Tag: Mark of the Beast

Privacy shocker: Customer-service agents monitor as you type

Companies can respond to questions you haven’t asked yet A writer for a tech website has explained how those customer-service agents are able to answer your typed questions so quickly – sometimes even before you ask them, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. It’s not telepathy or mind-reading. It’s simple technology that allows them to see […]

Chip Implants: The Next Big Privacy Debate

Some say we will all, eventually, be chipped. Others say — never! Let the privacy, legal, technical, professional, medical, security, political, religious and ‘oh so personal’ battles begin. Have you been chipped? That question is set to divide millions of people in the 2020s. And perhaps billions of people in the 2030s and 2040s. Just […]

Why is cashless inclusion so difficult?

Early humans used bartering in lieu of money to buy goods, be it cattle or sheep, vegetables and grain. But today, one might be hard-pressed to use physical currency at all. Economists estimate that only eight per cent of the world’s money exists in the form of tangible coins and notes. The rest is floating […]

U.S. retailers could soon adopt facial recognition tech to stop thieves – but privacy advocates warn shoppers will be watched without their knowledge

 U.S. retailers are expected to adopt facial recognition tech for security purposes But the move isn’t without privacy concerns, as advocates say many consumers are likely to be unaware that their faces are being recorded by the systems Retailers hope to increase trust by making it opt-in via loyalty programs  Facial recognition has been […]

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Trades Union Congress concerned over tech being used to control and micromanage Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in […]

Are you ready for a chip implant?

You walk into a grocery store and pick up eggs. No smartphone? No problem. You swipe your hand across a reader, and the amount is deducted from your bank account. If that sounds far-fetched, you obviously haven’t been to Sweden recently, where thousands of people have reportedly had chips implanted in their bodies. A company called […]

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, […]