Amazon is now using facial recognition to verify its delivery drivers’ identities.
Specifically, the change applies to people who drive for Amazon Flex, the retail giant’s program that allows contract workers to deliver Amazon packages using their own cars. Now, Amazon will start verifying their identities using a combination of selfies and facial recognition.
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The new development was reported by The Verge after the Amazon Flex app began notifying drivers they needed to start taking selfies in the app. Amazon has said the change is meant to reduce fraud and ensure only people authorized to deliver packages are able to access Amazon Flex. Read more…