Tag: Mark of the Beast

Emerging security threats at the half-year mark

The 5G race is on, and China holds an ominous advantage We’ve hit the halfway mark of 2019, and I’m sure that we have all noticed some interesting happenings in the cybersecurity world. 5G is going to touch every company and person in the next year or two, as service providers drive new high-bandwidth offerings. […]

Comcast Launches Eye Control For The TV

Comcast has launched a feature enabling viewers with physical disabilities like spinal cord injuries or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) the ability to navigate their television using only their eyes. Xfinity X1 eye control is a web-based remote for tablets and computers that pairs with an existing eye gaze system and allows viewers with a single […]

Backlash grows against cashless society

There was a time when cash was king, but a growing number of businesses worldwide are now refusing to accept payment with bank notes or coins. In the United States, the move toward a cashless society has sparked a backlash amid fears that digital payments marginalize the poor, especially the 8.4 million households-6.5 percent of […]

Is China’s social credit system coming to Australia?

Privacy was not a hot topic in the recent Australian election, but it should have been. This is because the City of Darwin is adapting elements of the Chinese social credit system for use in Australia. The Chinese system’s monitoring of citizens’ behaviour has been widely condemned as “Orwellian”, with frequent comparisons to the dystopian […]

Cashless stores are the hot new thing. Now politicians are stepping in

Crying foul over potential discrimination, state and local governments are cracking down. When Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Greenlee heard that a coffee shop and a salad restaurant right near City Hall didn’t accept cash, he thought it sounded unfair. “I can get my coffee and muffin, but the person behind me who has the monetary […]

When IoT systems fail: The risk of having bad IoT data

As the use of internet of things (IoT) devices grows, the data they generate can lead to significant savings for consumers and new opportunities for businesses. But what happens when errors inevitably crop up? No matter what numbers you look at, it’s clear that the internet of things (IoT) continues to worm its way into […]

Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ currency in 2020

Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency next year. It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020. The social media giant wants to start testing its crypto-currency, which has been referred to internally as GlobalCoin, by the end of this year. […]

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco, long at the heart of the technology revolution, took a stand against potential abuse on Tuesday by banning the use of facial recognition software by the police and other agencies. The action, which came in an 8-to-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors, makes San Francisco the first major American city to block […]

HMRC to delete 5 million voice records

HMRC have been forced to delete five million voice files that were obtained without consent.  As reported by the BBC, HMRC failed to get the necessary consent from individuals before they were signed up to a voice ID system for telephone enquiries. Because of this breach of privacy rules, they are having to delete all […]

How To Address Looming IoT Security Concerns

As the internet of things (IoT) quickly finds its way into businesses everywhere, concerns about IoT devices’ performance and security have become big barriers obstructing the adoption of transformative systems. For companies to experience the benefits of IoT and capitalize on the potentially massive gains in promised productivity, a new approach to assuring peak performance […]