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A blog that comments on the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more.


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Welcome to the Bi-Weekly Best of the Web – a great way to catch up on recent commentary and compelling content from across the Web. Every other Friday, we’ll post insightful news articles, noteworthy blog posts and more related to the world of payments, payment data security and technology.
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The Cost of Cyber Crimes Gets More Expensive <Tweet this article>
by Sue Marquette Poremba
If you need a reason to throw more of an effort into cybersecurity, here it is: The cost of cyber crime has gotten more expensive.
According to a new study sponsored by HP and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, the occurrence of cyber attacks has more than doubled over a three-year period, while the financial impact has increased by nearly 40 percent…….
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Facebook Want Button: Collecting massive amounts of data about you has never been easier <Tweet this article>
by Network World
Have you ever commented “Want!” anywhere on the web? Perhaps because “liking” is not enough for Facebook, and shares in its stock are still down, the company is pushing ahead with a ‘Collections’ feature. Collecting massive amounts of desired-based data about users would be like hitting the mother lode for advertisers…..……. Click here to read more

My Walletless Month: Happier, Healthier and Ready to Ditch Cash Forever <Tweet this article>
by Christina Bonnington
The e-wallet space is blowing up. Isis — an NFC-based mobile-payment platform backed by Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile — is set to launch on Monday. Google Wallet, now almost two years old, is nicely maturing with partnerships with an ever-expanding list of big-name retailers…..……. Click here to read more

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