interested in original content from a slew of different genres, from sports to science. Other categories include pop culture, lifestyle, g...
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SpaceX to send two tourists around Moon in 2018 SpaceX to send two tourists around Moon in 2018
MIAMI: SpaceX said on Monday two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the Moon in what would mark the farthest humans have ever travelled to deep space. The United States has not sent astronauts to the Moon since Nasa’s Apollo missions of the 1960s and ‘70s. “We are excited to announce that SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late ne...
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