PayPal Intoduces Facial Recognition With Mobile Payment App In UK

Posted: Aug 8 2013, 11:54am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
PayPal Intoduces Facial Recognition with Mobile Payment App in UK
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A new method of making secure mobile payments using facial recognition is being explored in London, UK. Introduced by PayPal, it involves profile photo verification.

The UK is on to a new experiment in alternative modes of purchase and payment. Begun by PayPal, the method uses your name and picture to identify anything you buy from particular shops. The new app is a novel facility alright. Retail therapy will never be the same again after this latest luxury of leaving your wallet behind catches on. The application is meant for iOS, Android phone and Windows OS. All that is really required is that the shops you visit cater to PayPal customers. And then you may literally shop till you drop. The customer’s name and profile will appear after he or she clicks on the retailer and swipes an animated pin down on the screen. The whole set up is based on a series of trials that took place. It is still in its nascent phase and there is no guarantee that it will be hugely popular.

This act of photographic identity payment does away with cards, cash and checks. All you really need is your phone. High Street will not need any bulging leather wallets that are a source of pain while seated. They are also a vulnerable entity that pickpockets may avail any time. Traditional and conventional methods of paying for goods may go the way of cassette players. When all that is required is a facial view of the buyer, many complications may be avoided. And your smart phone will give you an alert regarding how much you spent on each particular item bought via this PayPal application.

Source: DailyMail

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