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New PayPal ad questions the safety of Apple Pay

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During Apple’s presentation last week, the company took the wraps off Apple Pay, the company’s newest service which allows users to pay for purchases at supporting retail outlets using their mobile phones. With Apple Pay being a new service, we’re sure many areconcerned about its security, and rightfully so. PayPal appears to be one of them and the company has since taken out a newspaper adin which they question the security of Apple Pay, and have also made a subtle jab at Apple and the recent scandal regarding leaked nude selfies of celebrities which were apparently stolen from their iCloud accounts.

When Apple brings out a new product, it’s incumbent on its competitors to create ads that explain, quite objectively, why this new product is detritus incarnated. However, now that Apple is moving into new areas, new competitors must decide whether to toss barbs at the things Cupertino has Cooked up. PayPal took one look at Apple Pay, the new wave-your-phone-or-watch-at-a-terminal-and-save-four-nanoseconds payment system from Apple and decided to ululate that its own payment app was far safer. In an ad that ran in Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle, PayPal explained that it represents the people. I hadn’t been aware of this. However, the headline began “We The People,” so I got the message very clearly. The headline read, in full: “We The People Want Our Money Safer Than Our Selfies.” Could this possibly be a blunt reference to Apple’s slight problems with respect to naked images of actresses being kept in its cloud? The ad goes on to explain that “PayPal protects the people economy.” I hadn’t been aware there was any other kind. I had been aware, though, that there were certain kinds of people that PayPal definitely didn’t want anywhere near it. Employees who don’t use PayPal apps, for example.

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