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Starbucks' Mobile Brew

3:40 PM Starbucks is serving up mobile payments, a brew carriers are wise to order

Koda23 12/5/2012 | 5:14:47 PM
re: Starbucks' Mobile Brew

KRON-TV's tech reporter Gabe Slate also mentioned this new service from Starbuck's and how it relates to keeping your personal data secure when using mobile payments:


See the video "How to Safely Shop on Your Phone" here:


http://www.kron.com/News/FeaturedReporters/GabrielSlatesTechReport/tabid/75/Default.aspx


 

sarahthomas1011 12/5/2012 | 5:14:46 PM
re: Starbucks' Mobile Brew

Yeah, and he's definitely got a better TV voice and cooler name than me...


Security is a big concern for mobile banking features. Any bank with an app will have it encrypted, but I think concerns here will make many consumers hesitant to adopt it.


As to Gabe's point about losing your phone and having important info stolen, new phones coming out - like the Moto Droid Bionic - will be better prepared to handle it. They'll have remote wipe and online-driven controls over a smart phone in the event it's lost or stolen.

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