Tag: Mark of the Beast

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 […]

Somali Gov’t Seeks Support for Biometric ID Program

The Somali government is aiming to build a biometric national ID program, and is looking to Pakistan and the World Bank for help.Dubbed the Somali National Identity Program, it’s actually envisioned as a program similar to Aadhaar, the biometric national ID program used by Pakistan’s arch-rival India. The program would enable citizens to access government […]

Biometrics are scary, coming fast and by no means fool proof

You can change a stolen password, but you can’t change your face Despite the Australian government’s recent termination of its contract with NEC for a multimillion-dollar biometric identity project citing delays, the race to wide-scale biometric verification continues.   Despite the hype surrounding biometric screening, technologies such as facial recognition are no silver bullet. Whether […]

MyGov, Medicare: New welfare system sparks controversy

A NEW controversial system may soon see welfare recipients required to have their face scanned and analysed before they can access their payments.The system, which will also affect people trying access Medicare and childcare subsidies, age pension and pay tax online, is part of a new biometric security program that is set to begin in […]

DMV to offer optional REAL ID-compliant licenses

Starting October 1, the Virginia DMV will offer Virginians the option to upgrade their current Virginia driver’s license or identification card to a REAL ID compliant credential.Beginning October 1, 2020, federal officials will require state-issued driver’s licenses or IDs presented as identification to board a domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility to be REAL ID compliant. Several other forms […]

Why Australia Is Discontinuing Its Aadhaar-Like Biometrics Identity Project

Although the Indian government remains all-in behind the controversial biometric ID project Aadhaar, and hopes to take it to the rest of the world – the idea seems to have hit a few snags in other places. Australia just announced its decision to discontinue the Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project, citing delays as the cause. […]

NEXT Biometrics Technology Certified for Aadhaar Use

“Looking to next steps, the company says it will begin selling its Scallop 3023-U fingerprint readers for Aadhaar projects later this year, and will sell 2023-U sensor modules designed for use in devices like POS terminals in the first half of 2019.”NEXT Biometrics has received STQC certification for its fingerprint sensor technology, paving the way […]