Feeds

Anonymizer: the Naked Capitalist Answer

Securicor touts ecommerce privacy

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Real world security company Securicor is spending £7 million on an online shopping service which will allow users to shop online without passing credit card details to online stores.

In effect, this is the naked capitalist version of Anonymizer, the best-known service designed to enable people to browse the Web anonymously.

Securicor reckons consumers will welcome its take on anonymity because its service protect them from online fraud, as well as junk emailers.

The new division, called E-solutions, is headed by Stephen Taylor, formerly a marketing man in charge of loyalty programmes at Air Miles and Safeway. He is aware of the irony of his change of business.

In effect, Securicor has set up an online mall. People who sign up to the service give all their financial details to Securicor, and the data is stored on the company's site.

Its site will have links to participating retailers, and when a customer wants to buy something online, they go to the Securicor site where their funds are checked, and the sale is processed. Securicor then delivers the package.

Taylor says that the site has been thoroughly tested against external hacks or system overloads.

Retailers who join the scheme will pay a price based commission on each sale to Securicor. So far the company says that "several" retailers have already signed up, and that another 30 or so are on the cards. First joiners are expected to be white goods and entertainment system retailers. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone
Protecting journalists alone won't protect their sources
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4u stores from stricken retailer
887 jobs 'preserved' in the process, says administrator PwC
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.