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"have long thought"So does Google have an official indemnification policy or not? Care to provide a link to it? And no, a "personalized" version for a specific company doesn't count. It has to be an official policy that applies to all companies equally, like Microsoft has listed on their website.
 Wow, thanks for proving my point. Did you even read these agreements? The Motorola one INCLUDES the Android OS itself, the HTC one DOES NOT. Just like I called it - Google picks and chooses what to cover depending on which company they're dealing with. And still Google runs away like a coward leaving their Android partners out to dry after giving away a "free" OS that stole Microsoft IP.
The thread can be found here if anyone wants to read it in its entirety:   http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/177199/microsoft-reveals-windows-phone-8-1-with-siri-like-cortana-personal-assistant   Here's the posts in the order in which they appeared.   Me: The HUGE difference (which will be a big selling point) is MS has an indemnification policy (something Google lacks, and MS loves to make fun of). GG: I vaguely recall something about Microsoft and indemnification...
 Man, you are so full of crap my monitor stinks. How many times do we have to explain this to you before it finally sinks in?You actually have the nerve to bring up that last discussion? Good. I'm going to quote it to show everyone just how stupid (ignorant) your obvious trolling comments were. You should be fine with that, since you brought it up, right? Just like in a court, once you open a door the prosecution will pursue it to the end. Before I get to that, you should...
 Nice indemnification policy they have there. Paying costs for the lawsuits after the fact instead of taking a license to avoid all this in the first place. My question is, why didn't Google step in when Microsoft went after Android vendors for the stolen IP that Google put in Android? It was just announced that Motorola Solutions (not Mobility) became the 24th Android vendor to settle with Microsoft. Or does Google "pick and choose" which vendors it will indemnify and how...
 Because current Apple devices don't have NFC. That means that only brand-new iPhones could be used, which severely limits the potential number of users. I wouldn't worry about WiFi or any other wireless simply because there's no personal data being transferred. If it was actual credit card data then I wouldn't trust WiFi, BT or even NFC. Here in Vancouver criminals were replacing POS terminals with modified terminals that still worked normally. However they were modified...
 You gave a generic possibility, which isn't good enough. What exactly is the hacker going to exploit simply by looking at some BT data that lacks any personal information or credit card numbers? Let's say they write a custom App to send false data to the merchant to "fool" them that it's an authorized purchase by "cloning" an Apple server response. - How do they "fool" the merchant by creating a matching reference that also arrives from Apple on their own "normal"...
Nothing wireless is truly secure, so why not use the technology with extended range to allow additional features (like knowing you're approaching the cashier)?My point is all current systems operate the same. You provide information to the merchant (and their POS terminal) to authorize the purchase. You can swipe your card, insert a chip card or tap your card. In all cases your credit card information is passed to the merchants terminal which then contacts the necessary...
Using my suggested system there's nothing to hijack since no personal information or credit card information is ever transmitted.
I think they'll use BT. And as I stated some time ago (too lazy to repeat it all or search for it), I think your iPhone will be the POS terminal. No need for your personal information to be transferred to the store at all. Your iPhone will send a reference number (generated by Apple who will process payments directly without needing a middle-man like Moneris) to the store that the store can verify via an internally stored encryption key.There's zero benefits to tapping...
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