Tag: Mark of the Beast

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 […]

Helping Asia’s ‘unbanked’ population join a cashless society

E-COMMERCE has brought convenience to many people across the globe. Ever since Jeff Bezos started Amazon.com back in 1994, e-commerce has been slowly inching brick and mortar off the cliff.Especially in developed countries, the adoption of e-commerce has been far more rapid compared to Asia. Reason being, a large percentage of the population in Asia […]

Cashless restaurants like Tender Greens are rising in number

In January, Starbucks made one of its shops in its hometown of Seattle cashless, and Shake Shack, the gourmet hamburger chain, began testing cashless kiosks at its Astor Place restaurant in New York City in October. Both chains declined to discuss their experiments.SPONSORED BY GUNDRY MDUS Cardiologist: I Urge Americans To Quit These 3 FoodsSee more →Restaurant owners say […]

Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer says cashless society is just round the corner

“I think we are closer to a cashless society than many people would imagine,” Lindberg said. Visa’s head of Australia, Julian Potter, told the event the use of cash by small business will decline sharply once the costs of moving and handling it are made clear. ExpandNPP heralds cash declineThe birth of the New Payments […]

Biometrics for Better Travel

SITA report outlines how biometrics in identity management will transform passenger processingUnited Arab Emirates, Dubai 1 April, 2018: Biometric technology is emerging as the top solution for airlines and airports to automate identity checks amid rising passenger numbers. This is according to Biometrics for Better Travel: An ID Management Revolution, a report published today by […]

India’s biometric ID program was supposed to end welfare corruption.

NEW DELHI — It’s been nearly three years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced his “Digital India” initiative, pitched as an ambitious program to modernize this country of more than 1 billion people. Since then, the government has abruptly invalidated 86 percent of the cash in circulation, a move toward a “cashless society” that led to widespread panic and […]

Most Americans think Big Brother is spying on them

If you think Big Brother is watching you, you’re not alone.An astonishing 82 percent of Americans believe the United States has become an Orwellian dystopia in which the government spies on our every move, a new poll has found.The report, released Monday by the Monmouth University Polling Institute, also found that nearly three out of […]

The ‘Better Data’ Panacea for Refugees And Migrants

“PROTECTING CHILDREN ON the move starts with better data.” Those are the words of a statement recently released by UNICEF. It goes on to say that “reliable, timely and accessible data are essential for understanding how migration and forcible displacement affect children and their families and for putting in place policies and programmes to meet […]