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Amazon may soon let you pay using a selfie

  • Katy S Reply

    "The patent describes using a camera to identify a user using facial recognition and then verifying that they are real by asking them to perform an action, like blinking."


    "Amazon also describes the annoyance of typing in passwords on mobile devices that have small touch keyboards (AutoCorrect is a feature on your smartphone for a reason). Being able to take a picture and tilt your head to one side to verify that you are you and you are real could be a lot easier than typing in a super-secure password rife with capital letters, numbers and symbols."

    A bit creepy no?

    http://mashable.com/2016/03/14/amazon-selfie-payment/#K0akfFIqOPqD

    03/15 at 05:04 PM (22354)
  • Josh B. Reply

    No thanks.

    03/15 at 05:15 PM (22355)
  • Renee Reply

    This is all too Minority Report. How about a thumbprint like Apple uses?

    03/16 at 09:03 AM (22357)
    • Loren Reply

      I wonder if it would be affected by changes in your face like the fingerprint. I know if you get a cut or scar on your finger it may hinder the convenience - perhaps wearing makeup or getting a different hairstyle would have the same effect?

      03/16 at 09:53 AM (22362)
  • Member 19075 Reply

    Haha no way.

    03/16 at 09:11 AM (22358)
  • Ryan Reply

    Just because it's a patent doesn't mean it'll end up as a service. People patent absurd things every day: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/07/inaugural-stupid-patent-month

    03/16 at 09:18 AM (22359)
    • Jen Reply

      Very true! This one, especially, sounds like a terrible idea.

      03/16 at 09:38 AM (22361)
  • Loren Reply

    I do like the idea of children not being able to buy things online... I was babysitting a little girl once about 6 years old that knew her mom's google play password and had about $300 of in-app purchases from throughout the day...

    03/16 at 09:59 AM (22363)
  • Juliagulia Reply

    This is weird, but it sort of makes sense?

    03/16 at 10:21 AM (22366)