US Army facial recognition tech to be added to base security measures

US Army Facial Recognition - Facial Recognition Technology

The United States Army is requesting proposals for security system installations using the tech. A new US Army facial recognition security system installation request for proposals has been made. The goal is to have the systems installed at all base entry points. The new systems will require integration with the existing Automated Installation Entry system. In this way, the US Army facial recognition tech would be added to enhance the existing Automated Installation Entry system in place at bases across the United States. The tech being sought includes a biometric…

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This year, UK mobile commerce will hit £2.27 trillion

UK mobile commerce - British Pounds

By the end of next year, m-commerce in the United Kingdom will have reached £2.73 trillion. By the end of 2021, UK mobile commerce will have reached the £2.27 trillion ($3.16 trillion) and will rise even further to reach £2.73 trillion by the end of next year, says a Kaleido Intelligence report for Payvision. This is occurring as consumers and businesses alike seek contact-free transactions in the pandemic. The report showed that 11 percent of all online shoppers around the globe are currently using mobile wallets at least once per…

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Chrome incognito mode tracking complaints lead to $5 billion lawsuit

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The most popular browser in the world could soon become an expensive problem for Google. A judge has now ruled that Google is required to face a lawsuit from plaintiffs claiming that Chrome incognito mode tracking was still taking place. The browser mode is supposed to allow people to browse the internet without being tracked. The class action lawsuit was filed in the United States. It alleges that Chrome incognito mode tracking was still following users as they browsed. This accuses Google of allowing website to collect personal information from…

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Shortage in smartphone microchips cuts into phone manufacturing

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The global deficiency in the chips is hard on the cell phone, personal computer and car makers. A worldwide shortage in smartphone microchips is plaguing manufacturers of cell phones, in addition to personal computer makers and automakers. The global shortage is exacerbated by the supply chain hurdles put in place by the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond the pandemic, manufacturers and experts have pointed the finger at the impact of the US’s trade war and its heated arms race. Moreover, the shortage of smartphone microchips isn’t likely to end for several more…

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Apple Pay will accept Bitcoin cryptocurrency through BitPay cards

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US cardholders can link their Prepaid Mastercard to their mobile wallet to use the crypto. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency payment provider BitPay has announced that its US cardholders will be able to use their cards to complete transactions through Apple Pay. The card makes it possible to link the account to transactions paid with Bitcoin. To use Bitcoin to complete Apple Pay transactions, cardholders must add their BitPay Prepaid Mastercard to their Apple Wallet app. From there, they can use the mobile wallet normally and can use it to pay through…

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