Tag: Mark of the Beast

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Trades Union Congress concerned over tech being used to control and micromanage Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in […]

Are you ready for a chip implant?

You walk into a grocery store and pick up eggs. No smartphone? No problem. You swipe your hand across a reader, and the amount is deducted from your bank account. If that sounds far-fetched, you obviously haven’t been to Sweden recently, where thousands of people have reportedly had chips implanted in their bodies. A company called […]

Ben Shapiro and Tucker Carlson

 Sunday Special Tucker Carlson, Fox News host and author of “Ship of Fools”, joins Ben to discuss the social impact of rapid technological advances, what role government should or shouldn’t play in the economy, and how both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are able to appeal to the same voters.

PayPal, Walmart Partner To Usher In A Cashless Future

The powers-that-be want to kill paper money. It would make everything so much easier. However, cash is still king at the lower rung of the socioeconomic ladder. Walmart and PayPal want to change that. The companies announced Oct. 9 that shared customers will be able to deposit and withdraw funds from their PayPal accounts at Walmart stores. This is […]

Sam’s Club is opening a store with no cashiers or registers

Walmart-owned Sam’s Club is opening its own version of Amazon Go next month. It’s called Sam’s Club Now and is located in Dallas. The store has no registers, checkout lines, or cashiers.Customers must scan and pay for items using the Sam’s Club Now app. The app saves customers’ shopping lists, helps them navigate the store, […]

Is a cashless society problematic?

If the long-predicted cashless society ever materialises it will be unlikely to cause material system-wide problems, according to a Bank of Canada paper, which nevertheless warns that options such as central bank digital currencies might be needed to tackle operational reliability and contestability issues. The use of bank notes in Canada, as in many countries, […]

Thousands of Swedes are getting microchip IDs inserted into their hands

 Thousands of Swedes are getting microchip IDs inserted into their hands to swipe into homes, offices, concerts and even to access social media More than 4,000 Swedish people have a tiny microchip embedded in their hand An implant lets them enter buildings, access concerts and share via social media The procedure costs about $180 […]

‘Internet of Things’ brings new security problems

The rise of the internet of things is the greatest emerging threat in cyber security, according to world-renowned industry expert Mikko Hypponen. Mr Hypponen said it’s much harder to protect household appliances because you can’t install a security product like Norton Anti-Virus on them. “If something is described as ‘smart’ what you should be hearing […]

ARE WE REALLY HEADED FOR A CASHLESS RURAL SOCIETY?

How we pay for goods and services, and how we access cash are changing rapidly with rural consequences, finds Brian Wilson. The continuing closure of bank branches, along with recent evidence about the loss of cash machines (ATMs), is building into a significant news story about access to cash.  It is one that has implications […]

Maine Gets Another Extension on Compliance With Real ID

Airlines and federal facilities will accept Maine driver’s licenses through October 2020. Maine’s secretary of state says the Department of Homeland Security has issued Maine another waiver for compliance with the Real ID Act. The federal Real ID law was passed by Congress after the 2001 terrorist attacks to strengthen rules for government-sanctioned identification. It […]