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MasterCard Wants to Turn Your Thumbprint Into a PIN Number

On Thursday, MasterCard announced a “next generation biometric card” which embeds fingerprint recognition into debit cards. That may not be good news. Read More >>

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Mastercard is Offering Free Tube Travel if You Use Android Pay

It looks like Mastercard really wants people to pay for things with their phones. Earlier this year it gave Apple Pay users the chance to use London Public Transport free of charge, and now that same offer will be available to everyone with Android Pay. Read More >>

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MasterCard Could Owe You up to £450

MasterCard stands accused of being a very naughty financial services corporation, and faces a damages claim of up to £19 billion. What for? The company is alleged to have charged retailers excessively high interchange fees for processing credit and debit card payments between 1992 and 2008. Read More >>

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Apple Pay Users Get Free* London Travel For a Month of Mondays

If you happen to own an Apple Watch, iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, you’re probably not especially short of cash, but MasterCard and Apple have teamed up to give you free travel on London's transport services. Read More >>

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MasterCard’s Gonna Let You Pay With Your Face

Do you like your face? Then you’re going to love MasterCard’s new ID Check security system. The experimental feature uses your camera’s front-facing camera and facial recognition technology so that you can pay with your face. MasterCard thinks millennials will love it. Read More >>

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Nigeria Issues a Government-Issued ID Card That Doubles as a Debit Card

Make all the "Dear Friend" email scam jokes that you want — Nigeria now has one of the most sophisticated government-issued ID systems in the world. A new nationwide card that rolls out this week collects biometric information to prevent fraud and includes a debit card feature backed by MasterCard. Read More >>

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Bitcoin Debit Card May Take Virtual Money to the High Street

Bitcoin wallet provider Xapo reckons it's about to make Bitcoin use substantially easier, by teaming up with your more established form of banks to create a Mastercard-branded credit card that'll let you blow your virtual money in actual shops. Read More >>

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Mastercard’s MasterPass Turns Your Phone Into Your Own Personal Checkout Lane

MasterCard is no stranger to high-tech purchasing. Its existing US service PayPass Wallet already lets you tap your credit card on NFC terminals to buy. But the new MasterPass service takes it all to another level, letting you do things like scan barcodes and buy items with your phone, right on the spot. Read More >>

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Anonymous vs. the Law, the Law Seems to be Winning

Remember those Anonymous attacks way back in 2010? PayPal, Mastercard and the Ministry of Sound, to name a few, got the Anonymous treatment. Well, it's taken a while, but at least one of the Anonymous hive has been dragged (probably kicking and screaming) away from his computer screen, and is being charged with some pretty serious crap in court. Read More >>

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I Really Want a Credit Card with a LCD Screen and Touchscreen Keypad

You can have your black card and your credit card carved out of adamantium (just kidding, I would really like that), the only credit card I want is MasterCard's Display Card. MasterCard has been testing the card that comes with a LCD and touchscreen keypad, for some time and has now introduced it in Singapore. They say the added tech is for security: users can generate a one-time password as an authentication security measure. Read More >>

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Why NFC-Enabled Computers Will Usher in the Future of Online Shopping

Today at the Intel Developer Forum, MasterCard joined the chipmaker onstage to talk about electronic payments. Beneath all the marketing speak and generic statements however was a wonderful revelation: the two companies are going to partner up and give merchants and laptop makers the necessary technology they need to act as credit card terminals. What this means for you, the online shopper, is that you no longer have to store your credit card info online (or enter that hellacious number every time). Instead, you just tap your card or phone to your computer and get on with your day. Read More >>

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New BlackBerry Curve and Bold Get MasterCard PayPass Certified

It's not just BlackBerry Tag anymore -- Bold and Curve users will also be able use their NFC chips to pay for stuff too. MasterCard has cleared the Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 for its PayPass contactless payment system. Now we just need the banks on-board. [Recombu] Read More >>