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    Biometrics invade banking and retail

    Banks have been quietly rolling out biometrics to identify customers — verifying them by their fingerprint, voice or eye scan — and retailers like Amazon are getting into the game.


    Why it matters: These companies are amassing giant databases of our most personal information — including our gait, how we hold our cellphones, our typing patterns — that raise knotty questions about data security and privacy.


    Driving the news: Amazon wants consumers to be able to pay for items in physical stores by waving their palm in front of a payment terminal, the WSJ reports.


    The system would link your palm image to a payment card.


    Amazon "plans to pitch the terminals to coffee shops, fast-food restaurants and other merchants that do lots of repeat business with their customers," the Journal reports.


    Palm biometrics haven't been used for payments on a big scale, but fingerprints have: Apple Pay and the Apple credit card involve pay-by-touch with a cellphone.

    Voice ID is also prevalent, particularly in bank call centers.

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    what could go wrong when they lose your biometric data to breaches ?

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    nothing, it would be completely safe, almost as safe as all those secured bitcoins

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    Doesn't stop you from renting or borrowing other people's bank accounts, if the powers that be are trying to supervise or nanny us who vote for those that control them.

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    The lifestyles and existence most unwittingly prefer.
    The dumbing down continues on.

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    It's one thing someone nicking your credit or debit card, but nicking your finger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It's one thing someone nicking your credit or debit card, but nicking your finger?
    Or your Gait.

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