The FBI’s new unit is on an aggressive mission to secure technology to prevent the government from “going dark” in regards to surveillance of internet and wireless communications, reports cnet. The FBI wants companies not to oppose a law that would give government a “back door” for monitoring social networks, email, instant messaging, and VOIP providers.
ISIS, a wireless Mobile Payment System to be launched this summer, is yet another step towards a cashless society, introducing mobile wallets, a joint venture created by three major mobile operators, Verizon , AT&T, and T-Mobile USA. A mobile wallet will be part of a user’s mobile device, allowing for a more timely and “highly personalized” shopping experience. The technology would allow a customer to check-out at stores by merely tapping or waving their mobile phone over a payment reader. It would hold account information, credit cards, gift cards and loyalty cards, and be a two-way communication between customers and financial institutions, as well as marketers, offering promotions, coupons, and alerts about products related to past purchases.
If you’re not familiar with this bill, get familiar. We’re all at risk, and if this passes, we’ll never get our Fourth Amendment back.
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