Apple to implement Orwellian ‘finger print scanning’ technology in iPhones and iPads
Grant J. Kidney — Apple has just acquired ‘AuthenTec’, a digital security company which specializes in finger print scanning technology. The computing giant bought up over 58% of AuthenTec’s shares for a total purchase of $356 million.
Over the next few years, Apple intends to beef up the security features of many of its devices, requiring users to identify themselves by pressing their finger against a tiny sensor. Once an individual has been recognized, the device will become unlocked.
Beware the forthcoming Internet ‘grid lock’
Apple’s engineers are not the first to push for a total, Orwellian overhaul of the digital world. In 2011, Barack Obama granted unwavering authority to the U.S. Commerce Department to create an ‘Internet ID’ for all Americans. The resultant cause was the birth of the ‘National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace’.
In recent days, governments have grown weary of their populations using the power of the web to organize what has been remarkably effective resistance patterns across the globe. During the London riots of 2011, there were talks of shutting down the Internet so as to stifle rebellion. With bills like SOPA now defeated, and with similar measures doomed to failure such as the handing over of the Internet to the United Nations, it is clear that any attempt of government control over the web will only brew dissent.
Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter told Charlie Rose that the best sort of technology ‘disappears’ into the background of one’s life. Following this train of thought, it is likely that the social planners have gone back to the drawing board so as to dream up a more effective manner at gaining control of both the web and perhaps every digital device in one’s home. This is where the move toward finger print scanners is likely to come in to play.
Apple ain’t so ‘cool’ after all
Apple has a reputation for being rather ‘hip’ and ‘trendy’. If Apple begins to incorporate bio-metric security features into its devices, its a sure bet that all others in the tech industry will follow suit. Thus it will become unnecessary for government to use an overt hand when attempting to sucker folks into an Orwellian state where every move is tracked and every face is scanned. Big business, with its multi-million dollar ad campaigns will solve this problem and convince folks naturally to accept what has the potential to transform into a type of ‘mark of the beast’ system.
Apple ‘fanboys’ must begin to recognize the malevolence of their favorite mega corporation. Not only has Apple admitted to the use of slave labor in China, but it has also been caught spying on Americans utilizing the same type of drones deployed by the U.S. military. Adding bio-metric systems to their product line under the guise of ‘security’ is just one additional stain upon Apple’s collective soul.