compiled by John Greene, originally published on Digital Economy 04/11/2011
With the explosion of social networks and the tracking of objects and devices, a large pool of information resources are available for new software, service, analysis and marketing. The “Internet of Things” is facing serious consideration of user, consumer and citizen privacy. Europe has far more stringent data privacy laws than the United States when it comes to personally identifiable information online, so it’s not a surprise to see the EU leading the conversation regarding privacy and the Internet of Things. Clearly, the EU sees a connection between the internet and external tracking, even if you don’t.
Sponsored by key players in the computer data business, the executive body of the European Union has recently signed a ‘data protection’ agreement (Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for RFID Applications). This is intended to safeguard consumer privacy and offer assurances to citizens that RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and connected devices are safe for industry to develop. For Bible believers, this harkens to thinking of the “Last Days,” outlined by certain understanding or interpretation of the Book of Revelation. The agreement creates a process for the assessment of new tracking applications, while requiring that risks, strategies and costs in terms of privacy all be clearly defined when a new system that tracks a previously unconnected object or device is brought to the marketplace. (“Mind Control of the Beast“; “The Empire Under the Beast“)
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” – Revelation 13:11-16
Right now RFID technology is used by postal systems, libraries, transportation and retailers across the modern economy. The EU is coordinating efforts to be certain that the personal privacy of Europeans is not degraded by revealing personally identifiable information. A third of RFID tags are expected to be sold in Europe. (“How YHWH Marks His People“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“; “The Image & Mark of the Beast System“)
The EU agreement specifies an important difference between tracking applications that do or do not contain “personally identifiable information.” On the face of the document, the protection of personal data is required as the modern world becomes saturated with new data, a growing worldwide web, the pursuit of business and government interests. Considering that what is on the internet never really goes away, everything a person has ever posted or purchased online is potential data available for tracking and marketing. More importantly, what is paraded as security and privacy is easily used by government and multinational business alike to benefit and manipulate the population of the modern world, even requiring enrollment in order to participate in the system. To the business world, it’s all about ‘brand marketing’ with the pretense of helping the world. (“The Great Beast Seduction“; “Interfaith: Image of the Beast & the False Prophet“; “Fetal Cell Lines and Clever Marketing“; “Hazards of Vaccines & Medication (Pharmakeia)“)
An IBM video that was on Youtube portrayed innocent and beneficial business, which will certainly be used for marketing the potential benefits of information. The false prophets of world business want you to believe that business is all about you. In the world that we live in today, information is power, including augmenting the power of evil. It’s up to you to know the difference!
“Sons of Israel, hear the Word of YAHWEH, for YAHWEH has a quarrel with those living in the land; for there is no truth, and no mercy, and no knowledge of Elohim in the land. Swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and the committing of adultery increase. And blood touches against blood.
Therefore, the land shall mourn, and every one living in it shall droop, with the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven; yes, also the fish of the sea shall be removed. Yet let not a man strive with nor reprove a man. For your people are as a priest striven with.
And you shall stumble in the day, and the prophet also shall stumble with you at night, and I will cut off your mother. My people perish for lack of knowledge. Because you rejected the knowledge, I also rejected you from being priest to Me. Since you have forgotten the Torah of your Elohim, I will forget your sons, even I.” – Hosea 4:1-6, HRB
Beware. The land you live in is likely to be doing the same things as ancient Israel, reaping the curse of nations. Indeed, the world of man is chasing after the idols of greed and power. Petition in prayer to your Heavenly Father, as trial and difficulty approach in the near future. (“A Coming Peril Before Change“; “Future World: Perilous Times Hard to Deal With“)