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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Aug 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Amazon has made an announcement that could trigger a whole new trend in the way we do people identification in a public setting, especially in a store or an event or in a church or gathering. So what Amazon has announced is the expansion of their proprietary technology that allows payment using Palm based identification. So this is called Amazon One. It has been in testing in the Whole Foods Supermarket, which is owned by Amazon in certain places. Now they’re expanding it so you’ll be able to walk into the store, buy groceries, and wave your palm to make a payment.Now, could this be a trend that triggers ways in which we can use this in churches or in various events and other settings where we have to identify people so they don’t have to carry?And does it have privacy concerns? How do we handle it? What about governance? Something to watch out for?
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, August 2022 with source links from Instagram, WhatsApp, Amazon, Meta, Bitcoin, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Instagram releases hands-free Reels creation on Samsung Phones
🗞️ News 2: Amazon triggers a trend with a new Palm-Scanning payment system
🗞️ News 3: WhatsApp releases new privacy tools, protection and activity controls
🗞️ News 4: Meta releases Duet Display and Companion apps for its Portal devices
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Machankura new SMS service allows transfer of Bitcoin via text
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.