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PayPal Says Apple Pay is as Safe as Your Selfies in iCloud [Image]

PayPal Says Apple Pay is as Safe as Your Selfies in iCloud [Image]

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PayPal has gone on the offensive attacking Apple Pay in a full page New York Times ad that references the recent nude celebrity photo scandal in which numerous photos were stolen from iCloud accounts. Those photos were obtained via social engineering hacks rather than an iCloud breach; however, the ad plays on the perception of lax security that some users may now have.

The ad reads:



PayPal Says Apple Pay is as Safe as Your Selfies in iCloud [Image]

The ad follows other comment attacking Apple Pay from PayPal Sr. Director of Communication Rob Skinner who told TechRadar, “Nobody can dispute Apple’s strong track record, but payments is a difficult area. It’s much more difficult to do payments than to keep a live stream working!” That comment was in reference to Apple's failed live stream for it's September 9th keynote.

PayPal is clearly upset at being left out of the Apple Pay system and even excluded from the company's list of preferred payments platforms. PayPal had long been pitching Apple on helping to bring its payments initiative to fruition. It was even willing to white-label parts of its payment service to be used in an Apple mobile payments system. Unfortunately for the company, Apple believes it can take over payments on its own.

Take a look at the full ad below...

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PayPal Says Apple Pay is as Safe as Your Selfies in iCloud [Image]

Oblivion - September 17, 2014 at 8:38am
These types of ads show that they are scared. Any kind of mocking ad tells me you are not professional and do not take what you are doing seriously. Because not taking competition seriously is very dangerous. This goes for Samsung, Google, IKEA, Apple, PayPal and others. You can still do ads that are funny without doing it on somebody else's expense.
Assampple - September 17, 2014 at 9:41am
What did apple do that they bragged about. The get a Mac ads actually did make a point. It focused on problems like tripping over cords, security comparison, how simple it is due to how windows screws up like shit. The competition just blames even if it doesn't involve their products.
Oblivion - September 17, 2014 at 5:49pm
I don't care about bragging even if I am Swedish. But mocking is something else, it is immature. If you think you do something better than somebody, show it through your product or service. If you need to mock you actually show that you feel threatened by your competition and you use the last defense which is to take something they did bad and make fun of it, even if it is corrected since then.
Oblivion - September 17, 2014 at 7:16pm
Not sure we are talking about the post anymore.
Navysandsquid - September 16, 2014 at 7:43pm
All you idiots defending PayPal need to google paypal security breach. They actually Got breached not just some idiot users giving out there info and password. PayPal equals scam 5% 0 scam protection for seller eBay is the same shot
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