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Chinese technology giant Alibaba has unveiled the first facial recognition system to pay for shopping – at a fast food restaurant. Amidst concerns about data privacy it insists none of the information it uses is retained.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: September 7th, 2017

Link to video (1 minute 38 sec run time after 15 second ad in front): http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-41128929/using-your-face-to-buy-your-lunch

Discussion

1) What might be some of the privacy issues surrounding “using your face” to pay for things?

2) Is this really any different from using your credit or debit card?

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