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Amazon patent outlines an anonymous mobile payment system

By Shawn Knight
Apr 17, 2013
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  1. Amazon may be preparing to launch an anonymous mobile payment system as evident by a patent application published yesterday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Originally filed for in April 2009, the service would allow people to purchase items...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,208   +570

    Ebay and Amazon both need systems like this desperately. The number of shady companies doing business through those services with almost no oversight is astounding. I think around 60% of lifestyle accessories bought via Ebay and Amazon are counterfeit, and that's just one category. With that many crooks doing business, the chances of having your info sold are pretty high. I know for a fact that I've been spammed twice because of this (I take steps to insure I can trace it back to the culprits).
     
  3. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Evangelist Posts: 488   +113

    Your address is the only thing shipping companies should ever see.
     
  4. Tiberath

    Tiberath TS Member

    Again, how is something like this even patentable? It's sending encrypted data packages over SSL. That's it.
     

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