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PayPal expands fingerprint authentication to Note 4, Gear S users

PayPal logo 2014PayPal announced last week that biometric technology allowing customers to login using their fingerprint to make a purchase will be available on Samsung’s new Note 4 and Gear S.

The announcement was made during the Samsung Unpacked Episode 2 event held in Berlin, Beijing and New York last Wednesday.

“By giving more people the option to login with their fingerprint to pay with PayPal, we’re continuing to expand our efforts with the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance to move more of the industry beyond passwords,” the company said. “People shouldn’t have to sacrifice security for convenience.”

Earlier this year, PayPal announced Galaxy S5 and Tab S users would be able to access the company’s app, along with its fingerprint authentication technology.

PayPal fingerprint authentication will be able on the Note 4 worldwide, along with more than $50 in offers that can be unlocked for use at businesses that accept PayPal. The PayPal app for the Gear 3 will be available for eight markets, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, the U.S. and U.K.

“Shopping is fun, but forgetting your passwords online or your wallet when in-store isn’t,” PayPal said. “That’s why we’ve made it our mission to make it easier and more secure for you to shop and pay wherever you are.”

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