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Feb

2015

Samsung to acquire the LoopPay mobile payment platform

Author: The Fonecast

Samsung Electronics has agreed to acquire mobile wallet service LoopPay.

LoopPay’s products can allow a retailer’s conventional card reader to also accept contactless payments, with the ability to work with around 90% of all point-of-sale terminals in the USA.

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25

Feb

2015

Google Wallet teams up with Softcard for mobile payments in the USA

Author: The Fonecast

Google has acquired the technology from mobile wallet company Softcard, which it will be combining with its Google Wallet service in the USA.

It means that customers buying an Android phone from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless will have the Google Wallet NFC payment app pre-installed.

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25

Feb

2015

Lenovo is fixing the security concerns caused by 'Superfish' on its laptops

Company insists that smartphones and tablets are not affected

Author: The Fonecast

Lenovo has admitted that it’s been shipping laptops and convertible laptop/tablet devices with a security vulnerability.

Between September and December last year, Windows-based laptops from Lenovo were loaded with software called Superfish. This ‘broke’ secure web pages, which meant that any fraudulent secure sites wouldn’t be detected.

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25

Feb

2015

Gemalto says NSA and GCHQ probably hacked its offices but there was no 'massive theft' of SIM encryption keys

Author: The Fonecast

SIM card manufacturer Gemalto has published the results of an investigation into an alleged hacking operation by the UK’s GCHQ and the USA’s National Security Agency.

A report earlier this month - based on information from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden - claimed that both security agencies had jointly hacked into Gemalto’s network to steal SIM encryption keys. This would have enabled them to decrypt mobile phone calls without needing the cooperation of mobile networks.

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18

Feb

2015

EE commits to spending £1.5 billion on its network in the next three years

Author: The Fonecast

EE has committed to investing £1.5 billion on its network by the end of 2017 as part of a new manifesto called ‘Signalling the Future’.

It’s promising to deliver voice and 4G data coverage across 90% of the UK’s geography, which would exceed its current 2G footprint.

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