(Five (5); Digital ID, Vaccination Passport, Biometric Scanning, ‘Mark’ or ‘code/number’ of Approval or Authorization, 5G Technology/Network.)
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.
Ready or not, biometric payment cards and immunity passports have arrived. The ‘Mark’ can’t be far behind.
Jan 30, 2021 | Chris Burt Biometric Update
A pair of eagerly-anticipated biometric products are coming to market, in fingerprint-enabled payment cards and digital health and travel credentials, typically secured by selfie biometrics, each spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fingerprint Cards, iProov and Mvine are making biometrics industry headlines this week, but where these solutions will take hold, let alone who the top technology suppliers will be, remains to be seen. The latest NIST test shows accuracy gains by facial recognition technology continuing, alongside debate around its regulation and the need for stronger privacy protections.
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Biometric payment cards have arrived on the market as a commercial offering, Fingerprint Cards Director of Product Management Henrik Nilsson addressed any lingering security concerns in a journal article, just as BNP Paribas announced the first round fingerprint-enabled cards will cost consumers roughly $29 per year, on top a Visa Premier membership they already pay.
Immunity passports, like biometric payment cards, are here, ready or not. iProov and Mvine received government backing for their solutions, and new ones continue to be developed, but the stakes are higher, and there seem to be more questions than answers about how they will work and where. The Ada Lovelace Institute is investigating the practical and ethical issues involved.
An internal body has recommended European Parliament set up a new legal framework for face biometrics and other AI technology, in a report approved by a fairly narrow majority. The report calls for caution in using technology like facial recognition in public services, and guidelines to prevent human rights violations in mass civil and military surveillance.
Data privacy legislation that would protect biometrics as sensitive data has been introduced in Washington State, while new restrictions are moving forward towards approval or rejection in Minneapolis and Utah. Federal action is still far from certain, but with the Democrats in control of the U.S. legislature, disagreement over whether a new law should pre-empt state measures seems less likely to prevent it.
Electronic Frontier Foundation Executive Director Cindy Cohn and former UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter, who recently spoke to Biometric Update about joining Corsight, join Genetec’s Engage podcast to talk about surveillance strategies in the U.S. and UK. They talk about facial recognition and video cameras, but more about topics like challenges to oversight and the false dichotomy between privacy and security.
Individually-owned data servers that store people’s digital ID will take control back from tech giants, a pair of executives at Dataswift write in a Wired editorial. Personal data servers are much more protective of civil liberties than the currently-dominant arrangement, and they will start to be used for COVID-19 symptom tracking and travel apps this year, before crossing over into other services and sectors, according to the article.
VentureBeat looks at the possibility that facial recognition-based systems for touchless payments and shoplifting prevention will lead to more surveillance and unequal treatment of Black people. At the very least, more transparency is needed, according to the article.
Biometric technology is set for a big 2021, between the maturity of the mobile market, the arrival of the biometric payment cards market, and innovations around smart homes and workplaces, Fingerprint Cards CEO Christian Fredrikson writes in a post to the company’s website.
A new and innovative platform for collecting biometrics and other data at long range with LiDAR has been developed by Idemia NSS and SVI. The 4D imaging with dual-chirp frequency-modulated continuous wave imaging technology from SVI is capable of capturing motion data in real-time at 40 times the distance of traditional technologies, and is combined with Idemia’s biometric software.
The equipment shipped to the Palestinian Authority to produce passports with ICAO-compliant biometric features that were mysteriously delayed for over a year and a half at an Israeli port have been released. The development raises hopes that the hardware supplied by a French vendor under a deal signed nearly five (5) years ago will enable international travel for more Palestinians through strong identity assurance.
Seven (7) References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’
Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.
Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man
Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
1 Thessalonians 5:2-4; For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. (Be Watching).
John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
Luke 21:31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Mark 13:29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
Revelation 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.
In His Service,
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 12:19. Dearly 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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