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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.

 

Fingerprint Cards appoints new CEO amid lukewarm financials and diversification push

Fingerprint Cards AB has appointed Adam Philpott as its new President and CEO starting from September 1, 2023. Previously, Adam…

 

Anti-porn age verification for minors in UK and US attracts data protection criticism

The UK’s Online Safety Bill, is now set to force all platforms hosting pornographic material operating in the UK to…

 

‘200% rise’ in voice scams in APAC as gangs pivot to call centers

There has been a 200 percent surge in voice scams from 2022 to 2023 in the APAC region according to…

 

Regula updates ID document scanning to detect image forgeries, snuff out ‘ghost’ images

KYC provider Regula has announced newly updated software it claims will improve organizations’ ability to detect forged images within ID…

 

Jamaica invests in biometrics to fight election fraud

The Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ) has upgraded its biometric identification system. The new automated biometric identification system (ABIS) will…

 

Trulioo claims huge increase in KYB adoption as US tightens ID verification requirements

KYC firm Trulioo claims to have seen a 586 percent increase in Know Your Business (KYB) adoption, ahead of the…

 

Scotland plans improvements to digital identity service based on pilot

The early returns on Scotland’s digital identity service are in, and the government is planning improvements based on the results….

 

G7 data protection authorities endorse 3-pillar plan, nod to privacy-enhancing tech

The G7 Data Protection and Privacy Authorities (DPAs) have endorsed a plan based on three pillars resulting from a roundtable…

 

Sumsub launches deepfake detection tool, announces pivot to ‘full-cycle verification’

London-based identity verification firm Sumsub has incorporated enhanced deepfake detection technology into its existing biometric liveness detection solution. Sumsub’s liveness…

 

Generative speech firm ElevenLabs raises $19M, launches tool to snuff out deepfakes

As the risks presented by generative AI fraud may be growing worldwide, ElevenLabs has unveiled a new tool that will…

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