money
CES 2018: This Cellular-Connected Smart Credit Card Can Show You How Much Money You’ve Got Left to Spend

Unlike banks in the UK, where chip-and-pin and contactless payment technologies are the norm, big banks in the US have been very slow to adopt new credit and debit card technologies, with secure chip cards only being introduced in the past few years. Which is tragic, because Dynamics is introducing a new connected credit card with a cellular chip inside, and an E-Ink display, that’s no thicker than the cards already in your wallet. Read More >>

security
1970s Researchers Predicted Debit Cards Would Be Great For Surveillance

In late October of 1971 a group of academics and technologists gathered at a conference at Georgetown near Washington DC. They were given the task of devising the most comprehensive (yet invisible) surveillance programme imaginable. What they came up with sounds an awful lot like our current debit card system. Read More >>