Tag: Mark of the Beast

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 […]

Intel wants to be your one-stop shop for 5G

Intel VP tells us that “5G runs on Intel” As the race towards 5G gathers pace, technology giants are jostling for position as they look to be the ones providing the infrastructure needed for the next-generation networks. Intel is one of the firms leading the way, and spoke to TechRadar Pro last week at CES […]

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 […]