Tag: Mark of the Beast

Nationwide ‘Suspicious Activity’ Files Now Document Sketchy Online Activity

In April 2013, an intrusion at the PG&E power substation in Silicon Valley knocked out local 911 services and cell phone service in the area. A team of gunmen who opened fire at the plant late at night and damaged 17 transformers was to blame. Read More: Nationwide ‘Suspicious Activity’ Files Now Document Sketchy Online […]

You Might Have Gotten a New Credit Card With a New Chip Embedded in the Front

You might have opened your mail recently to find you were issued a new credit or debit card. Was your card close to expiring, you might have wondered? Well, perhaps, but one of the reasons cardholders have been receiving new plastic is thanks to a new feature: the new chip embedded right on the front. […]

DHS: States’ Refusal to Implement REAL ID Could Ground Residents

Starting next year, residents of four states plus American Samoa may be unable to use their driver’s licenses as identification for boarding an airplane or entering certain federal buildings if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gets it way.   Under the current schedule, beginning January 1 DHS plans to require U.S. residents wishing to […]

Pennsylvania air travelers may have a problem next year as Real ID law targets identification

If you’re contemplating air travel in 2016, your Pennsylvania driver’s license may not be sufficient identification.   An Allentown man sent me a link the other day to a story at the Flygirl.com website and wrote, “Is this true? The PA driver’s license cannot be used for air travel starting in 2016? Do I need […]

FBI dramatically expanding biometrics programs: EFF

The FBI has expanded its biometrics programs with two major developments that will reportedly impact Americans on a day to day level more than any other biometrics initiative the national law enforcement agency has previously implemented, according to a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The first change, which the FBI revealed quietly earlier […]

Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning | TED Talk

Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance Privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, steal documents and monitor activity — without detection. This TED Fellow gives an […]

LA. residents may need a secondary form of ID when Flying

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Louisiana residents will soon need to show a new form of picture identification to board airplanes.   Heath Allen, executive director of Lake Charles Regional Airport, said that the issue has been on their minds for a while now,   “So we’ve had concerns just because Louisiana has been one of […]

Agencies Say They Need Access to Americans’ Emails Without a Warrant

Civil law en­force­ment agen­cies like the Fed­er­al Trade Com­mis­sion and the Se­cur­it­ies and Ex­change Com­mis­sion would not be able to ob­tain crit­ic­al in­form­a­tion if the law were changed to re­quire crim­in­al war­rants for ac­cess to data stored on cloud ser­vices, ac­cord­ing to wit­nesses from those agen­cies testi­fy­ing in front of the Sen­ate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee Wed­nes­day. […]

US regulators accept ‘chip in a pill’ application

Smart medicines that tell doctors when their patients have taken them moved a step closer to reality after a company developing the first “digital pill” had its drug application accepted by US regulators. Read More: US regulators accept ‘chip in a pill’ application – FT.com.

Injected electronics: The next wave of wearable tech?

Forget Google Glass and that Fitbit you used to wear; the ultimate in wearable computing isn’t worn on your body, but embedded within it. With chips physically inserted into your body either attached to nerves or placed into muscles or skin, a new form of synergy between human and computer can occur. Read More: Injected […]