Visa and MasterCard have formed an industry-wide group to improve payment security.
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March 7, 2014 The credit-card rivals will join others in the industry to push chip technology to replace the more vulnerable magnetic stripes on most cards in the U.S.
Lunch at the West Salem School District in Wisconsin.
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January 17, 2014 A study in the journal Obesity found that students who used credit or debit cards in the school cafeteria chose fewer fruits and vegetables and more desserts than kids paying with cash. But the researchers say schools should work with the bias instead of trying to fight it.
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The scene outside a Target store in Brooklyn on Black Friday, Nov. 29.
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December 27, 2013 Though 40 million credit and debt accounts may have been affected, Target says the hackers should not be able to decrypt sensitive information they obtained.
December 19, 2013 The retailer acknowledged early Thursday that there was a massive security breach of its customers' credit and debit card accounts. It started the day before Thanksgiving and extended at least to Dec. 15 — the heart of the holiday shopping season.
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