A UK supermarket has become the first in the world to let shoppers pay for groceries using just the veins in their fingertips.
Customers at the Costcutter store, at Brunel University in London, can now pay using their unique vein pattern to identify themselves.
The firm behind the technology, Sthaler, has said it is in “serious talks” with other major UK supermarkets to adopt hi-tech finger vein scanners at pay points across thousands of stores.
It works by using infrared to scan people’s finger veins and then links this unique biometric map to their bank cards. Customers’ bank details are then stored with payment provider Worldpay, in the same way you can store your card details when shopping online. Shoppers can then turn up to the supermarket with nothing on them but their own hands and use it to make payments in just three seconds…. read more
A microchip embedded under the skin will replace credit cards and keys according to Stephen Ray, who has already overseen a program for Sweden’s largest state owned train operator that allows customers to scan their chips instead of using tickets.
BBC News showcased the system in which Swedes are able to have their embedded chip scanned by a conductor who uses an app to match up their chip membership number with a purchased ticket.
Around 3,000 people in Sweden have already had a chip embedded in their hand in order to access secure areas of buildings…. read more
(Natural News) The Russian president has become the latest person to warn of the dangers of artificial intelligence (AI), actually predicting that whoever masters the technology first can rule the world.
Addressing students last week, Vladimir Putin said that there are legitimate concerns about AI and that its development will produce “colossal opportunities and threats that are difficult to predict now.”
Going further, Putin warned that “the one who becomes the leader in this sphere will be the ruler of the world.”
He added: “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all humankind,” according to Russia Today…. read more
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans. Now the unwitting victims have to worry about the threat of having their identities stolen.
The Atlanta-based company, one of three major U.S. credit bureaus, said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.
The theft obtained consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. The purloined data can be enough for crooks to hijack the identities of people whose credentials were stolen through no fault of their own, potentially wreaking havoc on their lives. Equifax said its core credit-reporting databases don’t appear to have been breached…. read more
Google began to “police YouTube like it never has before” Thursday, cracking down further on “offensive content,” according to a report.
“Google will police YouTube like it never has before, adding warnings and disabling advertising on videos that the company determines crosses its new threshold for offensive content,” reported Bloomberg Technology on Thursday. “Google outlined these moves in June, but the implementation comes as debate about extremism and political speech is front-and-center in the national spotlight — and when tech giants like Google and Facebook Inc. face deeper scrutiny over how they moderate information distributed through their digital services.”
Offending videos will not be removed, potentially allowing Google to still make money from them but cutting off monetization for the creators, who will also face other restrictions: “YouTube isn’t removing the selected videos, but is instead setting new restrictions on viewing, sharing and making money on them.”… read more
YouTube Will Censor Non-Rulebreaking Content, Manipulate Search Results, And Work With ADL
Content creators on YouTube who follow all of the site’s rules may still face censorship by the platform, under new plans announced by Google.
According to a post on YouTube’s official blog, videos will now be subject to the rule of the mob. If enough users flag a video as “hate speech” or “violent extremism,” YouTube may impose restrictions on the content even if it breaks none of the platform’s rules.
We’ll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren’t illegal but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism. If we find that these videos don’t violate our policies but contain controversial religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. The videos will remain on YouTube behind an interstitial, won’t be recommended, won’t be monetized, and won’t have key features including comments, suggested videos, and likes…. read more
opinion: Under what rules are they determining what is offensive. Remember they are not followers of Jesus so they are following their own rules and banning what they want. We cannot change Youtubes policy but you can stop supporting them and use other companies that support Christians. We have a few videos on youtube but are researching to use someone else other than youtube. Here are some sites you can use to upload your videos and share them. Remember what you upload is no longer private!
Tucker Carlson of Fox News recently called Google, “The most powerful company in the history of the world.”
That’s an amazing statement, but hard to argue with. There are dozens of internet search engines, but Google controls 81% of the market. The internet holds the world’s data, and the world uses Google to access it.
Early on, the company promised “unbiased and objective” search results. But Google has a point of view. This month, their biases were exposed to the whole world.
It started when Google sent a young engineer, James Damore, to a diversity seminar in China. He later described it as “a lot of just shaming.” On the flight back to the U.S., he wrote a memo about diversity at the company…. read more
opinion: We do not use google to search for information we use startpage, duckduckgo and we use safe browsers like brave and epic. These companies do not track you nor sell your information to others.
Eye witness sees a circle around the mountain. She records what she sees and describes what happened in her own words. She said there was physical changes around the mountain and suns appeared, rainbows and beams were appearing.
The Cern was founded in 1949 and is still thriving today.? The last time it was fired up was on March 29, 2016.? Just exactly what is this Cern thing all about? Below we have provided an article by RT that breaks the Cern down in 10 facts. This will help you understand when reading the rest of this article. 10 mind-blowing facts about the CERN Large Collider you need to know In September, Europe?s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will smash together sub-atomic particles at nearly the speed… read more
Even the most optimistic of today’s big-dreaming tech luminaries — people like Peter Thiel, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page — know that living forever is a most-likely impossible goal.
Yet they still want to defeat death.
At the very least, they want to find a way to delay it as long as possible.
The quest for eternal life goes back thousands of years with mostly unimpressive results. But since 1840, life expectancy in developed countries has risen from the low-to-mid 40s to about 80. We’re living almost twice as long as we would have if we were born less than two centuries ago.
So can we almost double life expectancy again, to 150… read more
The rich are now looking for a way to live longer or forever.
John 17:3 And this is lifeeternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Breaking News From AD 33: You Cannot Cheat Death
In a sense, we’re all on death row. Death is on my mind because of the recent death of my much-missed older brother, Doug. I am so grateful he died as a Christian. To die in Christ is gain. In our culture, we do just about everything we can to push death away from our thoughts. Often we don’t even use the words. We’ll say things like, “He passed away” or just “he passed.” But these are just euphemisms for “he died.”…. read more
Joshua 1:9 ESV Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.