“Home Depot appears to have quietly stopped accepting Apple Pay,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “Although never officially named as a partner, the company has supported contactless payment and Apple Pay used to work in at least some of its stores. An Apple support document updated last week lists Home Depot as one of the stores that ‘might not currently be set up’ to accept Apple Pay.”
“The change appears to be related to Home Depot’s deal to accept PayPal as a payment method both in store and online,” Lovejoy reports. “Home Depot customers might have more desire than most for the security of Apple Pay: the company last year suffered one of the biggest ever data breaches of any retail chain, with 53 million customer email addresses and 56 million credit cards compromised.”
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Boycott Home Depot and any other company that willfully turns off NFC in an effort to block the vastly more secure, much more private, and far easier-to-use Apple Pay service.
UPDATE: 5:28pm EDT: False alarm! Home Depot to become largest retailer to accept Apple Pay.
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