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Lead Story

Work that net:
The ABCs of online social networking


Industry Update

AmEx green with Web access

UIGEA, WTO rules at odds

Alternative currencies - better with plastic?

In the OTA we trust

Slaying the breach elephant

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Complexities, solutions for prepaid fraud

Key players in Health Care 2.0

Unity and beyond


Social networking's impact on payments

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

A bigger bite for Visa, MasterCard

Ken Musante
Humboldt Merchant Services

Go remote: Boost security and profits

Stuart Taylor
Hypercom Corp.


Street SmartsSM:
Blog on, link in, tweet out

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang

Marketing with social networks

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Much ado about Twitter

Nancy Drexler
SignaPay Ltd.

Summiting the social networks

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Payments and social networking:
A legal perspective

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

Level 4: The small-merchant PCI challenge

Joan Herbig

Company Profile

Global eTelecom Inc.

New Products

A new skimming antidote

Anti-Skim ATM Security Solution
ADT Security Services Inc.

Gift card network at your service

SparkBase 3.0


Lifelong learning: A business strategy



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

April 27, 2009  •  Issue 09:04:02

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Who's on top?

I wonder if you can help me. A while back (few months ago), The Green Sheet published a top processor survey as an add-on to the regular printed issue. Is there a way to access that insert electronically?

Victor Nowicki
Vitron Capital


I believe you are referring to our December 2008 GSQ, "Bankcard Today: 2008 Acquirers Report." Access it from our home page ( by clicking on the "Publications" link, just below our publication's name toward the top of the page. On the page that appears, click the "GSQ - Current Issue" link. The current issue will be displayed, and to the left will be a menu leading to our GSQ archives. Click on "2008: v11" in that menu. Then scroll down the page to the issue you want. Click on the picture of its cover to access the PDF. Also, our quarterly, full-color GSQs have proven to be such a valuable tool for the feet on the street, they are no longer supplements to The Green Sheet. They have their own publication dates and mailings.


Minding the data

Thanks for mentioning the Norm Coleman database issue as part of your story, "Legislative outlook: Some clouds but no rain" [The Green Sheet, April 13, 2009, issue 09:04:01]. I would like to clarify my position as stated in the sidebar that I did not know what the database contained, as I did not download or view it and that from what I understand on the Wikileaks Web site, the entire credit card number including the three-digit security code on the back were in the database in their entirety versus being "truncated" as stated in the article in The Green Sheet.

This is the field in the database, described by Wikileaks, indicating the credit card information load time: "Stores significant information about Web views, including user agents and IP addresses. Also contains all post data - this includes unencrypted credit card information."

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Adria Richards
Organic Technology Consultant
Blog: Web site:


Thank you for sending us this clarification. Curious readers just may want dig a little bit deeper at


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