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Paypal Rolls Out Photo Verification Trial In UK 61

Posted by samzenpus
from the your-real-money-is-no-good-here dept.
kdryer39 writes "Retailers in Richmond upon Thames are among the first to allow shoppers to leave their wallets at home and pay for items using just the PayPal app and their profile picture. The app for iOS, Windows OS and Android phones highlights nearby shops and restaurants that accept PayPal before the customer checks in by clicking on the required retailer and sliding an animated pin down on their screen. At present, only 12 merchants are using the system but it expects more than 2,000 locations will have the ability to use the app by the end of 2013."
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Paypal Rolls Out Photo Verification Trial In UK

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  • Re:fuck paypal (Score:5, Interesting)

    by AmiMoJo (196126) * <mojo AT world3 DOT net> on Friday August 09, 2013 @07:06AM (#44518497) Homepage

    It's interesting because they need your profile picture on file. PayPal are getting all wet at the thought of having every customer's face in their database, to help them harass unfortunate victims of fraud. It gives them a legitimate reason to store that information, which would otherwise be illegal in most European countries.

  • by CastrTroy (595695) on Friday August 09, 2013 @08:41AM (#44518879) Homepage
    Yeah, because it was PayPal, not the banks, that lead to a world-wide financial crisis. Although I understand what you're saying, I don't trust that government regulation will protect us from everything. Make sure you understand the agreements you are entering into with your banking institution. There are thousands of banks in the US. I highly doubt that all of them are that trustworthy or safe with your money.

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