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  • MasterCard to expand digital wallet service beyond NFC

    Posted February 25, 2013 - 3:17 am

    MasterCard revised its year-old mobile payment strategy by unveiling a digital, cloud-based service called MasterPass that moves well beyond near-field communication technology used in smartphones to also support QR codes, traditional credit cards and other ways to make payments.
  • MasterCard demonstrates new ways to pay online using mobile devices

    Posted November 7, 2012 - 1:15 pm

    MasterCard is testing new ways to make online transactions more secure with its PayPass application and a mobile phone, including using QR codes to secure the transactions.
  • MasterCard gives sneak peek into mobile payments future

    Posted September 15, 2011 - 8:41 pm

    MasterCard on Thursday gave a sneak peek into the near future of mobile payment systems and said that the Google Wallet application is within weeks of being rolled out commercially.
  • MasterCard, Visa face EU complaint over WikiLeaks donations

    Posted July 4, 2011 - 10:47 am

    WikiLeaks' card payment processor is preparing legal action against Visa Europe, MasterCard Europe and other payment intermediaries after its contract to process payments was abruptly terminated following WikiLeaks' release of secret U.S. diplomatic cables last November.
  • Bulletin: British judge grants bail to Julian Assange

    Posted December 14, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was granted bail Tuesday by a U.K. judge. Assange, 39, has been in jail since turning himself over to Scotland Yard authorities. He is the subject of a sex-crimes investigation in Sweden and is fighting extradition that that country.
  • Philadelphia mobile payments firm steps up for WikiLeaks

    Posted December 9, 2010 - 2:48 pm

    A co-founder of a mobile payments firm based in Philadelphia that volunteered to help people give money to WikiLeaks after PayPal ceased processing donations to the whistle-blowing organization says it has handled thousands of dollars in contributions in a just a few short days.
  • Exclusive: The real target of 'Operation Payback'

    Posted December 8, 2010 - 6:11 pm

    I admit it, I was as naive as everyone when hackers associated with the group Anonymous announced they would retaliate against companies that recently stopped providing online services for WikiLeaks after the whistle-blowing organization began releasing classified U.S. State Department documents.
  • MasterCard beefs up security requirements

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 9:34 pm

    In a move that is unlikely to sit well with many merchants, MasterCard has quietly changed a key security requirement for all businesses handling between 1 million and 6 million card transactions annually.
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