UK Launches First Biometric Bank Card- Its the End Of The World As We Know It

 NatWest bank has launched Britain’s first biometric bank card which will allow people to verify payments over £30 using the owner’s fingerprint

 The Mail Online reports: Bank cards used in the trial will store information which means people can verify payments by placing their finger over a box on the card.

 As well as perhaps being simpler than keying in a PIN, such technology could potentially help people who have difficulty remembering number codes and may be useful to vulnerable customers. 

 David Crawford, NatWest head of effortless payments, said: ‘We are using the very latest technology across our business to make banking easier for our customers and biometric fingerprint cards are one of the many technologies we are exploring further.

‘This is the biggest development in card technology in recent years and we are excited to trial the service.’

 Howard Berg, UK managing director of Gemalto, said: ‘Using a fingerprint rather than a PIN to authorise transactions has many advantages, primarily enhanced security and greater convenience.

‘Cardholders can pay quickly and easily with just a simple touch, and they no longer need to worry about the limit on contactless payment transactions.’

 NatWest said it worked closely with digital security company Gemalto along with Visa and Mastercard to bring the service to customers in the UK.

 Howard Berg, UK managing director of Gemalto, said: ‘Using a fingerprint rather than a PIN to authorise transactions has many advantages, primarily enhanced security and greater convenience.

‘Cardholders can pay quickly and easily with just a simple touch, and they no longer need to worry about the limit on contact-less payment transactions.’

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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

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Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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