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July 18 - You Won't Need a PIN When You Pay for Everything with Your Face
Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System
Imagine a world where
your debit card stays in your pocket at all times, and you never have to touch
cash. This is a place where you don't have to remember your wallet, or even
phone, when you run down to the corner store. It's a future well off in the
distance, to be sure, but dozens of companies are taking the first steps to get
You probably already know about payment systems
like Google Wallet, which can use NFC technology to let you check out with the
swipe of a smartphone. There are also services that use geo-fencing to register
when you've walked into a store and when you walk out. The latest fad, however,
doesn't require any extra equipment at all-at least none you'd be carrying
around. You just need your face. It's a big, crazy step. But also one we have
the tools to start working toward.
At present, there's
a small slew of companies using facial recognition software to handle all kinds
of transactions. The work they're doing has the potential to completely change
your daily life, and scare the underpants off of privacy advocates. But
companies like Uniqul are mostly counting on the former. This Finnish start-up
is on a mission with the stated purpose to create "the world's fastest payment
system," and this week they launched a novel payments system based on facial
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July 12 - Spread of DNA databases sparks ethical concerns
Article:One World Government
You can ditch your computer and leave your
cellphone at home, but you can't escape your DNA. It belongs uniquely to you -
increasingly, to the authorities.
Countries around the world are collecting genetic material from millions of
citizens in the name of fighting crime and terrorism - and, according to
critics, heading into uncharted ethical terrain.
The expanding trove of DNA in official hands
has alarmed privacy campaigners, and some scientists. Recent leaks about U.S.
surveillance programs by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden have made
people realize their online information and electronic communications may not be
as secure as they thought.
Could the same be true of the information we hold within our
genes? DNA samples that can help solve robberies and murders
could also, in theory, be used to track down our
relatives, scan us for susceptibility to disease, or monitor our movements.
Earlier this year Yaniv Erlich, who runs a lab at MIT's
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, published a paper in the journal
Science describing how he was able to identify
individuals, and their families, from anonymous DNA data in a research project. All
it took was a computer algorithm, a genetic genealogy website and searches of
publicly available Internet records.
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July 29 - Former Archbishop Desmond Tutu Says He Would Choose Hell Over 'Homophobic' Heaven
Article: Perilous Times
Speaking recently at the
United Nation's launch of its "Free & Equal"
campaign to promote fair treatment of LGBT persons, former archbishop and South
African anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu declared that the issue was so
close to his heart that he "would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven" and
instead choose "the other place." The 1984 Nobel Peace
Prize laureate and former head of the South African Anglican Church and South
African Council of Churches made the remarks last Friday, July 26, during the
press event in his home country, where same-sex marriage is legal but where
views remain antagonistic toward homosexuals.
Calling for greater protections for lesbians,
gays, bisexuals and transgender persons, Archbishop Emeritus
Tutu, 81, said, "I would refuse to go to a
homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the
other place." He added, "I
would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about
Tutu went on to compare his
advocacy for LGBT persons to his fight against apartheid, saying, "I am as
passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at
the same level." A video recording of Tutu's partial remarks
can be viewed on YouTube.
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