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Submission + - PayPal, eBay sue Google over mobile payments (

angry tapir writes: "PayPal and parent eBay have filed a suit against Google and two former executives alleging that they have misappropriated their trade secrets in the area of mobile payments and point-of-sale strategies. The suit filed Thursday before the Superior Court of the State of California in the County of Santa Clara also charges two former employees, Osama Bedier and Stephanie Tilenius, who now work with Google, of breaching their obligations to PayPal and eBay."

Submission + - 8000 credit card details unleashed in bank breach (

mask.of.sanity writes: Australia's largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank, has cancelled 8,000 credit cards after it detected a data breach at a merchant.
Mastercard and Visa may issue penalties including fines to the acquiring bank under the payment industry’s PCI-DSS compliance rules.
News of breaches is uncommon in Australia because the nation does not have data breach disclosure laws.


Submission + - The Universe's 'missing mass' - found by undergrad (

brindafella writes: "Filaments attached to superclusters seems an obvious place to look for the 'missing' matter in the universe — now! An undergrad at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, working on a six-week paid astrophysics research internship over the holidays, has found what has eluded astrophysicists. A search through X-ray and 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey data showed Amelia Fraser-McKelvie that there was a significant mass of baryons (fundamental components of atoms) in the galactic filaments. The peer-reviewed paper has been published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society."

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