Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sugar Coating Biometric Tracking; Amazon Wants To Use Your "Selfie" Instead Of A Password When Paying

Isn't that just cute?

It sounds so innocuous doesn't it?

You know the evil minions amongst our government types are rubbing their hands together in anticipation of this going live.

Amazon.com wants to let you pay with a selfie

As if anyone needed yet another reason to take a selfie, but Amazon is giving us one anyway. The online retail giant has filed a patent application for a payment system that lets you purchase goods with your smiling face. Amazon’s rationale for moving in this direction seems to be based on all the flaws and hassles associated with more typical passwords.
The company knows many of its customers are using password apps, which can leave a mobile device vulnerable if stolen, and it cites the hassle of having to turn away from your friends when entering a password is necessary – because that’s a huge hassle. Amazon’s patent application suggests that the biometrically-based system would use a mobile device’s front-facing camera to capture an image to verify identity and finalize the purchase.
Future iterations of the system could also utilize 3D image detection by way of infrared or thermals sensors. Being the trendsetter that it is, if Amazon presses forward with this plan, it’s likely we’ll be paying with selfies elsewhere, like at the gas station, grocery store, and the coffee shop, places where we always tend to look our best…

It's for your convenience citizen, don't worry about those nagging doubts about potential abuse, we'll take good care of you.....

Can you say National Database?
I can.


B said...

Thing is, you can change a password if it is compromised. Can't change biometrics (facial recognition or fingerprints) if they are compromised.

Phil said...


Excellent point.

Steve Sky said...

It's not as though our fingerprints haven't already been compromised. One example, the OPS hack which got the files of any person who has had a security clearance completed.

Also fingerprint spoofing opens cell phones from fingerprints copied from any source. Security has vanished.

deb harvey said...

also wind-ohs ten is forcing itself into computers---for free!
they have never given anything free. something not right there.
you can get rid of it.
we had the pc man put in wind-ohs seven and we have had ten blocked out.
watch them. they are up to no good.

Phil said...

Not only are they giving it away, they are forcing it on people without their knowledge.
Something indeed reeks like cat fish bait.

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