Amazon Developing Selfie Pay System
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Selfies have become an internet staple as of late, and now it seems as if Amazon is joining the trend. According to GalleyCat, the company may soon implement a process that lets you pay for books by selfie.
Amazon has filed for a patent on a system that will make purchases possible through taking a photo or video in lieu of using a password. Employing technology similar to Microsoft’s Windows Hello, the unique idea will incorporate image-authentication software to confirm the user.
CNBC was quoted as saying that the patent “is related to a separate patent Amazon holds for a technology that allows a device to authenticate a user via a photo or video, but not necessarily to complete a transaction.”
I guess in the case of buying a book on Amazon, a picture really is worth a thousand words.
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