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European contactless adoption explodes - will lead mobile payment adoption

In this Finextra article Visa Europe reports that there are now 131 million Visa contactless cards that can be used at over 2.6 million terminals, and with over 1 billion tap-to-pay worth EUR 12.6 billion in the last 12 month. 170 more words

Mobile Payment

MasterCard Tests Pay-By-Selfie App

Mastercard is exploring facial recognition as an alternative to SecureCode, its security software that asks online shoppers for a password to make purchases.

Users in the trial can hold their phone up as though taking a selfie to approve transactions. 250 more words

World Tech News

Selfies Could Soon Be Used To Approve Online Payments

Selfies could soon be useful for something other than practicing your duck face. MasterCard is going to begin experimenting this fall with using selfies as a way to approve online payments to reduce fraud. 62 more words

Tech News

6.6.15 Weekly Recap

With the holiday and the US National Women’s Team win this past weekend, there’s no doubt that America is on fire. But before we all celebrated our victories over England and Japan (in 1776 and 2015, respectively), we had quite a few updates and small battles worth noting. 271 more words


Mastercard trials selfies as password replacement

A new app could see Mastercard accepting selfies instead of passwords to make purchases online.

The trial will involve users taking a selfie using a Mastercard app on their smartphone, then using this at the checkout point of purchase, rather than a password, reports the… 214 more words

Security News

Your face, your “future” access method, you should consider to be more careful

Your face, your “future” access method, you should consider to be more careful

Authentication is more important than ever in our modern society. It makes it possible for one to pay the bill, taking out money from your bank account by using ATM, start your computer and access to your data, Etc. 210 more words


MasterCard Allows You To Approve Your Purchase With A Selfie

If people around you always told that you are addicted for selfies, then you have something sweet to tell them. They too may have to pose for selfies soon! 265 more words

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