Final Note

MasterCard wants to put your selfie game to good use

Kai Ryssdal Feb 23, 2016
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Selfies may be the way of the future.  JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
Final Note

MasterCard wants to put your selfie game to good use

Kai Ryssdal Feb 23, 2016
Selfies may be the way of the future.  JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images
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I’m just gonna go ahead and declare it, even though it’s only Tuesday, it’s this weeks sign the apocalypse is upon us.

The BBC is reporting that MasterCard has come up with a new way to keep our transactions secure.

Forget passwords, selfies are the new new thing for authenticating transactions.

You download an app, it scans your face, asks you to blink — so that it knows you’re not using a picture — and boom, you’re validated.

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