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Concerned about the safety of your identity online?

By Team AVSecure
December 12, 2018

If you aren’t already concerned about safeguarding your identity online, you should be! In the last 18 months, over one billion records have been hacked or breached by cyber-criminals that have attacked some of the world’s biggest brands and organisations. Whether it’s British Airway...
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AVSecure has been designed and developed to be the leading age verification solution for the adult industry worldwide and to be able to comply with all regulatory or legal requirements.

technology

How Do AVSecure Store Their Information?

By Team AVSecure
December 12, 2018

Age verification is an incredibly hot topic right now across the UK and beyond. Online service providers are soon to be affected by the Digital Economy Act (DEA) 2017, requiring them to implement more robust procedures for verifying an individual’s age; thus, protecting under-age users from content they shouldn’t have access to. A growing number of online merchants and consumers are hearing about AVSecure’s leading global age verification solution that works to assist both servic...
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news & media
The existing age verification system in the UK is a minefield for online service providers and responsible adults alike. The existing UK laws are grey at best when it comes to online sales and accessing age-restricted online content. For some time, online retailers have been left to apply their own age verification preferences, without direction from UK law. The fact that many online retailers are forced to interpret the age verification regulations themselves only serves to add to the...
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policy

What’s the Latest News on the DEA?

By Team AVSecure
December 07, 2018

The Digital Economy Act (DEA) 2017 is set to be “in force” by Easter 2019, according to the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Minister for digital and creative industries, Margot James MP. Ms James spoke with MPs on the Commons Science and Technology Committee in November and said that although “it has taken longer than [she] would have liked” there is a sense that ministers have now “got it right” in terms of developing a workable system fo...
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policy

What will be affected by the DEA?

By Team AVSecure
December 07, 2018

The Digital Economy Act (DEA) 2017 received Royal Assent on 27th April 2017 with the aim of addressing several vital issues relating to electronic communications services. The DEA is set to be enforced by the end of this year, once the final reviews of the Act are approved by the UK government. One of the key areas of the digital economy that will be greatly impacted by the enforcement of the DEA are websites that display content deemed to be pornographic or designed to sexually stimul...
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technology

Can Blockchain Technology be Hacked?

By Team AVSecure
December 04, 2018

This is an important question on the lips of online users around the world today, who may have heard about blockchain as the technology that underpins the original cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. However, as time has elapsed, more people have acknowledged the benefits of blockchain outside of the cryptocurrency sector. In fact, blockchain databases are changing the game in a number of ways: They offer a decentralised form of storage that ensures maximum privacy protection
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verification

How to Verify Your Age on Your Device With AVSecure

By Team AVSecure
August 14, 2018

The BBFC and UK Government have established a number of methods for proof of age that are legally reliable for establishing that a consumer is mature enough to become age verified. The methods that can currently be used are: mobile phone, a credit or debit card, your driving license, passport or an age verification card obtained from a local store. We expect that additional forms of identification will also be deemed permissible in the future and we will continue to add as many methods...
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news & media

An interview with Stephen Winyard

By Team AVSecure
August 14, 2018

Stephen Winyard, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of AVSecure, recently spoke with digital delivery partner Studio Graphene for their #FounderSecrets blog series. The AVSecure team have designed an age verification solution which is built on blockchain, in response to the upcoming introduction of the Digital Economy Act regulation. As part of the Digital Policy Alliance (DPA), Stephen helped to refine the very idea of age verification, ...
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guides

What Else Can I Do to Protect My Children

By Team AVSecure
August 14, 2018

Children these days grow up with a smartphone in one hand and a tablet in the other. It seems impossible to fully monitor their web usage when they are away from home so often. However, there are some amazing tips that will make you feel better about allowing your kids to use the web. AVSecure is an important first step toward keeping your kids safe online. Here are some other helpful tips: Keep Computers in Public Areas While many kids have access to smartphones and tablets t...
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policy

Censorship vs. Child Protection: The Big Debate

By Team AVSecure
August 14, 2018

When it comes to the online world, and especially the recent enactment of the Digital Economy Act (DEA) in the UK, there is a new debate between those who want censorship for the web and those who want protection for all web users. There is a big difference between these two groups though they often get lumped in together. Those who want censorship would have any material they find objectionable completely removed from the web. They believe that the things they don’t like should not ...
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policy

Why We Believe In Verification Without Censorship

By Team AVSecure
August 14, 2018

Many who oppose the recent Digital Economy Act in the UK liken it to censorship. It is easy to see it that way from a surface perspective, but when you take a closer look, you might come to see that it could actually prevent censorship in the future. When everyone looking at adult content is actually verified to be a consenting adult, there will be less ground to stand on for those who would seek to censor certain types of content. Verification is different than censorship. Verificati...
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policy
You may encounter plenty of hyperbolic headlines like that one aimed at injecting passion and emotion into an otherwise banal discussion about the best way to protect children from content they were never intended to consume. Don’t take the bait. Instead ask yourself, does the Digital Economy Act do something worthwhile with as little inconvenience as possible? We believe without any doubt it surely does. The Digital Economy Act (DEA) in the UK requires consumers and merchants to use...
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guides

Keeping the private parts of your day private

By Team AVSecure
August 14, 2018

Being age verified doesn’t mean you need to invite anyone into your private time with you. Here are some simple yet important tips on maintaining your privacy and anonymity while engaging in adult activities online. Use an “incognito window” in your browser Most browsers have the option to use an incognito window which is a great idea when you don’t want someone to accidentally see your history. Most of these types of windows do not record your history or cache data. T...
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technology

Why is blockchain a safe way to store my data?

By Team AVSecure
August 14, 2018

Blockchain is a buzzword used often as cryptocurrency gains popularity but the blockchain code system itself has nothing to do with cryptocurrency specifically. It might sound complex to some people, but blockchain is actually a very easy to understand method of storing information in a completely private and anonymous way. It was originally created and used to allow for anonymous cryptocurrency transactions, but now it is being used for many other important web applications, includin...
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policy

What does the Digital Economy Act mean for me?

By Team AVSecure
August 14, 2018

When referring to the Digital Economy Act, we are referring to the Digital Economy Act of 2017 (DEA), though there was a 2010 act of the same name. The main portion of the most recent Act includes a law that enables the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to oversee the age verification process for certain types of adult material online. The law is intended to ensure that innocent web users like young children and those who simply do not want to see these kinds of content, don...
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technology

Cascading Billing And Reciprocity

By Team AVSecure
July 31, 2018

AVSecure is a service that is dedicated to solving the complexities surrounding age verification. By providing leading edge blockchain based Age Verification services, AVSecure has cemented its position as the only completely free provider for merchants and consumers of adult material online. We are also aware there are others who are offering a number of services aimed at solving similar challenges, and we are monitoring the entire ecosystem to find opportunities to work together toward a be...
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technology
Age verification is a hot-button issue in a number of countries around the world for items like tobacco, alcohol, pornography, and other products intended for adults. With GDPR being implemented recently in the EU, businesses are working to comply with several new regulatory requirements regarding consumer privacy. There are also questions as to what types of content are required to have age verification. For example, some sites may have reviews of items or movies that are meant for a...
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policy

Is Age Verification Only A UK Phenomena ?

By Team AVSecure
July 31, 2018

While businesses work to become compliant with GDPR globally, some have mistakenly thought that Age Verification is only a matter in the UK. The law on Age Verification for things like alcohol, tobacco, pornography, and all other facets of the adult web originates in the UK but it is already spreading to a number of other countries. Australia, for example, is already looking at adding age verification laws of their own. To prevent children from viewing material meant for adults, countr...
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guides

How to Keep Your Children Safe Online

By Team AVSecure
July 31, 2018

In generations past it was far easier to monitor everything a child saw, heard or interacted with throughout their day. The radio could simply be switched off; a magazine intended for adults would be stocked on a higher shelf out of their reach. Today however, the Internet has become as omnipotent and invasive a technology as any that humanity has ever created. In the digital world, watching out for content your child should avoid is often a much more complex challenge to solve. So, what can ...
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news & media
technology

Can Blockchain Disrupt Big Business?

By Team AVSecure
March 01, 2018

Taking identity management back from GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) Although perhaps hard to imagine, there are currently technologies on the horizon that have a significant chance of disrupting the domination of GAFA All the GAFA companies require network effects for their business models, which in turn require loyalty. The problem for users is that, over time, should your loyalties become divided for any reason (for example, you become uncomfortable with ...
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