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Breakfast Buzz: Would you use Mastercard’s ‘selfie pay’ service?

Mastercard announced Monday it will soon accept selfies and fingerprint scans as an alternative to passwords when verifying an online purchase.
Mastercard announced Monday it will soon accept selfies and fingerprint scans as an alternative to passwords when verifying an online purchase. AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, File

SASKATOON- Imagine paying for your online purchase with a selfie. Soon Mastercard will begin accepting self-portraits and fingerprint scans as an alternative to passwords from cardholders who are verifying an online purchase.

READ MORE : Mastercard rolling out selfie ID checks to Canadians

To ensure you aren’t just holding up a picture, the face scan will require you to blink a couple of times when you choose “selfie pay.”

Mastercard has been testing out biometric identification on a handful of Dutch and U.S. consumers over the past year. They found that nine out of 10 prefer selfies or finger print scanning to needing a password or pin.

What do you think of this new technology? Would you use it?

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With files from Nicole Bogart