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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):


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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