This technology is coming whether you like it or not.
Google has suspended the provisioning of pre-paid cards into its electronic wallet, preventing the use of stolen cards but equally preventing new customers from signing up. Two recent attacks have been made on Google's Wallet, which protects cards used to authorise NFC transactions made by bonking a phone into a payment point …
Monday 13th February 2012 12:26 GMT SJRulez
I'm still a strong believer in Signatures whilst they can be forged they still offer some additional checks which the new systems don't, the recent changes with Chip & Pin and NFC allows anyone to pay as long as they have the details. The number of times I've used my partners card to purchase things at the shop and no one even realizes amazes me, when i worked in retail you have to check things like the name, whether the signature was tampered with and none of this takes place anymore.
You can beat a pin number out of someone but you cant beat a signature out of them!
Monday 13th February 2012 12:45 GMT Colin Millar
This tech is a joke
whether you like it or not and there is no evidence to suggest that tech = inevitable
The problem with this tech is that in retail use there is no redundancy available. if the system is down you need plan B. And once it starts to become more widespread it will fail like every piece of customer operated retail machinery ever introduced. It always ends up back wioth some kind of operator supervision and that kills the whole pint.
If Plan B is robust enough and not greatly more inconvenient than Plan A - well - who needs Plan A.
Monday 13th February 2012 17:03 GMT Anonymous Coward
You're allowing a company that makes its money selling every little detail they can suck from you to manage access to your money as well?
Honestly, how on earth could you ever expect them to have an inkling of security? Give me an email address, and I'll send you a nice link. No, honestly, I'll do no evil either. Promise.
Monday 13th February 2012 17:58 GMT Craigness
This article is about Google, not some company that sells your data. Google publishes targeted adverts on websites, they don't publish the data necessary to allow individual sites to provide their own targeted ads. If they did that their bandwidth cost would be higher and the value of their product would be lower. And they'd be accused* of making money by selling every little detail they can suck from people.
*by people with even half a brain
Monday 13th February 2012 20:11 GMT Anonymous Coward
"This article is about Google, not some company that sells your data."
My god, I hope Google pays you to say this bullshit out loud.
Targeted advertising is all about exploiting people's personal data as much as possible to make us buy or believe things we wouldn't otherwise. It's disgusting as hell.