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The Future of Payments Is Tokenization

Do you read our weekly “Privacy Week in Review” series? Last week’s edition included an item on a group of researchers who recently demonstrated how to identify people by their anonymized credit card spending records. The upshot of the research: it took only four credit card purchases to identify 90 percent of people in a large dataset. The researchers […]

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Privacy News of the Week

Verizon Wireless placing ‘supercookies’ on customer devices Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest provider of cell service, is using a unique form of tracking to help advertisers target Verizon customers with ads. And the technology – dubbed a ‘supercookie’ in reference to the cookies that websites place in web browsers to identify unique users – was being […]

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Massive Target data breach: 40 million shoppers’ cards stolen

Your personal information can be stolen any time, anywhere. And from Black Friday until earlier this week, there’s a good chance it happened to you. During the busiest shopping weeks of the year, Target experienced a huge data breach, where over 40 million Americans’ credit and debit card information was stolen. “Any of our customers that […]

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