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Amazon might offer hand recognition payments to stores

Monday 20 January 2020 10:48 CET | News

Engadget has reported that Amazon's rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying at Whole Foods stores.

As per Wall Street Journal, Amazon is developing hand-based checkout terminals that would sell not only Whole Foods, but to ‘coffee shops, fast-food restaurants’ and other stores that tend to have repeat customers.

The system is said to link the payment card to one’s hand, with the necessity to insert the old-school plastic and scan one’s hand before paying using one’s hand alone. Amazon's cloud would store the data and might even tie it to Amazon.com spending to help target ads. The company could blacklist people caught using stolen cards, but that would only help after a thief had already bought at least one item using one’s hard-earned money.


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