The actual "Mark" is Antichrist's NAME or NUMBER, not ours.
It is "worn" as a symbol of worship on the right hand or on the forehead. However, national or
international ID numbers are also significant because at the time the Mark is instituted, Antichrist will control
all buying and selling, which obviously requires personal identification for all people.
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President Barack Obama has defended America's surveillance dragnet to leaders of Russia, Mexico, Brazil, France and Germany, but the
international anger over the disclosures shows no signs of abating in the short run.
It is no surprise that governments are able to snoop on electronic conversations, but the extent of the information-gathering is not only
alarming to America's enemies, but also to its allies. This scandal threatens to lessen our country's influence, and is making Secretary of State
Kerry's job much more difficult.
Aug. 1, 2013 - New information published by The Guardian reveals that the NSA's massive database captures all Internet traffic
and could allow analysts to scour individuals' emails, chats and Internet browsing histories at will. The NSA acknowledged the existence of the
program (called XKeyscore), but said that "allegations of widespread, unchecked analyst access to NSA collection data are simply not true."
The Guardian report seems to make a distinction between what is technically possible under this program and what is legally allowed. It notes
that U.S. law requires the NSA to get a warrant if the target is a U.S. individual.
However, The Guardian article claimed that the NSA allows analysts to search for information after simply filling out an on-screen form giving
a basic justification.
July 22, 2013 -
Here are some recent developments that can possibly be used to make the mark of the beast possible:
Facial Recognition in place of Bank Cards
Facial Recognition Software Already Being Used In Stores
Google Wants To Put A Chip In Our Brains
The Pentagon Is Developing A “Terminator Robot” Named Atlas
Using Only Sound Waves To Levitate And Move Small Objects
Ultrasonic Neural Dust
July 20, 2013 - Following the scandal about the NSA data storage of phone calls, Google is trying to reassure the public that they
can be trusted not to leak private information. Ian Burrell visited the legendary "Googleplex" at Mountain View to interview Larry Page, Google
co-founder and CEO about their future plans.
Google's current cutting-edge project is "Google Glass," an accessory to your mobile phone, while the phone is kept in your pocket. It looks like a pair
of glasses, and only weighs about as much as a pair of sunglasses. It allows the user to view the information from the phone while keeping their
eyes on the road. It responds to voice commands and answers in the language of your choice, or by just displaying the data. It can take a picture,
record a video, get directions, make a call, or send a message. They are still testing it now.
Soon Google hopes to have the ubiquitous presence of a personal assistant that never stops working, capable of conversing naturally in any
language. Ultimately, as Page and co-founder Sergey Brin have asserted, the goal is to insert a chip inside your head for the most effortless
search engine imaginable.
July 18, 2013 - A House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday was characterized as perhaps the most public, substantive congressional
debate on surveillance powers since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Top Obama administration officials countered that the once-secret program was legal and necessary to keep America safe. And they left open
the possibility that they could build similar databases of people's credit card transactions, hotel records and Internet searches.
The Obama administration contends that it needs a library of everyone's phone records so that when it finds a suspected terrorist, it can search
its archives for the suspect's calling habits.
The administration says the database grew out of the provision of the Patriot Act, which was approved after the 9/11 attacks and reauthorized since then.
The administration says the database was authorized under a provision in the Patriot Act that Congress hurriedly passed after 9/11 and
reauthorized in 2005 and 2010. The issue is being discussed because of the massive leaks by former government contractor Edward Snowden.
July 6, 2013 - Twenty-eight states and the federal government now take DNA swabs after arrests. The information is kept in a
national database that is managed by the FBI. A June 3 decision by the Supreme Court will allow police to continue this practice, saying that
it does not violate Fourth Amendment limits on search and seizure.
Some law enforcement officials are calling for a national registration of each person's DNA at the time of birth.
Apr. 14, 2013 - A massive new Data Center for the National Security Agency is nearing completion near Salt Lake City. Reporters
tried to get specifics about the installation. When NSA General Keith Alexander was asked if the facility will hold data on U.S. citizens, the
answer was "no."
Some published reports suggest it could hold 5 zettabytes of data. (Just one zettabyte is the equivalent of about 62
billion stacked iPhones 5's-- that stretches past the moon.
They have said that the center's major focus will be on cyber security. However, NSA whistleblower Bill Binney worries that the government's
new capacity to collect, store and analyze data could be abused. He said, "Now it's a question of if we get the wrong person in office."
Apr. 11, 2013 - Apple may introduce a mobile wallet as part of its next iOS at their June Worldwide Developers Conference.
The system would use the near-field communications (NFC) technology and/or another method of communicating with vendors.
Feb. 26, 2013 - Students at the School of Mines and Technology can purchase snacks using a new combination of identifying
the fingerprint of the buyer AND checking the student's pulse in the finger at the same time is a big step forward to make sure the
person is really alive! The article says this technology would avoid the...
... morbid scenario sometimes found in spy movies in which a thief removes someone else’s finger to fool the scanner.
Jan. 8, 2012 - Verizon latest commercial for its Droid 'DNA' shows a man being implanted with various smartphone parts to merge his
body and his phone.
Droid DNA Commercial tagline: “It’s not an upgrade to your phone, it’s an upgrade to yourself…”
Editor's note: This is exactly what we have been saying would happen with smart phones. By the time people are forced
to receive the Mark of the Beast, refusal to accept it will mean being cut off from necessary commerce and communication. See:
Future Smart Phones - Ron's Blog