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PayPal to Offer Digital Payments on Smartwatches: 5 Things to Know for the Week
Feb 24

PayPal to Offer Digital Payments on Smartwatches: 5 Things to Know for the Week

Although digital payments have yet to conquer our smartphones, innovators are already looking forward to other mobile devices that need an infusion of payments technology. PayPal and Samsung have partnered to offer payments on a familiar personal gadget. Do you think it’ll catch on?

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Social Media Hacks to Watch Out for
Feb 17

Social Media Hacks to Watch Out for

Social media allows you to be connected to the world at all times. This comes with the benefit of being able to keep in touch with close friends, family, and acquaintances very easily, but it can also leave you vulnerable. If someone were to hack your social media account, it could lead you to a

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U.S. Bank Turns to Voice Biometrics for Mobile-App Logins
Feb 13

U.S. Bank Turns to Voice Biometrics for Mobile-App Logins

U.S. Bank is expanding its mobile voice-recognition pilot program to include a new feature that lets customers use their voice to authenticate themselves, instead of having to enter their login credentials.

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HSBC to Provide Free Security Device for Safer Online Banking
Feb 12

HSBC to Provide Free Security Device for Safer Online Banking

HSBC plans to make it safer for customers who bank online by launching a new security device that will generate one-time codes, which must be entered to conduct certain transactions. Additionally, the security feature will be available through the bank’s mobile banking applications.

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BillGuard Card-Fraud Detection Service Goes Totally Free
Feb 11

BillGuard Card-Fraud Detection Service Goes Totally Free

BillGuard, the company known for a nifty service that identifies suspicious debit card and credit card charges, changed its pricing model so that the service is completely free. The announcement comes soon after a string of retailer data breaches leave consumer card information in the dangerous hands of hackers.

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Banking Apps on Android Phones Are Vulnerable to Risk
Feb 06

Banking Apps on Android Phones Are Vulnerable to Risk

Android-based phones make up 99 percent of the mobile devices targeted in cyber attacks, according to prominent technology expert, Eugene Kaspersky, of Kaspersky Lab. The anti-virus software maker claims Android’s counterpart Apple has strict controls that do not allow third-party applications, securing iPhones from cyber crime.

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Prepare to Pay Bills With Just Your Smartphone Camera
Jan 29

Prepare to Pay Bills With Just Your Smartphone Camera

For consumers, paying the bills could become much easier as Mitek Systems, known for bringing mobile check deposit to financial institutions, expands its mobile-imaging capabilities to major U.S. billers.

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6 Apps and Gadgets That Can Protect Your Money

6 Apps and Gadgets That Can Protect Your Money

Our smartphones have provided us with both convenience and vulnerability in this digital age. It’s true that it is now easier than ever to pay for items in a matter of seconds, but that convenience has also left our money increasingly vulnerable.

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6 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life
Jan 28

6 Easy Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life

In this digital age, Americans spend a substantial amount of their time on a computer or smartphone. But for many consumers, checking email or logging onto a social network can be an unnecessarily complicated experience — with unwanted solicitations flooding inboxes or notifications popping up incessantly.

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How to Use Social Media to Get Effective Customer Service

How to Use Social Media to Get Effective Customer Service

Have you ever used Facebook or Twitter for customer service? These days people are increasingly turning to social networks to get their consumer issues resolved. And it’s working. According to a recent survey by the Aberdeen Group, 17 percent of businesses have lost a customer due to a negative experience on social media while 36 percent

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