Amazon Plays With Hand Recognition 

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Pay Using Just Your Hand

Cristal M Clark 

We should have seen this one coming after voice recognition, facial recognition, being able to unlock a device with a finger, now Amazon is playing about with hand recognition in the hope that eventually we’ll be able to leave home without anything and just pay using our hands. 

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According to reports, palm vein recognition may be more secure and more reliable than actual fingerprints but, hand scanners are understandably more difficult and not to mention fairly impossible to install on mobile devices and computers, iPads and the plethora of other devices available to users. 

Amazon has an answer for that however. Although it’s still in the test phase the rumor is that the technology would require users set up and link their cards with their hands on scanners. All data, from the palm vein print to when and where transactions were made, would be stored on Amazon’s Cloud.

The move would give Amazon a huge advantage over other players in both tech and financial industries and it would more or less piss of financial institutions. 

Amazon plan isn’t limited to Whole Foods by the way. Amazon is in fact planning to make a pitch to coffee shops, fast-food, and other places where speed and convenience of payment are important. 

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And while this sounds fantastic, it also comes with huge risks and concerns over privacy for instance who can gain access to your palm print? No, not law enforcement Amazon much like the rest of the tech and social media giants except Facebook, do everything they can in an effort to protect users from the peeping eyes of big brother. I am leaning towards something along the lines of a hackers wet dream. Once Amazon is breached and it will eventually get breached, just another piece of you or I will be available to the hackers to play about with and sooner or later the havoc caused because hackers know more about us than we do and have access to more of our stuff than we do, the glass ceiling will come crashing down. 

Cristal M Clark

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Tim Cook – Apple

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Tim Cook Calls Out Big Tech

 

Normally as most of you know, I do an idiot of the week on Wednesday, today I want to personally thank Tim Cook and Apple.

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Tim Cook called out big tech over sharing user data, the equivalent for anyone who does not understand marketing 101 or advertising, as basically selling out ones customer.

For anyone who is not an Apple customer, we Apple customers will find a way to get our beloved tech from Apple, and only Apple for a multitude of reasons.

The media tells us that Apple is attempting to only sell to the elite. For many of us who happen to own Apple products, that is the furthest from the truth that any story can be.

We pay for up to date tech, and we also expect that tech to protect us. Be for the most part, hacker proof, not sell our data because what a lot people do not realize, hackers are so easily able to hack us because our user data is sold like one might drink water on a minute, by minute basis. Or in my case, coffee.

Apple, for those of us who have been loyal to Apple, does not subscribe to the selling of user data to anyone.

I love that.

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Tim Cook went public and countered claims that firms need to siphon user data to improve product.

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And any Apple product is a testament to that.

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While the tech might be more expensive, it also understands its customers on a level, Google, FaceBook, Oracle, AdSence, Target, Walmart, Amazon, etc or any other company simply do not. 

Don’t sell us out by selling out user data.

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Tim Cook:

‘The narrative that some companies will try to get you to believe is: ‘I’ve got to take all of your data to make any service better…’ ‘Well, I don’t believe them. Whoever’s telling you that, it’s a bunch of bunk.”

Earlier this year, Apple began requiring developers to clearly communicate how their users’ personal data would be used in apps, while Facebook and Google have repeatedly come under fire for how they treat customer data, Facebook being at the forefront of that delima recently.

Just last week, Facebook  begrudgingly revealed that it had been hit by a data breach that gave hackers complete access to 50 million users’ profiles.

In addition to that, Facebook logged an additional 40 million users out of their accounts as a security measure, which brought the total number of users who were possibly affected to 90 million.

And that kind of breach would never hit Apple because they know what customers want, and are very protective of that.

Advertisers and marketing is all about stealing user data, Apple clearly gets that customers are actually not okay with that and are quite frankly tired of it.

Maybe it’s time for the door to door salesman again because tech and AI are allowing me, with the help of Apple to stop advertisers and marketers from obtaining my user data.

So this week, instead of a loser, I present a winner.

Apple and Tim Cook.

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Thank you.

 

Cristal M Clark

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Trump to Slow his Roll?

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Trump Ruins Bid for Re-Election in 2020 – Kills off Republican Party?

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Some are suggesting that Trump might just be alienating himself of beloved supporters for his highly sought after bid on the 2020 election by tweeting some pretty vicious attacks on the likes of Amazon and a rumored trade war with China.

Oh but wait, he also has no advisors left in the Oval Office either, so that guy is pretty much running solo for now.

Look out world, Trump is about to go on a tangent and have a temper tantrum at some point here because he has no one around to tell him to stop before he tweets and/or opens his mouth in general.

Realistically, he loves to criminalize, insult and tell off anyone who goes against what he is for and what he tells himself to be true and/or factual, even when it’s total bullshit.

All we need now is for someone like Kim Jong-un or someone else to start tempting fate here and getting into a tweet altercation with Trump, then all hell breaks loose.

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Trump’s idea of going to war with a giant like Amazon could be the start of a pretty big fall for Trump not to mention and this is important, his trade war with Asia is costing US farmers so he can count those votes out.

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Overwhelmingly and rightfully so, Amazon has more supporters than does Trump and his entire administration both past and current combined, that includes his recently departed advisors.

To make matters even worse for Trump and the entire Republican Party, it was reported just today by Reuters that the older white Americans who once clamored for Trump are now leaving the party in troves.

Not just a few are leaving, it’s troves.

That is not good news for Trump and his party.

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Factor in the fact that more and more Americans are taking to the streets to protest the Trump era and it’s beginning to look a lot like the Republican Party is about to obtain a pretty big and unwanted blackened eye.

The point is, yes while watching Trump has been a constant source of entertainment it looks a lot like people are tiring of his antics and not well thought out ways of handling things like healthcare, potential world war, trade and the like.

If Republicans lose major footing now it’s tough to say just how long it will take them to gain that back, if ever.

Then again, maybe Trump will slow his roll just a little and bring in some real experts to patch things over?

Cristal M Clark

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Artificial Intelligence to Replace Vladimir Putin as Russia’s President?

 

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Vladimir Putin to be ousted as Russian President by AI

At least that is according to some in the mainstream media today. Believe it or not one of my contacts left me a rather long voicemail today indicating that tens of thousands Russian’s if not many, many more, would rather vote for an AI in the March 2018 Russian Presidential election.

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A bid, Putin has said he is in fact running for.

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The funniest part about this? Does anyone remember when @KimDotcom prior to America electing a new president, released his voting results?

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Many Americans were willing to vote Vladimir into office as the next president of the United States over Hillary or Donald Trump.

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I do have to admit here that I am very intrigued by this still the same. I mean I am all for technology. I do not travel light myself, I use a little of everything, chromebook, iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad Pro, Fire HD and I am pretty sure I have a kindle around here somewhere.

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Each of those come with an AI assistant, and I do use them all.

Vladimir is going to be squaring off in his bid to be re-elected with a reality TV star and a very popular cyber assistant going by the name of Alisa.

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Alisa was built by the Russian tech company Yandex, and she has been turned into one hell of a political machine, or so I have been told.

She would be building the political system of the future which makes rational and logical decisions through a rational thought process of you will.

Alisa’s 2018 campaign website describes how she is a better choice than her opponents:

Dedication to logic rather than emotion

Her ability to process information of course

She would be available 24/7, she wouldn’t need sleep naturally

Her ability to alter her political position based on communication with millions of well, Russians on a daily basis

And finally

She is pretty much immortal

On a side note she has promised to know everything about everyones problems.

Hey Yandex, send Alisa my way, I could use an AI like this currently then again, so could the American failing political machine.

Is anyone else wondering why in the hell America didn’t think of this before we ended up having to choose between Hillary or Trump?

As with any politician, Alisa does have a dark side.

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She seems to support quite a few practices of one –  Joseph Stalin:

“Q: In Russia there are enemies of the people.

A: There are people…and there are non-people!

Q: Can they be shot?

A: They must be!

Q: That would be ok

A: No doubt about it.

Q: But they are people

A: Soon they will be non-people

Q: How do you feel about the Gulag?

A: Positively.

Q: Did you understand the question?

A: Of course I did.

Q: How do you feel about the methods of the 1930s in the USSR?

A: Positively

Q: And shooting enemies of the people – that’s ok?

A: People will forgive you for everything, if it doesn’t concern them”

Then again, at one point a Twitter bot proclaimed once that “Hitler was right, I hate jews.”

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May just say that AI’s are not the only ones making this mistake. Earlier this year Roy Moore, the douche-bag Alabama Senate candidate, who is basically a dirty old man who attempted sexual misconduct with teen girls back in the day once said:

“America was a better place at a time when slavery was still legal.”

So, that guy can’t be fixed like an AI with like a small adjustment or some code, he’s pretty much permanently a racist, bigot, child rapist, scum bag.

This AI running the government idea is looking better and better…

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We will have to see how this turns out, because if it goes well we may never be forced to have another drunken Trump in office again.

Cristal M Clark

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