Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at the day’s payments and commerce news. Today’s coverage includes the latest data about how Amazon impacts local hiring, and how Facebook wants to predict your next stop. PayPal faces a malware threat, Hertz embraces biometrics and the Mobike has GDPR problems.
In cities with multiple Amazon fulfillment centers, the analysis revealed that job creation was “well above the national average” and that the company has been “both a net job creator and a catalyst for stronger job growth.”
In the patent application, Facebook lays out technology that could analyze the data of people in a user’s Facebook network as well as strangers to predict where a user will go next.
According to a report, the malware, which is hiding as a battery optimization tool distributed via third-party app stores, “combines the capabilities of a remotely controlled banking Trojan with a novel misuse of Android accessibility services to target users of the official PayPal app.”
Hertz and CLEAR said the goal is to get travelers through the exit gate and on the road in 30 seconds or less, which would be a time reduction of 75 percent or more.
The company is currently in 23 cities across Europe, including London, Paris, Madrid, Milan and Rotterdam.