From: Bill W <nothing@nowhere.com>
Subject: Re: B&H is sharing your data! Sharing your DATA!!!
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From: Bill W <nothing@nowhere.com>
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Subject: Re: B&H is sharing your data! Sharing your DATA!!!
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:31:13 -0800
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On Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:15:13 -0500, nospam<nospam@nospam.invalid>
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>In article<hbbj2d558tb1e2fqm2sqblrfbsmqjv4vdi@4ax.com>, Bill W
><nothing@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>> >> 
>> >> As someone who has had the same card compromised 4 times in the last
>> >> couple of years, I wish everyone would use it. It's tiresome updating
>> >> the info for the replacement cards when it's the same account after
>> >> all. 
>> >
>> >it's more tiresome dealing with a compromised card.
>> >
>> >start using apple pay, and you'll only need to worry about inside leaks.
>> 
>> I'm sure it's the same with Android Pay,
>
>close, but not quite. android pay is slightly less secure than apple
>pay.

But more secure than handing it to the kid at the drive-through window
at Jack in the Box. I do have to give the CC companies some credit,
though: they have some pretty good algorithms for flagging sales. They
picked up on sales that seemed perfectly innocuous to even me, and
there have been no false positives at all, even for very large
charges. 

>with both, the merchant doesn't get your actual card number, so even if
>their systems are hacked, your card won't be.
>
>> but far too few places use it
>> around here. It's ridiculous. I can't even threaten to take my
>> business elsewhere because elsewhere doesn't have it either. 
>
>around here, it's nearly everywhere, with restaurants being the big
>exception (mostly a cultural issue, not a technical one). some places
>say they don't support it, but they do.

Yep, big city living. You'd think Las Vegas would be a little further
along.