Tag: Mark of the Beast

MyGov, Medicare: New welfare system sparks controversy

A NEW controversial system may soon see welfare recipients required to have their face scanned and analysed before they can access their payments.The system, which will also affect people trying access Medicare and childcare subsidies, age pension and pay tax online, is part of a new biometric security program that is set to begin in […]

DMV to offer optional REAL ID-compliant licenses

Starting October 1, the Virginia DMV will offer Virginians the option to upgrade their current Virginia driver’s license or identification card to a REAL ID compliant credential.Beginning October 1, 2020, federal officials will require state-issued driver’s licenses or IDs presented as identification to board a domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility to be REAL ID compliant. Several other forms […]

Why Australia Is Discontinuing Its Aadhaar-Like Biometrics Identity Project

Although the Indian government remains all-in behind the controversial biometric ID project Aadhaar, and hopes to take it to the rest of the world – the idea seems to have hit a few snags in other places. Australia just announced its decision to discontinue the Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project, citing delays as the cause. […]

NEXT Biometrics Technology Certified for Aadhaar Use

“Looking to next steps, the company says it will begin selling its Scallop 3023-U fingerprint readers for Aadhaar projects later this year, and will sell 2023-U sensor modules designed for use in devices like POS terminals in the first half of 2019.”NEXT Biometrics has received STQC certification for its fingerprint sensor technology, paving the way […]

Microchips are getting under the skin of thousands in Sweden

ARTICLEShareTweetSharesendMoreSendShareShareTEXT SIZEAa AaThousands of people in Sweden are inserting tiny microchips under their skin — making their lives much easier as they no longer have to carry IDs, gym passes, and keycards to get into work.But it’s not without data risks.About 3,000 Swedes have inserted the tiny chips into their bodies over the past three […]

Washington is given an extension to comply with Real ID Act

Right now, people in Washington may continue to use their state-issued driver’s licenses or IDs to fly anywhere in the United States but that may not be the case in a couple of years.The Department of Licensing (DOL) held a public hearing Wednesday at the Laborer’s International Union Department in Yakima to speak to people […]

US lawmakers discuss biometrics as option for Social Security Number

Amid reports of massive breach of social security numbers along with identity theft, US lawmakers, encouraged by India’s Aadhaar, explored the possibility of biometrics as an option, but privacy issues prevented experts from arriving at a consensus. In the US, a Social Security Number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to American citizens, permanent residents […]

PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) CEO: A Cashless Society Is Possible as Mobile Payments Take Over

I think that’s probably more accurate than not. The world is rapidly digitizing. You look at every industry, whether it’s media publishing or entertainment and you are now seeing different value propositions being driven by software and mobile connectivity. Financial services is no different. I think you are going to see more changes in the […]

NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records; privacy advocates alarmed

The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency […]

All 4 major U.S. credit cards ditch signatures, with eye on biometrics

Beginning this month, four of the largest credit card networks in the United States no longer require signatures to complete transactions — a move driven by evolving security and technology.American Express, Discover and Mastercard gave merchants the option to stop requesting handwritten authentication for credit and debit card transactions April 13, while Visa implemented the […]