Tag: Mark of the Beast

Standard licenses still most popular at RMV, not Real ID

More than four months after the state started issuing driver’s licenses that comply with the federal Real ID security law, the standard license continues to be the most popular service option for customers at Registry of Motor Vehicles locations, according to data presented Monday. For customers who get their licenses at AAA locations instead of […]

Researchers develop biometric tool for newborn fingerprinting

Researchers at the University of California San Diego say they have dramatically advanced the science of biometric identification, creating a novel technology that can capture the fingerprints of infants and children, even on the first day of birth. “We think we’ve solved the problem of infant identification for both developed and developing countries,” said Eliah […]

Takeaways from Bruce Schneier’s new book

FIX THE INTERNET BEFORE IT FIXES US — Technologist Bruce Schneier is out with his latest book and his most alarming title yet: “Click Here to Kill Everybody.” In fact, it’s one of the most ominous in the entire cybersecurity canon. Even in his introduction, Schneier admits to hyperbole, yet writes the title isn’t without […]

Bringing the Internet of Things to healthcare

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become industry-agnostic jargon to describe how technology is currently being embedded in multiple markets, including healthcare, and evolving the way in which business is conducted. The IoT has evolved the way stakeholders currently interact with and will continue to streamline the processes involved in frontline healthcare work.The IoT is […]

Fazoli’s Restaurant Chain Adopts Crossmatch’s Fingerprint Biometrics at the POS

A major US restaurant chain has embraced biometrics for employee management: Crossmatch has announced that Fazoli’s Restaurants is now using its U.are.U fingerprint readers at 200 locations across 26 states. The fingerprint recognition technology has been implemented at the Point of Sale, replacing its previous PIN-based authentication system. Staff are now using the biometric technology […]

National I.D. boosts bid to meet sustainable development goals

INSTITUTIONALIZING identification systems will help countries like the Philippines meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to an expert from the World Bank.   In a World Bank Blog, Samia Melhem, the global lead for the Digital Development Community of Practice at the World Bank, said Peru is one of the countries that have had […]

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.   An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from […]

More Filipinos are going cashless

Visa, Inc., the world’s leader in digital payments, said that Filipinos are becoming more confident in going cashless in their payment transactions.   Based on the results of the latest Visa Consumer Payment Attitudes Study, almost seven in 10 Filipinos expressed confidence to go cashless for a day and more than half think they can […]

Virginia to begin issuing driver’s licenses that will be required for air travel in 2020

Virginia will begin issuing a new driver’s license this fall, putting the commonwealth in compliance with a federal law passed after the Sept. 11 attacks designed to tighten security requirements for state-issued identification.In the next two years, Virginia will replace as many as 2.7 million driver’s licenses – a massive undertaking likely to result in […]

Lighten Your Wallet: Is the Future Cashless?

From electronic payments and credit cards to mobile payment services and peer to peer money transfers, today’s society displaces money in more ways than one can keep track of. Add to these the outstanding rise in the use of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and there may be only one conclusion to be drawn: the future is […]