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My experiences with Kwixo

Kwixo is supposedly a response to PayPal, by some French banks. I tried to use it to allow a simpler way to pay for the Weboob Association membership fee. PayPal is out anyway, given the fees it charges, we’d be lucky to see half of the actual fee make it back to a bank account. […]

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In case you still think banks know what they are doing

Working with Weboob has confirmed my suspicions that banks’ IT departments are clueless (at least the French ones). It’s not only that they have terrible websites with snake-oil security (i.e. keypads are easily logged, they only bother regular users). It’s that their approach to security is from another world. When I was working with a […]

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ISPs: raw speed vs. connectivity

I chose my current ISP on one criteria only: speed, especially upload speed. It’s Numericable fake fiber, i.e. fiber to the building. I really don’t care about the so-called “100 mega” download speed, but the upload speeds are at least 5 fives higher than standard DSL. However, you don’t get access to the Internet. Dynamic […]

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