Amazon will pay you $10 in credit for your palm print biometrics
Last year, Amazon introduced its new biometric palm print scanners, Amazon One, so customers can pay for goods in some stores by waving their palm prints over one of these scanners. Amazon has since expanded its biometric scanning technology to its stores across the U.S., including New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Texas.
Now Amazon is giving about $10 in promotional credit if you enroll your palm prints in its checkout-free stores and link it to your Amazon account. Amazon can use the data it collects, like shopping history, to target ads, offers and recommendations to you over time.
While the idea of contactlessly scanning your palm print to pay for goods during a pandemic might seem like a novel idea, it’s one to be met with caution and skepticism given Amazon’s past efforts in developing biometric technology.