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Industry News: Baidu profits miss expectations

China’s biggest online search engine Baidu missed ana­lysts’ expec­ta­tions as profits took a hit from invest­ment redi­rected else­where. Its oper­ating profit was $559m in the three months to 30 June, down 2.5% on the same period last year. The com­pany found its core search engine busi­ness less prof­itable in a more com­pet­i­tive market. BBC News – Baidu profits miss expectations

Industry News: Baidu profits miss expectations

Industry News: Seven things security experts do to keep safe online

Cyber­se­cu­rity experts aren’t like you or I, and now we have the evi­dence to prove it. Researchers at Google inter­viewed more than 200 experts to find out what secu­rity prac­tices they actu­ally carry out online, and then spoke to almost 300 non-experts to find out how they differ. The Guardian – Seven things secu­rity experts do to keep … Click to continue…

Industry News: Consumers embrace mobile payments – Are you?

Mobile pay­ments have been taking the nation by storm recently, what with the launch of Paym last year (which allows you to send pay­ments to someone using just a mobile phone number), and Apple Pay hit­ting our shores just last week. But, are you taking advan­tage of the new tech­nolo­gies? According to research from Mas­ter­Card, a growing … Click to continue…

Industry News: OneBit alpha testing NFC Bitcoin payments at credit card accepting merchants

A Bit­coin app that allows for pay­ments via NFC at credit card accepting mer­chants has just gone into its alpha stage of testing. OneBit, which started out as an app devel­oped during a Mas­ter­Card Pay­Pass hackathon, is now expanding its hori­zons and embarking on a journey out into the world to test its capa­bil­i­ties. The pro­to­type, announced … Click to continue…

Industry News: OneBit alpha testing NFC Bitcoin payments at credit card accepting merchants

Industry News: Identity-theft protection firm LifeLock again facing charges from FTC

Life­Lock — the secu­rity com­pany that famously touted its identity-theft pro­tec­tion ser­vices by flaunting its CEO’s Social Secu­rity number in ads (only to then see his iden­tity stolen) — is again feeling the heat from the Fed­eral Trade Com­mis­sion. CNET – Identity-theft pro­tec­tion firm Life­Lock again facing charges from FTC

Industry News: Facial recognition software helps State fight ID fraud

The Ari­zona Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion has increased the number of poten­tial fraud­u­lent ID cases it has detected by about 860 per­cent, on average, since imple­menting facial-recognition tech­nology ear­lier this year. AZ Cen­tral – Facial recog­ni­tion soft­ware helps State fight ID fraud

Industry News: Facial recognition software helps State fight ID fraud

Industry News: GDS unwraps Amazon-like payments platform

A pro­to­type pay­ments plat­form that could trans­form the way people pay for gov­ern­ment ser­vices has com­pleted its first stage of testing, it was con­firmed today. The Gov­ern­ment Dig­ital Ser­vice (GDS) has spent the last few months devel­oping and tri­alling the ser­vice with the Depart­ment for Work and Pen­sions (DWP) and the Insol­vency Ser­vice. IT Pro – GDS unwraps … Click to continue…

Industry News: UK set to fall in love with mobile payments

A week after the launch of Apple Pay in the UK, it seems that Brits are more in love with the idea of mobile pay­ments tech­nology than ever before. A new Mas­ter­Card study has found that UK shop­pers are ready to cast aside their reser­va­tions and embrace mobile pay­ments with open arms. Overall, one in four … Click to continue…

Industry News: UK set to fall in love with mobile payments