Tag: Mark of the Beast

The new ‘smart’ credit and debit cards: What Idaho businesses should know

Calling the room that houses the credit card terminal at Signs2Fit an “office” in Garden City would be a stretch. The machine sits on a workbench upstairs from the buzzing flatbed printer and all of the other noisy machines Brian Price and his employees use to make signs and produce a plethora of embroidery, printing […]

Nigerian President Calls for Biometric Data Centralization

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is calling on his government’s various agencies to start sharing biometric data. He asserts that the duplicate efforts of numerous agencies are wasteful, and that citizens’ biometric data could be efficiently managed centrally by the National Population Commission. Read More: Nigerian President Calls for Biometric Data Centralization – FindBiometrics.

Facial Recognition Software Moves From Overseas Wars to Local Police

Facial recognition software, which American military and intelligence agencies used for years in Iraq and Afghanistan to identify potential terrorists, is being eagerly adopted by dozens of police departments around the country to pursue drug dealers, prostitutes and other conventional criminal suspects. But because it is being used with few guidelines and with little oversight […]

Would you get yourself chipped?

Dogs have them. Cats have them. And plenty of other pets have NFC (near-field communications) chips implanted so that they can be identified. So why don’t humans? Read More: Would you get yourself chipped? | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

Congress Pushes Obama-backed National Biometric ID for Americans

After largely failing to prod state governments into developing a national identification system known as “REAL ID,” Republican lawmakers in Congress are once again pushing an Obama-backed scheme that would force every American to have a national ID card containing sensitive biometric data. Read More: Congress Pushes Obama-backed National Biometric ID for Americans.

Amal Graafstra sells a kit so anyone can be a biohacker – Business Insider

For about $40 you can turn yourself into a cyborg — at least in part. Dangerous Things, which is an online biohacking store, has simplified the process of hacking the body by selling kits packed with the necessary supplies so that anyone can embed technology into their flesh. Read More: Amal Graafstra sells a kit […]

Cybersecurity bill could ‘sweep away’ internet users’ privacy, agency warns

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday said a controversial new surveillance bill could sweep away “important privacy protections”, a move that bodes ill for the measure’s return to the floor of the Senate this week.   The latest in a series of failed attempts to reform cybersecurity, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (Cisa) […]

Biometrics will be main banking identity authorization method by 2020, says report

Goode Intelligence published its “Analyst Report, Biometrics for Banking; Market and Technology Analysis, Adoption Strategies and Forecasts 2015-2020,” which forecasts that there will be over one billion users accessing banking services through biometric systems by 2017. Read More: Biometrics will be main banking identity authorization method by 2020, says report | BiometricUpdate.

Are biometrics the next frontier for advertising?

Wearables and biometrics are the most exciting new areas for brands in digital advertising, according to BlisMedia CEO Greg Isbister.   The growth and consumer uptake of such technologies are set to provide the next wave of data points marketers can harness to deliver relevant advertising experiences.   “There will be more and more biometric […]

RFID chips: a key to more or less freedom?

Losing his keys is no longer a concern for Sandro Portner: all he needs to do to open his front door is swipe his hand in front of this chip reader. Read More: RFID chips: a key to more or less freedom? | euronews, hi-tech.