Biometric Scanning

Working towards the ‘mark, number or name’ in order to buy or sell; Face and iris biometrics considered to replace fingerprints for Aadhaar authentication of government beneficiaries

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; Face and iris biometrics considered to replace fingerprints for Aadhaar authentication of government beneficiaries

Aug 26, 2020 | Chris Burt Biometrics Update

Fingerprint scans for Aadhaar authentication to access Indian government benefits could soon be replaced by facial recognition and iris biometrics, according to ETtech.

The Aadhaar Enabled Payments System (AePS), which is used to distribute Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) payments and domestic transfers for people under the Jan Dhan financial inclusion initiative, has used fingerprint authentication so far. With COVID-19 hygiene protocols dictating social distancing and avoiding contact with shared surfaces, the National Payments Corp of India (NPCI) and the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) are considering activating other biometric modalities included in the Aadhaar system. Failure rates have also been found to be high with fingerprint recognition, largely due to the degradation of the fingerprints of manual laborers, ETtech reports.

The NPCI and UIDAI have begun testing facial recognition authentication with banks ICICI, Yes, RBL and Fino Payments, beginning with non-financial transactions. An email seen by ET suggests that if the testing is successful, authentication with face biometrics will be fully rolled out. One-time passwords are also included to add a second authentication step.

“The failure rate on AePS transactions due to fingerprint mismatches is currently 19-20 percent. Facial recognition will be a more advanced alternative, which is expected to reduce failure rates and take care of sanitisation issues pertaining to Covid,” Ashish Ahuja, COO of Fino Payments Bank told ETtech. “The pilot is currently on with four banks and we will complete the project in the next two weeks.”

Facial recognition can be performed using Aadhaar with mobile devices running Android 7.0 or later, while iris recognition requires specialized hardware. UIDAI is also asking Authentication User Agencies (AUAs) and KYC User Agencies (KUAs) to deploy iris biometric scanners for Aadhaar authentication. The agency said in an internal circular distributed in July that it would attempt to increase the use of iris biometrics as a contactless authentication method, with a potentially higher rate of success than fingerprint authentication.

While UIDAI has attempted to boost the use of face and iris biometrics in the past with limited success due to cost and cultural challenges, COVID-19 protocols could overcome those obstacles.

The Reserve Bank of India says 1.2 billion AePS transactions totalling Rs 5,300 billion (roughly US$71.4 billion) were processed in June.

Aadhaar authentication to ease GST registration

India’s government is also making Aadhaar biometric authentication available to make it easier for businesses to register for goods and services tax (GST) accounts remotely, The Economic Times reports.

Physical verification of GST registrations can take up to 21 business days, a senior official told The Economic Times. GST applications conducted with Aadhaar authentication are expected to be complete within three days.

In addition to facilitating the process for genuine businesses, the use of Aadhaar biometrics could help prevent fraud in the system, the official said. In certain circumstances, officers are empowered to request additional documentation to replace the pre-registration of physical verification for workplaces.

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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