PayPal doesn't care about 2FA security

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Remember when PayPal was a cool new company dedicated to radically improving online payments? Seems like it was ages ago. Now PayPal is little better than then bloated banks it sought to overthrow. Arcane bureaucracy, impenetrable fees, and a lamentable approach to security. I was minded recently to switch on 2-Factor-Authentication (2FA) for all my…

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Google Play Won't Accept PayPal

by @edent | # # # | 19 comments | Read ~48,575 times.

Hey kids! Did you know that the best way to report bugs to Google is via passive-aggressive blog posts? Yup, s’true. They don’t offer support for any of their products*, so your only hope is getting your complaint to the top of Reddit / HackerNews / Cool Site of the Day and hoping that particular…

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Bad Oxfam! No QR Cookie for you!

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Last year I gave a presentation at PayPal to show how charities could harness QR codes. I’m not sure if Oxfam were in the audience that day. But if they were, they missed the point. QR codes are a solution for quick interactions with mobile phones. Let’s investigate the Oxfam QR code seen in Metro.…

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Charity Hack – QR Codes For Enhanced Mobile Giving

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This is the presentation I gave for Charity Hack 2010. Charity hack qr codes from Terence Eden If you’re on mobile, you can view the mobile friendly version of the slides. Audio and video coming later. The gist of the talk is – use QR codes to drive mobile donations. Use return SMS to encourage…

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