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Amazon Lets Consumers Pay With A Touchless Wave of Their Palm

  • Amazon, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 4:24 PM

Amazon on Tuesday unveiled a biometric payment system using palm recognition. The company plans to make the technology available to rival retailers.  The contactless system, Amazon One, will let people use their palm to make purchases, present loyalty cards or enter a stadium or workplace. The company said engineers chose palm recognition because it's considered more private than some biometric alternatives. Amazon said no one can determine a person’s identity by looking at an image of their palm, and it requires someone to make an intentional gesture by holding their palm over the device to use. 

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