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Tapping into India's digital payments revolution

Bangalore-based software company Ezetap has developed a platform that makes it easy to pay anywhere with any device you like. It has created software allowing a merchant with a smartphone to accept any type of payment and see that money moved seamlessly into their own bank account. Camera: Jaltson Akkanath Chummar. Producers: Aaamir Peerzada, Adrienne […]

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'Snoopers' charter' changes put forward

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Communications services can be told to collect metadata The government has proposed changes to the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) after accepting that some parts of it are “inconsistent with EU law”. The IPA governs the collection and use of communications data by law enforcement agencies. In December 2016, the […]

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Cyber-thieves seek to cash in on Bitcoin boom

Image copyright AFP Image caption Bitcoin is valuable but hard to mine so many are now turning to other crypto-coins Bitcoin’s booming value has driven a huge rise in crypto-currency themed malware, say security firms. In one month, anti-malware software company Malwarebytes said it stopped almost 250 million attempts to place coin-mining malware on to […]

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Bitcoin crosses $10,000 milestone

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin’s value has fluctuated widely during its nine-year existence The value of one bitcoin has gone past $10,000 (£7,493). The virtual currency reached the benchmark for the first time, just days after it passed $9,000. It caps a remarkable rise in value for the crypto-currency, which was trading below […]

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Can a bank in a box replace a branch?

Atlanta-based company NCR has developed an interactive cash-machine which, it says, can do 80% of the tasks typically undertaken in a bank. Does this mean the end of local bank branches? And as cash is increasingly in competition with mobile payments in some countries, are even the days of the cash machine numbered? This is […]

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Russian Fancy Bear hackers' UK link revealed

Image caption Russian hackers spent well over $6,000 at Crookservers When Russia’s most notorious hackers hired servers from a UK-registered company, they left a trove of clues behind, the BBC has discovered. The hackers used the computers to attack the German parliament, hijack traffic meant for a Nigerian government website and target Apple devices. The […]