Tag: facial recognition technology

Amazon to allow shoppers to take a selfie to make mobile payments

Amazing files new patent application for facial recognition technology service

Amazon is making another move in the mobile payments space. The e-commerce company has filed a patent application for technology that will allow mobile shoppers to authenticate transactions using a photo or video of themselves. This would replace passwords, which have long been a staple in mobile transactions. Amazon believes that using facial recognition technology will make mobile commerce more secure, thereby making consumers more comfortable with the concept of using their mobile devices to make purchases.

MasterCard is also launching a service leveraging facial recognition technology

Using facial recognition technology to authenticate mobile payments is not a new idea. MasterCard is rolling out a similar system in the coming months. The service will be initially launched in the United States and several countries throughout Europe. If successful, it may be expanded into new markets. MasterCard’s service requires users to blink into the camera of their mobile device before a transaction is completed.

Biometric technology may make mobile commerce more secure

Mobile Payments - SelfieBiometric technology is becoming very important for the mobile commerce space. This technology leverages biological information, such as a fingerprint, to authenticate a payment. Companies involved in the mobile commerce space are beginning to use this technology to make mobile transactions more secure. Using facial recognition technology is meant to have the same effect, as this technology can and has been used to make mobile devices more secure than they are currently.

Digital risks are becoming more apparent in the mobile commerce market, but companies are fighting back

The mobile payments field is growing quickly, but security remains one of the biggest concerns that consumers have. Mobile commerce deals in the transmission of financial information, and this information is very attractive to malicious groups. As such, they are targeting the mobile commerce space for personal gain. Companies like Amazon, however, are beginning to use new technology to fight against digital threats. This technology may help make the mobile commerce sector more secure and ensure that consumers use their mobile devices to make purchases in the future.

Google Glass to help cops in Dubai

Dubai police intend to equip detectives with Google’s wearable tech.

As part of Dubai’s plan to make its police force one of the “smartest in the world” by the year 2018, the emirate’s police department wants to provide beat officers and eventually detectives with Google Glass, enabling its law enforcement officers to run customized facial recognition software.

Facial recognition technology could help fight crime.

According to Reuters, a police spokesperson from the most populous city and emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), confirmed that Dubai police developed the software and would permit a link between a database of wanted people and the wearer. Essentially, as soon as the wearable device recognizes a suspect via the facial recognition technology, the wearer of the optical head-mounted display is alerted.

Colonel Khalid Naser Al Rzooqi, the director general of Dubai police, informed 7DayinDubai that “The software that we developed internally enables us to connect a database of wanted people with the glass.” He added that “Once the glass recognizes the suspect based on a face print, it will give an alert to the officer wearing it.”

Google Glass - DubaiThe gadget featuring the software is to be introduced gradually in phases. The initial phase would focus on combating traffic violations and tracking vehicles that are suspected to have been involved in driving offenses. The second phase would involve having the technology issued to detectives.

Google Glass isn’t cheap but Dubai is willing to spare no expense when it comes to its police force.

Glass is a costly gadget that sells for $1,500 in the United States. This makes the device far out of the affordable range for the average consumer. However, Dubai is determined to equip its law enforcement with the device. In addition, more businesses are beginning to warm to the idea of using this innovative wearable, which is also beginning to be used in hospitals.

Despite many people being worried about their privacy when Google Glass is worn in public, as the concern is a Glass user could be secretly taking photos or videoing a person without their consent, if policemen were to wear it, the purpose would be to help officers collect information during an investigation.