Buying Booze? New Amazon Technology Will Scan Your Palm to Check ID

A recent tech development could put ID verification in the palm of your hand.

Amazon One, a service that allows consumers to pay for purchases by hovering their palm over a payment device, is set to roll out age verification for alcohol sales this summer, according to a May 22 press release. The contactless payment technology, first launched in 2020 as a form of mobile wallet, will link to the user’s state-issued ID and allow users to pay and verify their age in one scan.

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