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Articles By William McCurdy

Will McCurdy is a London-based freelance journalist and holds a degree from the University of York. His work has previously appeared in The Evening Standard, The i, VICE, Fast Company, The Daily Beast, The Times of London, TechRadar, Decrypt Media, and AltFi.

The procurement process for Sri Lanka’s national digital identity project has begun in partnership with the Indian government. Only Indian…

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UK police force claims facial recognition generating hundreds of leads

The UK’s South Wales Police (SWP) is reportedly getting 140 matches a month using retrospective (or “forensic”) facial recognition technology,…

 

Sony, Honda, Ford, Genesis, and Mullen Automotive nod toward facial recognition tech

A slew of the world’s largest automakers, including Sony, Honda, Ford, Genesis, and Mullen Automotive, have all either recently announced…

 

UN High Commissioner says facial recognition could lead to destruction of privacy

Volker Türk, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has touted the potential negative impact of facial recognition systems, saying these…

 

Télécom Paris, Bouygues Telecom, and Thales renew digital identity research chair

French university Télécom Paris has partnered with Thales and telco firm Bouygues Telecom its digital identity research chair, RD-ID. Télécom…

 

Accenture Federal Services wins $94M digital identity contract with US Army

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has won a $94 million contract with the U.S. Army to “maintain and transform” the agency’s…

 

Spain adopts Worldcoin’s ID protocol as the company boasts ambitious plans

Spain is now the largest and fastest-growing market in Europe for Worldcoin’s World ID proof-of-personhood protocol, according to the company….

 

Manufacturer deploys NEC face biometrics for employee parking in Vietnam

Japanese manufacturer Yazaki is set to use face biometrics from NEC Vietnam to enhance the employee parking experience at one…

 

Chile signs on to face, finger registry to curb illegal immigration

Chile intends to build a biometrics registry of all foreign residents in conjunction with a committee to handle “the expulsion…

 

AuthID reaches for daylight with a big reverse stock split, secures a token customer commitment

Nasdaq-listed identity firm authID has opted for a 1-for-8 reverse split of its common stock. The company is trying to…

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