Porn is a serious issue, and so is identity

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We’d all, I’m sure, prefer a world in which children did not have access to corrosive and nauseating material that undermines our civilised society. But how can we stop children from seeing MTV and the Daily Mail? The government has given up on this, I’m afraid, and has instead decided to try to stop them from seeing porn.

HCE BLE EMV is a new way to pay

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There has been a lot of discussion about using Host Card Emulation (HCE) to support EMV payments over Near-Field Communication (NFC) interfaces. But HCE can be used to support EMV payments over, essentially, any interface. As part of Consult Hyperion’s prototyping programme, we developed a working (ie, using EMV data) proof-of-concept demonstrator (running on Android and iPhone) for paying with HCE over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and showed it at the UK Cards Association last week. The demonstrator is so cool it superconducts.