Facial scanning is becoming more common as a tool for authenticating identity, and payments, when using a smartphone device.
In fact, Hinge, a popular dating app, announced that next month it will provide an option for facial scanning. This option will verify a person’s identification, allowing them to get a verified badge on their profile.
The use of biometrics has been around for some time. Consumers have been adopting it more and more. This is particularly true as the need for privacy and security grows. We’ve written about how biometrics is revolutionizing identity verification, making payments safer, and absolving the need to remember passwords. Because, who has time to memorize a complicated series of characters that they may also need to change on occasion?
“While biometrics may offer one avenue to a post-password future, it doesn’t come without problems of its own,” said Christopher Miller, lead analyst of emerging technologies at Mercator Advisory Group. “For example, how do you reset your fingerprint if it is hacked?”
“The technologies are intriguing, but we have only just begun to assess the implications of widespread utilization across a spectrum of issues ranging from privacy to operations to accuracy,” he added