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Square may sell out to rivals in the face of continuing losses tip sources

Square may sell out to rivals in the face of continuing losses tip sources

Square is a mobile payment start up that has been operating for a while and makes it easy for people to get paid. Things haven't been going well of late for the company and in the face of losses and cash flow issues. Sources familiar with the company and its operations claim that Square may sell to one of its rivals. Three people who claim to be familiar with goings-on say that Google considered buying Square earlier this year.

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Galaxy S5 print-scanning spoof: PayPal responds

Galaxy S5 print-scanning spoof: PayPal responds

Earlier today the folks at SRLabs showed a demonstration of how using a bit of wood glue and some interesting printing techniques, they were able to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner. This trick took the same method used for their test of the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID, much in the same way CCC (Germany’s Chaos Computing Club) tricked iPhone 5s’ scanner this past September.

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Facebook wants you to trust it with your money

Facebook wants you to trust it with your money

Facebook is preparing to challenge PayPal and Google Wallet as an electronic payments service, reportedly expecting imminent regulatory approval that would enable it to operate a money transfer system in Europe. The social networking behemoth is said to be in the midst of approval proceedings from Ireland's central bank that, if secured, would allow it to issue its own currency equivalent that would be valid across European countries.

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PayPal Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanning spreads to Gear 2 and Fit

PayPal Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanning spreads to Gear 2 and Fit

This week the folks at PayPal have made clear that they’re headed to the Galaxy S5 for a rather sizable collaboration on the fingerprint scanner. Here we’re assured by PayPal that they’re all about moving on from the password and pin-number universe, instead focusing on fingerprints. They say it’s more secure, and they say they’re ready for the future.

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Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses end-date: tomorrow

Diablo 3 gold and real-money auction houses end-date: tomorrow

It’s time to be done with the longest-lasting experiment in real-cash trade for Diablo items in the history of the Diablo gamin franchise. It will be Tuesday, March 18th when the gold and real-money auction houses are taken down entirely, while the rest of the auction house ecosystem will remain in play. Until June 24th, players will be able to access their "completed" tabs - but we wouldn’t risk it.

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Hijacked Twitter vanity handle returned to owner

Hijacked Twitter vanity handle returned to owner

Some people have an unhealthy attachment to their Twitter accounts, but for Naoki Hiroshima, it was a matter of tens of thousands of dollars. With no exact explanations given, his precious @N handle which was extorted from him last month, was finally restored to his custody.

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PayPal and Samsung team for Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner payment authentication

PayPal and Samsung team for Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner payment authentication

PayPal and Samsung have announced that they have teamed up to allow owners of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to authenticate payments using their smartphone. Specifically, the user of the S5 will be able to authenticate payments using the fingerprint scanner integrated into the smartphone.

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GoDaddy admits it released private info in @N twitter account hacking case, PayPal denies any fault

GoDaddy admits it released private info in @N twitter account hacking case, PayPal denies any fault

Yesterday the case of Naoki Hiroshima and the hack that resulted in his @N twitter account being extorted out of his control by a hacker came to light. Hiroshima outlines the entire case and offered details that the hacker gave him on how he was able to gain control of the GoDaddy account used to extort control of the twitter account from the rightful owner.

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Twitter user claims user name worth $50k was stolen with help from PayPal and GoDaddy

Twitter user claims user name worth $50k was stolen with help from PayPal and GoDaddy

A twitter user was recently extorted into giving up his twitter user name. It would be bad enough giving up your established twitter user name, but this one was worth $50,000. The user claims to have been offered $50,000 for the username in the past. The twitter user name was @N.

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Square to make mystery announcement, prompts speculation

Square to make mystery announcement, prompts speculation

Square, the service that lets individuals and retailers accept credit card payments on your mobile device with a branded card reader, is set to make an announcement tomorrow (Monday, Dec. 9), but we don't yet have a solid idea of what it might entail. There are guesses, mind you -- as there always are. The mysterious tease photo came by way of Vine today.

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Anonymous hackers plead guilty in PayPal hack, says DoJ

Anonymous hackers plead guilty in PayPal hack, says DoJ

The Department of Justice announced today that thirteen members of the hacker collective Anonymous have pled guilty to involvement in a PayPal cyberattack. The cyberattack took place back in 2010, and happened in the form of a Distributed Denial of Service attack. This is the latest of several prosecutions and legal proceedings that have taken place this year.

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Sony PS3 PlayStation Store update adds PayPal support

Sony PS3 PlayStation Store update adds PayPal support

Sony has announced a funding related update for those using the PlayStation Store on a PS3. Moving forward users will be able to add funds to their Sony Entertainment Network wallet using PayPal. Or more specifically, from PayPal and directly through the PlayStation Store. You see, in the past you have been able to use funds using PayPal, however prior to this update -- that was done via the web interface.

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