In One Day
In one day from only one source — many exist but I’m only using this one today — while most live in denial, ignorance, or oblivious not believing there could ever come a time when one man and his minions rule over all the people of the earth, save the true believers in Jesus Christ the Lord, and that one man will have in his power to “mark” every person on earth — except those true believers in Jesus Christ with his “mark” I give you the following, in only one day, from only one source.
Source of information contained in multiple articles below comes from — PLANET BIOMETRICS
And these are just SOME OF THE ARTICLES AVAILABLE TODAY. I did not post all of them here for time and space considerations — when the Antichrist and his false prophet appear on the world scene EVERYTHING WILL ALREADY BE IN PLACE FOR THEM to seize power and implement their enslaving and deluding the people of the world, save for the true disciples of Jesus Christ the Lord — who the Antichrist will slaughter and shed the blood of as he attempts, unsuccessfully, to eradicate God and Christ and the Word from the face of the earth and make himself god.
Everything is being arranged, created, built, tested, researched, implemented and put into place worldwide preparing for his arrival — soon.
And if anyone doubts this some of what would appear the most “backward” and remote, or “not up to speed like us” places and people on earth are already implementing National Electronic ID. Places such as Afghanistan — and places such as India doing away with cash and all transactions to be conducted electronically via biometric national ID.
All of the following in only one day — and I receive these newsletters multiple times a week listing no fewer than half a dozen, usually more advances and notifications of what is occurring TODAY in the field of biometrics and tagging, cataloging, “marking” every man, woman and child on earth…
Thursday, March 30th, 2017
eID programmes to generate $54bn in revenues before 2021
29 March 2017
Research group Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that the global market for National Electronic ID (eID) programs will exceed $54 billion in revenues between 2016 to 2021.
During the forecast period, AMI says Asia will account for more than 60% of all cards issued as the number of countries issuing National eID cards increases from 124 to 136.
Acuity’s report — “The Global National eID Industry Report: 2017 Edition” — projects that from 2016 to 2021, 3.2 billion chip-based National eIDs will be issued by 103 countries while 485 million National ID cards will be issued by 33 countries that integrate biometrics into non-chip based card programs.
According to Acuity Market Intelligence Principal, Maxine Most, “Just as adoption of chip-based ePassports created a global platform that has driven worldwide adoption of Automated Border Control eGates and Kiosks, growth of chip-based National eID programs is creating a foundation for national, regional, and ultimately global trusted authentication infrastructures that will drive expansion of eGovernment services and integration of commercial services like banking and payments.”
“The market will likely stabilize by 2020,” says Most, a biometrics and secure document market expert. “Then the longer-term evolution of National eIDs will be an evolution towards mobility. Physical credentials will be augmented, then replaced, by digital credentials stored in smartphones and other mobile devices, transforming the way identity is established, referenced, and used every day across the globe.”
World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations
ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.
The Identification for Development (ID4D) report identifies an implementation roadmap for developing nations seeking to build, or expand citizen identity programs, regardless of their country’s level of technology infrastructure.
It states that proof of identity is critical for the poor to gain access to basic services, such as healthcare, social benefits and financial services. Similarly, identities are important for the bottom 40% of the population to have better access to job opportunities, services and finance.
The report benchmarks the identity programs of 15 developing countries, including Pakistan, Kenya and Laos, against other world-class identity management systems in countries such as Estonia and Belgium, providing an analysis of existing registries, legal frameworks, processes and program challenges.
“Hundreds of millions of people worldwide lack any proof of identity, barring them from receiving vital services such as healthcare, social benefits, financial services and access to voting,” said Randeep Sudan, World Bank Practice Manager for Information and Communication Technologies, Transport and ICT Global Practice at World Bank. “Unfortunately, developing countries frequently invest in identity systems that are disconnected and lack interoperability.”
The report notes that one key feature of a robust and integrated national ID system is that it is based on unique ID credentials, commonly achieved using strong biometric identifiers such as 10 fingerprints or two irises.
Daniel Baker, Americas lead, Accenture Development Partnerships, said: “The World Bank seeks to establish a standardized integration approach for countries considering cost efficient identity management initiatives, which ensure accuracy and minimize identity duplications and errors.
“Accenture Development Partnerships recognizes the important contribution Accenture can make to the ID4D program, by deploying the skills and expertise of our employees to help progress thinking and guide developing nations on best practice national identity programs,” said
The report proposes an “ID4D integration model” which envisions a universal, multi-purpose system capable of supporting identity services for multiple stakeholders (National, Regional, or International).
“A National ID system provides foundational identity services as follows: Unique ID (derived from biometric de-duplication) will be used as the primary key to link identities in disparate databases;Demographic information remains in stakeholder systems – not copied to National ID system beyond the ID4D schema [and] enrollment quality will be assessed to identify quality trends / issues”.
As part of this model, an “integration layer” will be used to enable stakeholders to interact through for the common interchange of information among the constituent registries. Stakeholders could also provide services for others to use in the areas of: data management, matching (e.g., identification, verification), operations management and reporting.
Randeep Sudan said that identity challenges can be overcome: “through increased collaboration, co-operation between countries and the use of new technologies that can help governments establish unique identities for their residents and manage national identity programs”.
“Identity management programs should focus on poor and disadvantaged people who will benefit most from having their identities verified, and the services they need delivered regularly and speedily.”
Ger Daly, Senior Managing Director, Accenture Identity Services added; “Accenture’s extensive experience delivering biometric and identity management programs for governments, NGO’s and private clients worldwide, enabled us to quickly identify accurate, convenient and cost-effective identity management solutions for governments to consider. This work is important to Accenture, and our employees – it truly is work that matters, enabling us to make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world.”
Earlier this year, Planet Biometrics reported how Accenture is also working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to deliver a biometric technology system for registering and verifying the identities of displaced persons around the world.
Under the terms of a three-year contract, which was secured after a competitive tendering process, UNHCR will deploy Accenture’s Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) across UNHCR global operations.
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Afghan government given 90 days to launch eID plan
The director of Afghanistan’s Biometric Identity Cards Issuing Authority has said the government will give them 90 days to start issuing electronic identity cards to the public.
Humayoun Mohtat, director of the BICIA, said BICIA will start by hiring staff, including technical teams, and will implement the preliminary phase in Kabul.
“Soon we will announce our hiring process and we will give opportunities to our previous employees that were already trained, and who we invested in,” he said adding that testing the electronic ID card system would however take about six months.
“500,000 Afghans have already been identified and will receive the national identity cards in the first phase. Thirty teams of 13 members each will work on testing the e-NIC card system,” he said, reports Tolo News.
According to Mohtat, the BICIA will launch the rollout in Kabul through ten ministries, and five e-NIC centers, as well as at an Afghan embassy outside the country.
He said that 36 particulars of each person will be entered into the data base, of which eight will be printed on the card.
The budget for the initial phase will amount to $4.2 million USD, which will be covered by the Ministry of Finance, he added.
He stressed that the National Unity Government (NUG) is committed to rolling out this process.
When asked how the system will be rolled out in remote and insecure parts of the country, Mohtat said: “We will have mobile teams in remote areas. We will try to have mobile teams outside of insecure areas so that our people can come and get their e-IDs.”
In early March, President Ashraf Ghani approved the amended draft of the Census Law authorizing the printing of the word “Afghan” on the electronic ID cards as the “nationality and ethnicity” of the holder of the card.
Hong Kong research team reveals contactless fingerprint system
A Hong Kong-based research team says it has developed a new contactless fingerprint system that pushes the tech “into a new realm of speed and accuracy”.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) team, led by Dr Ajay Kumar, states that it has developed a system for three-dimensional (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery and matching technology.
In a statement, the team noted that contact-based acquisition of biometric scans by rolling or pressing fingers against a hard surface such as glass, silicon or polymer often results in partial or degraded images due to skin deformations, slippages or smearing.
The team said this produces images that are not fully useful for identification. Non-contact fingerprint systems, on the other hand, avoid direct contact between the imaging sensor and the elastic surface of the skin, and can thus reduce inaccuracies due to problems associated with contact-based systems.
The research team led by Dr Ajay Kumar, Associate Professor of Department of Computing overcomes the limitations of contact-based 2D biometric scans and maximises the advantages from the contactless 3D systems.
The minutiae features from the fingerprint ridges – such as ridge ending and bifurcation are universally considered to be the most reliable of fingerprint details, ensuring that each fingerprint is unique. About 40-45 minutiae points can be recovered from a fingerprint on an average. The more minutiae points are matched, higher is the confidence and reliability in the matching.
All fingerprinting systems commercially available today still recover the minutiae details in 2D form, i.e. by locating the minutiae position and minutiae orientation in 2D spaces. In Dr Kumar’s research, 3D fingerprints are represented by minutiae height and minutiae orientation (i.e. gradient of minutiae ridges) in 3D spaces on top of the representations in 2D spaces named above. This means our 3D system can more uniquely represent fingerprints with the extra information given by describing two more measurements.
To achieve 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery and matching, firstly the team has shifted away from the standard use of multiple cameras in 3D fingerprint identification system to the innovative use of a single, low-cost digital camera coupled with a few LED light sources controlled by a computer. This allows researchers to efficiently acquire high-frequency information in 3D fingerprints using advanced proprietary 3D fingerprint template generation algorithms to recover 3D minutiae features. With such 3D minutiae details recovered, for the first time in the world, PolyU research team has been able to accurately and reliably match 3D fingerprints using its matching algorithms.
Mastercard targets IOT security with NuData Security acquisition
Global payments firm Mastercard has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire NuData Security, a global technology company that helps businesses prevent online and mobile fraud using session and biometric indicators.
In its statement announcing the ourchase, the cards firm noted that the the Internet of Things is creating a more digitally-driven and digitally-connected world, with an estimated 50 billion smart devices to be in use across the globe by 2020.
“While such connectivity can create unparalleled convenience for consumers to pay how they want, when they want, it remains critically important to keep all transactions secure”.
Mastercard said integrating NuData to its already suite of fraud management and security products will strengthen its efforts around device-level security and authentication, enabling near real-time collaboration between issuers, merchants and processors.
“Securing all payments today and tomorrow remains a top priority for Mastercard,” said Ajay Bhalla, president of enterprise risk and security for Mastercard. “The addition of NuData will build on our layered security strategy to safeguard each and every transaction across the globe. The combination of session and biometric information will provide even richer context around potential cyber and device-specific threats, enabling us to deliver even greater trust and peace of mind.”
NuData’s NuDetect product identifies authentic users from potential fraudsters based on their online, mobile app and smartphone interactions, flagging those that represent the highest risk. The technology assesses, scores and learns from each online or mobile transaction to enable merchants and issuers to make near real-time authorization decisions.
“We’re excited to join the Mastercard family,” said Michel Giasson, chief executive officer, NuData. “For nearly a decade, we’ve worked to develop innovative solutions to help transform the way banks and merchants digitally interact with consumers. Those efforts will continue and accelerate through our collective enhanced capabilities to secure the digital landscape, while offering an enhanced user experience.”
Neurotechnology releases new biometric access solutions
Lithuanian biometric software company Neurotechnology has announced the release of two biometric time and attendance tracking products.
The release includes the new NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance cloud-based service and the updated NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 software.
NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance uses biometric face recognition to enable users to check in and out from anywhere via the internet by taking selfies using personal devices or a dedicated device for all users in the company.
The company noted that NCheck Bio Attendance software provides enhanced speed and usability and adds iris recognition to its fingerprint and face recognition capabilities for mobile or on-site time and attendance logging. Both NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance and NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 generate reports on their own and can export data to third party payroll applications.
“A company can set up the NCheck Cloud time and attendance solution in just a few minutes,” said Vaidas Didvalis, NCheck project manager for Neurotechnology. “Users can check-in and check-out from anywhere using their own devices or they can use a dedicated device for a group of users. Iris recognition integration into the standalone NCheck Bio Attendance enables biometric check-in and check-out when fingerprints and face cannot be used – a capability that hospitals and clinical research labs find particularly useful,” Didvalis added.
The company said the new NCheck Cloud Bio Attendance cloud-based time and attendance service, all data is accessible via the internet, so administrators can review attendance data, generate reports, add new users and complete other administrative functions with no need to install or maintain software. Up to five users can be registered using a free account.
NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 provides an extra measure of security with the addition of RFID card and barcode reader integration, which enables user identification through a combination of card scans and biometric verification. The addition of iris recognition is particularly useful in facilities where users cannot touch fingerprint sensors or where faces are often covered, such as hospitals and laboratories. The system administrator can choose which biometric option is preferred.
The latest NCheck version also includes an array of useful new reports, including productivity, absentee and late arrival. As in previous versions, NCheck Bio Attendance 4.0 works with standard Windows PCs and off-the-shelf Android devices; supports a wide range of fingerprint scanners, device cameras and webcams; and includes GPS logging, database synchronization for remote workers, user grouping, shift support and attendance planning among other capabilities.