Student Reveals Facebook Messenger Payment Plan

Hot on the heels of Apple’s announcement to bring mobile payments to its new iPhone 6, it seems Facebook is planning online payments via its messaging platform.

A student at America’s Stanford University, Andrew Aude, revealed on Twitter – where else? – that, by using top developer tool Cycript, he had found code that would allow for payments to be made peer-to-peer (P2P) on Facebook Messenger. The news comes just a month after Jonathan Zdziarski, a security researcher, claimed he had found code relating to payments. It was this, Aude said, that started his more in-depth hunt for the truth.

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MasterCard Introduces SafetyNet to Thwart Cyber-Crime

MasterCard, the American financial services corporation, has unveiled its all new SafetyNet tool. The security system is aimed at preventing hackers from accessing account details and – like the Tom Cruise sci-fi film, Minority Report – identifying potential attacks before they even happen.


MasterCard’s President of Security Solutions, Ajay Bhalla, commented on the new system, stating: ‘With SafetyNet, we are really fast-tracking the next generation of security solutions, which are designed to stop fraud or attacks before many of our partners have even noticed it is happening.’

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Office 365 Developments

Unlike locally installed software, Office 365 is in constant development. New and exciting features are being implemented all the time. Here are some that have caught our eye that will appear in the near future.

Increasing OneDrive for Business Storage to 1TB

OneDrive for Business users will see their storage increased from 25 GBs to 1 TB of storage space. Read more


How Does Social Media Affect Our Mental Health?


72% of all internet users are now active on social media, with Facebook having over 1.15 billion users.  In this age of social media and social networking, what are the risks?

You may be aware about the dangers of ‘catfishing’ (the act of pretending to be someone you’re not online by posting false information, such as someone else’s pictures, on social media sites, usually with the intention of getting someone to fall in love with you). However, there is increasing research into the affect that social media has on our mental health.

Research suggests that substantial use of social media sits such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, leads to anxiety and feelings of inadequacy.

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