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August 08, 2018, 02:38:10 am suzytr says: Hello, any good churches in the Sacto, CA area, also looking in Reno NV, thanks in advance and God Bless you Smiley
January 29, 2018, 01:21:57 am Christian40 says: It will be interesting to see what happens this year Israel being 70 years as a modern nation may 14 2018
October 17, 2017, 01:25:20 am Christian40 says: It is good to type Mark is here again!  Smiley
October 16, 2017, 03:28:18 am Christian40 says: anyone else thinking that time is accelerating now? it seems im doing days in shorter time now is time being affected in some way?
September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
September 20, 2017, 04:32:32 am Christian40 says: "The most popular Hepatitis B vaccine is nothing short of a witch’s brew including aluminum, formaldehyde, yeast, amino acids, and soy. Aluminum is a known neurotoxin that destroys cellular metabolism and function. Hundreds of studies link to the ravaging effects of aluminum. The other proteins and formaldehyde serve to activate the immune system and open up the blood-brain barrier. This is NOT a good thing."
http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-11-new-fda-approved-hepatitis-b-vaccine-found-to-increase-heart-attack-risk-by-700.html
September 19, 2017, 03:59:21 am Christian40 says: bbc international did a video about there street preaching they are good witnesses
September 14, 2017, 08:06:04 am Psalm 51:17 says: bro Mark Hunter on YT has some good, edifying stuff too.
September 14, 2017, 04:31:26 am Christian40 says: i have thought that i'm reaping from past sins then my life has been impacted in ways from having non believers in my ancestry.
September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
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« on: March 10, 2011, 08:08:07 am »

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IBM To Improve Mark Of The Beast Tech Acceptance Via Sex Appeal

The high-end fashion industry sets trends on everything from the height of hemlines to the size of belt buckles, but houses like Armani and Prada have not been known for leading the way in cutting-edge marketing technology. That could change. Here on the outskirts of Milan, I.B.M. is working on a way to mesh retail and technology that, if successful, will produce a new market for its technology and place biometrics — automated ways of recognizing humans based on physical or behavioral traits — in the forefront of retail marketing. While retail biometric projects have been tested for more than five years, it has not managed to make the leap to large-scale implementation. Discussion has centered on ideas like linking somebody’s bank account to a reading of their eyes or fingerprints, which would speed up checkout time — appealing to some, downright disturbing to others, and not really an issue because the technology is not yet sufficiently refined.
http://http//www.nytimes.com/2011/02/24/fashion/24iht-ribm24.html?_r=3

NEC Launches World’s First Contactless Hybrid Finger Scanner That Acquires Fingerprint And Vein Data Simultaneously Without Contact

NEC announced today the commercial launch of the world’s first device to simultaneously acquire fingerprint and finger vein characteristics without physical contact. The HS100-10′s simultaneous acquisition of both fingerprint and finger vein information makes it particularly difficult for impostors to deceive the authentication system using it. Moreover, the system’s contactless sensor is robust against the characteristics of fingers that are exceedingly dry or moist with exceptional accuracy, which is difficult for conventional contact-based fingerprint authentication devices.
http://en.akihabaranews.com/85882/peripherals/nec-launches-worlds-first-contactless-hybrid-finger-scanner-that-acquires-fingerprint-and-finger-vein-data-simultaneously-without-contact

Slouching Toward The Microchip . . . And Mark . . . Payment System

First, we said goodbye to the floppy disk drive. Then, the Sony Walkman was unceremoniously buried. Now, it’s time to prepare a eulogy to a gadget that's been an even bigger part of the American landscape for a much longer time -- the magnetic stripe credit card. In 2005, Eurozone banks converted their cards to the "chip and PIN" system, in which a more secure microchip embedded in the card performs most of the security functions.  Because U.S. banks are still using the old system, most European banks and merchants still have to accept the old-fashioned cards and the fraud that comes with them -- and they are sick of it.
http://redtape.msnbc.com/2011/03/the-death-of-the-credit-card-mag-stripe.html

Selling Biometric Identification As Path To Happiness

In the Western world, government-mandated biometric IDs -- identification systems that identify individuals based on fingerprints, irises, and other unique physical traits -- are often regarded with suspicion, even hostility. Last spring, one proposal in the United States to link biometric data to Social Security cards was slammed by the American Civil Liberties Union and others on grounds that it would "violate privacy by helping to consolidate data and facilitate tracking of individuals," bringing "government into the very center of our lives." In Britain, a program for a national biometric ID was halted, as Home Secretary Theresa May put it last spring, "to reduce the control of the state over decent, law-abiding people."
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/03/08/identification_please

FBI Announces Initial Operating Capability For Next Gen ID System

New technology designed to revolutionize law enforcement's ability to process fingerprints has reached its initial operating capability, the FBI has announced. The Next Generation Identification System (NGI), built by Lockheed Martin, delivers an incremental replacement of the FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS). NGI provides automated fingerprint and latent search capabilities, electronic image storage, and electronic exchange of fingerprints to more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies and other authorized criminal justice partners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Upon completion, NGI will have the ability to process fingerprint transactions more effectively and accurately.
http://www.spacewar.com/reports/FBI_Announces_Initial_Operating_Capability_For_Next_Gen_ID_System_999.html

Russia To Lead Way To 2012 National Biometric ID

Universal, multi applications cards will be the main trend on the electronic identification (eID) market for the coming years. Many European countries have introduced new ways to interact with their citizens using this cost-effective strategy to justify citizen's identity for access, payment or as a digital signature. The Universal Electronic Card (UEC) introduced recently in Russia is the most complex project in Europe, covering a great number of verticals. Frost & Sullivan will discuss the European Electronic Identity Documents Market during the web conference on 15 of March 2011, at 15.00 GMT.
http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/National-ID-Cards-Enter-Digital-World-With-Russian-Project-Leading-Way-Says-Frost-Sullivan-1407432.htm


Real ID: DHS National ID Nightmare That Won't Die?

The Real ID Act was signed in 2005 as part of President Bush's "war on terror." Supposedly it would enhance security and create a certified federal identity which every American would need before being allowed to fly, before entering government buildings, before entering national parks, before opening a bank account, and possibly being extended into many other areas like showing it before prescription drugs could be filled. Real ID seems like a nightmare that just won't go away and stay away forever.
http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/71996

FBI Deploys Enhanced Fingerprint ID System

The FBI has deployed a new biometric ID system aimed at creating a more effective and accurate process for identifying fingerprints and other forms of biometric information. Lockheed Martin built the multimillion-dollar Next Generation Identification System (NGIS) to replace over a period of time the FBI's current Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), which Lockheed has supported since it went live in 1999, the company said.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=229300578&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_All










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Is The World Headed Toward A Single Global Currency?

Many economists, including Paul Krugman and Nouriel Roubini, have argued that the European Monetary Union is in trouble because of the fiscal difficulties of a few of its member countries. Some have predicted that the euro will fail. Because the prospects for a future single global currency depend upon the continued success of the euro and the currencies of other monetary unions, I discussed the euro with Morrison Bonpasse, president of the Single Global Currency Association, to get his insight into this situation. Theodore F. di Stefano (TdS): What's wrong with the euro, and why are some economists looking askance at it? Morrison Bonpasse (MB): Very little. The problem is that it's a currency of 17 countries issued by a single central bank, and is therefore not subject to the fiscal difficulties of the government of any one country. However, because currency traders and others are so used to thinking that governmental fiscal problems guarantee monetary problems, the euro has been criticized.




International Monetary Fund Chief Wants Socialized New World Order Monetary System

The liberal theories that have guided the global economy for the last 30 years need to be overhauled, according to the head of the IMF — an institution long seen as their chief cheerleader. The International Monetary Fund’s Dominique Strauss-Kahn, said the ‘Washington Consensus’ — a set of liberal theories that stress the efficiency of the free market — were antiquated. ‘The Washington consensus is now behind us,’ Strauss-Kahn told students in Washington, reflecting on lessons learned from the 2008-2009 financial crisis. ‘In designing a new macroeconomic framework for a new world, the pendulum will swing — at least a little — from the market to the state,’ he said. The IMF has long championed free-market policies, calling on member countries to privatise state-run industries and to ease rules for businesses. ‘Don’t get me wrong — the old pattern of globalisation delivered a lot — lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty,’ he said. ‘But this globalisation had a dark side — a large and growing chasm between rich and poor...

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Beta Systems On The Path To The Mark Of The Beast

The Obama administration urged the private sector on Friday to develop methods that consumers can use instead of passwords to identify themselves online and, in some cases, in brick and mortar stores. "The Internet has transformed how we communicate and do business," said President Barack Obama in a statement accompanying release of a national strategy to safeguard identity on the Internet. "But it has also led to new challenges, like online fraud and identity theft, that harm consumers and cost billions of dollars each year," the president said. As part of the strategy, the Commerce Department is asking the private sector to create a system or systems that can identify Internet users in a way that safeguards their privacy, is secure, is interoperable and is cost-effective.

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the Commerce Department is asking the private sector to create a system or systems that can identify Internet users in a way that safeguards their privacy, is secure, is interoperable and is cost-effective.

Well, there you go! I've been saying they would do this for some time now. And here it is. Eventually you won't be able to get online unless you scan your "eID", or travel, or buy or sell!
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The Mark Of The Beast Will Be Here Very Soon

Biometrics is penetrating deeper into our lives than ever before. Next-generation passports with stored fingerprint data are being issued in almost every country. Russia is moving toward a universal identification card, supposed to arrive sometime next year, which we have covered before. However, of all countries, Mexico is really taking a step into the future when it comes to biometrics. It all started last September, when the residents of the city of Leon were due to be secured through iris scanning. Now, they are taking it to the next level, registering all children of the state of Guanajuato in a biometric database, which includes iris and fingerprint information. If things will continue to develop this way (and there is currently no reason for them not to), in ten more years we will probably live in a world where each one of us can be identified in any database by an eye scan, or fingerprint, or miniscule blood sample. Scientific and technological progress is being made all the time. Biometrics is entering our lives in a big way and it is not going away. Perhaps in the near future we will be able to discard most of our identifications such as passports, driver’s licenses, etc. in favor of a single, simple iris scan...

http://singularityhub.com/2011/05/06/children-of-guanajuato-mexico-in-biometric-d-base/
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Tommy Thompson Wanted To Implant Data Chips In Humans

"Tracking" in politics usually refers to poll numbers. But for prospective Wisconsin Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, it had another, more literal meaning when he sat on the board of a company that implants digital chips in people. The company, VeriChip, makes something called radio frequency identification chips that are implanted in an arm, and can help doctors track a person's medical history, or can be used in high-tech security systems. They could also be used to track pets or people with advances in GPS technology. Privacy advocates fear that the technology's potential for keeping tabs on workers, patients or even immigrants will be so enticing to businesses and governments that someday everyone could be forced to get "chipped."


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He Causeth All To Receive A Mark(er) In Their Right Hand (Rev. 13:16): New Super-Fast Biometric ID Propels Mankind Toward Mark Of The Beast


Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a new high-fidelity biometric identification system capable of picking out individuals from among even a million records in just two seconds. The new technology announced on June 1 scans not just fingerprints but also the pattern of blood vessels in the palm of a person's hand. Furthermore, the quick identification time means consumers may soon be seeing it in places like ATMs, where it could serve as a card-less ID check for withdraws and deposits. Currently, biometric security systems are usually paired with ID cards. Information on fingerprints or blood vessel patterns is recorded on the card for quick access when scanning the user. According to Fujitsu Laboratories, the ability to check identities from among 1 million records in such a short time without using an ID card is a world first, handily beating out the tens of minutes it takes current systems.

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Trusted Identity Plan Unleashed

The goal of the strategy is to protect privacy, fight identity theft and fraud, drive economic growth by driving business online and create a platform for new Web services, said a White House administration official. User names and passwords are no longer good enough and potentially pose a national security risk. In order to secure online identities, something more is needed–be it a smart card, USB token, mobile device or something else. The government would work on setting standards and facilitating the process while the private sector takes the lead in deploying the credentials and systems used to read them. “Our goal is to have a credential that would work anywhere online. If consumers want to have more than one they can,” said a White House official.

http://www.digitalidnews.com/2011/06/09/trusted-identity-plan-unleashed


Is "Self-tracking" The Secret To Living Better?

Do you know the number of miles you've driven over the last five years? Every meal you've eaten? The number of browser tabs you've had open during the day compared with the amount of sleep you had that night? That's the kind of data collected by the new generation of self-trackers who descended on the Computer History Museum, in Mountain View, California, for the first annual Quantified Self conference over Memorial Day weekend. About 400 hackers, programmers, entrepreneurs and health professionals came from across the globe, united by a desire to collect as much data as possible about themselves in order to make informed decisions regarding health, productivity and happiness.

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Hospital Turns To Palm Reading To ID Patients

NYU Langone Medical Center said it is the first hospital in the Northeast to use a biometric infrared scanning system that converts a digital palm image into a unique patient ID. The technology, called PatientSecure is a biometric reader that uses an infrared light to map an image of the blood-flow pattern through the veins in a person's palm. That digital image is then converted into a unique patient ID that can be used with the medical center's electronic health record (EHR) system. The technology has been deployed at about 14 other U.S. health systems. NYU Langone piloted the palm-scanning technology last month at its Internal Medicine Associates faculty group practice. Patients are offered an opt-in clause to use the technology. Since going live last week, more than 8,000 patients have agreed to use PatientSecure.




Barcode? That Is So Passé. Here Comes The QR!

You'll find them in the corner of newspaper and magazine ads, in department store aisles, on product displays, price tags and For Sale signs in front of homes. Giant-size versions have shown up on billboards. Called quick response codes, or simply QRs, they're the barcode for the digital age — but ones that convey far more information, and which can be scanned by consumers with smartphones and tablet computers to open a Web page, play a video or even place a call. The technology has been around for years, but only recently has it been embraced by U.S. retailers and other companies looking for fresh ways to connect with customers. The number of QR scans recorded by the industry's leading code maker has soared to 2 million a month, nearly double the rate last year, and up from 80,000 a month in 2009.




They Want You To Have A Biometric Daemon (The Older Name For Demon)

The daemon learns about your usage patterns -- where and when you go places, what you do there -- and when you do stuff that appears anomalous, you have to "reassure" it by providing additional biometrics and verification. It essentially moves the stuff that your bank already does (annoyingly cutting off your ATM card if you go on holiday because they assume it's been stolen and taken out of the country) to a device that you control, keeping your data with you. It uses the tendency to anthropomorphizing inanimate objects to give users hints for navigating difficult situations.

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. . . and His Technocratic Global Smart Grid

The dark horse of the New World Order is not Communism, Socialism or Fascism: It is Technocracy. The development and implementation of Smart Grid technology in the U.S. - reinventing the electrical grid with Wi-Fi enabled digital power meters - is proceeding at breakneck speed. Although Smart Grid is the result of years of government planning, the recent kickoff was made possible through massive “green” grants that were quietly included in President Obama’s economic stimulus package starting in 2009. These lucrative grants have drawn in a host of corporate players, from utility companies to digital meter manufacturers to control software vendors. Global companies like IBM, GE and Siemens are putting their full effort behind the “build-out” that will consolidate all of America into a single, integrated, communication-enabled electric delivery and monitoring system, collectively called Smart Grid. Proponents of Smart Grid claim that it will empower the consumer to better manage his or her power consumption and hence, costs. The utility companies will therefore be more efficient in balancing power loads and requirements across diverse markets. However, like carnival barkers, these Smart Grid hocksters never reveal...

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/37806


 . . . and A Way To Monitor Everybody In That Grid

For many years technology prognosticators have warned about the coming onslaught of “biometrics”: a fingerprint instead of one’s credit card at the ATM to draw cash, or a retinal scan at the border to verify one’s identity against one’s passport. Yet with decades of research and development behind the technologies, very few widespread uses of biometrics have found their way into our lives. That is starting to change, however — and if the latest technology is any indication, you can probably expect a lot more biometrics in your life real soon... If the same technology is eventually employed by banks or credit card companies — possibly as a better alternative to ATM PIN codes — suddenly the data output by these systems will be much more valuable. We can only hope that hospitals, banks, and the companies who help them implement these systems use best practices for security and stick to multifactor authentication (e.g., something you have, and something you know) and secure communications. Even then — as recent incidents with hacked credit card terminals at Aldi, Michaels, and other national chains have proven — every complex system is only as secure as its weakest point. In this case, we may be reliant on hospitals to secure our data — something they have proven to not do well so far, with hospitals around the country guilty of losing patient records from clinical trials, epidemiology research studies, and various other programs.

http://howestreet.com/2011/06/onslaught-biometrics/


DNA Microchips For The Department Of Defense

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. has successfully completed a program to DNA mark microchips for the Defense Logistics Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense. Used systematically, DNA marking could prevent counterfeit microchips, which might be defective and possibly dangerous, from entry at any point in the Department of Defense's supply chain. The initial results were so successful that APDN has already been awarded a follow-on contract of almost $1 million to fully engage one of the government's microchip supply chains. With interim deliverables that must be met, this final phase will include several Original Chip Manufacturers, distributors, board builders, system integrators and the Armed Forces. By including the various supply chain participants, APDN can partner with government and industry to build a forensically secure supply chain from the source to the end-user.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/applied-dna-sciences-successfully-marks-mission-critical-microchips-for-the-department-of-defense-2011-06-22?reflink=MW_news_stmp
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Your Wallet Will Be Obsolete by 2015: says PayPal

"Consumers are increasingly giving up traditional payment methods such as cash and checks and turning to a more modern - and anytime, anywhere - form of payment," said PayPal president Scott Thompson in a June 29 post on the company's blog.

"We believe that by 2015 digital currency will be accepted everywhere in the U.S. - from your local corner store to Walmart. We will no longer need to carry a wallet," he added.

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Demand Skyrocketing For People Tracking Devices

Global Positioning System (GPS) devices for tracking people, called personal trackers and produced by vehicle tracking and security system manufacturer Arvento Mobile Systems, are in high demand in various areas around Turkey. The device has been well received by parents who are concerned about the safety of their children. With incidents of kidnappings, child molestation and human organ trafficking on the rise, parents are worried about their children's whereabouts, prompting them to seek security measures for their children. Arvento, GPS vehicle tracking and security devices producer has come up with the personal tracker, a device that helps parents follow their children‘s movements. These devices have been in high demand among parents recently, especially with the start of the new school year

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Daycare Centers Begin GPS Tracking Of Children

Daycare centers in Sweden have started using GPS systems and other electronic tracking devices to keep tabs on children during excursions - a practice that has raised ethical and practical questions. Some parents are worried day care centers will use the technology to replace staff. Others wonder whether getting children used to being under surveillance could affect their idea of privacy when they grow older. Par Strom, an author and commentator on issues related to technology and privacy, told news agency TT he is of two minds about the tracking. "On the one hand I can see the practical advantages in some situations. At the same time you get children used to constant surveillance at a very young age," he said.

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Pros & Cons Of Advanced Biometric Authentication

The cornerstone of any reliable security system is authentication, the way of confirming the truth of something or the identify of a person. To protect data and/or control access to data, many organizations still rely on the simplest and most common form of authentication: the password. Not surprisingly, the basic password is too often breached or copied or shared, thereby exposing data to theft or malicious intrusions. Savvy organizations have moved beyond the password to implement more advanced authentication methods such as biometrics, one-time passwords, and smart cards. Fingerprint biometrics are probably the most widely used advanced authentication methods because they are very reliable and very inexpensive. Other forms of biometrics include facial recognition and retinal scanning.

http://www.esecurityplanet.com/hackers/the-pros-and-cons-of-advanced-authentication-.html
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 09:42:53 pm »

Edible Microchips, Biometric Identity Systems And Mind Reading Computers

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As technology continues to advance at an exponential rate, will we someday find ourselves living in a “scientific dictatorship” where virtually everything that we do, say and think is monitored and controlled by technology?  To many of you that may sound like a wild assertion, but just keep reading.  Our world is changing faster than ever before, and scientists have some absolutely wild things planned for our future.  As you read this, they are feverishly developing edible microchips, cutting edge biometric identity systems, and mind reading computers.  Many futurists envision a world where someday nearly all humans are embedded with microchips and have thousands of tiny nanobots living inside of them.  The idea is that we can “take control of our own evolution” and use technology to “improve” humanity.  But very few of those futurists address the potential downsides.  The truth is that all of this technology could one day be used by a totalitarian government to establish a dystopian nightmare where nobody has any liberties and freedoms whatsoever.
 
The world of tomorrow is not going to be anything like the world of today, and most people have no idea how dramatically the world is changing.
 
For instance, many people have never even heard of “edible microchips”.
 
Unfortunately, they are not some wild idea that some wacky scientists are hoping to develop in the future.
 
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DARPA Wants New 'Soldier Enhancing' Body Sensors Implanted Under Their Skin

The Department of Defense’s research agency is looking for a new kind of body sensors, that when implanted into their soldiers, will monitor biomarkers and location. Such sensors are to be inserted under the soldier’s skin, and DARPA wants them to be efficient enough to deliver real-time, accurate measurements of “DoD-relevant biomarkers.” Military doctors will have a better idea on how each individual soldier’s health is doing, and the top brass in the military can better modify their training sessions to maximize performance. Hopefully such sensors will remain in the military–but what if it ends up commercialized, and our bosses

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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 12:41:25 pm »

And no doubt they'll want to be able to "tweek" those biomarkers on the fly, of course to manage the soldiers "health" better. Bump the adrenaline a touch, amp up the heart rate a tad, and a quick flood of endorphines and the soldier is off and running, amped up and ready to eat steel and spit out bullets. Health management by WIFI.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2012, 05:49:42 am »

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DHS says the move will streamline the international arrivals and admission process at airports for trusted travelers through biometric identification—as a permanent program. “Global Entry expedites the customs and security process for trusted air travelers through biometric verification, while helping DHS ensure the safety of all airline passengers,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Making Global Entry permanent will improve customer service at airports across the country and enable law enforcement to focus on higher-risk travelers.” Global Entry—currently available at 20 U.S. international airports—allows pre-approved members a streamlined, automated alternative to regular passport processing lines. The program currently reduces average wait times by more than 70 percent, with more than 75 percent of travelers using Global Entry processed in under five minutes, DHS said.

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Citizens of the Netherlands may also apply under a special reciprocal arrangement that links Global Entry with the Dutch Privium program in Amsterdam. Canadian citizens and residents may participate in Global Entry through membership in the NEXUS program.

And there we have the world tie-in. Different names in each country but they are all getting it, and of course tehy can link together, so if you don't have the documentation, already, theoretically, you can be banned from travel anywhere on earth. One step more by adding a link to an international consumer purchasing system, and overnight, your blocked from society from buying and selling.

They've already tried to implement the part of the system where you must use biometric id's for government buildings and air travel, but that's been delayed so they can "modify" it and try again.

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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2012, 02:28:40 pm »

http://news.yahoo.com/high-tech-sweden-edges-closer-becoming-cashless-society-121555778.html

3/17/12

STOCKHOLM - Sweden was the first European country to introduce bank notes in 1661. Now it's come farther than most on the path toward getting rid of them.

"I can't see why we should be printing bank notes at all anymore," says Bjoern Ulvaeus, former member of 1970's pop group ABBA, and a vocal proponent for a world without cash.

The contours of such a society are starting to take shape in this high-tech nation, frustrating those who prefer coins and bills over digital money.

In most Swedish cities, public buses don't accept cash; tickets are prepaid or purchased with a cellphone text message. A small but growing number of businesses only take cards, and some bank offices — which make money on electronic transactions — have stopped handling cash altogether.

"There are towns where it isn't at all possible anymore to enter a bank and use cash," complains Curt Persson, chairman of Sweden's National Pensioners' Organization.

He says that's a problem for elderly people in rural areas who don't have credit cards or don't know how to use them to withdraw cash.

The decline of cash is noticeable even in houses of worship, like the Carl Gustaf Church in Karlshamn, southern Sweden, where Vicar Johan Tyrberg recently installed a card reader to make it easier for worshippers to make offerings.

"People came up to me several times and said they didn't have cash but would still like to donate money," Tyrberg says.

Bills and coins represent only 3 per cent of Sweden's economy, compared to an average of 9 per cent in the eurozone and 7 per cent in the U.S., according to the Bank for International Settlements, an umbrella organization for the world's central banks.

Three per cent is still too much if you ask Ulvaeus. A cashless society may seem like an odd cause for someone who made a fortune on "Money, Money, Money" and other ABBA hits, but for Ulvaeus it's a matter of security.

After his son was robbed for the third time he started advocating a faster transition to a fully digital economy, if only to make life harder for thieves.

"If there were no cash, what would they do?" says Ulvaeus, 66.

The Swedish Bankers' Association says the shrinkage of the cash economy is already making an impact in crime statistics.

The number of bank robberies in Sweden plunged from 110 in 2008 to 16 in 2011 — the lowest level since it started keeping records 30 years ago. It says robberies of security transports are also down.

"Less cash in circulation makes things safer, both for the staff that handle cash, but also of course for the public," says Par Karlsson, a security expert at the organization.

The prevalence of electronic transactions — and the digital trail they generate — also helps explain why Sweden has less of a problem with graft than countries with a stronger cash culture, such as Italy or Greece, says economics professor Friedrich Schneider of the Johannes Kepler University in Austria.

"If people use more cards, they are less involved in shadow economy activities," says Schneider, an expert on underground economies.

In Italy — where cash has been a common means of avoiding value-added tax and hiding profits from the taxman — Prime Minister Mario Monti in December put forward measures to limit cash transactions to payments under €1,000 ($1,300), down from €2,500 before.

The flip side is the risk of cybercrimes. According to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention the number of computerized fraud cases, including skimming, surged to nearly 20,000 in 2011 from 3,304 in 2000.

Oscar Swartz, the founder of Sweden's first Internet provider, Banhof, says a digital economy also raises privacy issues because of the electronic trail of transactions. He supports the idea of phasing out cash, but says other anonymous payment methods need to be introduced instead.

"One should be able to send money and donate money to different organizations without being traced every time," he says.

It's no surprise that Sweden and other Nordic countries are at the forefront of this development, given their emphasis on technology and innovation.

For the second year in a row, Sweden ranked first in the Global Information Technology Report released at the World Economic Forum in January. The Economist Intelligence Unit also put Sweden top of its latest digital economy rankings, in 2010. Both rankings measure how far countries have come in integrating information and communication technologies in their economies.

Internet startups in Sweden and elsewhere are now hard at work developing payment and banking services for smartphones.

Swedish company iZettel has developed a device for small traders, similar to Square in the U.S., that plugs into the back of an iPhone to make it work like a credit card terminal. Sweden's biggest banks are expected to launch a joint service later this year that allows customers to transfer money between each other's accounts in real-time with their cellphones.

Most experts don't expect cash to disappear anytime soon, but that its proportion of the economy will continue to decline as such payment options become available. Before retiring as deputy governor of Sweden's central bank, Lars Nyberg said last year that cash will survive "like the crocodile, even though it may be forced to see its habitat gradually cut back."

Andrea Wramfelt, whose bowling alley in the southern city of Landskrona stopped accepting cash in 2010, makes a bolder prediction: She believes coins and notes will cease to exist in Sweden within 20 years.

"Personally I think this is what people should expect in the future," she says.

But there are pockets of resistance. Hanna Celik, whose family owns a newspaper kiosk in a Stockholm shopping mall, says the digital economy is all about banks seeking bigger earnings.

Celik says he gets charged about 5 Swedish kronor ($0.80) for every credit card transaction, and a law passed by the Swedish Parliament prevents him from passing on that charge to consumers.

"That stinks," he says. "For them (the banks), this is a very good way to earn a lot of money, that's what it's all about. They make huge profits."

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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2012, 05:37:56 pm »

It Begins: Hand Scans For Cash

Bank customers will register their biometric information at a branch, according to Gizmag's Darren Quick. Then they'll be able to go to one of the new ATMs and get cash simply by scanning a hand, typing in their birthdate and a four-digit PIN. This being technophilic Japan we're talking about, I would have thought every bank there has body scanning ATMs by now. The thing is, the scanning technology is already out there but still requires every customer to use a card. Essentially the scanning has been an extra security measure. Following the massive earthquake and tsunami more than a year ago in Japan, scanning started to be seen in a new light. Instead of being extra security, it could mean standard security for customers who need cash in an emergency but don't have their bank cards on them. The AFP reports that Ziraat Bank in Turkey was the first to use the palm-scanning...

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And there we have the world tie-in. Different names in each country but they are all getting it, and of course tehy can link together, so if you don't have the documentation, already, theoretically, you can be banned from travel anywhere on earth. One step more by adding a link to an international consumer purchasing system, and overnight, your blocked from society from buying and selling.
  I'm impressed.  I never would have thought of that.
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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2012, 03:45:07 am »

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It Begins: Hand Scans For Cash

Bank customers will register their biometric information at a branch, according to Gizmag's Darren Quick. Then they'll be able to go to one of the new ATMs and get cash simply by scanning a hand, typing in their birthdate and a four-digit PIN. This being technophilic Japan we're talking about, I would have thought every bank there has body scanning ATMs by now. The thing is, the scanning technology is already out there but still requires every customer to use a card. Essentially the scanning has been an extra security measure. Following the massive earthquake and tsunami more than a year ago in Japan, scanning started to be seen in a new light. Instead of being extra security, it could mean standard security for customers who need cash in an emergency but don't have their bank cards on them. The AFP reports that Ziraat Bank in Turkey was the first to use the palm-scanning...

http://news.discovery.com/tech/scan-hand-atm-cash-120414.html

Yep, that's the idea. EVERYBODY will be required eventually to have a "card", and that card/number will have been already verified it's you via biometric markers tied to that card/number.

"for it is the number of a man..."
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Rev 13:16  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Rev 13:17  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Rev 13:18  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


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5/22/12

‘Barcode everyone at birth’

Each week a global thinker from the worlds of philosophy, science, psychology or the arts is given a minute to put forward a radical, inspiring or controversial idea – no matter how improbable – that they believe would change the world.

This week science fiction writer Elizabeth Moon argues that everyone should be given a barcode at birth.

“If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached - a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast inexpensive way to identify individuals.

It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at someone and there it is.

Having such a unique barcode would have many advantages. In war soldiers could easily differentiate legitimate targets in a population from non combatants.

This could prevent mistakes in identity, mistakes that result in the deaths of innocent bystanders. Weapons systems would record the code of the use, identifying how fired which shot and leading to more accountability in the field.

Anonymity would be impossible as would mistaken identity making it easier to place responsibility accurately, not only in war but also in non-combat situations far from the war.”
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« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2012, 12:40:16 pm »

I can expect them to come up with ultraviolet QR code tattoos.

The military already has that type graphics on their id cards...



And notice how the card is oriented length-wise. That is for a card reader, like putting a card into an ATM (or some handheld device). That's the gold squarish thing, which is I think an RFID chip, and it could be used as a swipe card on a cell phone now since these have the black magnetic strip on the back. And the rectangle bar code thing is that new type bar code which can be "scanned" by a cellphone camera.
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« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2012, 01:24:07 pm »

More info on CAC Layout

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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2012, 08:13:43 pm »

Use Of RFID Tracking Technology To Be Mandatory In US Food Stamp Program?

The USDA is now considering biometric identification for all individuals who will want to benefit from their Food and Nutrition Services. The RFID chip may just soon be a must for everyone who does not want to starve. The following is an excerpt of the executive summary of the FINAL REPORT of the Use of Biometric Identification Technology to Reduce Fraud in the Food Stamp Program: Biometric identification technology provides automated methods to identify a person based on physical characteristics—such as fingerprints, hand shape, and characteristics of the eyes and face—as well as behavioral characteristics—including signatures and voice patterns.

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« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2012, 10:25:50 am »

Attorney: Facial Recognition Tech Is Rocketing Toward 'Mass-Scale' Head Scanning Faster Than We Can Control

"Many Americans don't realize they're already in a facial recognition database," Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said Wednesday in a hearing on the technology. Addressing Senator Al Franken and the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law, Lynch pointed out that there is a painful disconnect between how little personal action is required to capture a face and how much personal information can be associated with it. All that, thanks to the Internet. As it is, Lynch said, "Americans can't take precautions to prevent the collection of their image." Senator Franken called the hearing out of concern for the speed at which facial recognition technology is progressing as its use remains unregulated. Dr. Alessandro Acquisti, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, said facial recognition could soon become a casual pursuit as computers get smaller, more powerful, and cloud computing costs come down. "Within a few years, real-time, automated, mass-scale facial recognition will be technologically feasible and economically efficient," Acquisti wrote in a statement...

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« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2012, 09:24:20 am »

Meet The Australian Biometrics Company Working With Apple To Develop Beta-Versions For The Mark Of The Beast ID

The head of an Australian biometrics company which scored a key contract with Apple says the future of mobile technology will be closely linked with fingerprint scanning and other ID tech, especially as phones and payment systems become entwined. The revelation that Australian firm Microlatch has been working with Apple on a contract for the past year is yet another sign the tech giant is becoming serious about identification technology – Apple purchased American fingerprint scanning firm AuthenTech earlier this year. It's also a testament to the strength of the local tech scene. Microlatch managing director Chris Burke told SmartCompany this morning the partnership with Apple is a way of promoting a security component for the iPhone maker, but also said the real revolution will...
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Next Generation Smartphones Under Developmet To Read 'Mark' In Your Palm

Current biometric authentication tools found on smartphones suffer from some drawbacks; fingerprint readers typically require additional hardware — the original Motorola Atrix being one notable exception — while Android’s face unlock doesn’t work well in the dark and can by circumvented by pictures of the phone’s owner. Japanese telco KDDI might be on to an alternative that bypasses those glaring problems. At CEATEC 2012, the company has been showing off a demo app that authenticates identity by taking a high-resolution picture of your palm, rather than scanning your finger. The authenticator flashes the camera’s LED when it snaps a pic of your palm, circumventing the darkness issue, and it’s a lot harder for...

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« Reply #28 on: October 04, 2012, 02:41:49 pm »

Yeah, I see this as just the fleshing out of products. A testing phase of the system before it is mandated.
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« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2012, 11:35:13 am »

Fingerprint Scans Create Unease For Poor Parents

Some Mississippi parents are learning a new routine when they drop their kids off at day care centers that are taking part in a new pilot program aimed at combating fraud and saving the state money. Under the program, the state scans parents' fingerprints to capture biometric information, and that information is turned into a number. Then, at a day care center, parents dropping off or picking up their kids put their fingers on a pad, and a small keyboard records the exact time a child is checked in or out. But only the parents of kids who receive subsidized child care have to do the scans, and the program is roiling some parents and day care workers.

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