World’s first to offer fingerprint payment come to UK supermarket

    

The march toward a cashless society has now moved from the theoretical to the phase of widespread adoption. This is primarily due to developments in the tech sector that now enable the easy use of biometric recognition systems, as well as the increasing acceptance from a public who is becoming familiar with turning themselves into a password for their personal devices.

Behind the scenes, governments and corporations have been building the political and economic enticements via the Better Than Cash Alliance to ensure that the world eventually gets “de-cashed.” We’re now witnessing the full roll-out of an architecture that has been in development for many years.

China’s high-tech KFC recently made headlines when it began testing facial recognition payments in its KPRO store. Cashless agenda denialists, however, could readily point to China’s authoritarian government to ease any fears about an impending technocratic takeover occurring in the (supposedly) more democratic West.

Well, today’s cashless agenda news does come from the West, and it’s a world’s first. As reported by The Telegraph, London’s Costcutter supermarket has announced that its shoppers can now pay by finger vein scan.

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.

Nice and convenient, of course.

Longtime readers of Activist Post might remember an article by Brandon Turbeville written in 2011 warning that this was being tested as a future payment system. Remarking at the time about how smartphone payments would eventually seem outdated, he explained:

Taking the cashless control grid one step further, an article published on August 8, 2011 in Technology Review, entitled “Beyond Cell Phone Wallets, Biometrics Promise Truly Wallet-Free Future,” explains that major corporations are not even waiting for the “digital wallet” to catch on. They are actually moving forward with a system that will allow for an individual to swipe their palm, not their phone, in front of a digital recognition device in order to gain access to various buildings, pay for merchandise, or otherwise identify oneself.

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Indeed, this new type of technology, even this specific product, is already being introduced all over the United States.

For instance, New York University’s Langone Medical Center has already implemented the vein scanners in some of its medical facilities. Manufactured by Fujitsu, the scanners are being placed in the hospital under the guise of greater convenience (the marketing gift that keeps on giving) and faster access to medical records. Health histories, insurance forms, and other documents are all handled electronically and at a much faster pace with the help of the new vein scanners.

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Schools, too, have begun to implement the Fujitsu systems. For instance, the Pinellas County School District in Florida recently announced that it was introducing the system in order “to identify students and thereby reduce waste and the threat of impersonation.”

With the new scanners, the students are able to have their meals deducted from their account, upon scanning their palms, as they march single file in the feeding lines during lunch time. Of course, this type of technology is not new to Pinellas County. The students have been finger scanning in order to gain access to their lunch for years.

Naturally, these days not everyone is worried only about the intrusive nature of turning one’s body into a password to be mined by algorithms for corporations and governments, but just as legitimately about having their financial data hacked.

No worries, says the developer of the newest form of vein scanning, Sthaler. Although company director, Simon Binns, manages to sound creepy and objectifying even while trying to reassure the vein-scanning public:

This is the safest form of biometrics. There are no known incidences where this security has been breached.

“When you put your finger in the scanner it checks you are alive, it checks for a pulse, it checks for haemoglobin. ‘Your vein pattern is secure because it is kept on a database in an encrypted form, as binary numbers. No card details are stored with the retailer or ourselves, it is held with Worldpay, in the same way it is when you buy online.”

System developers are projecting that adoption of the technology will be rapid, with perhaps thousands of stores, nightclubs and membership services getting on board in the near future. The question is: Will it be optional? And if so, for how long?

As Brandon Turbeville concluded more than 6 years ago:

It should be noted that almost every element of any control grid begins by being optional when it is first introduced to the target population. But, as more and more individuals acquiesce to the system, the more inconvenient and, subsequently, the harder it will become for the rest of us to opt out. Eventually, the ability to opt out will be removed altogether.

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Researchers Have Linked A Human Brain To The Internet For The First Time Ever

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By Patrick Caughill via Futurism

Researchers from Wits University have linked a brain directly to the internet. Data gathered from this project could help fuel the next steps in machine learning and brain-computer interfaces.

Brain Meets IoT

A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical engineering. According to a release published on Medical Express, for the first time ever, researchers have devised a way of connecting the human brain to the internet in real time. It’s been dubbed the “Brainternet” project, and it essentially turns the brain “…into an Internet of Things (IoT) node on the World Wide Web.”

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The project works by taking brainwave EEG signals gathered by an Emotiv EEG device connected to the user’s head. The signals are then transmitted to a low cost Raspberry Pi computer, which live streams the data to an application programming interface and displays the data on an open website where anyone can view the activity. Adam Pantanowitz, a lecturer in the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering and the project’s supervisor, said:

Brainternet is a new frontier in brain-computer interface systems. There is a lack of easily understood data about how a human brain works and processes information. Brainternet seeks to simplify a person’s understanding of their own brain and the brains of others. It does this through continuous monitoring of brain activity as well as enabling some interactivity.

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Pantanowitz said this is just the beginning of the possibilities of the project. He adds that the team is now aiming to allow for a more interactive experience between the user and their brain. Some of this functionality has already been built into the site, but it is very narrow — limited to stimulus such as arm movement. “Brainternet can be further improved to classify recordings through a smart phone app that will provide data for a machine-learning algorithm. In future, there could be information transferred in both directions – inputs and outputs to the brain,” Pantanowitz said.

Future applications for this project could lead to some very exciting breakthroughs in machine learning and brain-computer interfaces like Elon Musk’s Neural Lace and Bryan Johnson’s Kernel. Data collected from this project could lead to a better understanding of how our minds work and how we can take advantage of that knowledge to augment our brain power.

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Trump gives first speech at UN General Assembly (WATCH LIVE)

The 72nd Regular Session of the assembly opened on September 12 and will last till September 25.

The topic of the General Debate is ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’, according to the UNGA website. 

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Here’s what war with North Korea would actually look like: 20,000 dead in the first 24 hours

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To borrow a phrase that was used hundreds – if not thousands – of times by leftists in the months following the election of Barack Obama, President Trump was “dealt a bad hand.” This is not an excuse for inaction or strategic mistakes, however, sort of like how the liberals used it to cover up Obama’s foolishness. Rather, the fact that Donald Trump was dealt a bad hand with regards to foreign policy is simply reality. Due largely to the fecklessness and the submissiveness of the prior administration on the global stage, America now faces several dangerous threats, not the least of which is North Korea.

For months now, President Trump and Kim Jong-Un have been engaged in a war of words, so to speak, with both leaders casting threats at one another without actually pulling the trigger. However, in addition to these threats, Kim Jong-Un has been repeatedly testing intercontinental ballistic missiles, almost as if he is trying to provoke the United States into making the first move. Many Americans and conservative commentators, such as nationally syndicated radio host “The Great One” Mark Levin, rightfully believe that the time has come for us to consider taking action against North Korea before they have a chance to strike.

“He needs to be taken out,” Levin said of Kim Jong-Un on his radio program back in April. “This inbred is hell-bent on developing long-range ICBMs – which he doesn’t need.” Levin went on to explain that he’s “not a neocon,” and that he just wants to protect America.

Indeed, the time to strike North Korea may have arrived. Waiting around while one of our greatest enemies continues to threaten us and produce powerful long-range weapons is not a strategy; it is surrender. But before the United States officially pulls the trigger, it is helpful to know what exactly we would be getting ourselves into.

Rob Givens, who was the deputy assistant chief of staff for operations of U.S. Forces Korea as well as special assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently published an article on BreakingDefense.com to help shed some light on the matter. According to Givens, war with North Korea will look something like this: “Thousands of aircraft will wage an epic battle across the entire Korean Peninsula. The two American Air Force fighter wings – 100-plus fighter aircrafts permanently stationed there – accompanied by our South Korean partners would fight the opening minutes, striking against the North’s aged, but plentiful air forces while also bombing Kim Jong-Un’s missiles and artillery.”

Givens ultimately concludes, “North Korea’s casualties would be appalling. The estimates are that we would inflict 20,000 casualties on the North each day of combat.” Sadly, this sort of violence and mayhem is expected when two nations go to war with each other. While 20,000 North Korean casualties per day is certainly unfortunate, it would be unwise for President Trump and his military advisors to let it dissuade them from taking action. There is simply too much on the line. (Related: Read about why preppers should expect a war between the U.S. and North Korea, and what they should do to prepare.)

What would happen if one day, North Korea’s threats turned into action? What if they finally developed an effective ICBM that could carry a nuclear warhead over a long distance, and then used that ICBM to reduce one of America’s cities to rubble? And then what if instead of U.S. forces taking the battle to the other side of the world, the North Koreans infiltrated our country and began taking over? The amount of innocent American lives that would be taken would be innumerable, and as commander-in-chief, that is something that President Trump should do everything in his power to prevent. Because when it comes to war with North Korea, it really is a simple reality – it’s either them or us.

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ConservativeReview.com

BreakingDefense.com

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[WATCH] For The First Time in History NYPD Releases Body-Cam Footage Of Police Killing Mentally Ill Civilian

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NYPD Releases First Ever Body Cam as They ‘Execute’ Man Standing Silent in His Bedroom

New York, NY — After years of police accountability activists demanding NYPD officers wear body cameras, a pilot program began in April in which select precincts began to wear them. Now, for the first time ever in the history of the NYPD, the department has released footage of an officer killing a mentally ill man — 31-year-old Bronx resident Miguel Richards.

Richards’ landlord called police to do a welfare check on him as he had not been seen in weeks. Upon arrival to Richards’ room, the young man can be seen wearing dark sun glasses and standing in the furthest corner of his room by his bed. Immediately, the officers noticed he was holding a knife. Later, it was observed he also had a toy gun which was obviously a toy.

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For an agonizing 15 minutes, officers appeared to have done their best to talk down the young man—by yelling at him constantly to put down the knife.

They began considering shooting him at about the 7-minute mark in the body camera footage. One officer asks if they’re on the top floor, seeming to consider where the bullets would go if Richards continued with the standoff. He then told Richards he was “seconds away” from getting shot and to put down the weapons.

There were four officers on the scene when the decision was made around the 15-minute mark to take Richards down. “You wanna take him down now?” “Okay, just hit him (assuming with the taser),” the officers said to each other.

When Officer 3 moved in with the taser, it appeared Richards moved slightly and then officers one and two opened fire, shooting over Officer 3 to hit Richards. They hit him 16 times, killing the young man. The officers who opened fire were identified as Mark Fleming and Redmond Murphy.

Richards didn’t have a prior criminal record, nor a history of mental illness, the New York Daily News reported. “He did not deserve to die this way,” his distraught father, 61-year-old Belvett Richards, told the newspaper. “He was murdered… cold blooded.”

The entire incident serves to illustrate just how risky it may be to call police for any situation. Keep in mind, it was supposed to be a welfare check, to make sure Richards was all right. Upon seeing the man standing in his own room, holding his own knife, and a toy, the police could have backed away and called his family. Instead, they continued to escalate the standoff, using absolutely no training in basic mental health.

According to the NYPD’s official statement:

The officers asked the individual if was holding a firearm, whether or not it was real, and then ordered him to drop it. The officers told the individual that they did not want to hurt him. Again, the officers received no compliance. The individual then proceeded to raise his right hand with the gun in the direction of the officers, at which point one officer deployed the taser and another two officers simultaneously discharged their service weapons.

Having reviewed all of the body camera footage provided there does appear to be one discrepancy between the official police statement and what may have transpired on scene. Once the decision was made to go in and taser Mr. Richards, it seems as though one of the officers actually fired his weapon before the taser was deployed. This is entirely based on one observation, the lighting which was cast from the firing of the weapon seemed to originate from outside the room, not from within, where Officer 3 had already positioned himself with the taser.

Unfortunately, Mr. Richards lost his life because presumably the landlord did not go and check to see if his/her tenant was okay. Instead, guys with guns were called who promptly dispatched the terrified man.

Below is the Body camera footage from the four officers who were present at the scene.

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Eric Striker launches new podcast: The First Amendment (Means Nothing to Jews)

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Episode 1: The First Amendment (Means Nothing to Jews)

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01:00  Fritz Kuhn addresses Jewish attacks on German-American Bund. (Madison Square Garden, 2/20/1939)

10:42 The Bund, Father Coughlin and how the Jews destroyed dissident movements in 1930s America just like they’re trying to do today.

1:20:03  Interview with radical cartoonist Emily Youcis on her “meme heard around the world.” You can commission her for projects at: [email protected]

2:02:44 Interview with free speech activist Brandon of Rootbocks. Despite his platform being apolitical and open to all, Silicon Valley cartels are boycotting him for allowing members of the Alt-Right to use his site to crowdfund for hospital bills and nature trips.

Special thanks to Jason of 14 Sacred Words. You can buy his debut album “Not Alone” on Label56 and OPOS records.

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Source Article from https://davidduke.com/eric-striker-launches-new-podcast-the-first-amendment-means-nothing-to-jews/