Tag: Mark of the Beast

Consumers Want to Cut Through the Hype About 5G

According to a recent PCMag survey, 71 percent of respondents think 5G is just hype right now, and 41 percent of those who want 5G are concerned they won’t get it where they live. 5G has become one of the most hyped buzzwords in the tech industry, but most consumers are still left wondering exactly […]

CHINA HAS CREATED A RACIST A.I. TO TRACK MUSLIMS

Whistleblowers say Chinese law enforcement has integrated A.I. with security cameras to “track and control” some 11 million people. And experts warn this is just the beginning. The Chinese government is using facial-recognition software to “track and control” a predominantly Muslim minority group, according to a disturbing new report from The New York Times. The […]

Employee privacy in the US is at stake

Key Points Corporate interest in surveillance seems to be on the rise to boost productivity. A 2018 survey by Gartner found that 22% of organizations worldwide are using employee-movement data, 17% are monitoring work-computer-usage data, and 16% are using Microsoft Outlook- or calendar-usage data. Employees are concerned over this invasion of privacy. The emergence of […]

Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police

The tech giant records people’s locations worldwide. Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes, running the risk of snaring the innocent. When detectives in a Phoenix suburb arrested a warehouse worker in a murder investigation last December, they credited a new technique with breaking open the case after other leads […]

Chinese officials force street cleaners to wear GPS-tracking bracelets

Over 500 sanitation workers in Nanjing have been asked to wear ‘smart’ watches The bracelet tracks their location in real time and records when they clock in  An earlier version of the bracelet also sends out an alarm if they stopped moving The alarm function has been removed after the system sparked public outcry Officials […]

Rise in cashless payments stokes concerns over data security

When bitcoin faithful began preaching the virtues of anonymous currencies, the pitch sounded familiar. “I thought, ‘Haven’t we got that already?’” said Kirsten Thompson, a partner at Dentons and national lead of the firm’s transformative technologies and data strategy group. “Cash, not bitcoin, was the original anonymous currency and we lose something by getting rid […]

Real ID-compliant licenses now in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Revenue on Monday began offering Real ID-compliant driver’s licenses and non-driver identification, which will be required under federal law to board planes and enter some federally controlled buildings starting next year. Here are details about what that means in Missouri, one of the last states to comply with the law. WHAT […]

Apple Card—No Plastic Required

Every purchase needs a fingerprint or face-identification confirmation. Apple is partnering with Goldman Sachs to make its own credit card due out this summer — no plastic required. Apple Card will be available on all iOS devices in the Wallet app. It has a rewards system that adds 2% of any Apple Pay purchase amount […]

Facial recognition: Apple, Amazon, Google and the race for your face

Facial recognition technology is both innovative and worrisome. Here’s how it works and what you need to know. Facial recognition is a blossoming field of technology that is at once exciting and problematic. If you’ve ever unlocked your iPhone ($1,000 at Amazon) by looking at it, or asked Facebook or Google to go through an […]

Kentucky counties prepare for launch of new driver’s licenses

When Wendy Graney became Shelby County Circuit Court Clerk in January, she took over an office that manages lawsuits, criminal cases and other court records. She also moved to the front line of sweeping changes to Kentucky driver’s licenses. The state’s 120 circuit clerks long have handled new licenses and renewals, a process that for […]