Tag Archives: United Kingdom

30Nov/23

Sumsub Research: UK Deepfake Incidents Surge 300% from 2022 to 2023

Sumsub, a full-cycle verification platform, today released its third annual Identity Fraud Report. The report revealed that the UK has experienced a 300% rise in deepfake cases from 2022 to 2023, rising to 780% across all of Europe. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of identity fraud across industries and regions based on millions of verification checks across 28 industries and over 2,000,000 fraud cases between 2022-2023*. Read more

29Nov/23

The Origins of NOW

/Music/ —  Now That’s What I Call Music (NOW) is a compilation series of popular music released in the United Kingdom since 1983. The series is known for its eclectic mix of genres, including pop, rock, dance, and R&B. NOW has been a popular source of music for young people in the UK for many years, and it has played a significant role in British pop culture.

The Origins of NOW

The idea for NOW was conceived by Virgin Records executive Simon Draper in 1982. Draper was inspired by the success of a similar series in the US called “K-Tel Records.” Draper believed that there was a market for a compilation series that featured the biggest hits of the day.

The first NOW album was released in 1983 and was an instant success. It sold over 1 million copies in the UK and topped the charts for 30 weeks. The album’s success was due in part to its strong tracklisting, which featured hits from artists such as Culture Club, Duran Duran, and Michael Jackson.

NOW’s Influence on British Pop Culture

NOW has had a significant impact on British pop culture for many years. The series has helped to launch the careers of many successful artists, including Oasis, Blur, and Spice Girls. NOW has also been a major force in the development of British dance music.

The series has been praised for its ability to capture the zeitgeist of British music. NOW albums have always been a reflection of the current musical landscape, and they have helped to define the sound of British pop music for many years.

NOW in the 21st Century

NOW is still a popular series today. The latest album, NOW 113, was released in 2023. NOW has also expanded into other areas, such as television and DVD.

The series is still significant in British pop culture because it continues to provide a snapshot of the current musical landscape. NOW is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date on the latest music trends.

Here are some of the reasons why NOW is still significant in British pop culture:

  • It is a reflection of the current musical landscape.
  • It is a source of new music for young people.
  • It has helped to launch the careers of many successful artists.
  • It is a major force in the development of British dance music.
  • It is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date on the latest music trends.
21Nov/23

The financial empire of Hamas

Nov. 21, 2023 /Finance/ —

Allegations of money laundering in the City of London have been the subject of investigations and regulatory measures. The UK government has taken steps to strengthen its anti-money laundering regime, including increasing transparency requirements and enhancing cooperation with international partners.

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15Nov/23

How music heals us, even when it’s sad – by a neuroscientist leading a new study of musical therapy

Leigh Riby, Northumbria University, Newcastle

When I hear Shania Twain’s You’re Still The One, it takes me back to when I was 15, playing on my Dad’s PC. I was tidying up the mess after he had tried to [take his own life]. He’d been listening to her album, and I played it as I tidied up. Whenever I hear the song, I’m taken back – the sadness and anger comes flooding back.

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11Nov/23

Internet of Things: tech firms have become our digital landlords – but people are starting to fight back

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Guido Noto La Diega, University of Stirling

From smart toasters to fitness collars for dogs, we live in a world where everything around us is gradually being connected to the internet and fitted with sensors so that we can interact with them online.

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02Nov/23

Was The UK AI summit held at at Bletchley Park museum a recruitment for next generation of government agents?

November 2, 2023 — The UK AI Summit held at Bletchley Park Museum was not specifically a recruitment event for the next generation of government agents. However, it is likely that some of the attendees were interested in working for the government in some capacity, and it is possible that the government was looking to identify potential talent. Continue reading

27Oct/23

Government urges jobseekers to consider careers in “booming” beauty industry

This week marks British Beauty Week (26th – 30th October) which highlights Britain’s thriving and influential beauty brands.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is using the celebration to call on jobseekers to consider one of the range of roles and fields the sector offers as their next career move, with over 4,000 vacancies live on the Government’s Find a Job portal. This includes beautician, merchandiser and lecturer roles, and other fulfilling positions to suit different levels of experience. Continue reading