Tag: Mark of the Beast

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 […]

The Future of Credit-Card ID Verification

As companies change how they verify identities, Europe offers a glimpse of what’s to come Credit-card companies, banks and vendors are changing how they verify consumers’ identities. Passwords and PINs could become less important. Biometric analysis could become the norm. The proving ground for the latest in payment technology is Europe, where a new law […]

Standard licenses still most popular at RMV, not Real ID

More than four months after the state started issuing driver’s licenses that comply with the federal Real ID security law, the standard license continues to be the most popular service option for customers at Registry of Motor Vehicles locations, according to data presented Monday. For customers who get their licenses at AAA locations instead of […]