News MasterCard wants you to take a selfie for future purchases online...

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    MasterCard wants to ditch the old-fashioned password and use selfies to approve online purchases.
    The company announced it is launching new mobile technologies that will allow customers to authenticate their online purchases using selfies or fingerprints.
    The technology will be rolled out by big banks in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and some European countries over the next few months.

    People from around the world will be regularly using this authentication technology within five years, said Ajay Bhalla, president of enterprise security solutions at MasterCard (MA).
    Bhalla said that using facial and fingerprint scans for purchases is safer than typed passwords since many customers foolishly use easy-to-guess codes.
    Customers who want to try selfie authentication will have to download a special MasterCard app that will allow them to take a photo each time they make an online purchase. Their face (or fingerprint) will be scanned to prove that they -- not hackers or thieves -- are making a purchase.
    The scan will verify that it's a legitimate selfie -- instead of a previously taken photo -- by requiring users to blink when they take their own photo.
    The fingerprint authentication can be used on new smartphones, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.
    MasterCard said it's also working on other ways to authenticate purchases, including monitoring a customer's heartbeat. Iris scans and voice recognition are also being explored.

    MasterCard is not alone in introducing new technology to replace typed passwords.
    HSBC (HSBC) announced last week that millions of account holders would soon be able to use their voice and fingerprints to access their money.
    People who use HSBC's phone banking services will be able to register their voice with the company instead of using a regular password. Special voice biometrics technology will analyze a customer's voice when they call the bank. Even if customers get a cold, the technology should still work.
    Customers with the latest iPhones -- which already boast fingerprint login technology -- will be able to access their accounts on their mobile phones using their fingerprint.
     
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    Kanye West Yeezus!

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    OMG I READ THIS TWICE AND WILL READ IT A THIRD TIME!
     
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    F all this new technology stuff and rip off store cards, etc. Lets go back to cash and.....


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    I've never have taken a selfie. I'll pay with cash, thank you.
     
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    Just sent them a dick pic
     
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    I like the thumbprint ID idea -- some of my mobile apps already use it, and it feels more secure.
     
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    Why can't they just force everyone to have a bar code tattoo or perhaps a chip implanted under your skin. Let's not make this harder than it needs to be.
     
  9. DiamondGoddess

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    Can I use my headshot?

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    Seriously, this is gettin' into 666 Mark o de Beast territory here!!!
     
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    Better yet! Why can't they just read our minds?
     
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    Why don't I use my ass as a cardswipe?
     
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    what if you have one of these?

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    Haven't they already proven retail facial recognition tech is too easily bypassed by using someone's picture?

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    Speaking of wizards, anyone who can "guess" any of my passwords for important online log-ins IS one.
     
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    they implemented this for food stamps a few yrs ago, people bitched about it. not sure why with technology today it couldn't be much easier and help prevent fraud.
     
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    I got your motherfucking selfie.

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    I'm guessing that's why they were bitching about it!
     
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    Or better yet, one of these.

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