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E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Mobile payments now secure than physical cards

January 21, 2020

Via: Charged

Mobile phone payments are now more secure than traditional bank cards thanks to features like facial and fingerprint recognition technology. According to payment provider myPOS’ founder Christo Georgiev services like Apple Pay and Google Pay are “even more secure than […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon working with Visa on hand scanning payment technology

January 20, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is working with Visa to develop a “non-contact biometric identification system” enabling customers to pay by waving their hands through a scanner, confirming rumours which emerged earlier this month. Payments giant Visa is understood to be helping Amazon test […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Millennial, Gen Z shoppers lead contactless payment adoption

January 17, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Retailers, including J.C. Penney, Target and Amazon, have been investing in contactless payments, with varying levels of success. Going contactless within five years may sound like a stretch to some, but a report from London-based research firm RBR predicts that […]


Others, Tech

Samsung launches a range of new cutting edge retail technologies at NRF

January 15, 2020

Via: Charged

Samsung has unveiled a range of cutting edge new retail technology solutions “to help brick-and-mortar retailers reinvent the in-store experience”. At this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) show, the Korean electronics giant unveiled a “broad range of commercial display technologies […]


In-Store Media, Tech

In-store mobile tech draws repeat shoppers, study finds

January 14, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

Soti’s research indicates that shoppers have a favorable attitude toward in-store mobile technology, although that sentiment doesn’t quite extend to mobile payment apps like Apple Pay. Shoppers are looking for convenience above all else, making them highly likely to favor […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Does humanizing virtual assistants undermine consumer privacy?

January 13, 2020

Via: RetailWire

A university study finds people increasingly attributing lifelike qualities to virtual assistants and warns this may cause them to reveal more personal information to the companies that use them than they otherwise would. “These agents are data gathering tools that […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Amazon “terminates” employees for sharing customer data with third parties

January 13, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon has “terminated” a number of employees who were found to have sold customer data to third party sources. The online retailer informed a number of customers via an email, seen by TechCrunch, that their data including email addresses and […]


In-Store Media, Others, Tech

In-store automation provides major competitive advantage for retailers

January 10, 2020

Via: Charged

In-store automation has become a major competitive advantage for retailers promising to attract online shoppers back to the high street. Nearly 60 per cent of customers say they would shift their purchases to a retail store utilising in-store automation over […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Almost all retail apps leak personal data, security firm warns

January 7, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

After uncovering such a high level of insecurity among commonly used e-commerce apps, NowSecure advises consumers to delete all retail apps from their phones unless they are certain of their safety. “After extensive testing, NowSecure is issuing a global warning […]


E-payment & Data Security, Tech

Cybercriminals latest retail target? Loyalty programs

January 2, 2020

Via: Retail Dive

From Nieman Marcus to Macy’s, StockX and Poshmark, retail data breaches have repeatedly made headlines for exposing consumers’ credit and debit card information. But while consumers may be watching their credit card and bank account balances for suspicious activities, another […]