Biometric Scanning

Working towards the ‘mark, number or name’ in order to buy or sell; Biometric airport checks, border security and digital ID for travel increasing around the world

Revelation 13:16-17 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: 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.

5G + Biometric Facial/Hand Scanning + Digital/Cashless Transactions + Mark of Approval/Authorization = Tomorrow’s Economy (2020)

Biometric scanning used for migrant/border control, secure identity verification and approval, government benefits, domestic and international travel security, economic inclusion of everyone, buying/selling transactions and fund transfers, instantaneous speed of transaction and convenience, VAT/taxation collection, mobility, social credit score and ranking, population movement and tracking, monitoring political and religious ‘extremism’ (terrorists). ‘Mark, number or name’ for verification and approval.

Working towards the ‘mark, number or name’ in order to buy or sell; Biometric airport checks, border security and digital ID for travel increasing around the world

Sep 5, 2020 | Chris Burt Biometric Update

Biometrics for travel documents, airport processes and border security made up four of the top ten news items in the digital identity space on Biometric Update this week. Travel document applications are being made easier with biometrics in the UK, airports in the U.S., UK and Dominica are increasing their use of biometrics with systems from Yoti and Idemia, among other technology providers, while a new border system is being implemented at Iran’s Southern limit and considered for America’s main Northern border. A wide range of applications from payments and remote customer authentication to document privacy and law enforcement also made headlines.

Visa has certified its first contactless biometric payment card for high-security EMV transactions, approving a card made by Thales Digital Identity and Security with Fingerprint Cards biometric technology. Thales’ biometric card is already certified by Mastercard, and the question of when wide commercial availability of fingerprint biometric payment cards will begin now seems down to whether large-scale launches will be carried out this calendar year.

Nomidio has launched its multi-factor biometric authentication for live chat, to enable identity verification with face or voice biometrics without the user interacting with an IVR system. End users can also authenticate their identity with other Nomidio customers without having to reenroll, which the company says has compliance and data security benefits.

A new app from the UK government allows people applying for travel and visa status documents to register face biometrics and travel documents remotely. The Sopra Steria service is already live, and government agencies hope to process 4,000 applications a day with it.

An airport in Atlanta is expanding its use of facial biometrics, one in Michigan is deploying biometric smart helmets, and a rapid COVID-19 testing system that uses Yoti’s biometric digital ID app is being trialed at Heathrow in London. As the aviation industry creeps towards recovery, experts from HCL and Amadeus make pitches for IoT and multimodal reservations, respectively, as critical pieces of the new operational puzzle. The U.S.’ TSA is testing self-service checkpoints from Idemia with facial biometrics in Washington, D.C. as it works on how to carry out security checks in a safer, socially distanced process. Domestic travellers have the option of using their driver’s licenses, passports, and various other picture IDs to perform a standard ID document capture and biometric selfie process with Idemia’s terminal.

New technologies including facial recognition, drones and smartphone apps can help secure the Canada-U.S. border, according to a coalition of public and private sector transportation groups. Biometric passport scanners will be deployed in Dominica to improve the island nation’s border security, and a biometric border security is also being launched in Iran.

By bringing its National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria may be able to leverage the records of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which has biometrics from 150 million more people registered in its database, and the data protection expertise of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Idemia, meanwhile, is providing biometric technology to support a huge cash transfer program in Guinea, with the hopes of lifting 1 million people out of extreme poverty.

The use of continuous face biometrics to eliminate shoulder surfing is explained by Smart Eye Technology CEO Dexter Caffey to Biometric Update in an interview. Caffey emphasizes the importance of layering multiple biometric modalities to authenticate users for applications from digital signing to document access, which is why Smart Eye is working on integrating behavior and iris recognition into its platform.

A trend in Europe towards addressing alleged GDPR complaints in the court system, rather than through government regulators, is examined by Politico. Legal complaints are being filed against TikTok, Oracle, Salesforce, and Marriott, the latter over a data breach the U.K.’s data regulator has already said could be worth $99 million in fines. With the promise of faster resolutions and dedicated resources, the legal system may play a larger role in regulatory enforcement going forward.

New applications mostly related to face and iris biometrics are expected to drive the global biometrics industry to annual revenues of more than $70 billion in just four years, according to a new BCC Research report. The report suggests that emerging technologies like affective computing and gait recognition will also generate market growth in applications from banking transactions to forensics.

FIDO Alliance Executive Director and Chief Marketing Officer Andrew Shikiar writes for TechTalks about the importance of the distinction between biometric recognition and authentication, particularly in regard to face biometrics. Shikiar argues that facial authentication, particularly performed on the device, avoids the aspects of biometric facial identification that make it controversial.

A video from Google promoting the security of its data centers has revealed that Iris ID provides the tech giant with biometric authentication for physical access control. Multiple generations of Iris ID products have been used in security systems from integrators Siemens, Tyco and ADT, and IrisAccess has been implemented in data centers in the U.S., Ireland, Finland and Belgium as well as Asia.

A real-time public facial recognition system with biometric technology from NEC and integration by DataWorks Plus is being deployed by police in New Zealand, according to a new report. The news has caused debate about how transparent New Zealand police have been, as the system increases from capturing 15,000 (5) images per year to 150,000 (5).

BitVenture Marketing Manager Carla van Straten identifies financial services, medicine, recruitment and telecommunications as four industries seeing particular improvements in digital onboarding with biometric identity verification in a Biometric Update guest post. The implementation of biometric selfies is already allowing companies in these industries to reduce the complexity and length of processes that leads to abandonment, while reducing risk, van Straten argues.

Redrock Biometrics Co-founder Hua Yang recently discussed the company’s technology and its applications from payments to establishing digital identity on Soar Payments’ PayPod podcast. Other topics covered include connections made through Wells Fargo’s accelerator program, palm biometrics compared to other modalities, matching encrypted tokens without decrypting them, and its PalmID-X palm print and vein technology.

As educators turn to remote proctoring technologies to help them maintain the trustworthiness of examination results, the proctoring solutions themselves are being graded, with mixed results. CNN  reports on a petition against the technology’s use by students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a 900 percent increase in growth by Proctorio, according to its CEO, and one professor who used the software earlier this year, but is not planning to again.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

. . . “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23).

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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