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Amazon Bringing Palm-Scanning Payment System to Whole Foods Stores

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Amazon's palm-reading payment system.

Amazon is expanding its palm-scanning payment system to a Whole Foods store in Seattle, the first of many planned rollouts at other locations.

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Amazon's palm-scanning payment system will be rolled out to a Whole Foods store in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood before expanding to seven other Whole Foods stores in the area in the coming months.

About a dozen Amazon physical stores already offer the Amazon One payment system, which allows shoppers who have linked a credit card to their palm print to pay for items by holding their palm over a scanning device.

Amazon says the palm-scanning system is "highly secure" and more private than facial recognition and other biometric systems.

The company says thousands of people have signed up to use the system at Amazon stores.

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