Retail industry rallies behind open standard for tokenization

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By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 1st, 2014 Tokenization spec being developed by credit card companies is too proprietary, retailers say. A coalition of retail industry trade groups this week called for the creation of an open tokenization standard for protecting credit and debit card data from theft and misuse. The call stems from concerns…

Facebook announces its open data-center switch

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | June 18th, 2014 The company wants to open up the platform for development and use by others. Facebook has taken networking into its own hands, building a switch to link servers inside its data centers, and wants to make the platform available to others. The sprawling social network…