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California Data Breaches Hit More Than 20 Million Accounts

California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state’s top crime-fighting agency.

02/27/2014

A customer uses the credit card scanner at a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Customer Data Security Breach Significantly Worse Than Originally Feared

Target’s pre-Christmas security breach was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported last month.

01/10/2014

A customer signs a credit card statement next to a scanner in a Target store on December 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Target announced that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between November 27 and December 15 may have been stolen. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Target Security Breach Exposes 40 Million Credit, Debit Cards

Target is grappling with a data security nightmare that threatens to drive off holiday shoppers during the company’s busiest time of year.

12/19/2013

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Increased Credit Card Use Spurs Higher Visa Quarterly Profit

Visa Inc. said Wednesday that its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 16 percent, as card use rose both in the U.S. and overseas.

02/08/2012

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California EDD Replaces Unemployment Checks With Debit Cards

Calling it a major change in the history of California’s unemployment program, the Employment Development Department is now sending out debit cards instead of traditional checks to people receiving unemployment benefits.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/08/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Banks Balk At Proposed End Of Debit Fees

Bankers and merchants, pillars of the business world and frequent allies, are embroiled in a bitter lobbying battle over something Americans do 38 billion times a year — swipe their debit cards. Both sides vigorously claim to speak for consumers.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/10/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Prepaid Reloadable Cards May Come With Fees

Millions of Americans are replacing their banks and credit cards with prepaid reloadable cards. But many consumer advocates are concerned because of possible fees.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/15/2011

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ConsumerWatch Wrap: Old Pesos, Tax Refunds, iPhone Screws

In this ConsumerWatch Wrap, Uncle Sam is making it easier to get your tax refund this year and Apple is making it harder for customers to open up their iPhones.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/21/2011

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ConsumerWatch: Cash-Back Debit Cards Come With Drawbacks

Most people don’t need more incentive to spend money. But some banks are trying to make it sweeter to spend by offering debit cards that let customers collect points, rewards or cash back.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/11/2010

New CA Bill Would Do Away With Debit Card Fees

Merchants would not be allowed to charge customers who pay with a debit card an additional fee under a bill headed to the California Assembly.

08/04/2010

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