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Embracing the Mark of the Beast
“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.” Revelation 13:16,17
With each passing day, RFID and GPS tracking technology inserts itself further and further into our culture and consciousness. Privacy is becoming something that will soon be viewed as an antiquated notion, a relic from our grandparents day. We tell ourselves that we are becoming ‘safer’ and more advanced, when in reality we are chaining ourselves to a one world system connected to the computer matrix.
When I first got saved, and began to study bible prophecy back in the early 90′s, I could not for the life of me figure out how the mark of the beast could ever get a foothold in society. Certainly the people would rise up against it, and refuse to be chipped, tracked and cataloged, right?
Here in 2013, we have our answer. Far from ‘rising up against it’, the people are embracing it with a mind-numbing speed. We no longer need to worry about the government tracking us, we are doing it to ourselves. Tracking has become cool. As it turns our, slick marketing, flashy graphics and the occasional tug on our heartstrings was all that was needed.
You are the frog, and the pot of cold water you started in is about to get boiling hot.
Fox News: This holiday season some parents are going high-tech and getting their child a watch that tracks their every move. It’s called the FiLIP: a watch and phone with GPS geared at kids aged 4 to 11 — basically before they are ready for a smart phone.
Parents can program up to five numbers into the gadget, which kids can call with the touch of a button. Using the FiLIP app, parents and other preauthorized adults can track the child’s location, make calls, send texts and set “SafeZones.” Parents get an alert when a child leaves a safe zone.
”What we learned after doing a lot of interviews with families, with moms dads and kids, is that they would like to have some of the sophisticated technology of a smartphone but take away some of the features like internet access,” Kirbak says.
The FiLIP was named after the CEO’s son, who went missing and was found at a mall 4 years ago. source – Fox News
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High-tech companies we continue their upward momentum towards the merging of man and computer, a Mark of the Beast system where we will all be controlled by computer. Internally. Search engine giant, Google, is spending billions to help bring this about, and we present to you their latest offering in 666 culture – the RFID Throat Tattoo.
CNN– It looks like Google Glass was just the beginning. Google now appears to be aiming a few inches lower, working on a temporary electronic tattoo that would stick to the user’s throat.
Google-owned Motorola Mobility has filed for a patent, published last week, for a system “that comprises an electronic skin tattoo capable of being applied to a throat region of a body.”
The patent says the tattoo would communicate with smartphones, gaming devices, tablets and wearable tech like Google Glass via a Bluetooth-style connection and would include a microphone and power source. The idea is that wearers could communicate with their devices via voice commands without having to wear an earpiece or the the Glass headset. And how’s this for future tech? It could even be used as a lie detector. source – WPTV
The dawn of the computer-controlled human
“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.” Revelation 13
For some time now, scientists have been working on the fusion of human beings and computer-controlled machines known as singularity. Computer chip giant Intel Labs has made some recent and stunning advances in refining this technology. When fully realized, this will be the heart and soul of the Mark of the Beast Surveillance System that will control the entire world. Sound far-fetched? Think again. Your whole world works that way right now. Even the Affordable Health Care Act, known as Obamacare, calls for regulations regarding implanting microchips into humans.
Right now, everywhere you look the RFID microchip is calling the shots. Obviously, your car is filled with them, but did you also know that washers and dryers, coffee makers, lamps, doorknobs and nearly everything run on electricity are now RFID enabled? This is being done to create a system that can include you, or lock you out. Participation in this exclusive club will require you willingly recieve the Mark of the Beast. Neutrality will not be allowed.
Intel calls this The Tomorrow Project, but it just might be here a whole lot sooner than that. And YOU need to know whats coming…
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Here are some of the things the owner of a brick-and-mortar store is in a position to learn about his business these days, as Jules Polonetsky, the director of a Washington think tank, told me recently:
The average wait time at the back register is two minutes. Half of your customers have been in your store twice in a week. Ten percent of the people who come in your store never come near a register, meaning they don’t buy anything. There are a lot of people not finding what they want. The big promotion on the east side entrance of your store was more successful at bringing people to purchase than the promotion on the west side of your store. Here’s the hotspot in your store that draws the most users. The typical user comes in and purchases one thing. Ten percent of your users have been at more than one of your stores.
The list of insights is staggeringly specific, made possible by combining commercial ingenuity with an everyday technology that was never intended to be used this way.
Every smartphone these days comes equipped with a WiFi card. When the card is on and looking for networks to join, it’s detectable by local routers. In your home, the router connects to your device, and then voila — you have the Internet on your phone. But in a retail environment, other in-store equipment can pick up your WiFi card, learn your device’s unique ID number and use it to keep tabs on that device over time as you move through the store.
This gives offline companies the power to get incredibly specific data about how their customers behave. You could say it’s the physical version of what Web-based vendors have spent millions of dollars trying to perfect — the science of behavioral tracking.
Thousands of customer interactions a day are logged and uploaded to the databases of third-party companies that specialize in retail analytics. Estimates vary as to how big this industry is, but according to Polonetsky, nine major players account for the vast majority of tracking activity. Others estimate there could be as many as 40 major and minor firms.
Here’s how it works. To distinguish themselves from other nearby devices, all WiFi or Bluetooth-enabled gadgets come with something called a MAC address. It’s a unique, 12-digit code that helps routers send data to the right recipient. (MAC addresses have nothing to do with Apple, although Apple products that ship with wireless components come with them.) By logging the MAC address, companies can identify individual devices.
In general, no personally identifiable information can be gathered this way, says Stillman Bradish, co-founder of The Wireless Registry, a D.C.-based start-up that designs ways for consumers to opt out of the tracking. But, he added, as with any type of metadata, it’s easily possible to cross-reference it with other forms of public or commercial information. The resulting data slurry can help firms build detailed profiles of consumers, even if the consumers themselves remain anonymous.
Thwarting this tracking yourself can be impractical. One option is simply to turn off your wireless cards whenever you enter a store. But that might still not prevent a retailer from snatching your MAC address while you’re walking by the promotion in the window outside. Some retail analytics companies — including New York-based Nomi, which this week raised $10 million in venture capital — offer an opt-out function on their Web sites where you can type in your MAC addresses and state your desire not to be tracked. Doing this for every device you own can be exhausting, however. And some retail analytics companies don’t provide the opt-out feature.
That’s where Bradish and The Wireless Registry’s other co-founder, Patrick Parodi, come in. Together with the Future of Privacy Forum, the two hope to build a kind of central Do Not Call list for MAC addresses. At least in theory, consumers will be able to visit a single Web site, register their MAC addresses for free, and the major tracking companies that have committed to the project will pledge not to follow those addresses around brick-and-mortar stores. It’s a form of potential self-regulation that should look familiar if you’ve been following the debate over online tracking, where Web browsers have begun letting users tell commercial Web sites they don’t wish to be followed.
“This database is going to allow these signals to be identified — it’s going to allow people to take control over their proximal identities,” said Parodi, referring to the way offline tracking depends on a person’s nearness to a store rather than their exact location as divulged by their mobile communications traffic.
The registry is set to launch within the next few weeks; Polonetsky says he’s still hammering out the agreement among the analytics companies, and that The Wireless Registry’s idea is one of a number of technologies that could ultimately power the list. But the real question isn’t when the registry will arrive; it’s whether it’ll work. There’s no law that compels companies to obey the list, so when you hand your MAC address to the retail analytics companies, you’re as likely to be doing their jobs for them as you are to be insulating yourself, says Chris Calabrese, a privacy lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union.
“The danger is that it leads to more tracking rather than keeping you from being tracked,” he says, adding that even if the companies that agree to honor the list stand by their word, others may not be so scrupulous if the registry happens to leak.
Earlier this year, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) took aim at cellphone tracking and demanded the Federal Trade Commission take on the practice. For its part, the FTC has said it is interested in regulating commercial tracking, including on mobile devices.
Meanwhile, although consumers might blanch at the idea of their proximal identities being used for advertising purposes, Parodi argues that the technology might become beneficial in other ways, particularly if the balance of power were returned to the consumer. He and Bradish have patented their idea for a MAC address registry and envision a kind of “proximal API” that will allow app developers to detect nearby signals and trigger an action — without the need for an active Internet connection, as many current geolocation services require.
“It’s about asking, ‘What are you near?’ as opposed to ‘Where are you?’ ” says Parodi. “If you have a MAC address and are willing to take advantage of that, you can engage with your surroundings in powerful ways.” source- Wash Post
The Mark of the Beast
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Using Department of Motor Vehicles records as its core, the state government is quietly developing a master identity database of Virginia residents for use by state agencies. The state enterprise record – the master electronic ID database – would help agencies ferret out fraud and help residents do business electronically with the state more easily, officials said.
“It makes it easier to compromise your privacy,” said Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. “They’re using DMV for some other purpose than driving.”
DMV points out that, in today’s world, state driver’s licenses are the fundamental identification documents used by most Americans.
State officials say participation in the e-ID system will be voluntary, but the reason that the state has been moving to offer “privacy-enhancing credentials” to Virginia residents is the increasing number of government services offered online.
However, “anything you make more accessible and efficient for the user, you potentially open up for opportunities for risk, for attack,” said Robby Demeria, executive director of RichTech, Richmond’s technology council.
The first state agency using the largely federally funded Commonwealth Authentication Service system will be theDepartment of Social Services, aiming to satisfy federal Medicaid requirements under the Affordable Care Act and to reduce eligibility fraud and errors. The system goes live Tuesday.
About 70 percent of Social Services’ clients are in DMV’s database, said David W. Burhop, the Department of Motor Vehicles’ deputy commissioner and chief information officer.
Four state agencies are now involved in Virginia’s e-ID initiative: DMV, the state’s “ID professionals”; the Virginia Information Technologies Agency, which runs the state’s IT systems; the Department of Social Services; and the Department of Medical Assistance Services.
DMV has the records of about 5.9 million licensed drivers and ID card holders. Some of that information – names, addresses, dates of birth, driver’s license numbers – will form the core of the state’s identity authentication system.
“To us, it is a tool that allows individuals to create online accounts,” said Craig C. Markva, communications director of the Department of Medical Assistance Services, speaking for Secretary of Health and Human Resources William A. Hazel Jr.
“When someone wants to do this, we need to be able to verify that the person trying to access the account is who he or she claims to be,” Markva said. “This requires that they provide basic demographic information … that we can compare to what is known by DMV or by DSS (Department of Social Services) already.”
So far there’s been no public discussion in Virginia of the state’s electronic personal identity initiative or the use of the Internet for increasingly more transactions with the state government.
“When we allow governments to do that,” said Virginia ACLU’s Gastañaga, “it facilitates and empowers things that we might not want to have happen if the wrong people get into power.”
Decisions based on the convenience of using information technology are often done with a short-term perspective, said Rob S. Hegedus, chief executive officer of Sera-Brynn, a cybersecurity company in Suffolk. ”The privacy aspect catches up afterwards,” he said.
The state does not plan to hold public hearings on the Commonwealth Authentication Service system, officials said, but Demeria with RichTech contends “there’s plenty of reason for us to have a public discussion, debate, (and) consideration.”
“We want to make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed before we execute,” he said. For members of the public, Burhop said, e-ID would allow use of the Internet with security and privacy while needing only a single sign-on, providing faster service and lowering service costs.
“This is geared toward citizens who say, ‘Why do I have to fill out this again?’ ” DMV’s Burhop said. Virginia is a leader in using online transactions, DMV said. But in order to move higher-risk transactions to the Internet, a more robust authentication method is needed, officials said.
For example, if a Virginian sells a car to another state resident, the deal requires a physical exchange of the registration card and the handwritten information on the card that is often hard for DMV representatives to read when the buyer registers the vehicle at the agency, noted Pam Goheen, DMV’s assistant commissioner for communications.
“If both parties had a high-assurance credential such as an e-ID,” Goheen said, “this transaction could be done entirely online which would include the registration and title updates eliminating the need to visit the DMV and speeding up the process.”
The Virginia Information Technologies Agency and contractor Northrop Grumman are responsible for state IT infrastructure, but state agencies are responsible for their business applications and the data they hold, said Sam Nixon Jr., the state’s chief information officer.
IT security is a shared responsibility between VITA and the state agencies it serves, Nixon said.
DMV says the $4.3 million Commonwealth Authentication Service system will be safe from abuse because agencies will control individuals’ files. Those files will not all be put into a single database open to other agencies.
Agencies using the service to verify a client’s identity will get only a yes-or-no reply from the Commonwealth Authentication Service system, DMV said. And the DMV has not suffered a data breach, Burhop said. Nonetheless, cyberhackers are always trying to break into the state’s IT system.
In 2012, VITA and Northrop Grumman blocked more than 110 million cyberattacks on the state’s data networks, Nixon said. “You can do the math, but that represents hundreds of thousands of blocked attacks each day.”
More than 47,000 viruses were blocked before they affected Virginia’s government IT assets, Nixon said, and the number of security incidents VITA detects and fixes has tripled since 2011.
But in 2009, before the Northrop Grumman took over the state’s IT system, hackers got into the Virginia Department of Health Professions’ prescription-monitoring database. Though it was unclear what records were actually taken, the database contained records of more than half a million people and more than 35 million prescriptions.
Also in 2009, the Department of Education sent a thumb drive to another agency that contained more than 103,000 sensitive records. It was later determined that the thumb drive was lost. ”When you ask a government entity to keep something like this safe, they really can’t,” Sera-Brynn’s Hegedus said. “Nobody can guarantee it.” source – VA Times Dispatch
The bible has long foretold that in the end of times, all financial transactions will be control by what it calls the mark of the beast. So it is no surprise that we will now begin to see nation after nation getting rid of cash as currency, and replacing it with a worldwide, computer-controlled financial system.
From Israel National News: The government on Tuesday authorized establishment of a committee that will examine ways to eliminate cash from the Israeli economy – the better to prevent citizens from cheating on their taxes. The committee will be chaired by Harel Locker, director of the Prime Minister’s Office.
Cash is easily passed from individual to individual, and transactions using cash can take place without the tax man’s supervision. Not so electronic transactions; with modern computers, banks can keep tabs on how much people deposit into their accounts and how much they withdraw, while credit card companies have an up to the second record of how much people spend.
Members of the panel will include top staff from the Israel Police, the Tax Authority, the chairman of the Government Authority on Money Laundering and Terror, the Bank of Israel’s income and payments director, State Attorney’s office officials, and more.
According to many of these officials, cash is bad – because it allows individuals to get out of their tax payment responsibilities. Today, an enterprising tax collector cannot easily compare income and outflow. While he may suspect that a person living beyond his reported means is cheating on his taxes, there is no way to know for sure, without solid evidence. In a cashless economy, all records will be electronic, and checking who makes what and how much they owe in taxes – and collecting it before it gets to their account – will be a much simpler matter, the theory goes.
Officials in the Prime Minister’s Office declared that “around the world, it is recognized that cash is a key element of the illegal economy and money laundering. It allows a wide gap between reported and actual incomes, with the corresponding effect on tax revenues.” By eliminating cash, the PMO said, “it will be possible to expand the tax base, and prevent money laundering.” The committee will study the issue from all its perspectives and make recommendations, the PMO said.
One issue the committee will be examining, the PMO said, was the imposing of administrative fees on electronic transactions, common in Israel. Whatever solutions the committee comes up with, the office said, it will ensure that individuals who have no choice in the matter will be able to make transactions in a manner that will not tack on extra expenses. Observers said that it was hard to imagine the government succeeding in this effort. “A move like this could really weaken the economy,” said one observer. “The only thing declaring cash obsolete will do is to encourage people to use dollars or other foreign currency for financial transactions. Unless the government plans on making it illegal to hold foreign currency, there is no way to get rid of cash and the problems that go along with it.” source – Israel National News
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The book of Revelation says that in the last days, the whole world is controlled by a ‘mark’ that goes inside your body and through it all buying, selling and any type of financial or personal transactions will controlled. The bible goes on to say that this mark will be connected with the worship of a man – the Antichrist. That man has yet to arrive, but say hello to his mark.
“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. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” Revelation 13
CBS New York: Passwords, pin numbers, and credit cards could soon be a thing of the past. Soon, your heart and your body might be used to keep track of just about everything if new technology is able to unlock “pulse passwords”.
Your heartbeat reveals more about you than your health, Bionym chief executive officer Karl Martin explained.
“There’s actually unique characteristics that relate to the size of the heart, the position of the heart, and the physiology surrounding the heart,” he said.
Our heartbeats are as unique to us as our fingerprints and now they are being used to replace passwords, key cards, and bank cards, CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson reported. “It’s like your personal pin number is your heartbeat,” Mashable.com’s Lance Ulanoff said.
The technology could allow you to open a door without a key or have tech gadgets like smartphones and tablets unlock the second that you walk into a room. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but experts say it is the wave of the future.
“It’s going to be a way for us to interact with the world around us without having to constantly identify ourselves,” Ulanoff explained.
Bionym, a Canadian company, developed a wristband to recognize the pattern of an individual pulse. The wristband transmits information that allows the user to do things like withdrawing money without a bank card.
“You don’t have to remember anything. You don’t have to do anything special,” Ulanoff said.
Bionym isn’t the only company developing concepts that use the human body as a form of identification. Motorola is working on a temporary tattoo that contains a computer chip and an antenna.
A pill that dissolves and turns the entire body into a transmitter is also in the works.
Security experts say traditional passwords don’t offer much protection from identity thieves. “If they’re alpha numeric, and usually they are because they have to be easy to remember, they’re also correspondingly easier to break into,” security expert Rohit Sethi explained.
The new technology could pose considerable roadblocks for hackers because heartbeats cannot be replicated.
“You’re not going to have a piece of paper in your pocket with your password. You’re going to have it as part of your body so that is safer,” Ulanoff said. Bionym’s wristband is so in tune with its owner that if somebody did steal it, it would not work. The wristband costs about $100 and is expected to hit stores in 2014. source – CBS News/New York