TARGET'S CANCELING OF SMART CARD SPARKS DEBATE

Minneapolis -- Does Target's recent cancellation of its highly publicized smart chip program, in which its Target Visa Card was equipped with a smart chip, signal a significant blow to smart cards in the United States?According to reports, Target, based here, cited limited customer usage as the reason for the cancellation. The Target Visa card will still be available without the chip. Target did not

Minneapolis -- Does Target's recent cancellation of its highly publicized smart chip program, in which its Target Visa Card was equipped with a smart chip, signal a significant blow to smart cards in the United States?

According to reports, Target, based here, cited limited customer usage as the reason for the cancellation. The Target Visa card will still be available without the chip. Target did not respond to requests for comment.

Target's smart card program, which began in

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