Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Neil Swidey August 15, 2018 AS I PULL INTO A SUNOCO STATION on a recent Friday night, I feel as if I’ve driven right into my childhood. Despite the sign by the pump promising (and delivering) the “Lowest Gas Prices in Town,” it is a full-service station. After the friendly proprietor fills my tank, I hand him two twenties. He reaches into his chest pocket and pulls out a Tony Soprano–style wad of bills, peeling off several singles to hand me my change. No swipes, no chips, no PINs. If he had checked my oil and squeegeed my windshield (and if my two twenties had instead been a ten), I would have sworn I was a preschooler in 1973, sitting behind my dad in his Ford Falcon.The proprietor is Ed Negoshian, and the Sunoco station at the intersection of Route 9 and Elliot Street in Newton has been in his family since the 1950s. He began working there when he … [Read more...] about Put away that credit card. You need to use cash more
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Get There Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Michelle Singletary by Michelle Singletary Email the author April 24 at 5:49 PM Email the author Children do not need credit cards. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner/AP Photo) When identity theft hits adults, it can be a long and frustrating battle to restore their good name. But imagine the confusion that ensues when a young adult tries to get a credit card for the first time only to find out he has several delinquent accounts in his credit file, some dating … [Read more...] about Why does a 2-year-old have a credit card? How to protect your children from identity theft.
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Story Continued Below BREAKING – “Trump to launch ads in early states,” by Nick Gass: On “Hannity,” Trump vowed “to hit back at rival campaigns and groups that attack him, like the Club For Growth, ‘10 times harder. ... So if, as an example, Bush or Rubio or any of them come out, ... dollar-for-dollar, we're going to go after to them. We have more money than anybody else by a factor of about 1,000’ ... The campaign will ‘start spending a little bit of money over the next three or four weeks, ... certainly in Iowa, ... and in New Hampshire. I think in South Carolina, too.” http://politi.co/1LPGTQS Good Wednesday morning from Miami. RIPPING RUBIO – Tampa Bay Times p. 1A, at fold, “Credit card question follows Rubio: His spending with a state GOP American Express card is now in the national spotlight,” by D.C. … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by Chevron – RUBIO PROMISES TO RELEASE his much-gossiped-about Florida GOP credit-card records – JEB’S NEW IMAGE-MEISTER — BOEHNER names post-Hill team — B’DAY: Ben Smith, Laura Bush, Blair Latoff Holmes
StorefrontBacktalk, a site that tracks retail technology, e-commerce and security issues. Retail Realities appears every Friday. Evan can be reached at e-mail and on Twitter.Despite an aggressive campaign launched this month by Wal-Mart to push for its adoption, it looks increasingly likely that to have a global credit card standard-widely considered much more secure than what is used now in the United States-adopted in the U.S. will require government intervention. Wal-Mart execs and others in retail are still hoping to avoid such a federal move-knowing how much Fortune 500 boards love more regulation. But intransigence by major card brands, inertia from the biggest bank card issuers and deep-seated consumer security apathy may leave no alternative.That global card approach is called Chip-and-PIN, but is more formally known as EMV, which stands for the three card brands that initially created it in Europe: Europay, Mastercard and Visa. An EMV has a computer chip embedded in the card … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Secure Credit Cards: Still a Pipedream?
It’s password-changing time again. Yahoo’s announcementthat a “state-sponsored actor” had pilfered data, potentially including concealed passwords, from half a billion accounts in late 2014 represents one of the largest such security breaches ever disclosed. The “good” news — if we can call it that — is that the passwords were concealed and that the hack doesn’t appear to have directly involved credit cards or bank accounts, according to Yahoo’s announcement. Credit card accounts probably won’t be affected. But “probably” is not “certainly.” If you tend to reuse passwords across multiple sites, now’s the time to stop, and to change those passwords. And Yahoo is still encouraging people to check their credit reports. Not another Target When you hear “data breach,” you might think of what happened to Target in 2013. About 70 million customers were affected, and — worse … [Read more...] about Will the Yahoo breach compromise credit cards?