Amazon will pay you $10 for your palm prints. Should you be worried?
Excerpt: Critics have pointed out that having our palms scanned for increased convenience and quick(er) closing of transactions is unnecessary when a contactless payment card can do the exact same thing. And, unlike a palm print, a payment card can be easily changed if it’s compromised. Worse, with our biometric data in its hands, Amazon can essentially do what it wants with it—and this could go beyond targeted advertising, considering that Amazon has already opened its doors to third-party companies who are interested in making Amazon One a part of their business. [What could possibly go wrong? Of course Amazon would never mis-use or share our data with anyone, would they? Not even their affiliated businesses or subsidiaries, and certainly not with any governments that might have an interest in seeing what we might be purchasing, right? Right? Just a moment, there’s someone knocking on my door… Incidentally, we individuals don’t even “own” the exclusive rights to our own fingerprints–and that certainly would apply by extension to our palm prints. Be cautious and handle this issue with care, perhaps even with gloves. Alan25main]