Facial recognition is now in use across many apps and devices. For example, many of us use Face ID to unlock an iPhone or to gain access to other apps. But there are more concerning uses of the tech, particularly in public settings.
The are examples of security companies using facial recognition technology for nefarious purposes, brands using cameras to create personalised advertisements, and now it may be possible to pay for items at the store with a glance of your face.
Mastercard is now trialling a program that would allow retailers to accept a form of biometric data (i.e a Face scan, or fingerprint), rather than a credit card, to confirm a payment from a customer.