Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has announced a major feature in the Google Chrome browser. With the rise in phishing attacks, Google has announced a new safety feature in Chrome that will warn users if their login credentials were stolen after they had entered them on a website that they are browsing using the Chrome browser. "To help keep you safe online, @googlechrome will now warn if your username & password have been compromised when you type them into a website. We’re also enhancing phishing protections to be real-time on desktop to alert you when visiting malicious sites," tweeted Pichai. The new security feature was first introduced in February this year with a tool called Password Checkup as an optional Google Chrome extension. Now, Google has simply made this extension mainstream. If you are worried about the fact that Google will read your passwords to keep you safe, then here's what the company said in a blog post, “We designed Password Checkup with … [Read more...] about Google parent Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has this solution to your ‘password’ problem
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In a thumbs up to the Indian government’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) scheme, Google has written to the US Federal Reserve Board detailing the successful example of UPI-based digital payment in India in order to build “FedNow” -- a new interbank real-time gross settlement service (RTGS) for faster digital payments in the US.In a letter written by Mark Isakowitz, Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, US and Canada, Google, the company said it worked closely with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), the payment regulator government by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), to build ‘Google Pay’ for the Indian market. NPCI deployed a real-time payment system UPI in 2016.According to Google, UPI was thoughtfully planned and critical aspects of its design led to its success.“First, UPI is an interbank transfer system (there are now over over 140 member banks, after initially launching with 9 … [Read more...] about Google recommends India’s UPI-like platform to US Federal Reserve for digital payment
Google Pay which reported 55 million monthly active users in India in May has set eyes on tapping over 12 million ubiquitous kirana stores to write its next India growth story, a top company executive said on Wednesday.According to Ambarish Kenghe, Director, Product Management, Google Pay, India, more and more people are embracing Google Pay and the aim is to tap into the small and medium businesses (SMBs) and the neighbourhood kirana stores, thus empowering both the merchants and the consumers go digital in a seamless and secure way.“The idea is to empower more Indians as digital becomes new cash for millions in the country. The Unified Payments Interface (UPI) helps you pay at the neighbourhood kirana store and after leading the peer-to-peer (P2P) digital payments market, peer-to-merchant (P2M) market is we are currently looking into,” Kenghe told IANS. Nearly 90% of the retail market in the country is currently unorganised -- a market … [Read more...] about Google Pay set to tap into 12 million kirana stores in India
Paytm on Tuesday announced support for the government-backed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) on its platform. Starting today, Paytm users will be able to transfer money to their friends using in-app UPI feature.The facility is currently available for Android users. The iOS version of the feature will be rolled out in the coming days.Here’s how to make UPI payment through Paytm:Users can create their own Paytm BHIM UPI ID through the app. The ID will be issued by Paytm Payments Bank. Alternatively, users can link their existing UPI ID with other bank with Paytm’s.“Paytm users can link any of their savings bank account with a unique Paytm BHIM UPI ID and start sending & accepting money. Paytm BHIM UPI IDs are being accepted across all banks and BHIM UPI apps,” the company said in a release.Step 1: Tap on the BHIM UPI icon on the home screen of the app. It is located next to Pay and Passbook options on the top center. Step 2: … [Read more...] about Paytm now lets users send and receive money via UPI: Here’s how to use it
A medida que la álgida situación comercial entre China y los Estados Unidos continúa, Huawei es una de las muchas compañías que también se encuentran involucradas en este conflicto que tiene el potencial de afectar sus operaciones globales. Sin embargo, la empresa asiática está tratando de demostrar que tiene todo bajo control, y está tomando medidas para tranquilizar a sus usuarios y futuros compradores. El Departamento de Comercio de los Estados Unidos agregó a Huawei a su “lista negra” de entidades, prohibiendo a la compañía adquirir partes y componentes de compañías estadounidenses sin la aprobación del gobierno federal, que presentó cargos penales contra el gigante de las telecomunicaciones chino en enero. Esto es lo que deberías conocer si tienes un dispositivo de Huawei o de Honor, o si planeas comprar uno. Toma en cuenta que esta es una noticia en constante desarrollo, así que … [Read more...] about Qué pasará con tu teléfono Huawei en medio del conflicto comercial con los EE.UU.
Facebook Inc. is set to offer its WhatsApp payment services to the whole of India as early as next week in an attempt to win market share, even though its partners aren’t all ready, said people familiar with the matter.The messaging app will partner HDFC Bank Ltd., ICICI Bank Ltd. and Axis Bank Ltd. to process the transfers, and State Bank of India will join once it has the necessary systems in place, the people said. Facebook was aiming for a full rollout with four partners but decided to go ahead with just three as its rivals were racing ahead, the people said, asking not to be named as the information isn’t public.The entry of Whatsapp into India’s payments space has been likened to WeChat, which reshaped payments in China when it expanded beyond messaging. The pilot version of WhatsApp Pay -- started with 1 million users in February -- received rave reviews, threatening the market share of incumbents Google Tez and Alibaba-backed … [Read more...] about WhatsApp likely to launch payment service pan-India next week