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Articles By Alessandro Mascellino

Alessandro Mascellino is a freelance multimedia journalist focusing on emerging technologies. His work has been featured on The Independent, The Mirror Online, and The Sun, among others. Alessandro is also the author of TÉKUNI, a newsletter about technology in Japan.

A new type of deepfake is spreading, based on voice recordings. Voice biometric algorithms continue to improve, and threat actors…

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Aviation IT spending, biometric gates forecast to spike as private, public entities invest

An increasing number of chief information officers (CIOs) from airports and airlines are investing in digital technologies, including biometrics, for…


EAB seminar plays down EU parliament’s biometrics ethics concerns

The European Union’s ethical concerns connected with deploying artificial intelligence (AI) and biometrics applications across its territory may be excessive….


Fintechs sign up for biometric customer onboarding from Ondato, Onfido, ID-Pal

Identity verification and selfie biometrics providers Ondato, Onfido and ID-Pal have announced new fintech customers. Lithuanian know-your-customer (KYC) solution provider…


New Asian partnerships: Next Biometrics expands in China, Accops in India

Next Biometrics has announced a new strategic collaboration with Guangzhou-based technology partner Wiser to bring its solutions to China. According…


Philippines urges voters to complete biometric registration by deadline

The Philippines’ Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairperson, George Garcia, has called on people eligible to vote in the October 2023…


Cognitec upgrades biometric capture hardware with PAD and on-device facial recognition

A rendering of the FaceVACS-Entry device. Credit: Cognitec. Germany-based firm Cognitec has upgraded its biometric FaceVACS-Entry photo capture device with…


US gov’t task force publishes guidelines for AI innovation framework

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) task force has published new guidelines to strengthen and democratize AI innovation in…


Porn back as political hurdle for age verification in UK, Australia takes next step

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been prompted by his Conservative Party members to increase the strictness of age security…


Colombian civil registry adopting face biometric authentication for remote processes

The National Registry of Civil Status and the Collegiate Union of the Colombian Notary have agreed to allow civil registration…

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