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Global e∙dentity™ a national security biometric tech startup founded by U.S. Navy veteran Robert Adams, has proposed a simple biometric technology that can also be used to identify individuals infected asymptomatically with the Covid-19 infection.


Global e∙dentity™ is moving toward fielding a biometric technology that will implement a rapid airport biometrics health scanning to assist airlines like United (UAL), American (AAL), British Airways (ICAGY) and Lufthansa (DLAKY), which collectively carried nearly 650 million passengers in 2019, and illustrate a pathway for countries to reopen international travel safely.


“It seems that many are focusing on taking individual temperature scans, as if temperature alone will identify the infected,” Adams states. 


“This virus is more sophisticated than SARS-1, and we think it makes more sense to use a method that’s fast and non-invasive to quickly identify asymptomatic individuals. 


Our team, using our Global e∙dentity™ biometric technology – the same technology that has a one hundred percent accuracy on individual identification — we can identify and stop asymptomatic super spreaders from traveling so the rest of the world can get back to normal.”


“Using (NIR) Near Infrared light transducer and/or our custom-designed Ultrasound CMUT for multi-modal biometric identification,” Adams continues, “we’ve determined that during the scanning of the vascular network for identity we can identify asymptomatic individuals, in basic, noting the alteration in the blood vessel morphology and the degree of oxygen carrying capacity was severely reduced in asymptomatic individuals; these people then can be required to have a secondary RT-PCR screening before notifying authorities of a suspected Covid-19 infection.


“We came across this by accident during our POC development process,  testing over 25,000 individuals with our partner company for our patented identity biometric technology related to patent US10,135,822 and our other related patents,” Adams says, “we’ve since shared this simple fast easy to implement method to identify potential asymptomatic individuals with technology companies like Apple, Samsung, LG, as well as with senior members of the current Administration since the start of the pandemic.


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Apple has launched support for Touch ID and Face ID biometrics for web logins with Safari through the Web Authentication (WebAuthn) API to allow web developers to build authentication in line with the FIDO2 specification.





The announcement was made at the company’s WWDC 2020, and Apple says it allows developers to provide strong authentication and protection from phishing on the Safari browser. The feature is available for Safari 14 running on iOS or MacOS.

Google also announced an update to its Advanced Protection Program earlier this month to allow Apple device users to log in to Google accounts using FIDO and W3C’s WebAuthn technology.


FIDO Alliance Executive Director Andrew Shikiar told Biometric Update in an interview that the move means that every major platform and modern computing device is now aligned with FIDO authentication.

That alignment can not only improve user experiences and their consistency, but also secure people’s accounts and stop the cycle of credential theft, harvesting and stuffing that have created so much liability for businesses online.


Not only that, Shikiar points out that the announcement also positions Apple, as a company with a history of educating consumers about new technology, to spur adoption of FIDO standards.

Apple’s platform authenticator utilizes the secure enclave of the iPhone or iPad to provide the private key, along with fingerprint or facial recognition for user verification.


This means any FIDO biometrics-based log-in is by default multi-factor, as the device provides a possession factor on top of the inherence factor.

Apple has also built its own attestation service. Attestation is an optional service which assures relying parties with high security needs, such as banks, of the authenticity of credentials. However, attestation can also be used to violate privacy, as the company explains in a video announcing the feature. Apple generates a unique attestation certificate for each credential so that websites cannot look for the same certificate to track users across the web. Apple Anonymous Attestation is not available yet, but is coming soon, according to the announcement.


The video also explains to developers how to implement the feature, how to onboard users, and best practices, like allowing an alternate way for users to log in, in case they use a device other than their own or change their device.

Shikiar says that in the past, in conversations with vendors and service providers, the FIDO Alliance has been asked how many users could take advantage of the technology right away, and then told the answer is not enough. Between the WebAuthn web standard and the involvement of tech giants like Google, Samsung, and now Apple, deployments can now reach almost any mobile device or browser.

Apple joined the FIDO Alliance earlier this year to bring its ecosystem into line with the local device-based standards for passwordless logical access.


“Within the next five years, the vast majority of major consumer internet services will have passwordless options, and we believe most of those will choose FIDO as a standards-based way of providing that password-free experience,” Shikiar predicts.

Companies now have “both the opportunity and the imperative” to move to stronger, local user authentication, with an enormous addressable user base, according to Shikiar. Having developed its standards and achieved broad buy-in, the FIDO Alliance is now shifting its focus towards facilitating deployment.


“The thing that really makes all of this come together is the FIDO ecosystem of vendors,” Shikiar explains. “You have over 700 FIDO-certified products on the market that support these specifications, and that companies that are looking to employ can leverage as they go to market. So any vendors out there should certainly look at getting FIDO certified if they’re not already to tap into this market opportunity as more and more companies will be seeking to deploy FIDO authentication.”


Uniken is the latest vendor to add a product to that ecosystem, as its REL-ID has been granted FIDO2 Server Certification. Frost & Sullivan also recently recognized the company for the mobile-first REL-ID platform in the consultancy’s analysis of the MEASA identity and access management market. Uniken says the certification allows its customers to provide the unphishable safety and passwordless simplicity of FIDO2 authentication through a range of end client authentication methods with a single solution.


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The economic, social and political chaos caused by the COVID-19 outbreak and Black Lives Matter protests have for months captured the attention of virtually every American — and for good reason. These are incredibly important issues worthy of significant and thoughtful debate.


At a meeting hosted by the highly influential World Economic Forum earlier in June, powerful officials from nonprofits, government, business, academia, labor unions and activist groups announced their plan for a “Great Reset” of global capitalism. It’s a proposal they acknowledged has only been made possible because of the “opportunity” provided by the economic destruction caused by the novel coronavirus.


Supporters and attendees of the meeting included Prince Charles; António Guterres, the secretary-general of the United Nations; Ajay Banga, CEO of MasterCard; Bernard Looney, CEO of BP; and Gina Gopinath, the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, among many others.


The purpose of the Great Reset isn’t merely to enact policies that would lead to additional wealth redistribution, but rather to completely overhaul the world’s existing structures and institutions


In an article published on the World Economic Forum’s website, Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chairman of WEF, wrote of the Great Reset, “Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism.”


The WEF meeting featured a powerful line-up of global leaders, all of whom seemingly agreed the Great Reset is necessary to “rebalance economies,” promote “fairness,” and create greater “equity” within societies and among nations.


The purpose of the Great Reset isn’t merely to enact policies that would lead to additional wealth redistribution, but rather to completely overhaul the world’s existing structures and institutions. Among other things, Schwab has said of the Great Reset, “the world must act jointly and swiftly to revamp all aspects of our societies and economies, from education to social contracts and working conditions.”


How, exactly, are these leaders planning on convincing Americans and citizens of every other industrialized nation to abandon modern capitalism? By scaring people into believing that these changes are essential for stopping the next great “crisis” the world will face when the COVID-19 pandemic finally subsides: climate change.


At the World Economic Forum’s June meeting, one speaker after another cited climate change and environmental sustainability as the key justifications for radical economic changes that would include massive new regulations and restrictions on economic activity, wealth taxes and expansive government programs comparable to the Green New Deal.


For example, Sharan Burrow, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), said, “We want an end to the profit-at-all-costs mentality, because if we don’t build an economic future within a sustainable framework in which we are respectful of our planetary boundaries, and the need to change our energy and technology systems, then we will not have a living planet for human beings.”

“The Great Reset is a welcome recognition that this human tragedy must be a wake-up call,” said U.N. Secretary-General Guterres. “We must build more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change and the many other global changes we face.”


And if that weren’t enough, Al Gore, the king of climate alarmism, recently touted the “Great Reset” during an interview on NBC’s “Today” television show.


“So, I think this is a time for a ‘Great Reset,’” Gore said. “We’ve got to fix a lot of these problems that have been allowed to fester for way too long. And the climate crisis is an opportunity to create tens of millions of new jobs, clean up the air, and reduce the death rate from pandemics, by the way, because the air pollution from burning fossil fuels heightens the death rates from coronavirus. So, this is a time for a reset to fix a bunch of challenges, first among them the climate crisis.”


If these quotes don’t terrify you, they should. Here we have some of the world’s most influential people calling for the destruction of global capitalism, all while American cities burn, statues of founding fathers are torn down and the world economy struggles to recover from its worst collapse in a century.


Revolutionary changes are always more likely to occur in the midst of chaos.


Further, the historically loose monetary policies of the largest central banks have made it easier than ever for governments to control economic activity through the printing and distribution of money, an economic strategy called Modern Monetary Theory.


This is precisely why the self-described socialist Bernie Sanders, the senator from Vermont, made Stephanie Kelton, America’s most prominent Modern Monetary Theory academic, his senior economic advisor for both his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.


We’re still in the earliest phase of the Great Reset. The full plan won’t be rolled out until January 2021, when the World Economic Forum will host its annual meeting in Davos. But the framework of the plan is clear: By combining many of the money-printing strategies endorsed by Modern Monetary Theory economists with global Green New Deal-like policies and corporate cronyism, the elites at the World Economic Forum can effectively control economic activity on a scale that has never been achieved.


These are truly dangerous times for those who support individual liberty and free markets.


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