Tag: Mark of the Beast

Seven Bank to use facial recognition

 Seven Bank will equip its ATMs with facial recognition technology, possibly starting this fall, as a way to identify customers and let people open bank accounts on the spot, sources said Monday. The new ATM operated by Seven Bank, a unit of retailer Seven & I Holdings Co., would be able to confirm the […]

Is CASH going extinct?

Pubs, hair salons and restaurants are all turning their backs on notes and coins in favour of contactless card payments Companies are starting to refuse physical cash as payment as the digital revolution makes notes and coins obsolete. Many firms around the world are beginning to shun cash in preference for a future dominated entirely […]

International Identity Day

International Identity Day has surpassed 75 partner organizations as it continues its initial outreach efforts to establish the project’s place on the global agenda. The proposal for official globally recognition of September 16 as International Identity Day was launched in April at ID4Africa 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria, where a petition supporting the call gained more than […]

How three countries are creating the roadmap to a cashless society

Noncash payments have been gaining popularity around the world for the last decade. And though cash isnt anywhere near dead, its global growth is slowing as consumers turn to emerging cashless alternatives. But there are a few key markets – Australia, Sweden, and the UK – where annual noncash payments have already surpassed traditional cash […]

Privacy, security fears about ID cards?

Digital minister Margot James reckons Brits need to “get over” their concerns about privacy and cyber security and let the government assign them with ID cards. The UK has historically railed against the idea of national identity cards, and previous attempts have failed over concerns about state surveillance and the creation of mass biometric databases. […]

Privacy shocker: Customer-service agents monitor as you type

Companies can respond to questions you haven’t asked yet A writer for a tech website has explained how those customer-service agents are able to answer your typed questions so quickly – sometimes even before you ask them, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. It’s not telepathy or mind-reading. It’s simple technology that allows them to see […]

Chip Implants: The Next Big Privacy Debate

Some say we will all, eventually, be chipped. Others say — never! Let the privacy, legal, technical, professional, medical, security, political, religious and ‘oh so personal’ battles begin. Have you been chipped? That question is set to divide millions of people in the 2020s. And perhaps billions of people in the 2030s and 2040s. Just […]

Why is cashless inclusion so difficult?

Early humans used bartering in lieu of money to buy goods, be it cattle or sheep, vegetables and grain. But today, one might be hard-pressed to use physical currency at all. Economists estimate that only eight per cent of the world’s money exists in the form of tangible coins and notes. The rest is floating […]

U.S. retailers could soon adopt facial recognition tech to stop thieves – but privacy advocates warn shoppers will be watched without their knowledge

 U.S. retailers are expected to adopt facial recognition tech for security purposes But the move isn’t without privacy concerns, as advocates say many consumers are likely to be unaware that their faces are being recorded by the systems Retailers hope to increase trust by making it opt-in via loyalty programs  Facial recognition has been […]

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips

Trades Union Congress concerned over tech being used to control and micromanage Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security. UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in […]