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PAYPAL WANTS TO IMPLANT PASSWORDS IN YOUR BODY

Telegraph: “PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification. Jonathan LeBlanc, PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism, claims that these devices could include brain implants, wafer-thin silicon chips that can be embedded into the skin, and ingestible devices with batteries that are powered by stomach acid.” 89 more words

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Apple Pay outperforming PayPal, Google Wallet in mobile payments

A new survey from 451 Research finds Apple Pay gaining momentum in the mobile payments space, primarily at the expense of PayPal.

“Our latest survey shows planned use of Apple Pay has been on an upward trajectory since it became available six months ago – with the service helping to spark consumer demand for mobile payment technologies,” said Andy Golub, Survey Research Director for 451 Research, in a statement. 249 more words

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PayPal Hypes New Biometric ID System

Trend Summary: Embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices will replace current methods of identification for mobile payments and other secure online interactions.

In a series of recent tech conferences in the USA and Europe,  36 more words

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IPO's: I've Got Five on It

As I wrote last week in my first story on TheStreet.com, I’m bullish on the prospects of FinTech and wider tech industry’s recent and upcoming IPO’s, so I’ll shift focus my this week from marketplace lending to marketplaces for equity markets. 814 more words

Et Tu Paypal?

Now Paypal wants to join the ranks of those urging us to implant foreign objects in our bodies.  According to the Telegraph,

“PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification. 288 more words

Unknown web browser says phishing email

Unknown web browser says phishing email
There were a few contenders for the phish of the day. The competition was fierce, but the PayPal entrant won us over. 25 more words

PAYPAL HEAD WANTS BRAIN CHIPS TO REPLACE PASSWORDS

New technology will have to fit inside ‘cultural norms’ to be accepted

Paypal’s ‘Global Head of Developer Evangelism’ Jonathan LeBlanc is pushing implantable brain chips as a replacement for passwords, but insists that such technology must be made to fit inside “cultural norms” before it is accepted by the general public. 548 more words

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