Who needs plastic in the 21st century? [ATTACH=right]16789[/ATTACH] Two major U.S. banks have confirmed that they will later this year be launching joint test programs with Visa to let customers make in-store purchases with their smart phones. [URL="http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67I59S20100819"]Reuters[/URL] reported Thursday night that both Bank of America and U.S. Bancorp will be piloting programs this fall; Bank of America's program will begin next month in the New York area and U.S. Bancorp's will begin in October. Visa had announced in February it planned to research mobile contact-less payment methods, but at the time, the company didn't reveal which banks it would …

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Last year I [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1466.html"]exposed[/URL] a security breach involving the online collection of applications for visa documents allowing Indian citizens to visit the UK, an expose that ended up with the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1817.html"]UK government itself being found guilty[/URL] of breaking the Data Protection Act and which kick-started something of a sea change in the way that such online applications are handled. You might think, therefore, that the company at the heart of that scandal would have cleaned up its act when it came to security. Unfortunately, communications with a former VP responsible for business development at VFS suggests otherwise. Suprit Roy used …

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