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Retail Skirmish Blocks Apple Pay

Retail Skirmish Blocks Apple Pay
Plan on paying in stores with your shiny new iPhone 6? Not so fast. The decision to not accept Apple Pay by retailers that already have contactless terminals is a "skirmish" rooted in competition.
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Apple Pay Rival User E-Mails Hacked
MCX, whose mobile payment system is being promoted by many large retailers over Apple Pay, has been hacked, and "unauthorized third parties" obtained the e-mail addresses of some users.
Whisper's Data Collection Under Siege
Can an app that people share confessions on anonymously, some of which become fodder for news stories, protect the users' identities? That's the issue surrounding anonymous message board app Whisper.
FBI Encryption Worries Warranted?
FBI Director James Comey says encrypting data stored on smartphones and computers could hurt criminal investigations. But in examples supplied by the FBI, not all cases are cut and dry.
FBI Warns Against Cell Encryption
The push by tech companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems is dangerous, warns Director James Comey, arguing that murder cases could be stalled and suspects could walk free.
Facebook Rolls Out Safety Check Tool
To connect loved ones during crisis.
Mobile Revolt Shakes Silicon Valley
Trying to evolve to address the threat.
Police Grapple with iPhone Encryption
Makes suspect's digital trail murkier.
Is that iPhone Stolen? A Tool To Check
Apple offers Web page to check status.
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