January 20, 2014- January 26, 2014 
 News In Review
 Vol 9, Issue 4
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 January 21 - KeyLemon, SoftKinetic launch new facial recognition system
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

KeyLemon has launched a new wide-spectrum facial recognition system developed with SoftKinetic.

According to the company, by analyzing incoming data using both visible light and infrared cameras in parallel, this innovative technology accurately identifies faces in most lighting conditions and is highly resistant to ID spoofing attacks using photos and videos.
The key to the system's tolerance of diverse lighting conditions comes from its use of both visible light and infrared imaging. 20 points of comparison are made for face matching. T
he system is also able to detect the difference between a live face, versus an image or video, as its ual-camera imaging system evaluates inputs for infrared heat signatures.

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 January 1 - Has the age of biometrics arrived?
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

Apple's new iPhone 5S comes with the company's first fingerprint scanner. A simple stamp of your thumb can now unlock the phone or confirm online purchases. No passwords are required.

While Apple fans have long awaited this big update, so has another group: the biometrics industry. Sensor companies have been wishing for a major player to swoop in, show how far the technology has advanced, and persuade shoppers that biometrics can be cool.

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 January 22 - Divisions among Christians are 'a scandal,' pope says at audience
 Article: Ecumenical Movement - Misc.

The divisions that exist among Christians are a source of pain and scandal, and damage the credibility and work of spreading the Gospel, Pope Francis said.  "Christ's name creates communion and unity, not division. He came to create communion among us, not to divide us!" the pope said during his general audience address Jan. 22 in St. Peter's Square.

"Christ has certainly not been divided. But we have to recognize with sincerity and with sorrow that our communities continue to live divisions that are a scandal," the pope said. "Divisions among Christians are a scandal. There is no other word for it. A scandal!" he said to applause.

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 January 7 - PulseWallet Launches Innovative, Secure, Cardless Point-of-Sale Solution Using Fujitsu PalmSecure(R)
 Article: Technology For A Global Monetary System

The key feature of the PulseWallet solution is the use of PalmSecure(R) biometric technology by Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leader in innovative technology and front-end solutions. The integrated "spoof-proof" PalmSecure vein imaging technology enables merchants to provide one of the most secure payment options available, while providing an all-in-one payment system for consumers to access their electronic wallets. 

Once registered,
consumers can leave their credit or debit cards at home and simply scan their palm for payment at POS. Each palm scan is encrypted thus avoiding the security exposure encountered recently by some consumers at check out. 

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 January 16 - Google's Home-Invasion
 Article: Ecumenical Movement - Misc.

After discovering that Google is teaming up with the NSA and the military, it might feel very tempting to turn your phone and computer off. Are you going to want to turn off your thermostat too? 

It was recently announced that Nest was acquired by Google for $3.2 billion. The company is the maker of a thermostat that makes adjustments according to what your living patterns are. Nest also came up with a fire alarm to link to the thermostat. Many individuals believe that by acquiring this technology from Nest, it will allow Google to find out what we are up to when we are away from the internet.

So why does it feel creepier to learn that Google is making its way into our home via home automation devices than it does a company like Xfinity providing home security? Why does it feel more like Big Brother watching over us?

In Wired, Dan Hanon wrote: It is more than an acquisition, it is an annexation that plants a flag. We are talking about physical territory now, as the internet increasingly and relentlessly continues reaching into our real world. It is very simple: individuals invited Nest to their homes, not Google.

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