The recent news that data from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target department stores was hacked has raised concerns about the security of plastic bank cards. These contain financial information on a magnetic strip or a memory chip embedded in the plastic. Scientists in Britain are now experimenting with embedding data not in a chip, but in the plastic itself. The method is in its early stages but the company developing the technology says some credit card companies are showing interest. VOA's George Putic has more.
It’s the last day of 2013… depending on where you live. Parts of the far, far East already have turned their calendars to 2014, while the Western World and the United States await their turn. Arash Arabasadi has more for VOA from Washington, where the party is still hours away.