Archive for October, 2019

The Magic of Digital Payments

October 28, 2019

On my recent trip to Las Vegas, a street magician snagged my attention. (I mentioned this last week.) His show hadn’t yet started and a crowd had not yet begun to gather, so I might have moved on had he not called me over to examine one of his props. But by the time I’d finished, [...]

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Checking in on checks

October 21, 2019

Overheard: “I never go to the bank. Except when some jerk writes me a check that I have to cash or deposit.”  As you probably guessed, I overheard that remark some time ago, before consumers could deposit a check by taking a picture of it with a smartphone. According to Wikipedia, the first U.S. financial institution [...]

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Have you taken the National Cybersecurity Awareness Month quiz?

October 14, 2019

“I’ll take Cyber Stats for 500.” And the answer is: What is the estimated global cost of cybercrime by the end of 2019? (Read on for the answer.) Ah, October! It’s that wonderful time of year when grownups can return to their childhood for a little while by dressing up and wearing masks (except inside [...]

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