Tag: Mark of the Beast

Lighten Your Wallet: Is the Future Cashless?

From electronic payments and credit cards to mobile payment services and peer to peer money transfers, today’s society displaces money in more ways than one can keep track of. Add to these the outstanding rise in the use of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, and there may be only one conclusion to be drawn: the future is […]

Somali Gov’t Seeks Support for Biometric ID Program

The Somali government is aiming to build a biometric national ID program, and is looking to Pakistan and the World Bank for help.Dubbed the Somali National Identity Program, it’s actually envisioned as a program similar to Aadhaar, the biometric national ID program used by Pakistan’s arch-rival India. The program would enable citizens to access government […]

Biometrics are scary, coming fast and by no means fool proof

You can change a stolen password, but you can’t change your face Despite the Australian government’s recent termination of its contract with NEC for a multimillion-dollar biometric identity project citing delays, the race to wide-scale biometric verification continues.   Despite the hype surrounding biometric screening, technologies such as facial recognition are no silver bullet. Whether […]

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 […]