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Busted: Apple scammer arrested for stealing $300,000 in card scheme

There is a near constant flow of breaking news about cyber crime and data breaches, but one Florida man managed to scam nearly $300,000 from Apple and other retail stores in a decidedly low-tech way.

Amazon readying payment card reader, Square releases EMV version

Amazon could be preparing to launch credit card reading hardware in the next few weeks.

Amazon and Sears top list of most price dynamic retailers

Amazon and Sears top a new list of most price dynamic retailers, changing prices on the highest percentage of inventory on a daily basis.

Target's VP of security: Collaboration is key

Collaboration is the key to cyber security. This was the underlying message delivered by Target's security team as the retailer tries to move past the massive data breach of 2013.

Best Buy and Walmart are top targets for patent trolls

The retail industry has become the No. 1 target for lawsuits by patent trolls, including big names such as Target, Walmart and Best Buy. The number of patent troll lawsuits in retail in 2014 beat out those in electronics, media and software.

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Twitter has acquired deep learning company Madbits. While Twitter has made no comment, Madbits announced the acquisition on its website. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.