How’s this for some financial anti-futurism? Victoria Police say that they’re tired of cleaning up banking fraud cases in the wake of easy to use, tap-and-go contactless payments like those offered by PayPass and payWave that have “totally slack” security. As a result, the cops want the payment methods straight-up banned. Boooooo.
One of the best techs in Japan is their regular use of NFC payments in mobile phones. While we don’t have that here in Australia yet, the next best thing is the Commonwealth Bank’s PayPass debit and credit cards, which will soon work in Bunnings and Dymocks stores around the country.