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Anonymous and LulzSec Hack US Police Files Nationwide

Anonymous and LulzSec Hack US Police Files Nationwide

In an effort to continue their reign of hacking news supremacy, both LulzSec and Anonymous have claimed responsibility for a 10 gigabyte file containing social security numbers, credit card details, and vast amounts of police files including emails and confidentially sent tips on crimes. This information comes from more than 70 so-called "small-town" law enforcement agencies. Both hacking groups say they want to show solidarity with with Topiary and the Anonymous PayPal LOIC defendants as well as others - Topiary being the supposed name of one Jake Davis, a teen suspected of working with LulzSec to illegally hack several institutions.

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PayPal readying brick & mortar store till trial as Google launches credit card

PayPal readying brick & mortar store till trial as Google launches credit card

The competition in the electronic payments market continues to rage, with both Google and eBay looking beyond their current online and mobile payment options in an attempt to coerce more users and vendors to sign up. eBay's PayPal division, Forbes reports, is readying a trial of offline "point of sale" transaction support for brick and mortar retailers that will kick off later in 2011, while Google is setting up a credit card arm, Reuters reports, which will offer advertisers a way to buy ads now and pay for them later.

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PayPal Unveils NFC Money Transfers For Android

PayPal Unveils NFC Money Transfers For Android

PayPal today unveiled their first NFC-based mobile payment solution for Android devices. It's not quite a full on payment system that you can use to buy groceries or pick up coffee, but it does make peer to peer transactions much simpler. It allows you to easily transfer money to another person by tapping your phones together, assuming you both own an NFC-enabled Android device.

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PayPal sues Google over stolen Wallet secrets

PayPal sues Google over stolen Wallet secrets

Google Wallet is only just official, and already it has its first lawsuit. PayPal has sprung out of the gate with accusations that Google used trade secrets gleaned from ex-PayPal employees now working on the Google Wallet project. According to the eBay-owned payments firm, ex-exec Osama Bedier took with him "intimate knowledge of PayPal's capabilities, strategies, plans, and market intelligence" which he disclosed to Google after being recruited by Stephanie Tilenius, previously SVP of North America and Global Products; part of Tilenius' agreement with PayPal was not to recruit its employees over to their new Google taskmasters.

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PayPal on Android Update [May 2011] Walkthrough

PayPal on Android Update [May 2011] Walkthrough

So you've got a PayPal account but you're still terrified to use it anywhere other than in the privacy of your own Post-PC home, yes? That time is over - PayPal's updated their official app for Android and it's a real winner. Come with me down the lane and let us together have a peek at this lovely system, button by button. You'll wonder why you ever thought cashing checks at the bank was a good idea. Cut bills in half, request and send money, and flip your cash all over the place!

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The Japan Tsunami … how you can help

The Japan Tsunami … how you can help

We're seeing some frightening and amazing images from the tremendous devastation that Japan has experienced this sad day. And it's only natural to see people suffering and wonder how we can help? Here's a quick list of things we can all do provide immediate relief:

First, users can text a donation the Red Cross. By texting "REDCROSS" to 90999, Canadian Readers can text REDCROSS to 30333. Users will be debited $10 to relief efforts in Japan. One thing to remember though, is that most donations won't be credited to the Red Cross until at least a month or three later after that charge has been paid by the cellphone user through bill payment. So while it will be of tremendous benefit a few months later when the headlines fall away, there's other more immediate options including going to the RedCross donation site and selecting Japan Relief, or another pressing disaster relief project. Users can choose to pay by credit cards or even Amazon's payment's option. Users are also encouraged to donate blood for relief efforts as the scope of the disaster is so vast that blood supplies will be drastically spread thin.

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Google Swipes PayPal Vice President of Product Development

Google Swipes PayPal Vice President of Product Development

Google has just poached the top payment executive from PayPal Osama Bedier, a man apparently key in moving the payment brand toward mobile payments. Does this have anything to do with Google's recent big moves toward NFC implementation in their Android OS? Paypal's CTO Scott Guilfoyle writes his goodbyes and thank yous to Bedier on the PayPal Blog, noting that his replacement will be a man by the name of Matthew Mengerink, a 10 year PayPal veteran who's led "PayPal architecture, infrastructure, payments development, core technologies, international development and customer quality and engineering services teams." Guilfoyle also notes that Mengerink "has 95 musical instruments at home and plays most of them."

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