Tag: Mark of the Beast

Web inventor urges users to seek ‘complete control’ of data

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain “complete control” of their data. Berners-Lee, credited with creating the web in 1989, is on a mission to save his invention from a range of problems increasingly dominating online life, including […]

Brain ‘Smart Chip’ To Give Humans Super-Intelligence

 What if you could make money, or type something, just by thinking about it? It sounds like science fiction, but it might be close to reality. In as little as five years, super smart people could be walking down the street; men and women who’ve paid to increase their intelligence. Northwestern University neuroscientist and business professor Dr. […]

China bans 23 million from traveling as part of citizen report card system

China has blocked millions of travelers from purchasing train or plane tickets as part of the Communist country’s controversial “social credit” system, which has drawn the ire of privacy advocates who fear the surveillance-based system could lead to dystopian outcomes. The Guardian reports that Chinese courts banned travelers from buying flights 17.5 million times by the end […]

Simplify Internet of Things (IoT) Deployment

Arm and Vodafone today announced a strategic agreement that will significantly reduce complexity and costs faced by organisations when implementing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Expanding on the companies’ previous collaboration around integrated SIM (iSIM) technology, this partnership brings together Vodafone IoT global platform and connectivity, and Arm’s IoT software and services to provide enterprises […]

Egypt’s New Capital to Be First ‘Cashless’ City in the Country

As part of the country’s efforts to support financial inclusion, Egypt is planning to make the New Administrative Capital the first cashless city in the country, according to the State Information Service. Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat met with the vice chairman and president of strategic growth at Mastercard, Michael Froman, to set […]

Department of Homeland Security Taps Travel Agents as Real ID Deadline Nears

Uncle Sam needs your help – and your travelers might, too, DHS said. It’s time to begin asking your customers if they have Real ID-compliant identification, and adding a reminder to all bookings for travel beginning October 2020. In just 20 months, the rules for flying out of any U.S. airport will undergo their biggest […]

New Jersey Lawmakers Pass Bill To Protect Cash-Paying Consumers

New Jersey legislators last week passed a bill with overwhelming support to prevent businesses from banning consumers from using cash for purchases. The bill, which now goes to Gov. Phil Murphy for his signature, would make New Jersey only the second state to protect cash-using customers in stores. The proposed law, A591, applies only to […]

Build security into your IoT plan or risk attack

There’s huge potential with the IoT, but security must be built into a company’s plan and not tacked on at the end. The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer some futuristic thing that’s years off from being something IT leaders need to be concerned with. The IoT era has arrived. In fact, Gartner forecasts […]

Bill would regulate microchipping employees in Arkansas

With a simple swipe of their arm, thousands of employees across the world can open doors, log on to their computers, even buy snacks from vending machines. Select companies from Wisconsin to Sweden microchip their workers. St. Rep. Stephen Meeks is working to get ahead of the technology in Arkansas. “The idea here is to set the […]

Why your smartwatch and wearable devices are the next big privacy nightmare

Smartwatches and other wearables will be a must-have for personalised healthcare, but a privacy backlash could put an end to all that. As wearable devices like smartwatches become more popular with consumers, and remote monitoring of patients using these devices becomes a standard part of healthcare in the next few years, we will have to […]