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Google Pay, Visa partner for card-based payments with tokenisation

Google Pay, Visa partner for card-based payments with tokenisation

Finance
New Delhi: Google Pay on Monday announced the rollout of tokenisation across its platform that will enable users to safely transact with their debit or credit cards. Through tokenisation, Google Pay Android users can use their debit or credit card to make payments through a secure digital token attached to their phone without having to physically share their credit or debit card details. The feature will also facilitate use of tap-to-pay feature on near-field communications (NFC)-enabled point of sale (PoS) terminals and online merchants, a statement said. "Working in close partnership with Visa and banking partners, this feature is now available to all users of Axis and SBI Card, with Kotak and more banks expected to follow suit very soon," it added. The feature also works with online ...
Fly me to the moon: Tycoon seeks ‘life partner’ for lunar trip

Fly me to the moon: Tycoon seeks ‘life partner’ for lunar trip

Technology
A Japanese fashion billionaire is looking for a "special someone" to join him as he becomes the first private passenger to fly to the moon.Yusaku Maezawa, 44, is due to travel to the moon in 2023 on SpaceX's first tourist flight. But rather than go on his own, he wants to "visit such a special place" with someone special, he says in an online post. He will look for that "always positive" person aged "20 or over" in a television documentary called Full Moon Lovers.His ideal candidate wants to "enjoy life to the fullest" and is someone "who wishes for world peace". Advertisement They must be "interested in going into space and able to participate in the preparation for it". Mr Maezawa, who recently split fr...

Trial of former Flynn business partner begins in Virginia

World
Prosecutors say a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to hide the fact that he and Flynn were secretly working on behalf of the Turkish government to advance its agenda. Bijan Kian is accused of illegally acting as an agent of the Turkish government. In opening statements at Kian's trial Monday in Alexandria, prosecutors say Kian and Flynn sought to discredit Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, blames Gulen for a failed coup there and wants Gulen extradited from the U.S. Prosecutors say federal law required Kian to register as a foreign agent in the interest of transparency. Defense lawyers say Kian regularly sought and followed advice from top law firms about his registration obligations.Let's block ads! (...
NATO allies agree to partner on acquiring maritime munitions

NATO allies agree to partner on acquiring maritime munitions

Business
June 27 (UPI) -- Eight countries, including seven NATO allies and one partner nation, on Thursday reached a memorandum of understanding on multinational cooperation for maritime battle decisive munitions. The defense ministers of Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Finland signed the agreement at a meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Finland is a partner nation. NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller said at the signing ceremony that the memorandum was "a significant first step towards establishing European stockpiles of high quality maritime munitions. In time, this initiative will enhance our forces' interoperability, our ability to share munitions, and our capacity work together in an effective and efficient way." As part of the agreement, the eight...
The Latest: Officer’s partner explains why he didn’t shoot

The Latest: Officer’s partner explains why he didn’t shoot

World
The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The partner of a former Minneapolis cop charged in the shooting death of an unarmed woman is explaining why he didnt shoot when the woman approached the officers squad car. Matthew Harrity testified Thursday at the trial of Mohamed Noor, who faces murder and manslaughter charges in the 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond. Noor shot the dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia minutes after she summoned officers with a 911 call about a possible sexual assault behind her home. Harrity was driving their squad car. He described hearing a thump on the vehicle that startled him and being aware of a presence on his left. He testified he was stil...