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Restaurants

REJOICE: You May Never Have to Scribble Your Signature on a Stupid Receipt Again

Great news for AmEx, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa users who also dine at restaurants.
Mayukh Sen
3.28.18
short circuit

Chip Credit Card Adoption Reaches 88% for MasterCard in US

It's been almost a year since chip credit cards started to become commonplace in the US.
David Bixenspan
9.12.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

There's a Deadly Batch of Ecstasy Currently Going Around Manchester

Following the death of a 17-year-old girl this weekend, police have warned that anyone who's taken a "MasterCard" pill should seek urgent medical attention.
Carlton Férment
5.3.16
Science

Facial Recognition Apps Are Leaving Blind People Behind

Face-scanning apps are the latest trend in biometrics, but do they work for people with sight issues?
Jonathan Keane
3.22.16
porn

The Secret Censorship of Online Porn

Porn-friendly payment processors have some rather rigid rules about what is, and isn’t, acceptable for their clients to sell.
Lux Alptraum
11.25.15
News

Apple Pay Just Launched in Canada, But You Probably Can't Use It

Only American Express cardholders can make mobile payments for now.
Matthew Braga
11.17.15
News

Is Paid Sex Over Now That America's Largest Escort Website Won't Take Credit Cards?

The suddenness of the ban on Backpage.com and the confusion it has caused will hit the marginalized hardest. That could lead some workers into dependent relationships—exactly what law enforcement is most concerned about.
April Adams
7.6.15