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Discover is the latest major credit card company to do away with signatures

Discover is the latest credit card company to announce that it won’t require customers to sign their name when checking out starting in April 2018.

The company feels that its implementation of “digital authentication technologies such as tokenization, multi-factor authentication, and biometrics … are more secure than requiring a signature” and are better suited to protect customers than comparing two scribbled signatures.

And while we largely have to take Discover at its word here, it’s hard to argue for the signature’s usefulness, at least in the US. I can’t even remember the last time I bothered to write out actual letters for my signature, much less had a cashier call me out on it. (Except in England, where…

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